This is wrong on so many levels. The handful of people who hold a share of the blame are quick to dismiss it as someone else's mistake instead of taking accountability for their wrongdoing when that's the bare minimum expected of them at this point. It's a disgrace. The most disgusting part about this is not the excavation but the number of people who had the opportunity to stop the damage but chose to look the other way. Native people are constantly ignored and dismissed. They've been battered by this country and its policies from the very beginning because they were never made to benefit them. We natives have been suffering emotionally, culturally and physically since colonization and this goes to show how our relationship with the mainstream society continues to regress and spiral into oblivion.
@carinad_7 mmmm . . . why R there so many wannabe's polluting places like Sedona? Now people are owning minute amounts of heritage whereas a couple generations back people pretended to be anything but, NDN? Disgusting that the only part of our government/business community that does work effectively is the part that separates wage workers from their hard-earned money and the rubber stamping of the criminality by those holding office. We are all becoming NDN's quickly now. Conversely, I am seeing some wins lately and been laughing that if I need an attorney I don't want a Jewish one, I want an NDN one! The poisonous legacy of socio-psychic destruction IS very real and IS passed on to next generation - I get it - but still there are bright spots.