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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:09 PM

A century after deaths, Native American kids to return home

Source: Associated Press


Updated 11:15 am, Thursday, June 14, 2018

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) The remains of four Native American children who died over 100 years ago at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania were being disinterred Thursday so they can start the long journey home.

The U.S. Army started the process Thursday at the cemetery on the grounds of the Carlisle Barracks, which also houses the U.S. Army War College. The exhumations are expected to wrap up in early July.

The children being exhumed include 10-year-old Little Plume, of the Northern Arapaho; George Ell, also known as George Eli, of the Blackfeet Nation; Herbert Little Hawk, also known as Herbert J. Littlehawk and as Good Boy, of the Oglala Sioux; and Her Pipe Woman, also known as Dora Brave Bull, of the Standing Rock Sioux. The remains will be transferred to the children's descendants in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota, who requested the exhumations.

"The Army's commitment remains steadfast to the four Native American families whose sacrifice is known to only a few. Our objective is to reunite the families with their children in a manner of utmost dignity and respect," said Karen Durham-Aguilera, Executive Director of Army National Military Cemeteries.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/A-century-after-deaths-Native-American-kids-to-12994215.php

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:20 PM

1. one wonders why exhuming four graves is going to take so long?? wrap up in mid-july?

one of the earlier examples of children being removed from their parents (slavery, and the "education" of native american children.)

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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:26 PM

2. K&R

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