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12.8.15

Indianz.Com > Sen. Murray introduces bill to repatriate Kennewick Man to tribes: “After nearly two decades of legal wrangling and scientific studying, it’s well past time to return these prehistoric remains to their rightful place,” Sen. Patty Murray said in a press release. “This is simply the right thing to do, and the sooner we begin the process of repatriation, the sooner we can ensure we are honoring the wishes of the Kennewick Man’s descendants.”

As a result of those studies, Murray noted that a genetic analysis confirms Kennewick Man was Native American. The tests showed a direct link to present-day Native peoples -- more specifically, to those living in Washington.

“We find that Kennewick Man is closer to modern Native Americans than to any other population worldwide,” researchers wrote in a study that appeared in Nature in June.


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