Hello beautiful readers of PDD. I was wondering if anyone had any information on the following:
My uncle, Bob Miller, has been an advocate for protection of the Indian burial ground located at the end of Wisconsin Point and has been working on this project for over ten years. My ancestors are buried out there and the foundation from my great grandmother’s childhood home still remains. We are descendants of Chief Osagie who owned the land before selling it to Wisconsin (he’s my greatx5 grandfather). Many of us go out there to perform ceremony and the land is held sacred by all local Anishinaabe people.
I was heartbroken when my uncle called me last night to tell me that he had gone out there for a ceremonial purpose to find trees being cut down and land being bulldozed. There are large piles of left over trees and sticks that we worry some delinquents might set on fire. I have a couple of questions for the readers of PDD:
1. I know this was the piece of land Fond du Lac hoped to purchase … has this become final?
2. Does anyone know why this kind of activity is going on?
3. Who do I contact to find out why it’s going on?
I just wanted to make people aware that this is happening. It’s a tragedy to me as this land has been so disrespected in the past and for it to be happening again makes me lose hope. As a fellow native friend of mine said “it’s time to paint up” and I want to know who to give what for.