Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Illinois museum to return human remains to Michigan tribe

Detroit Free Press
September 3, 2016

"Native American bones and funerary objects that have been in a suburban Chicago museum collection for decades are on track to be returned to a Michigan-based tribe.

Lake County Forest Preserve District officials said most of the remains and other objects were unearthed at sites in Lake County, and one set came from McHenry County. They’ll be turned over to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, which has lived in the Great Lakes region for centuries.

The artifacts have been in storage at the district’s Lake County Discovery Museum, and were donated in the late 1950s or early 1960s by the Lake County Museum of History."

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