State Representatives and State Senators
United States of America

Fort Ancient features 18,000 feet of earthen walls built 2,000 years ago by American Indians, the Hopewell. The Hopewell used the shoulder blades of deer, split elk antlers, clam shell hoes and digging sticks to dig the dirt. Then, carried the soil in baskets holding up to 40 pounds. In conjunction with the sun and the moon portions of the earthen wall provide a calendar system for the Hopewell.

Because of its significance, Fort Ancient was purchased by the state of Ohio in 1891 and became Ohio's first state park. n addition, this is part of the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, one of 14 sites nominated in January 2008 by the Department of Interior for potential submission by the United States to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We, the undersigned, call on the Ohio State Representatives and State Senators to allocate additional funding to allow Fort Ancient Historical Site to stay open.

The closing of this site is a loss to Native Americans and the public interested in learning about the Native American culture and heritage.

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The Save Ft. Ancient Historical Site, OHS petition to State Representatives and State Senators was written by Christina Morrow and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.