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  • Writer's pictureLisa Cox

It's about time.

About a year ago, I was in a meeting talking about my Peace Project, in which I visit conflict sites in the expansion of the American West, particularly the Indian Wars of the second half of the 19th century in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains regions. Somehow the phrase "it's about time" came up, I think made by me in reference to the time frame in which battles occurred up against today, when site visits offer opportunities for psychopomp work on the land. A friend in the meeting said, "It is about time." She was referring to the dual meaning of that phrase in the context of our discussion, time for these conflicts to be recognized wholly, and for amends to those who ultimately lost: Native Americans.