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Tribes to seek restrictions on Kennewick Man study

Four Pacific Northwest tribes who claim Kennewick Man as an ancestor plan to seek restrictions on scientific study of the remains, a tribal lawyer said.

Study of the 9,000-year-old man is imminent now that the tribes decided not to take the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The deadline to file an appeal passed yesterday with no word from the Department of Justice.

The remains have already been subject to various forms of testing. Eight scientists have filed a plan to conduct more studies.

Kennewick Man was found in 1996 on land that used to be part of the Umatilla Reservation in Washington.

Get the Story:
An 8-Year Fight Ends Over a 9,200-Year-Old Man (The New York Times 7/20)

Court Decision:
BONNICHSEN v. US (February 4, 2004)

Relevant Links:
Kennewick Man, Department of Interior -
Friends of America's Past -
Kennewick Man Virtual Interpretive Center, The Tri-City (Washington) Herald - (4/24)

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