History Main / IndianBurialGround

9th Jan '18 8:58:19 PM mirisu92
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[[caption-width-right:350:Mahatma Gandhi?! "Wrong Indian, idiot."[[note]]Quote from the poem "Oriental" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil[[/note]]]]

26th Dec '17 12:14:23 PM maxwellsilver
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* Lake Shawnee Amusement Park, located in West Virginia, was built on top of a desecrated Indian burial ground which was the site of the Mitchell Clay settler farm in 1783. Three of the Clay children were killed by natives; Mitchell Clay led a group of settlers in retaliation, killing several Indians. In the 1920s, it was purchased and developed into an amusement park. At least six park-goers were killed and the park was abandoned in 1966, with rumours of it being cursed and haunted. Still an AbandonedPlayground to this day, tours are run in the days before Halloween.

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* Lake Shawnee Amusement Park, located in West Virginia, was built on top of a desecrated Indian burial ground which was the site of the Mitchell Clay settler farm in 1783. Three of the Clay children were killed by natives; Mitchell Clay led a group of settlers in retaliation, killing several Indians. In the 1920s, it was purchased and developed into an amusement park. At least six two park-goers were killed and the park was abandoned in 1966, with rumours of it being cursed and haunted.haunted. It was reopened in the 1980s, then closed again amid rumours of haunting. Still an AbandonedPlayground to this day, tours are run in the days before Halloween.
10th Dec '17 4:11:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''DrawnTogether'' has the episode "Ghostesses In the Slot Machines", where the cast discovers that the house was built on top of an ancient Indian burial ground during a remodeling challenge which disturbs the spirits and makes them haunt the house. To appease them, the housemates gives them a muddy patch of dirt in the backyard where the swingset used to be. The spirits wants to honor the land like their ancestors would have wanted; by building a casino on it.

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* ''DrawnTogether'' ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' has the episode "Ghostesses In the Slot Machines", where the cast discovers that the house was built on top of an ancient Indian burial ground during a remodeling challenge which disturbs the spirits and makes them haunt the house. To appease them, the housemates gives them a muddy patch of dirt in the backyard where the swingset used to be. The spirits wants to honor the land like their ancestors would have wanted; by building a casino on it.
11th Nov '17 11:48:30 AM hamakei
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'', it turned out that part of the house was built on an Indian burial ground, but the ghosts just wanted to build a casino.
24th Aug '17 4:06:24 AM fgenzo159
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* Used by Hawkeye in ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'', to hide from other Native Americans.
13th Aug '17 8:29:35 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* In ''Series/TheWaltons'' season 6 episode "The Warrior", an 101 year old Cherokee man and his son arrive at Walton's Mountain, in the Appalachians of Virginia. He explains that white settlers drove the Cherokees all the way to Oklahoma, and now that he is close to the end of his life, he wants to find his family's ancestral burial ground so he can be buried there as well. Keeping in mind that the story is set in the late 1930's, the Waltons explain that all they've ever heard about the Indians that used to live in the region are prejudices that they were scalping savages on the warpath. However, the old Cherokee man is very kind and they are moved by his plight, and try to help him. However, when he finds a memorial rock with directions written in the Cherokee language on where to find the burial ground, he discovers that it is right under the Walton's barn. He insists that the Waltons tear down their barn and purify the land, because they are desecrating it. Pa Walton does not believe him and becomes angry, though in private Grandpa Walton confides to the Cherokee that also being near the end of his life, he sympathizes with his desire to make sure his he buried with his family. The old Cherokee man sets fire to the barn and is arrested. Pa Walton doesn't want to press charges, he just doesn't want him to come back, but the old man says he will keep returning until he succeeds in destroying the barn. Meanwhile, Grandpa Walton decides there's only one way to prove if what the old Cherokee says is true, so he takes a shovel and digs up the floor of the barn. Sure enough, he finds not only Indian pottery but a human skull, confirming that the barn is indeed built over a Cherokee burial ground. The Waltons are left with their original beliefs in "morally righteous white settlers versus savage Indians" shattered. The old Cherokee man dies from the stress in his holding cell. Deciding that "every graveyard began with one grave", they agree to let the Cherokee man's son bury him in a different, pristine part of Walton's mountain surrounded by nature.

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* In ''Series/TheWaltons'' season 6 episode "The Warrior", an 101 year old Cherokee man and his son arrive at Walton's Mountain, in the Appalachians of Virginia. He explains that white settlers drove the Cherokees all the way to Oklahoma, and now that he is close to the end of his life, he wants to find his family's ancestral burial ground so he can be buried there as well. Keeping in mind that the story is set in the late 1930's, the Waltons explain that all they've ever heard about the Indians that used to live in the region are prejudices that they were scalping savages on the warpath. However, the old Cherokee man is very kind and they are moved by his plight, and try to help him. However, when he finds a memorial rock with directions written in the Cherokee language on where to find the burial ground, he discovers that it is right under the Walton's barn. He insists that the Waltons barn is revealed to have been built on an Indian burial ground, and an old Cherokee man who wishes to be buried there demands they tear it down their barn and purify the land, because they are desecrating it. it, which Pa Walton does not believe him and becomes angry, though in private Grandpa Walton confides is dead set against. Things come to a head when the Cherokee that also being near the end of his life, he sympathizes with his desire to make sure his he buried with his family. The old Cherokee man sets fire to the barn and insists he will continue trying after he is arrested. Pa Walton doesn't want to press charges, he just doesn't want him to come back, but the old man says he will keep returning until he succeeds in destroying the barn. Meanwhile, Grandpa Walton decides there's only one way to prove if what the old Cherokee says is true, so he takes a shovel and digs up the floor of the barn. Sure enough, he finds not only Indian pottery but a human skull, confirming confirms that the barn is indeed built over a Cherokee burial ground. The Waltons are left with ground is there by digging up the floor, shattering their original beliefs in "morally righteous white settlers versus savage Indians" shattered. Indians". The old Cherokee man dies from the stress in his holding cell. Deciding that "every graveyard began with one grave", they cell, and the Waltons agree to let the Cherokee man's his son bury him in a different, pristine on another part of Walton's mountain their land, surrounded by nature.
6th Aug '17 5:29:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Identity}}'' after a few of the cast have been picked off by the still unknown antagonist, Clea [=DuVall=] suggests that maybe this is a result of the motel being built upon an Indian burial ground, as it is detailed in a brochure she read about the area they are in.
** Given the subsequent events, this would have to be considered a subversion.

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* In ''Film/{{Identity}}'' after a few of the cast have been picked off by the still unknown antagonist, Clea [=DuVall=] suggests that maybe this is a result of the motel being built upon an Indian burial ground, as it is detailed in a brochure she read about the area they are in.
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in. Given the subsequent events, this would have to be considered a subversion.
1st Jul '17 4:43:40 PM nombretomado
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** According to TheOtherWiki, the Saints began play in the same year that the Superdome was designed so they were not yet a losing or a winning team. League rules of the time decidedly did not favor expansion teams, an expansion team of the time would not be expected to become competitive for at least a half-decade. The Saints needed ''two'' decades to get their first winning season, and several more to get their first playoff victory, and another two decades to reach the SuperBowl. By comparison, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who initiated their franchise with an [=NFL=]-record 26-game losing streak, were in contention to reach the SuperBowl in only their fourth season. And, by the way, that Buccaneer losing streak was broken...against the Saints, in the Superdome.

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** According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the Saints began play in the same year that the Superdome was designed so they were not yet a losing or a winning team. League rules of the time decidedly did not favor expansion teams, an expansion team of the time would not be expected to become competitive for at least a half-decade. The Saints needed ''two'' decades to get their first winning season, and several more to get their first playoff victory, and another two decades to reach the SuperBowl. By comparison, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who initiated their franchise with an [=NFL=]-record 26-game losing streak, were in contention to reach the SuperBowl in only their fourth season. And, by the way, that Buccaneer losing streak was broken...against the Saints, in the Superdome.
19th May '17 6:50:12 PM maxwellsilver
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19th May '17 6:33:25 PM maxwellsilver
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* Subverted in the HalloweenEpisode of ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' where the Native American resort the Circle Band is performing at is built over [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/10092012/ a graveyard that used to be used by some of the old lumber camps.]]

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* Subverted Inverted in the HalloweenEpisode of ''Webcomic/{{Rhapsodies}}'' where the Native American resort the Circle Band is performing at is built over [[http://rhapsodies.wpmorse.com/comic/10092012/ a graveyard that used to be used by some of the old lumber camps.]]



* Lake Shawnee Amusement Park, located in West Virginia, was built on top of a desecrated Indian burial ground which was the site of the Mitchell Clay settler farm in 1783. Three of the Clay children were killed by natives; Mitchell Clay led a group of settlers in retaliation, killing several Indians. In the 1920s, it was purchased and developed into an amusement park. At least six park-goers were killed and the park was abandoned in 1966, with rumours of it being cursed and haunted. Still an AbandonedArea to this day, tours are run in the days before Halloween.

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* Lake Shawnee Amusement Park, located in West Virginia, was built on top of a desecrated Indian burial ground which was the site of the Mitchell Clay settler farm in 1783. Three of the Clay children were killed by natives; Mitchell Clay led a group of settlers in retaliation, killing several Indians. In the 1920s, it was purchased and developed into an amusement park. At least six park-goers were killed and the park was abandoned in 1966, with rumours of it being cursed and haunted. Still an AbandonedArea AbandonedPlayground to this day, tours are run in the days before Halloween.
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