Scorched Earth

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Earth at the Western Door: the former Seneca capital Little Beard’s Town, near Geneseo, NY. Burned by S/C in September 1779, the land was ruined by the Retsof Salt Mine collapse of 1994. Seeping meth- ane has imperiled the water table. And a new mine that threatened ancestral graves still dusts the fields.

Note: Traditionally, the Haudenosaunee decide on actions taken today by their impact in seven generations. Humanity’s survival depends on our embrace of their values…