Indian Territory

19 03 2013

An Osage Nation official dodges questions regarding the tribe’s ancestral claim to Sugarloaf Mound.

by Bill Newmann

Andrea Hunter at Sugarloaf Mound

Andrea Hunter at Sugarloaf Mound

Anthropologist Andrea Hunter stood at the foot of Sugarloaf Mound yesterday and declared it Indian territory.

She led a convoy of Osage Indians, including tribal elders, to the South St. Louis landmark on a tour bus to teach them about their historical connection to the ancient earthwork.

The history they were shown may be in the process of being rewritten. Or rather – written for the first time.

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