By Jordan Blum
“It’s fantastic that the entire LSU administration and faculty and students are combined in support for the preservation of the mounds,” said Patrick Hesp, LSU geography and anthropology department chairman.
Early in the week, LSU faculty had complained they felt abandoned when the university administration opted to remove the ropes and poles protecting the mounds.
If the kids strangle themselves on the ropes, it'll serve them right. Tell them to heal themselves with their free-market healthcare.
In other words, zero tolerance for the destruction of irreplaceable Indian artifacts, artwork, and sites.
For more on the subject, see LSU Tailgaters Play on Mounds and White Christians Say What's Sacred.
Below: "Children used 'Please do not slide on the mounds' signs as makeshift sleds on the LSU Mounds prior to the LSU-West Virginia football game." In other words, kids show the typical American's "respect" for Indians. (Heather McKillop/LSU)