Friday, August 14, 2009
I highly recommend you check out the book No Logo. I've been slowly enjoying it for a while now and have learned many things from it.
On a recent trip to Wal-Mart in Anderson, California, I noticed a strange Native American statue in the parking lot. Later, I asked some people about it. No one really knew anything but it was rumored that the store was built on Indian burial ground. Kind of ridiculous, huh? No! According, to No Logo this is a common occurrence. I researched it, and it's true. According to Wal-Mart Watch:
"After discovering the burial ground during the construction of a supercenter, Wal-Mart kept building the store and made concessions to the local Native American tribe --- in the form of a $60,000 bronze statue dedicated to a traditional Wintu feather dancer. While a nice gesture, local tribal leaders agreed the land should never have been used for commercial purposes.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Wal-Mart disrespected a Native American burial site; or for that matter, an area of historical significance."