Monday, September 18, 2006

Fight! Fight! II Catawbas angered over development plans
Museum officials and developers say they will meet with members of the Catawba Indian Nation and historic preservationists to discuss the best way to proceed with a 350-acre development planned in Fort Mill.

The decision comes amid concerns that the land contains what some experts have said are burial grounds that should be preserved.

York County Culture & Heritage Museum officials say they know of no burial grounds on the land. But archaeologists and tribal leaders, who say the property contains the remains of at least two 18th century Catawba villages, say there has never been a concerted search effort.