A Walk Through the Communities of the Big and Little Indian Farms Guest Speaker: Cindi Stiles, Registered Professional Archaeologist Thursday, September 23 7:00 PM Multi-Purpose Room on the Fairgrounds Presented by the Taylor County Historical Society
Light Refreshments will be Served In the 1980s, research into Big Indian Farms resulted in a National Register listing for one of the native communities living in the area. New research has uncovered information on both Big and Little Indian Farms, the food and medicinal resources available to them in the surrounding area, and the relationship between the Farms and the local communities. This project was initiated and is funded by the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Heritage Resources Program as part of its goal to protect and preserve the archaeological sites within the Forest. The project includes communication with several Wisconsin tribes to develop a well rounded story of what life was like at the Farms.
Cindi Stiles is a Registered Professional Archaeologist, with a Master’s degree and over 40 years experience. While she has led projects throughout the Midwest and Plains states, most of her professional life has been spent in Wisconsin, working with state, federal, and tribal agencies. Recently retired as tribal archaeologist for Lac du Flambeau tribe, she is currently working as a private archaeological consultant. Her current project is research for the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest on Big and Little Indian Farms.