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Clarification: Lost Native American Cemetery story

Jul 21, 2023, 4:31 PM | Updated: Jul 24, 2023, 12:04 pm

Nebraska State Archeologist Dave Williams walks in a hole as workers dig for the suspected remains ...

Nebraska State Archeologist Dave Williams walks in a hole as workers dig for the suspected remains of children who once attended the Genoa Indian Industrial School, Tuesday, July 11, 2023, in Genoa, Neb. The mystery of where the bodies of more than 80 children are buried could be solved this week as archeologists dig in a Nebraska field that a century ago was part of a sprawling Native American boarding school. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

In a story published July 21, 2023, The Associated Press reported that Sunshine Thomas-Bear, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and the cultural preservation director for the tribe, said she wishes there had been more consultation with all 40 tribes — and not just the tribes in Nebraska — before the search for children’s remains in July. The story should have made clear that the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs and the state’s archeology office sent a letter to 40 tribes in May describing the plan for the search and requesting input from tribal leaders.

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Clarification: Lost Native American Cemetery story