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Saturday, January 26, 2013
Civil War or Spritual Site?
being beautifully written, it makes a direct link between The Civil War
and the treatment of Native Americans, as well as, the concept of "What
is worth preserving?" Here are two excerpts:
designated a North Dakota State Historical Site and is valued for its
contribution to the story of the state. The signage on site reflects the
value the state has placed on the conflict. While there is nothing
wrong with valuing, protecting, and interpreting the site as a
battlefield, the story of the site as a hunting place, the story of the
site as a spiritual place goes largely untold, and maybe that’s how it
should be. But these are different days and the site should be preserved
for more than the tragedy that occurred there.
The success of
the Union in the Civil War is directly related to the success of total
war theory as demonstrated in the Punitive Campaigns of 1863 and 1864.
If the site should be protected and preserved for its tragic history,
then it must be argued that Killdeer holds a key to the victory of the
union and must be protected.