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Florida

8V075
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 1 1994
Location of site: Daytona
Status: Closed January 10 1996
"Construction precluded repatriation at location of mound."

Anna Maria Island
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 16 1994
Location of site: Bradenton
Status: Closed February 21 1995
"Bridge adjusted to avoid burials."

Apalachee
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: October 14 1996
Location of site: Tallahassee
Status: Closed November 15 1996
"Monitored dig--no Indigenous remains disturbed."

Atlantic Beach
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: October 2 1998
Location of site: Jacksonville
Status: Closed January 15 1999
"Centex Homes built around burials."

Bartram
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: September 14 1999
Location of site: St. Augustine
Status: Closed July 14 2000
"No response or activity on development."

Bayfront
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 19 1993
Location of site: Saint Petersburg
Status: Closed August 20 1993
"Site destroyed prior to construction by 40 years."

Bellamy Road
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 15 19--
Location of site: High Springs
Status: Closed March 11 1995
"Monitored development of site."

Buccaneer
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: September 26 2000
Location of site: NPR
Status: Closed February 1 2001
"Pipeline that would disturb dozens of mounds cancelled."

Burbank
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 10 1995
Location of site: Ocala
Status: Closed January 1 1997
"Forced waste dump to be relocated from burial."

Calusa Camp
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: September 9 1997
Location of site: Tampa
Status: Closed September 1 1998
"No real threat."

Camelot Woods
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: March 13 2000
Location of site: Brandon
Status: Closed March 19 2001
"Remains repatriated."

Cape Canaveral
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: February 12 1995
Location of site: Cape Canaveral
Status: Closed February 21 1995
"Repatriated remains by Seminole Nation."

Collinswood
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: October 22 1995
Location of site: Port Charlotte
Status: Closed December 30 1995
"Repatriated remains by Independent Traditional Seminole Nation."

Crowley Muse
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 25 1995
Location of site: Sarasota
Status: Closed January 1 1996
"Monitored archaeological dig of site. No burials."

Decubullis Road
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: July 14 1995
Location of site: N. Pt.Richey
Status: Closed October 1 1995
"No human remains involved; allegations unfounded."

DeLeon Springs
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: September 10 1994
Location of site: DeLeon Springs
Status: Closed February 21 1995
"Forced repatriation of remains in Park dig."

DeLeon Street
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 21 2000
Location of site: Fort Myers
Status: Closed January 13 2001
"Remains repatriated."

D MAS
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 10 1995
Location of site: Daytona
Status: Closed January 1 1996
"Forced halt to digs for kids program."

EBAY sale
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 3 2000
Location of site: Lakeland
Status: Closed February 29 2001
"NAGPRA/ARPTRA violation filed-FBI no prosecute."

Fairyland Hill
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: October 11 1991
Location of site: Merritt Island
Status: January 16 1992
"Forced developer to build around mound."

Graves Museum
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 18 1996
Location of site: Dania
Status: Closed January 1 1997
"Remains at museum repatriated."

Hickstown
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: July 20 1992
Location of site: Madison
Status: Closed May 2 1995
"Worked to halt incinerator on burial site."

Inka remains
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: September 4 1998
Location of site: St. Petersburg
Status: Closed February 10 1999
"Forced exhibit to close early."

Key Largo
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 3 1994
Location of site: Key Largo
Status: Closed November 15 1994
"Protected site from development."

Key Visya
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 14 1999
Location of site: Holiday
Status: Closed April 29 2000
"Building continued on shell midden--requested repatriation of cultural items."

Key West
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 3 1994
Location of site: Key West
Status: Closed January 17 ----
"Development adjusted to avoid cemetery."

Lake Jackson
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 20 1997
Location of site: Tallahassee
Status: May 12 1999
"Forced renaming and protection of site."

Lake Was road
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 20 1998
Location of site: Melbourne
Status: Closed January 22 1998
"Forced repatriation of remains."

Macro Midden
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 1 1995
Location of site: Naples
Status: Closed June 1 1995
"Monitored construction plans--altered to protect mounds."

Maderia Brickel
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: March 14 1994
Location of site: Bradenton
Status: Closed March 20 1994
"Manatee County agreed to protect."

Marshall Creek
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 19 1998
Location of site: St. Augustine
Status: Closed January 4 1999
"St. Johns County agreed to have mounds protected."

Melbourne
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: March 1 1993
Location of site: Melbourne
Status: Closed March 8 1993
"Forced repatriation."

Meyers Cove
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 3 1987
Location of site: Tarpon Spring
Status: Closed February 10 1997
"Monitored development of site."

Moog Midden
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 12 1992
Location of site: Clearwater
Status: Closed February 25 1994
"County purchased and closed off site."

Mound Key
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 9 1994
Location of site: Naples
Status: Closed March 20 1994
"Monitored, no Indigenous human remains."

Mounds renamed
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: February 9 1998
Location of site: Tallahassee
Status: Closed May 11 2000
"Jackson Mounds and others renamed."

NY skull repatriated
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 4 1997
Location: Gainesville
Status: Closed February 23 1998
"Worked with ITSN for repatriation of remains display in NYC."

Ochopee
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: February 28 1996
Location of site: Ochopee
Status: Closed April 16 1997
"Repatriated remains by Independent Traditional Seminole Nation."

Ormond Beach
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 2 1993
Location of site: Ormond Beach
Status: Closed May 2 1993
"Investigation of Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research misconduct in archaeology investigated rept done by Indian reenactors."

Otie Key
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 8 1999
Location of site: CedarKey
Status: Closed March 2 2001
"Improper repatriation procedure-noted."

Palmer Site
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: Ausut 10 1994
Location of site: Sarasota
Status: Closed August 11 1994
"Site protected."

Palmetto Mound
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: April 7 2000
Location of site: Daytona
Status: Closed September 16 2001
"Investigation of Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research misconduct in archaeological investigation."

Pasco
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 30 1994
Location of site: NPR
Status: November 30 1994
"Investigated request of faux tribe on bogus mounds."

Pine Island
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 25 1990
Location of site: Ft. Lauderdale
Status: Closed January 25 1990
"Forwarded info onremains to Tribe."

Port Charlotte
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: April 7 1995
Location of site: Port Charlotte
Status: Closed April 7 1995
"Remains turned over for repatriation to Independent Traditional Seminole Nation."

Pottsburg
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 15 1989
Location of site: Pasco
Status: Closed October 1 1996
"Monitored; no Indian human remains."

Rock Mound
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 4 1996
Location of site: Key Largo
Status: Closed November 1 1997
"Forced Monroe Co. School Board to pick another site."

Riverbend
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 1 1995
Location of site: Palm Beach
Status: Closed January 1 1996
"Monitored park construction to avoid mounds."

Royce Mounds
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: August 18 1992
Location of site: Lake Placid
Status: Closed September 20 1993
"Site protected from development."

Ryder Pond
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: June 3 1995
Location of site: Bonita Springs
Status: Closed September 1 1995
"Remains repatriated, development relocated."

Sarasota County Museum
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 10 1993
Location of site: Sarasota
Status: Closed NA
"Museum agreed to repatriate its collection."

Silver Glen Springs
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: September 7 1994
Location of site: Ocala
Status: Closed May 16 1995
"Protested permit for test holes in Silber Glen Springs."

Snodgrass Island
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May 3 1994
Location of site: Lake Wales
Status: Closed December 5 1996
"Protected site from further pot hunting."

South Port
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: October 11 1996
Location of site: Kissimmie
Status: Closed November 15 1996
"Forced change in landfill from burial site."

Spanish Settlement
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: January 2 1996
Location of site: Pensacola
Status: Closed January 30 1996
"Forced repatriation."

St. Johns CO
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: June 6 1999
Location of site: St. Augustine
Status: Closed July 26 1999
"St. Johns County adopted burial protection ordinance."

State Archaeological Site
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: December 7 1986
Location of site: Crystal River
Status: Closed March 7 1987
"Forced state to close exhibit of 5 Indian remains."

Thonotosassa
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: March 2 1998
Location of site: Tampa
Status: Closed May 11 1998
"Worked to insure protection of pot hunted site with Hernando County Sherrif's Office."

Tierra Ceia
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: May4 1993
Location of site: Bradenton
Status: Closed September 1 1994
"Monitored pipe laying; no remains disturbed."

Tomoka State
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: April 28 1994
Location of site: Daytona
Status: Closed June 1 1994
"Forced repatriation of remainsunearthed and evidence of others."

Williams Site
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: June 7 1995
Location of site: Port Charlotte
Status: Closed September 15 1995
"Protected site from development."

Windover Pond
Contact: Sheridan Murphy, AIMFL State Executive Director, at [email protected]
Case opened: November 1 1986
Location of site: Titusville
Status: Closed Ausut 1 1987
"Forced repatriation of some of the 500 remains unearthed."

Georgia

Summertown Burial Mounds, Gwinnett County, Georgia
Summertown Burial Mounds have been preserved with the purchase of 200 acres by Gwinnett County, GA.
UPDATED: 2001 25 October

Talking Trees of Forsyth County

Kentucky

Warren County, Kentucky
Mary Sacred Heart of the Native American Advocate group has asked for help in doing "battle again with KY and the DOT" concerning a road widening project that is to go through a Woodlands Indian site. The site to be excavated has undergone massive looting.
UPDATED: 2001 May 6 (no burials reported found)

Michigan

Leeds Flat, Michigan

Dickshovel.com carries an article by Debra Winchell, "Mohican Trampling by Wal-Mart", in which the fight was successful to keep Wal-Mart from building over a Leeds Flat burial site, "an important archaeological site on a floodplain along Catskill Creek called Leeds Flat, 30 miles south of Albany, New York." The site contains cultural artifacts and information invaluable to the Mohican Nation.

Tennessee

Little Cedar Mountain Project

Read about the Little Cedar Mountain Project at this Save Little Cedar Mountain! Defense Coalition Page. TVA Board of Directors meeting 21 april 1999: Information Items. 7. Approval to cease efforts to pursue the development of the Little Cedar Mountain project on Nickajack Lake and to cease consideration of a proposal by a private company to develop approximately 850 acres of TVA land on Tellico Reservoir.

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) had planned on selling/leasing 660 acres of Little Cedar Mountain at Nickajack Dam in Marion County, Tennessee, to a large professional developer, Hines Interests, Limited Partnership. Fighting against this was the Sacred Little Cedar Mountain Defense Coalition (SLCMDC), composed of organizations and individuals who supported preservation of the Little Cedar Mountain TVA land and opposed any and all development on it. They organized rallies and meetings to preserve Little Cedar Mountain and offer those documents for review of the issue.

Moccasin Bend, Chattanooga
Moccasin Bend is a 925 acre river bend area at Chattanooga which individuals were fighting to preserve. Legislation has now been passed making Moccasin Bend a National Park.
UPDATED: 2002 Nov 21

Townsend, Tennessee Burial Mounds
Mounds at Townsend are threatened by the widening of U.S. Highway 321 to four lanes through Townsend, from Kinzel Springs to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
REQUESTED ACTION: Email, letter, phone and fax campaigns.
UPDATED: 2001 April 28.
OUTCOME: Remains reburied.



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