I have had the privilege to be granted access to hike and camp on Native American lands, most recently prior to the pandemic in September 2019, to the Havasupai Indian Reservation in the western Grand Canyon.
Some of the most breathtaking landscapes can be found in this less traveled area.
I am interested in learning of other areas where hiking and camping is allowed. Any suggestions on the East Coast. Cherokee, NC?
This sounds fascinating, but are you aware of the provisions of NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act)? The act applies to all US lands, regardless of ownership, and require consultation, ideally first with the county coroner, who will determine if it is a crime scene or a burial of antiquity and then inform you as to who should be contacted - this varies depending upon the locality.
I haven't the faintest idea of the local attitude toward burials, but I sincerely recommend doing some homework first. It will save you a lot of grief in the long run (and even possible indictment...)
I haven’t seen it, just told me about it in an email. He works with a local historian/author so I am sure it’s legit if that’s what it turned out to be. The Cemeteries I have visited were all Settlers, we always show the utmost respect and straighten up the graves that were disturbed by the weather or animals, seems the flowers get scattered around and pick up any litter and pack it out. The only thing we ever take is pix and litter along the trails.