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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 09:07 AM

Army Conducts Third Disinterment of Native Americans at Carlisle Barracks

(Carlisle, Pa -- June 10, 2019) The U.S. Army will continue its commitment to reunite Native American families with their loved ones through its third disinterment project at Carlisle Barracks beginning June 15.

The Army anticipates bringing closure to six Native American families whose children died after being sent to the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and who were buried there more than 100 years ago. On behalf of the Army, Army National Military Cemeteries is scheduled to begin the multi-phase disinterment project mid-June with archaeological and anthropological expertise from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The decedent names are Ophelia Powless (aka Ophelia Powias), Sophia Caulon (aka Sophy Coulon), Jamima Metoxen (aka Jemima Meloxen), Henry Jones, Alice Springer, and Adam McCarty (aka Adam McCarthy). These students died while attending the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.


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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:41 AM

1. "Our objective is to reunite the families

with their children in a manner of utmost dignity and respect". Should have been done when the kids were still alive.

At least the Army is paying for transport, and to have the remains reburied.

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