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Athabascan Chief Nagita to be reburied at home

The remains of an Athabascan chief killed more than 90 years ago will finally be coming home.

Chief Nagita was shot to death by a German count on November 15, 1910. A jury acquitted the count but Nagita's wife, and now his descendants, maintained that Chief Nagita was murdered.

Nagita had been buried in his homeland but his body was exhumed and taken to Fairbanks for the trial. His descendants recently discovered that his remains stayed in Fairbanks, so the Nenana Tribe used the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act to seek his reburial.

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Descendants to take chief's remains home (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 10/8)