This is an article sent in by Rickey Allred. Indian Tomb is located near Cullman, Alabama and is sacred to the local Native Americans. More than 200 years ago, two Native American tribes, the Creeks and the Chickasaws, fought a bloody battle in an Alabama forest. Those who didn't survive were thrown down a sinkhole in a canyon. This area, known as Indian Tomb Hollow. The story might have ended there. But in 1991 the Forest Service allowed a clearcut in the heart of Indian Tomb Hollow, now part of Bankhead National Forest. The clearcut exposed an archaeological site under a bluff, and looters descended on the area. Locals were outraged. A determined band of Alabamans succeeded in gaining permanent protection for Indian Tomb Hollow, and thanks to a lawsuit filed by the group in 1993, the Forest Service dropped plans to clearcut dozens more sensitive streamside areas in the Bankhead. This site is now protected for future generations to enjoy and learn from.