Fire 4

This is the Orleans end of the G-O Road. Back in the day it was going to be a logging road but construction was stopped when the tribes filed a lawsuit saying that the road was going to go through sacred lands and threatened their religious practices.

The case went all the way to the Supreme Court and the Court basically said, the road and timber harvest might be a bummer but wouldn’t force them to change their beliefs. It’s not a perfect analogy but it’s as if the government needed to build a bike path through the middle of a church with the argument that it wouldn’t force people to change their worship.

By the time the case concluded the lumber industry was bust and there was no reason to complete the road. So now it’s a lovely drive and handy for hunting and gathering.

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