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    Nulwee, TarheelDem, Maverick80229, OHdog

    And I have seen in some quasi-academic texts where we denigrate their accomplishments.

    I once had to forcefully remind some friends who were reading fanciful speculation about the "mysterious Anasazi" that they did not disappear from our nation, but instead shrugged off abusive leaders to become ancestral Puebloans.

    Of course the mystery is a handy narrative for us since if they are gone we can oh so easily disposses their descendents.

    I was so frustrated talking to those people who did not even know of the power centers of Teotithuacan and Cahokia that my wife and I took an early leave and had a couple of nice days in Zuni.

    I despair at knowing how to help.

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