Skip to comments.Indian tribe worries pipeline will disturb graves
Posted on 03/26/2012 8:22:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- As President Barack Obama pushes to fast-track an oil pipeline from Oklahoma south to the Gulf Coast, an American Indian tribe that calls the oil hub home worries the route might disrupt sacred sites holding the unmarked graves of their ancestors.
Sac and Fox Nation Chief George Thurman plans to voice his concerns this week in Washington. He said he fears workers placing the 485-mile Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Cushing to refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast could disturb holy ground without consideration of the tribe.
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Yawn. The old “Sacred Indian Burial Ground” schtick again.
I thought that went out 20 years ago.
So much for dumbo’s “fast track.” They can tie this up in the courts for decades.
Translation: “We want more money.”
...disturb unmarked graves of their ancestors...huh?...but how....oh never mind.
Lol. I am sure they will walk the entire route. An historic ditch from the 30’s boy we need to preserve that.
I don’t really get the sacred body thing. If you account that Indian tribes were nomadic, they camped all over the place.
Almost every square inch of the continent, over the last 20,000 years probably has a buried body. If indeed a person should stay off sacred ground, because of buried bodies, they’d all have to leave the continent.
***...the route might disrupt sacred sites holding the unmarked graves of their ancestors. ***
So? There are lots of unmarked graves of along the Chisholm trail through Oklahoma. Don’t hear any of the whites crying about the disturbance of the old graves of cowboys who died on the cattle drives.
Presumably, the Sac & Fox helped them all thread their way around the burial grounds. For a fee, of course.
Here in Wisconsin, WisDOT hired a shaman (SP?) to oversee the removal and relocation of remains that would be disturbed by a highway that went through my father-in-law’s farm. (Crews also found what archeologist’s identified as a dinosaur egg. I’ve been to the geology museum to see it - looks like a rock to my untrained eye.)
You know, it’s funny.
A casino never seems to bother the dead Indians.
***A casino never seems to bother the dead Indians.***
You aught to see what has happened to Durant Ok when a casino and hotel was built there! I remember when it was just a wide spot on highway 69. Now it looks like Las Vegas lite.
***It might be a yawn and old hat to you, but some of the Indians have strong and deep held beliefs about their ancestors.***
I remember many cemeteries which were moved for building purposes or flood control lakes. One historic group of graves next to my grandma’s family farm were dug up and moved to the cemetery at the Hermetage in Old Hickory Tennessee to build a subdivision.
They can move the cemeteries, and the families can visit their loved ones 10 miles down the road. “After all, they are just...people.”...Scene from POLTERGEIST.
After all this time a spill might be welcome to “oil” their joints!
Interesting history of the Sauc and Fox nation...
It appears their ancient graves are in Michigan. Only the later graves would be on Oklahoma. Wonder if they throw fits when the Michigan people build over the historic unmarked graves there.
Exactly, if they are unmarked, how do they know where they are? Is that about what you were going to ask?
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