Suburban Chicago Museum To Return Human Remains To Michigan Tribe

WAUCONDA, Ill. (AP) — Native American bones and funerary objects that have been in a suburban Chicago museum collection for decades are on track to be returned to a Michigan-based tribe.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports that Lake County Forest Preserve District officials said most of the remains and other objects were unearthed at sites in Lake County, and one set came from McHenry County.

They’ll be turned over to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, which has lived in the Great Lakes region for centuries.

The forest service’s board is expected to approve the transfer plan Sept. 13.

A Pokagon representative says the remains will be ceremoniously reburied once they are received.

 

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