Freedom Of Information Act
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552, as amended), generally provides any person with the statutory right, enforceable in court, to obtain access to Government information in executive branch agency records. This right to access is limited when such information is protected from disclosure by one of FOIA's nine statutory exemptions.
FOIA regulations, instructions, general information, and instructions on how to file a FOIA request can be found on the Department of the Interior's FOIA page.
Additional information can be found at the National Park Service Reference Desk page.
If you would like information on how to file a FOIA request for documents held by Effigy Mounds National Monument you may contact the park's Administrative Officer, Florencia Wiles at 563-873-3491 ext. 103.
Did You Know?
Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in territory that was hotly contested by Indians and the American government. In 1832, the U.S. forced the Sauk and Fox tribes to cede land south of the “Neutral Ground” along the Mississippi River, which included the lands of the present National Monument.