Monthly Archives: February 2010

Gwendolen Mary Speir (1870-1934)

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# ID: I25885
# Name: Gwendolen Mary SPEIR
# Given Name: Gwendolen Mary
# Surname: Speir
# Sex: F
# Birth: 29 Aug 1870
# Death: 2 Dec 1934
# _UID: D37DBAD98C154FF2AD4876FF1D35E159BB10

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Father: Robert Thomas Napier SPEIR
Mother: Emily GIFFORD b: 1847

Marriage 1 Charles Thomas BRUCE b: 21 Feb 1865

* Married: 7 Jul 1914 Verheiratet
* Change Date: 31 Aug 2009

Anniston Star: Second mound report released

Anniston Star – Second mound report released

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OXFORD — A University of Alabama archaeologist has released a report stating a pile of stones in Oxford was created by natural forces and not American Indians centuries ago — a report written two months after he signed another report stating the opposite.

Robert Clouse, director of the Office of Archaeological Research at the University of Alabama and director of the University of Alabama Museums, mailed the second report on the mound behind the Oxford Exchange to The Star at a reporter’s request.

The report cites different geologic surveys of the area and other American Indian archaeological excavations for comparison. Clouse is not a geologist, though he says he minored in geology as an undergraduate student.

The report states the mound is a natural formation and is not culturally significant.

The stone mound became the center of a dispute last summer, which ended with the City of Oxford backing away from plans to level the mound and use dirt beneath it for fill at a nearby construction site. City officials have repeatedly stated the mound was not man-made. They also later claimed they had not touched the mound, a claim contradicted by pictures contained in Clouse’s second report which show heavy equipment dismantling it.

The second report concluding the mound was natural was produced in July during the thick of the controversy over the site which began in June. The first report, which said the site was significant, was produced in April.

Facebook: Movement to Preserve Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama

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Alabama Needs YOUR HELP: Protect Sacred Prehistoric Sites

The people and culture of Alabama need your help. Alabama has NO laws to protect prehistoric Native American sites. Prehistoric culture is being destroyed and it must stop. Please help by joining people from all over the world to appeal to the Alabama legislature to add a bill or law in Alabama’s Constitution to protect prehistoric sites and educate our children of the future. Alabama has a rich cultural history and it must be preserved. We must act and educate now! Within the past weeks, January 18 – January 21, 2010, a mound was destroyed in Oxford, Alabama.

Alabama’s Native American Culture is an intricate, fundamental, and important element of Alabama’s history that must be kept alive.

The Movement for Education and Preservation of Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama

Alabama Needs YOUR HELP: Protect Sacred Prehistoric Sites

The people and culture of Alabama need your help. Alabama has NO laws to protect prehistoric Native American sites. Prehistoric culture is being destroyed and it must stop. Please help by joining people from all over the world to appeal to the Alabama legislature to add a bill or law in Alabama’s Constitution to protect prehistoric sites and educate our children of the future. Alabama has a rich cultural history and it must be preserved. We must act and educate now! Within the past weeks, January 18 – January 21, 2010, a mound was destroyed in Oxford, Alabama.

Alabama’s Native American Culture is an intricate, fundamental, and important element of Alabama’s history that must be kept alive.

— The Movement for Education and Preservation of Native American Sacred Sites and Culture in Alabama.

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