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Cornell Univ. returns Native American remains dug up in 1964


February 22, 2023

Cornell University has returned ancestral remains to the Oneida Indian Nation that were inadvertently dug up in 1964 and stored for decades in a school archive.

"We're returning ancestral remains and possessions that we now recognize never should have been taken, never should have come to Cornell and never should have been kept here," Cornell President Martha E. Pollack said at a small repatriation ceremony Tuesday, according to the university.

Pollack apologized on behalf of the Ivy League school in Ithaca, New York, noting the "disrespect shown to these ancestors."

The remains, possibly m...

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