|He'll put David Duggins right on it; after all, cultural desecration's just another form of economic development, isn't it?|
The Mississippian site of which Anthony Nava speaks in his Fb post is the Cannon Acres Soccer Fields at 1933 Budd Road; specifically, he refers to the soon-to-be-built adjacent dog park, for which finding a visible proponent outside the dreary confines of Jeff Gahan's down-low bunker has been next to impossible.
If you have questions, please send them to me at the usual portals. I'll pass them along.
ATTN: NATIVE PEOPLE ...
The city of New Albany may soon try to destroy a 3,000 to 6,000 year old native site. I will need people to stand up and protest the city to stop the dog park that will destroy this site. so give me your feed back.
This problem has been going on for 8+ years. I've tried talking to the city of New Albany, but with no luck, because when new people are elected the city does not inform the new administration of the site. This is a soccer field located on the way to the casino, and if you're from this area you know there are many sites along the river that have burials and old camps.
This site has been reviewed by the Indiana department of archaeology, and the reports I have show there was a find but no burials.
The city wants to bulldoze a 3,000 to 6,000 year old Mississippian ceremonial platform that is not visible from the ground, though it can be seen clearly from the air (this is due to years of farming). I would like to show a presence and tell the city that it is wrong to destroy this site due to the historic value.
I feel this site along with others holds a larger story about our ancestors from the area and may be the next Angel Mounds site for this area, owing to a site less than a mile away that hold over 400 burials that is not well known to the public. If you have questions please message me. I will not disclose more than I've said here because of looters and grave robbers; sorry, but we need to protect those who can't be, including our dead.