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Crandon Mining Company / The Crandon Project: summary update, mine plan and Environmental Impact Report
(1996)

Preserving local history and culture,   p. 14


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PRESERVING LOCAL HISTORY AND CULTURE
The Crandon mine affects no major historical features.
It will protect Native American reservation resources,
off-reservation activities and cultural sites.
In surveys covering more than 5,000 acres
around the mine site, CMC researchers found a
small number of pre-historic and historic
archaeological sites, all but one outside the
immediate area of the project. The most signifi-
cant historic site was the former Keith's Siding
railcamp settlement northeast of the mine
along the route of the proposed rail spur. This
site may qualify for the National Register of
Historic Places. If so, artifacts will be recovered
using techniques approved by state and federal
agencies.
CMC studies show that the mine is compatible
with the protection of Native American reserva-
tion resources, off-reservation activities and
economies. CMC has commissioned extra
studies of Native American cultural resources in
the vicinity of the mine including traditional
cultural properties. CMC continues to seek
assistance from the Tribes in evaluating these
matters and resolving any concerns.
CMC is committed to building a productive
dialogue with the Mole Lake Sokaogon
Chippewa Community, the Forest County
Potawatomi Community and the Menominee
Indian Tribe of Wisconsin on matters of envi-
ronmental, economic and cultural concern. In
line with this commitment the company has
pledged to:
* Respect the separate sovereignty, culture,
traditions, heritage and diversity of each of
the Tribes.
* Comply with the letter and spirit of all
applicable laws governing Native American
rights.
* Make active efforts to evaluate, understand,
avoid and minimize any potential adverse
effects of the mine on Native American Tribes,
their members and the cultural resources
they use.
* Explore possible service, supplier and other
business relationships that could mutually
benefit the Tribes and the company.
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