Start A Petition

Ted Sojka

Decorah, IA, USA
male, age 71
Joined May 26, 2008
What I Want to Do: native earthworks preservation

My Page Billboard
The mounds were destroyed on this Prairie for flood control projects and town building in the 1800's through the next century.  The project called Prairie Pergrine, was designed to honor those who walked the Earth before us and to honor those who built the now destroyed earthworks of the ancient cultures that inhabited the same spring filled valley along the Upper Iowa River.    Caves, waterfalls, abound in the area.   It was a sacred spot and in later years had the village of Chief Winneshiek also known as Coming Thunder.     

The county bares his name and also the town is named after one of the Decora's, chiefs who were related to De Coree who was on the Marquette and Joliet expedition and married Joy of the Morning, a Winnebago daughter of a chief.  Their sons became traders and travelled to France. returning to share what they learned.   They had blacksmiths that made goods for trade and set up a network between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan.  

The parks department asked me to design the feature and then a group of Eagle Scouts working with advisers built the structure and planted it in native vegetation.   It is surrounded by a field of green grasses and eventually will flower with the many wildflowers and little blue stem.  It will change with the seasons and help educate those who walk the trail through the native grasses on the prairie about the past culture that shared this place with us.

The peregrine is a swift hunter and there are several bird mounds near cliffs that once had breeding pairs of these birds, the symbol used by the University of Iowa.

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined May 26, 2008 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of
Native Earthworks Preservation (196)
Groups Native Earthworks Preservation
Birthday April 04, 1947  
About Me
  Introduce yourself to Ted
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me  
What Scares Me  
Role Models  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods  
Favorite Places  
Can't Live Without  
  Introduce yourself to Ted
My Thank You Notes
Friends of Ted

Susan E.

Pastor K.

View all: 2 friends
Ted's Photos

At Newark

With Decorah Mound
2 photos, 1 album »
My Butterfly Rewards

Most recent activity (up to 500 gifts shown)

    I’ve earned Butterfly Credits
    Comment Board
    No comments yet. Add one!
    no testimonials yet
    Profile theme: "C2C Default"   |    as your profile theme
    Flag as Inappropriate

    New to Care2? Start Here.