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Archaeology Ethics - Whitestone Hill Memorial Ride ~ Historian Tom Isern

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - What makes artifacts valuable? What are the guidestones of a good archaeologist? That and so many more questions as we visit with Dr. Andrew Clark, of the North Dakota Historical Society; and Liz France of the North Dakota Archaeologist Association. Among the topics … amateurs digging up old outhouse sites to find “items for posterity.” ~~~ The Whitestone Hill Memorial Horseback Ride is underway. It’s a ride from Fort Thompson in South Dakota to Whitestone Hill in North Dakota. The ride in memory of the tragedy that took place on Whitestone Hill in 1863, as Brigadier General Alfred Sully launched an attack against a village of Yanktonai, Santee, and Teton (Lakota) Sioux. Sully killed, wounded, or captured 300 to 400 people, including women and children. We visit with rider and ride organizer Jimmy Hallum. ~~~ Historian Tom Isern shares this week’s Plains Folk essay: “The Printer’s Towel.”