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Army Corps urges people to leave sites alone


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging people who come across burial sites or artifacts along the Missouri River not to disturb them.

The falling water levels of Lake Oahe in South Dakota have exposed a burial site. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe says it is being monitored to prevent looting.

Massive water projects along the Missouri River displaced tribal communities in the 1940s and 1950s. In some cases, the Army Corps promised to relocate tribal cemeteries but failed to do so. Ancestral remains have been turning up as water levels along the river drop.

Get the Story:
Officials: Leave burial sites alone (The Rapid City Journal 7/21)

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