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Alton Telegraph (Newspaper) - April 05, 1986, Alton, IllinoisFactories shelter old Indian Camp Thi Telegraph sat. April 5, 1986 a 3 Seattle apr along the Duwamish River hard by the steel lumber factories is a ditch where archaeologists Are uncovering a bit of Seattle s Long buried Long forgotten past but time is running out for the site of what is believed to be an ancient Duwamish Indian Hunting Village. A sewage pipeline is to be built through the heart of the Camp which apparently was used for at least too years. As those involved in the dig work toward an april 30 deadline the tribes chairwoman Hopes the Effort will uncover historical information that will help her people gain Federal recognition. A with All the urbanization around Seattle there Arentt that Many Sites that still survive a said Dennis Lewarch senior archaeologist for Urs corp., which is conducting the sewer project. A every one of them is like a time capsule with a lot of valuable bits of Shell Bone a few rough tools almost indistinguishable from regular stones to the untrained Eye fire marked Rock show where Indian once worked about too feet Aho Imine of the River a bends. Lust is important As the relics is the pattern showing How the Camp was us i what the indians gathered lab tests for example can Reft what species of migratory Birds mid other animals were collected a the food debris Isnit As dense As a Hinter Village so it might have been either a fall or Spring Hunting or gathering Camp a Lewarch said. The Camp site is an anomaly Alang the Grimy waterway. The plot of several acres has been spared heavy development. Hist South lies Kellogg Island which like much else along the River fell victim to the turn of the Century frenzy to dredge develop a a process that turned the swampy Mouth into a ruler straight ship Channel that today is the heart of Seattle a heavy Industry. As part of an Effort to clean up the Duwamish the state department of ecology ordered the metropolitan sewer transportation authority to Stop dumping treated sewage into the River by Jan. I 1987. Instead a pipeline will carry the wastes along the Duwamish to an outfall in Elliott Bay the 300-by-l5-foot Indian dig site lies in the path of the sewer line. Lewarch says a possible alternative route under a Roadway would be More expensive require a a lot of exploratory work to determine whether there a anything valuable there. The dig site is listed on the National Register of historic places which Means that potential developers could not ignore its historical aspects Lewarch said. A but that does t automatically protect it a he added. The Camp extends beyond the current dig site other parts could be excavated later. Officials of the dig have advised Duwamish tribal chairwoman Cecile Maxwell of their Progress she is enthusiastic. A we would like to see something come out of this dig that really truly documents it was our people a she said of the tribe whose numbers have dwindled to about 325. The Duwamish indians were dispersed in 1855 to several puget sound area reservations. Though they signed a treaty the Duwamish have never been recognized by the government nor granted their own territory. A if you done to have a land base your people Are scattered All Over How can you keep anything together a she said radio Carbon dating has identified relics indicating the site was used As Early As 600 As late As 1800. Lewarch said. Moreover remnants of a Post found during preliminary excavations in 1978 indicate a building stood on the site about . 700. If fully traced excavated it would be the first Complete study of a building from that period Lewarch said. He expects to meet the april 30 deadline. Lacking definitive clues archaeologists on the dig Are careful not to specify which tribe used the site saying Only that the Riverbank was a in Duwamish Indian Lewarch said however that the Camp probably was used by Duwamish indians May have been related to Duwamish Sites along the now dry Black River. Lewarch theorized the Black River Sites were wintering grounds for the indians who dispersed to the Duwamish River other Sites when better weather arrived. A a that a one of the things we re trying to find out is what the relationship was to the Black River Sites a he said. Another question for researchers is Why the site apparently was not used after about 1800. A in the Northwest generally after the initial european Contact smallpox decimated the population a Lewarch said. A it might be that the population was just decimated by disease. I know in other areas a lot of villages were Fine free Book return is part of Library week in Bethalto Wood River a Fine free Book return week april 6-12 will be part of the local Observance of National Library week in Wood River Bethalto. Penalties will not be charged for overdue books returned to either Library which have scheduled other events. At Plegge Library in Bethalto librarian Opal Dodd will give a Story telling session of humorous tales on wednesday april 9, at Villa Rose in Bethalto. The program includes the 12 Days of Christmas old dry Frye an old Folk tale from the ozarks. A special pre school Story hour is also scheduled at to . Saturday april 12 at the Library. At Wood River librarian Candace Walter will offer a free Book or Magazine subscription to the cur rent card Holder who brings in the largest number of people Register ing for a new Library card during the week. The Borrower s registration contest is open to All area readers age 5 older. Juveniles under age 16 must have the signature of a Parent or guardian resident cards Are free. Non resident cards Are $25 per family except residents of Wood River township who pay $20 a year. New additions available at the Library include children s Book Cas Sette sets tax forms photocopying free notary Public service voter registration musical records investment surveys directories use of a computer with Printer typewriters use of an instant camera smoke detectors math teachers protest school use of calculators for the Telegraph Robert k. Graul a Happy Judy Dick with bouquet of Flowers at Tho museum Judy Dick receives Alton museum s highest Honor by Judi Mottaz of the Telegraph Judy Dick received the guardian award of the Alton museum of history Art inc. At its annual meeting this week. She is a charter Board member of the organization which is dedicated to preserving Alton area history has a newly enlarged museum at 121-23 e. Broadway the guardian award is the museums highest Honor. It is Given annually to a person who has done outstanding work on behalf of the culture heritage of Tho area Ned Wuellner who presented the award on the behalf of the museum Board said Dick helped find the location for the museum installed the Alton room exhibit is curator of the museums clothing collection. She also did extensive research on various museum artefacts Helen Patison Lenus Kaus were honoured As outstanding 1985 volunteers Charlene Gill president of the Board said the museum is planning to prepare a room to resemble Elijah Lovejoy a printing shop with a donated antique printing press. A full schedule of exhibits is set for the remodeler expanded museum facilities she said. Members of the Board of directors elected at the meeting include Bruce Fairchild manager of the Alton Holiday inn Richard Woodcock vice president of Mississippi Lime co. And Lenus Kaus retired from Berger Buick. Robert Graul Tim Hinrichs Laurie Kocur Lawanda Smith were re elected Margaret Weule Erskine Ryan Don Killam retired from the Board. Washington apr people have come Here to protest Tho nuclear arms race racial segregation in South Africa but the Small group of renegade math teachers were the first to protest a students who need calculators to do Basic math problems. A calculators later we shall not be moved a they Sang thursday As they paraded their placards in front of the Sheraton Washington hotel. The National Council of teachers of mathematics started its five Day annual meeting wednesday with about 6,500 teachers in attendance. The group recommends using calculators As Early As first Grade. But the rebellious teachers said they opposed the use of calculators in the lower grades. A my older kids done to pay any attention to an answer being absurd. They done to look at it. Its on the calculator Quot said Diana Harvey a High school teacher from Hillsboro Ohio. A a they re addicted a she said. A we Call Mem the rebellious few a no More than 15 in All a were organized by John Saxon a Norman okla., math textbook writer. Saxon waving a sign that read a students need arithmetic skills not calculators a said students do not need calculators until they take algebra trigonometry. A i am not out of step with the gut feeling of most of the teachers who teach seventh eighth Grade a he contended asked to explain the Small size of his protest. Saxon said he did t Start publicizing it Early enough. A teachers done to like to he said a teachers Are Iceland Webb a math education professor from California state College at Bakersfield coauthor of math curriculum guidelines for his state was not shy when he heard about the min rebellion. A calculators Are an important tool in the teaching of math a said Webb Rushing into the Middle of the picket line. A that does no to mean kids be Able to subtract. Calculators Are not designed to supplant the understanding of Basic concepts Basic Saxon other protesters said they Are not anti computer nor do they believe calculators Are All bad. A we All support the use of calculators computers a said Greg True a former eighth Grade teacher from Bloomington ind. A a it a a question of timing not v come to our a 10th birthday party thank you for helping us grow one Plaza Orive Bethalto Illinois 62010

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