FRANKLIN, N.C. — The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are angry at town officials in Franklin who sprayed an ancient Indian mound with weed killer.
And the Asheville Citizen-Times reported that town aldermen are angry the mayor offered a personal apology to the tribe after the board voted not to apologize.
The trouble began in April when Franklin workers sprayed weed killer on of the town-owned Nikwasi Mound. The plan was to replace the grass with a variety that doesn’t need to be mowed as much.
But the new grass didn’t take, and now the mound is brown with a few weeds.
Cherokee Principal Chief Michell Hicks called the action disgraceful. e says the tribe would love to get ownership of the mound back and would have gladly mowed the grass.
Credit: The Associated Press.