|House on Fire Ruin in Bear's Ears. I wasn't smart enough to catch the "fire" in the rocks at the time.|
carve it up to make it easier to mine uranium. So much history is lost when lands are not given the protection they preserve.
|No, I didn't dig up this bit of what was probably a moccasin. It was already sitting out on a rock.|
The interior walls are astounding as well. Soot from years fires covers the plaster they used to fill cracks in the rocks. After eight hundred years, one can still make out the fingerprints of those who came before (above). It is an incredibly intimate connection to the past.
Some of the parties to the lawsuits over the national monument reductions are included in the article found here. The clothing manufacturer Patagonia deserves credit as well. They have taken a very public stand in favor of the monuments (information here).