Chariman John Fleming, 12-10-11
Per my conversation with Harry Burroughs of N.R. I am sending you some information that needs to be included int the 12-15-11 Harris Neck sub-committee report. This information will be concerning the Native American ancient burrials and sacred sites that are currently being protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. Richard S. Kanaski is the Regional Archeologist and he and the Harris Neck Refuge are doing a great job in protecting all the 2,000+ site.
This area should be left in their protection. Please see attached 4-21-10 letter to him from me. Also atttaced is my May 2011 "Calling All History Buffs",and the Oct.2007"Cultural Resources Literature Review" by W. Dean Wood paid for by Harris Neck Land Trust. They have kept this report hidden,they thought. They do not want anyone seeing this as is goes back through time to 1897 Moore,Clarance B. up to the present. Mr. Kanaski also has this report. The goup calling themselves a Land Trust only want to be given back land that is NOT theirs and destroy all burrials and village sites to build homes and sell them. Much in their typed web pages is not true.The documents that will be presented to you and the sub-committee from Mr. Kanaski are true. This group will not provide materails to you as they do NOT wish to follow section 106 of NAGPRA that is required, as this land is under a Federal agency. So they will continue to try and go around anyone they can. Due to section 106 they would have to contact all Native Americans that are Federaly recognized. They also do not want to do this. But this is the law. Native Americans do NOT want their ancestors gaves destoyed.
If you need anymore information please feel free to contact me.
Thank you for your time,
Sharon L. KItchen (founder)
Save the Sacred Sites Alliance