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2014
28
Dec

Bill Moyers and Robert A. Williams Jr. Look at Native Americans and the History of Dispossession

Bill Moyers and Robert A. Williams Jr. Look at Native Americans and the History of Dispossession Earlier this month, as part of the $585 billion defense bill for 2015, Congress passed a measure that would give lands sacred to American Indians in Arizona to a foreign company. The deal gives the Aust...
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2014
21
Dec

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past

The Case for Preserving Places of the Past Archeologists and cultural experts define significant cultural places in various ways. Peter Nabokov, a professor of American Indian Studies and World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, puts it this way: "Their spirits of place dwelled among, could be identified ...
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2014
21
Dec

Help Create a New Preservation Partnership for Tumamoc Hill

A 2,000-Year-Old Hilltop Village next to Downtown Tucson Most people living in Tucson have no idea of the cultural history embedded at Tumamoc, the large mesa behind Sentinel Peak (aka "A" Mountain). Some 2,000 years ago, the ancient desert farmers of the Early Agricultural period built a h...
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2014
14
Dec

Apaches Express Dismay Over Legislation Inserted into Defense Authorization Bill

Apaches Express Dismay Over Legislation Inserted into Defense Authorization Bill Former San Carlos Apache Tribal Chairman Wendsler Nosie said he felt sick when he heard what legislators did last week. Members of Congress — including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — inserted into the National Defens...
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2014
07
Dec

House Republicans Attempt End-Run Around Environmental and Archaeological Law for Mining at Apache Leap

House Republicans Attempt End-Run Around Environmental and Archaeological Law for Mining at Apache Leap When Terry Rambler, the chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, woke up Wednesday in Washington, D.C., it was to learn that Congress was deciding to give away a large part of his ancestral homela...
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2014
04
Dec

Putting the People Back in Camp Naco

By Bill Doelle, President & CEO Camp Naco saw more than 500 visitors in the two days after Thanksgiving as part of the annual Bisbee Home Tour. That’s more people than were ever stationed there at one time! The association of Archaeology Southwest with Camp Naco started a decade ago when Be...
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2014
03
Dec

Return to the Ojo Caliente Valley

By Paul F. Reed, Preservation Archaeologist   This past week I was fortunate to go along on a SiteWatch visit with folks from the Ojo Caliente vicinity in New Mexico. We visited several sites up and down the Ojo Caliente Valley. To orient readers, the area lies north of Española, New Mexico,...
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