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Friday, July 1, 2016

Remebering the Ancients

The Former Resting Place of 
an Important Member of the Indigenous

Photos Courtesy of Wild Bill Mackey

From the early times of the European domination of the Americas, grave sites in the thousands were pilfered, plundered, the bones of ancestors and often bonafied mummies, taken and sold to those who coveted possession of them. Here is the location of one site where in the remains were taken by looters, and sold in the late 1800's, a popular and accepted practise in them days. Where the remains are today, no one knows. I often wonder how long before our grandfathers graves, will be considered fair game for archaeological excavation, all in the name of science. This one is in Paiute country and is still being periodically dug by looters...

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