FROM THE ARCHIVE

Opinion: Don't appeal Kennewick ruling

Facebook Twitter Email
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2002

"In August, a federal court ruled that the scientists have the right to study the bones. The Bush administration has until Oct. 29 to decide whether to appeal the ruling, which would allow scientists to resume studies of the Kennewick Man or continue the court battle to block research.

The administration should not appeal the case. If the U.S. government were to continue the legal tussle with scientists, it would be put in the ludicrous position of trying to force acceptance of one discredited view of Paleo-American history -- the Bering Straits theory -- as a matter of law. The U.S. government should not be in the business of prohibiting the search for scientific truth because facts and discoveries might make some political entities uncomfortable. . ."

Get the Story:
Alcestis ''Cooky'' Oberg: Kennewick Man transcends political correctness (USA Today 10/1)

Relevant Links:
Kennewick Man, Department of Interior - http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/kennewick
Friends of America's Past - http://www.friendsofpast.org/main.html
Kennewick Man Virtual Interpretive Center, The Tri-City (Washington) Herald - http://www.kennewick-man.com

Related Stories:
Tribes seek Kennewick Man appeal (9/27)
Editorial: Don't appeal Kennewick ruling (09/17)
Opinion: Don't appeal Kennewick ruling (9/9)
John Potter: Mad about Kennewick Man (9/9)
Shame on Kennewick Man judge (9/6)
Opinion: Kennewick Man belongs to all (9/5)
Editorial: DOI blew it on Kennewick Man (9/5)
Scientists prepare Kennewick plan (9/4)
Judge won't repatriate Kennewick Man (9/3)
An ancient Indian trust debacle (9/3)
Judge readies decision in Kennewick Man case (6/21)
Norton treads uncharted waters over remains (4/11)
Kennewick Man to go to tribes (09/26)
Leaders discuss NAGPRA (7/27)
Yakama Nation files Kennewick Man suit (6/01)
Kennewick testing to begin (4/24)