Remains of 600 American Indians are back in W.Va.

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The remains of more than 600 American Indians unearthed in Putnam County nearly five decades ago have been returned to West Virginia.

The remains, stored in about 150 boxes, were shipped from Ohio State University to the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex Research Facility in Moundsville last week.

Now, the goal is to rebury the remains in Putnam County - out of what advocates say is respect for the dead and Indian spirituality.

The skeletal remains were unearthed in 1963 in Buffalo less than a mile from the present-day Toyota plant. American Electric Power currently owns the land.

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