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Kennewick won't yield DNA
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AUGUST 7, 2000

Due to the age of the 9,000-year-old Kennewick Man, scientists appointed by the Department of Interior to conduct tests are having trouble extracting DNA from the Native mah.

The team will continue working on the tests until September 1. The Interior has until September 26 to issue a determination on cultural affiliation.

Five Northwest tribes -- the Umatilla, Yakama, Nez Perce, Colville, and Wanampus -- have claimed Kennewick Man as an ancestor. Leaders from the tribes have been critical of the government and the way it has handled the case.

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