Chief Buffalo Lane La Pointe Ashland County Wisconsin USA
Cemetery notes and/or description: This cemetery is located on Madeline Island, off the coast of Bayfield Wisconsin, in Lake Superior. Madeline is part of the Apostle Island group. La Pointe is the only town on the Island.
Some of the gravestones here date back over 200 years, and many are not readable anymore. The small wooden structures over some of the graves were built to protect the deceased in the world hereafter. Vandalism and the elements have taken their toll on this cemetery, and entry into the cemetery is no longer permitted. Visitors are only allowed to look through the fence where a NO TRESPASSING sign is posted.
The Island has been inhabited for centuries. Many Native Americans are buried here, along with some of the origional white settlers of the Island.