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Column: Kennewick Man belongs to everyone

"An epic struggle between science and religion ended quietly this week.

I'm happy to report that science won. But it's troubling that it took an eight-year, multimillion-dollar legal fight with a government that was bent on siding with religion. On Monday, scientists won the right to study a 9,300-year-old skeleton called Kennewick Man when a group of Northwest Indian tribes and the federal government dropped the last of their legal appeals.

Get the Story:
Danny Westneat: We all own Kennewick Man's bones (The Seattle Times 7/21)

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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