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Editorial: Let Kennewick Man speak! (say what?)

"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should drop efforts to hinder science's overdue telling of Kennewick Man's story.

By letting an appeal deadline pass Monday, the federal government and five tribes essentially called "uncle" in the eight-year legal battle to turn the 9,300-year-old bones over to the tribes under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The victory belongs not only to the eight prominent scientists who sued for the right to study the remains but also to all Americans who want to know about the peopling of this continent."

Get the Story:
Editorial: Kennewick Man must be allowed to speak (The Seattle Times 7/22)

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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Editorial: It's about time Kennewick Man case ends (04/29)
Tribes debate next step in Kennewick Man case (04/27)
Kennewick rehearing denied (4/21)
Court rules scientists can study Kennewick Man (02/05)
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