Guilty plea for excavating ancestral Yurok site
A California man pleaded guilty to illegally excavating an ancestral village of the Yurok Tribe.

James Edward Truhls was arrested after he posted a YouTube video of himself digging in Patrick's Point State Park. Authorities found a collection of artifacts he had taken from the site at his home.

”In addition to the arrowheads and an awl, Truhls had dozens of other Native American cultural items from the Eastern Sierra Nevada region, which were also showcased on YouTube,” the tribe said in a statement, The Eureka Times-Standard reported.

Truhls faces a year in jail and a fine of $10,000.

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