Friday, October 12, 2007

Native American Grave Vandalism, Cheiftain Museum Activities

Recently our culture group had an experience of deliberate vandalism to a local Native American burial grave site. Here is another story of vandalism to the Slack Farm in Kentucky. The Slack family had not allowed digging on the property while they lived there but with the death of Mrs. Slack and a change of hands of the the farm, the new owners accepted money and allowed digging. By the time the neighbors complained and the police came out and arrested the diggers, the damage had already been done. Enough interest was created, however, to get the rating of the law changed from a misdemeanor to a felony crime. Mixed into the story are Quicktime video snipits about the Kogi people of South American. Their graves have been robbed by "Pot Hunters". Here is the link, if you'd like to check it out.

The Tragedy of the Slack Farm
by Brian Fagan

The Chieftains Museum in Rome, has hosted a list of interesting events this year, an though their events calendar is almost complete for the year, it makes me interested to see what they offer next year.

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