IPR: Excavation uncovers major Ojibwe burial site in Michigan
Posted: Tuesday, November 8, 2011
"On Mackinac Island, developers of a new hotel discovered what appears to be a massive burial site last week. Police say it's now clear some of the bones unearthed in the excavation are human, likely ancestors of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Several hundred bones have been unearthed so far after a historic building known as the McNally Cottage was demolished. Property owner, Ira Green, plans to build a new three-story hotel where the building once stood. Some of the bones on the construction site belong to animals, while others are human remains. Mayor of Mackinac Island, Margaret Doud, said Saturday that she was not surprised bones had been found on the property. Downtown business owner, Tony Brodeur agreed, "You know, I'm not entirely surprised. And now... it's going to stir up a lot of emotions... There has got to be a diplomatic solution.""
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Historic Burial Site Found During Hotel Excavation
(Interlochen Public Radio 11/8)
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