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Point Guide
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The Native Knowledge section provides information about connections between the archaeological records and historic and contemporary Native People.   

Merlin Red Cloud Jr.
Native Voices section contains excerpts from interviews with Ho Chunk tribal members.  It provides easy access to the interviews that are otherwise located in several different sections of MVAC's web site.
Making an arrowhead
The Technologies section explores how the area's first inhabitants created stone tools, ceramics and artifacts from copper and catlinite.
The Native American gardens and plant processing section shows the experimental garden  planted at the UW-L Archaeology Center and Laboratories and the processing of the plants and produce harvested from the garden.
Linda Shegonee in the process of making a finger woven sash
The Artists section explores possible links between pre-European craftspeople and contemporary Native American artists.
Chunkey Stone
The Games section looks at archaeological, ethnographic and archival information related to Native American games.

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*MVAC Educational Programs are supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
*This project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation.  Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.