...Indian mound is considered a historic site and the oldest Indian burial ground in western Pennsylvania, dating back thousands of years, but much of the site is now used for heavy industry...
...A century ago, archaeologists removed the remains of 33 members of the Adena and Hopewell tribes. They were briefly displayed at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History... remains were packed up and moved to a warehouse...
"Would anyone want their grandfathers or great-grandfathers to be put in cardboard boxes in a warehouse when they were properly buried to begin with?"
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Question here: how do you feel about native burial sites being moved or bodies being warehoused so that industry can take over the site? How would you feel if it were your average grave site, would that be different?
Answer by Ali84Shorty at 6:26 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by PhoenixFire at 6:26 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by 3gigglemonsters at 6:27 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
This is why I plan to be cremated. Even current cemeteries run the risk of one day being excavated and having graves removed in order to make room for industrial expansion. I don't know that the dead people care. They're dead. The ancestors well most aren't aware of any particular set of bones belonging to a family. At least with the museum the bones are being cared for when they could have just been discarded or left to break and shatter as industry went up. They are no worse off in a cardboard box in a museum's warehouse than they were if the graves were left undisturbed.
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:31 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 6:35 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:37 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 6:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
Answer by figaro8895 at 6:58 PM on Jun. 28, 2010
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