POTD: Occaneechi Sunset

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Setting sun through the Occaneechi Native American site. ~Vic

Occaneechi Site Image
Taken: 01-08-2019
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12 thoughts on “POTD: Occaneechi Sunset

    doerfpub said:
    January 16, 2023 at 11:53 PM

    Not familiar with that site.. is there some kind of mote around that structure?

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 17, 2023 at 12:25 AM

      Nah. LOL! Just bad drainage. This town sits on a very ancient Native American trading path. The Occaneechi/Occaneechi-Saponi and the Eno tribes thrived in this area…as well as the Cherokee in the western part of the state and the Croatan on the coast.

      A local group has been trying to rebuild the site. The Occaneechi used to have pow-wows where the picture was taken. The town government has a way of making folks feel unwelcome or trying to siphon off money for gatherings. All governments exist to complicate everything they can get their hands on. Now, the major Occaneechi gatherings happen in my home county, next door, west.

    Dayphoto said:
    January 17, 2023 at 12:00 PM

    Very nice

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 17, 2023 at 7:57 PM

      Thanks, Momma! <3

    graham mcquade said:
    January 19, 2023 at 4:16 AM

    Those reflections really give a lift to the image.

    Bay Photos By Donna said:
    January 19, 2023 at 9:05 PM

    The sunset is nicely framed! Seeing your comment above on the Occaneechi tribe and the grounds use for pow wows confirmed my thoughts when seeing your shot that it looked to be a very important, sacred area.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 20, 2023 at 1:10 PM

      Thank you.

      Yeah. It was very sacred at one time. The town continues to mess gatherings up. Hog Day has been nearly destroyed by the town council. They just can’t let people be.

    Badfinger (Max) said:
    January 21, 2023 at 11:18 AM

    This picture is beautiful and a little scary at the same time with that wall of sharp logs.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      January 21, 2023 at 1:20 PM

      It is a little ominous looking. They are supposed to be accurate to the time period.

        Badfinger (Max) said:
        January 21, 2023 at 2:04 PM

        A little Blair Witch Project in there

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          January 21, 2023 at 2:39 PM

          In a way, yeah. Symbolism from very Earthy people.

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