Oak Flat: A place of prayer faces obliteration by a copper mine

Culture August 18, 2021 News

From Arizona Republic | Sacred Spaces by Debra Utacia Krol, Arizona Republic

Oak Flat, a site sacred to Apache and other Native peoples, may soon become a huge sinkhole in a growing demand for copper

Just east of Superior, in the lee of Picket Post Mountain and Apache Leap lies a place many say feels magical. But for Apache and other Native peoples, the land holds not mythical magic, but real spiritual and cultural value.

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