Content related to the removal of the stone mound located behind the Oxford Exchange shopping center
Parkway prank: Sign for Oxford road altered in reference to mound debate Someone temporarily altered the sign Friday for Oxford's Leon Smith Parkway in a political statement in the ongoing American Indian mound debate. The person replaced "Leon Smith Parkway" with "Indian Mound Pkwy" by sticking white paperboard on the sign. The addition was written in blue and red marker and included a black sketch of the hill the mound is on.
Sam's Club: No artifacts will go into site Sam's Club investigated Oxford's American Indian mound controversy and concluded that historical artifacts aren't located on its site, a letter from a company spokeswoman says. Company spokeswoman Susan Koehler wrote the letter in response to an e-mail from Charlotte, N.C., resident Beth Walters.
Local American Indian elder addresses council A local group of American Indians turned out to the Oxford City Council meeting Tuesday night to urge the city to preserve the stone mound located atop a hill behind the Oxford Exchange.
Phillip Tutor: The saga of Alabama's Indians All this talk about Native Americans and stone mounds and sacred burial grounds that's enveloped Calhoun County got me thinking about the "Alabama Feaver," as James Graham of Lincoln County, N.C., described it in November 1817.
Oxford's Indian heritage: What readers are saying Can someone enlighten me as to the mentality that would lead a city such as Oxford to dig up a Native American burial mound and sacred site to use as fill dirt for a big-box Sam's Club development?
Speaker's Stand: Don't lose our history I write concerning the eminent destruction of Alabama's largest Native American ceremonial ground of its type. This Native American burial mound next to Oxford Exchange is to be removed and used for fill dirt for construction.
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