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The predominantly Native American community of Pointe Aux Chene, Louisiana has been retreating inland since the 1940s due to massive coastal erosion that brought salt water into areas where fresh water was once available. Signs like this mark areas that were once settled and still contain sacred burial mounds on land ridges now accessible only by boat. After the 2010 oil spill, local tribes were concerned that these sacred areas would be contaminated with oil, and members of the tribe where hired by BP to lay absorbent boom to help protect Indian land which is granted extra protection under government legislation.