Elliott Funmaker and the popular Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers will perform traditional Ho-Chunk Nation songs and dances at Aztalan Sate Park beginning at 2:00 PM on August 28. The Ho-Chunk lived in the Aztalan area before and after formal removals by the U.S. Government in the 1830s and there some archaeological evidence that some Ho-Chunk people lived at the remains of the ancient town of Aztalan during the 19th century. The famous original town had been occupied by Mississippian culture people between AD 1050 and 1200. The troupe will also discuss the significance of the history and significance of the dances, songs, and drum in Ho-Chunk culture. The Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dancers have performed previously at the park, much to the enjoyment and education of visitors.
The event is sponsored by the Friends of Aztalan State Park. Attendees will need a Wisconsin State Park vehicle sticker and these can be purchased at the park at the time of the event. Donations for the planned new Aztalan visitor center will also be gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Friends of Aztalan Executive Director Bob Birmingham at 608-516-3421 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Aztalan State Park is located on County Hwy. Q, one mile east of Lake Mills.