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Mississippian Era palisaded town and burial site, Brentwood, Tennessee

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The Issue

The Alliance for Native American Indian Rights reports that while it is too late to save the Brentwood, Tennessee site from the library which was constructed over it, individuals should write, fax or email the city of Brentwood to inform them of their outrage, so that the next time the situation arises the city will know more than "a handful of Indians in Middle Tennessee care about such things."

Online Sources for Reading:

Brentwood Library Construction Disturbs Indian Graves at Alliance for Native American Indian Rights. Has images.

Requested Action:

The Alliance for Native American Indian Rights asks that you write, fax, or email the city of Brentwood or call Mayor Anne Dunn or City Manager Michael Walker at 615-371-0060, or send a fax to 615-371-2215, and express your feelings about what happened there.


None given in specific. [email protected] is the email address for the Alliance for Native American Indian Rights.

Update 2000 20 Dec TN: Reburial in Limbo. "A federal committee offered no quick advice yesterday that would help rebury the remains of more than 70 Native Americans unearthed at the Brentwood Library site in 1997." Submitted to Native News Online 2000 20 Dec

Update 2001 8 Feb, TN AIM writes as to status, "No reburial has occured that we know of - but that doesn't mean much as at Traveller's Rest the reburial there occurred without any notification."

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