Calling all those folks that wish to save the 2,000 + acres containing ancient burrials and village sites.
The group that call themselves the Harris Neck Land Trust had their 12-15-11 hearing.
Most of what was said was lies. The Project coordinator,David Kelly stated that there were only 4 graves.
He was made aware of all the Native American graves as his group paid for a literuary review that included
all the studies done through out history of this site. So should this be classified as prejury to congress?
I guess he was talking about the few he knew from this group.No Federaly recognized Native American was asked
to be at this hearing. No Native Amercian studies were presented. It was if history only started with the bringing
of African slaves to this county. I had forward to the chairman Mr. John Fleming the rich Native Amercian history and
the archeology phase I's that have been done from 1897 to the present,so it will be included in the 14 day time period
and will be part of the record. Whether or not they put it in is another matter,
Since 1897 with Clarence B. Moore's archeology study up to the present day there are hundreds upon hundreds of burrials.
At one time there were so many that it was suggested that a Phase I study be done of the entire 2,000+acres and put
all under one name. These sites are protected as long as it is undet the U.S. Wildlife and Fish. Federeal laws apply.Section
106 applies of NAGPRA. But again, no Native American was called to be apart. Since this was to discuss ownership rights
then Native Amercians should have been called. THEY WERE NOT.
Send any statement you would like to : Subcommittee on Fisheries ,Wildlife,Oceans and Insular Affairs
1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C.
Chairman: John Fleming,M.D.. The senator that brought this up: Jack Kingston(Ga)
You can go to the Natural Resources site and watch the testimony. I should note here, that one African-American now claims to
be Cherokee. So what you will hear........well..(...I can not put what I think in this area).
I never could understand folks that have such a need as to lie. But these will lead to the destructiuon of Native American graves
and village sites.
So.......if you want ancient graves and village sites saved please send in your commments to this sub-committee. The 15 days start
from the hearing date of 12-15-11. http://Naturalresources.House.gov
Please forward this request to every one you know. I would also send a copy to the chairman and if you want to send us a copy that
will be great,as I can then forward all to the Federal Archeologist for the Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge.
There is no bill number with this hearing.
Thank you for your time and your help in advance,
Sharon L. Kitchen (founder)
Save the Sacred Sites Alliance
how to submit a statementfor the record
The link above should send you tothe frequently asked Q&As for congressional public hearings. Sorry thatyou'll have to cut and paste it. The question below is from that website. Theydo not list a specific email address should you choose to submit a statement;but, it does request that you use their form which you can find by clicking onthe word "e-mailed".
How can I submit a statement for the record?
Any individual or organization wanting to present their views for
inclusion in the record should submit a typed, single-spaced
statement, not exceeding 10 pages in length. Title and date of the
hearing and the full name and address of the individual or organization
must appear on the first page of the statement. Statements must be
received no later than 10 business days following the conclusion of the hearing.
Statements should be mailed or e-mailed to:
House Committee on Natural Resources
Attn. Chief Legislative Clerk
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Washington, D.C. 20515