events and news of the Inali Dancers, an intertribal native dancing, singing, and culture group in western illinois

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Abingdon, Chillicothe, etc.

We didn't have a lot of people at Abingdon saturday, but those of us there had a good time and the people enjoyed us. Actually, the people running it seemed surprised how many of us did show up. They apparently expected only a couple of people. We sang a lot of songs, and some of us were in regalia, the people liked that.
The first weekend in August there is a powwow at Prophetstown, some of us might go, there are so few around now.
The last weekend in august, of course, we will be a drum for the mini powwow in Chillicothe. This year there's only going to be afternoon sessions, from 12 to 5, no evening session, so try to be there by 10:30 or so to give plenty of time to get ready.

Finally, this speaks for itself:

The Associated Press

ST. GEORGE -- The popular Land Hill petroglyph site has been vandalized again.

Federal officials are offering $500 for information leading to the identification of people involved in scratching "Bad Habits" into a panel of ancient rock art.

The vandals left other panels doubly damaged, including a rendering of a big horn sheep.

The Bureau of Land Management believes the defacing occurred between June 1 and June 16.

Land Hill is part of the Santa Clara Reserve -- 6,500 acres of public land -- managed by multiple government agencies, which protect the archaeological sites. Some of the rock art in the area is more than 5,000 years old.

In May, the BLM reported Land Hill petroglyphs were scratched with the names "Ty," "Thomas," "Linda 2006," "Shanna" and "Brittney (heart) Steve." The agency said the damage cannot be permanently repaired.


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