Narragansett Tribe welcomes ruling on sacred site
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island hopes to discuss the future of a sacred site with the Federal Aviation Administration..

The tribe was worried about the expansion of an airport in Turner Falls, Massachusetts. At issue was a collection of sacred stones used by tribes in New England.

The FAA contended the stones lacked significance and were left there in the 19th century. But the National Park Service, after consulting tribes, said the stones are a sacred ceremonial hill and eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

"The site is central to the cosmology of the combined tribes and the traditions that have marked Native American sacred and ceremonial practices for numerous generations," said the keeper of the National Register, The Greenfield Recorder reported.

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Indian stones to be protected at Turners Falls airport (The Greenfield Recorder 1/6)