Boise Woman Works to Protect American Indian Site

September 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Country Today

Wire Service: AP

A Boise woman has achieved her goal of having protected a sacred American Indian site in Boise and erecting a stone tribute marking the area.

Betty Foster is now attempting to have trails in the Castle Rock Reserve named for tribes that once occupied the region and used the area as a healing site and burial ground.

The city bought some land and asked the East End Neighborhood Association to raise $75,000 to buy remaining parcels for the reserve.

The association succeeded, and about 50 acres adjacent to the Quarry View Park on Old Penitentiary Road have been set aside in perpetuity.