Monday, April 08, 2013


"At least 13 Native American cremation sites have been identified here, some by forensic dog teams hired by the Indians themselves. Over 10,000 artifacts have been found. Nearby a spokewheel, or medicine wheel geoglyph is on the National Register of Historic Places. The federal government is required to engage in meaningful discussions with tribal members before any major projects can be built on sacred lands. But a lawsuit filed by the Quechan tribe and statements made previously by other tribal representatives makes clear that the Indians believe the government has made a mockery of that process..."
“Non-native people put their history in books. Our ancestors put their history on the ground and in the rocks, in the geoglyphs and in the petroglyphs, in the places where we live,”  Pico said. “Destruction  of this record is irreparable and it takes part of our lives.”  View a video of his full speech:


pwax said...

Where is this?

Tim MacSweeney said...

Near San Diego CA