Tribal remains used as landfill at mill site
Friday, November 7, 2003

Remains from a tribal burial ground were used a landfill during construction of a mill site in the early 1900s, the Associated Press reports.

State and local officials announced their discovery of the desecration at a news conference yesterday. They are working with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe on handling of remains, artifacts and other items discovered at a site where a $275.6 million bridge is being reconstructed.

Get the Story:
Tribal remains desecrated in 1915 at site, officials say (AP 11/7)
Graving yard excavation finds desecrated Klallam graves (The Peninsula Daily News 11/6)
Sides in graving yard negotiations meet again; little progress reported (The Peninsula Daily News 11/6)

Relevant Links:
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe -

Related Stories:
Wash. negotiating with tribe on handling of remains (10/15)
State, tribe mum on discovery of remains at worksite (09/12)

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