This marker doesn't even come close to telling the disturbing story of this sacred site.
Indian Country: "The Heavens Became Black": The Curse of Wisconsin Point
Canku Ota (An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America) (May 17, 2003): The Curse of Wisconsin Point: How Indian's Threefold Threat was fulfilled the Day Native Graves Were Disturbed
Diocese of Superior: Wisconsin Point Burial Site: A Sad Chapter in Ojibwe History
The bodies were removed by United States Steel, to accommodate plans (that were later abandoned) to build a huge ore dock at the location. The removed remains were unceremoniously tossed into a mass grave at nearby St. Francis Xavier Cemetery -- and then left to the elements. Eventually, construction of a nearby road undercut the mass grave causing "bones and decayed clothing" to still toward the river. The approximately 180 remains removed from the burial site in a "garbage scow" included Chief Joseph Osaugie (1802-1876) and Franciscan missionary Father Elphonsus Chror. Chief Osaugie signed the 1854 Treaty conveying Wisconsin Point land to the U.S. government.
Indianz.com (October 27, 2014): Donna Ennis: Fond du Lac Band seeks to acquire burial grounds
Donna Ennis says the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin is looking to acquire a historic burial site that her ancestors fought to protect . . .
Find A Grave: Chief Joseph Osaugie
These are also located along Wisconsin Point Road:
(at its intersection with Moccasin Mike Road).
Signage at intersection of US Route 53 at Moccasin Mike Road
lead to marker's location.