- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe is set to repatriate and rebury the ancestral remains of a Native American found in a Gratiot County gravel pit over 40 years ago.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports (https://bit.ly/1uWZH5V ) the repatriation on Thursday will conclude a decades-long process that started with the 1971 discovery of the remains. Analysis by Michigan State University’s anthropology department determined the remains were from an unidentified Native American man.

The remains were returned to Michigan State Police in Montcalm County in June 2013. Tribe officials will sign legal documents with state police officials Thursday to receive the remains.

The tribe will hold a Recommitment to the Earth Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Mt. Pleasant and the remains will be buried at the tribe’s Nibokaan Ancestral Cemetery.

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Information from: Morning Sun, https://www.themorningsun.com/


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