“The images in this gallery share some of the areas in the Bears Ears threatened by the illegal actions that eliminated thousands of sacred places from the greater protections provided by the National Monument. The retraction of these protections is yet another broken promise to the tribes and a careless regression of respect. I am speaking on behalf of these places because I, like Archaeology Southwest and so many others, value them deeply. From the loving traces of mothers, fathers, and children, to the innovation and ingenuity of past populations, the Bears Ears is saturated with a history too fragile to mishandle.”
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