New York museum returns ancestral remains
The group planned to take the remains late Wednesday back to Vancouver Island in Canada's British Columbia. An interment is planned for Friday, Chief Vern Jacks said.
"Our people don't belong in boxes in a museum," he said. "This is our life, we still respect our dead."
The tribe said it was pleased with the New York museum's reaction to its request.
Charles McLean, senior vice president for communications and marketing at the museum, said a process was already in place to address repatriation issues. He said there had been at least one other occasion where the museum had returned remains.
comments powered by Disqus
Randll Reese Besch - 6/18/2008
Nice to see it being done.
- New Churchill Museum director shares vision
- Judith Kelleher Schafer, 72, a historian of slavery and prostitution, dies
- Northwestern celebrates Garry Wills with a book in his honor
- Conservatives go after UCLA's historian James Gelvin
- Laura Hillenbrand writes her masterpieces despite suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome