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Report On Effigy Mounds National Monument Points To A Service-Wide Problem With Cultural Resources

Buried towards the bottom of a 50-page report examining how managers of Effigy Mounds National Monument could have cast aside concerns of archaeological resources in a site rich with them and which was established to protect them was a disturbing admission: the National Park Service as a whole is dysfunctional when it comes to cultural resources management.
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PEER Says National Park Service Whitewashed Problems At Effigy Mounds National Monument

Charging that the National Park Service "circled the wagons" in assessing how a former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa was able to run roughshod over the monument's sacred grounds for more than a decade, a watchdog group said the agency failed to put adequate reforms in place to ensure something similar doesn't happen in the future.
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The Hour Of Land: A Personal Topography Of America’s National Parks

Anyone who has heard Terry Tempest Williams speak or who has read her writing knows how personal her approach is to her subject, thus the “personal topography” of the subtitle of this book. Visits to 12 units of the National Park System, including seven national parks, two national monuments, a national military park, national seashore, and national recreation area, provide grist for her exploration of this topography and a sampling of different elements of the system.
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Former Effigy Mounds National Monument Superintendent Sentenced To Jail Time

A former superintendent of Effigy Mounds National Monument who admitted taking skeletal remains of Native Americans from the monument so they couldn't be repatriated with tribes must serve 10 weekends in jail and a year of home detention, pay a $3,000 fine, and make restitution in the amount of nearly $109,000.
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Effigy Mounds National Monument To Prepare Cultural Landscape Report

As the National Park Service continues to recover from perhaps the darkest chapter in its history at Effigy Mounds National Monument, officials are developing a Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment to understand exactly what the monument's landscape contains and to develop a management plan going forward.
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Investigation: National Park Service Long Ignored Preservation Laws In Desecrating Sacred Ground At Effigy Mounds National Monument

Ancestral burial grounds and ceremonial mounds at Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa that were considered sacred by a dozen Native American tribes were desecrated by National Park Service managers who "clearly knew what they were doing was against the law" during a decade-long campaign of building boardwalks and trails across the monument grounds, according to a voluminous investigation.
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National Park Quiz 49: “Bones and Stones”

This week’s quiz will find out how much you know about archeological research and the remains of past human life and culture in our national parks. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you write on the whiteboard 100 times: “Archeology derives from the Greek ἀρχαιολογία, archaiologia – ἀρχαῖος, archaīos and -λογία, -logia.”
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