Editorial: Vandalism at Squaxin site 'reprehensible'

"A 700-year-old fishing camp at Mud Bay is being unearthed one artifact at a time.

Now, for the second time in two years, vandals have struck the archaeological site occupied centuries ago by Squaxin Island tribal ancestors. This time, the vandals disturbed the work site and stole a tent used by field researchers.

The vandalism is reprehensible.

“It’s like a personal invasion,” said Larry Ross, a cultural resource specialist with the Squaxins. “A lot of times, it’s people who don’t have a clue what they’re doing.”

Let’s hope the culprits are caught and held accountable."

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Our view: Vandalism at dig site is shameful (The Olympian 7/25)

Relevant Links:
Squaxin Island Indian Tribe - http://www.squaxinisland.org

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