Will we erase these landmarks of our past?
More than 2,000 Monacans are spread across the U.S., with 500 in Virginia, just north of Lynchburg. The Monacans were denied access to public schools and employment as late as the 1960s, according to University of Virginia archaeologist Jeff Hantman in a recent book, Monacan Millennium. Not until 1989 did Virginia grant them state tribal status, and they won federal recognition only in 2018.
The other sites on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of 11 most endangered places in the United States include Yates Memorial Hospital in Ketchikan, Alaska, a hospital built in 1905 where women cared for the sick and injured; the Alazan-Apache Courts in San Antonio, a public housing complex rich in Mexican American