Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves


              Judi gaiashkibos, the executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, talks about the search for over 80 Native American children buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Genoa, Neb. For decades the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              A drawing of a single buggy harness hangs on a wall in a museum at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Genoa, Neb. For decades the location of the student cemetery, where over 80 Native American children are buried, has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Tools used in a carpenter shop are seen on display in a museum at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Genoa, Neb. For decades the location of the student cemetery, where over 80 Native American children are buried, has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              The museum building at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School is seen, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Genoa, Neb. For decades the location of the student cemetery, where over 80 Native American children are buried, has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              In this undated photo provided by National Archives, fourth grade students sit in a classroom at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in Genoa, Nebraska. Researchers are now trying to locate the bodies of more than 80 Native American children buried near the school in central Nebraska. For decades, the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (National Archives via AP)
            
              In this undated photo provided by National Archives, some students at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School in Genoa, Nebraska line up outside the school. Researchers are now trying to locate the bodies of more than 80 Native American children buried near the school in central Nebraska. For decades, the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (National Archives via AP)
            
              A flag marks a spot where a team affiliated with the National Park Service use ground-penetrating radar in hopes of detecting what is beneath the soil while searching for over 80 Native American children buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Genoa, Neb. For decades the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              Dave Williams, Nebraska’s state archeologist, talks about the search for over 80 Native American children buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Genoa, Neb. For decades the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
            
              A member of a team affiliated with the National Park Service uses ground-penetrating radar in hopes of detecting what is beneath the soil while searching for over 80 Native American children buried at the former Genoa Indian Industrial School, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Genoa, Neb. For decades the location of the student cemetery has been a mystery, lost over time after the school closed in 1931 and memories faded of the once-busy campus that sprawled over 640 acres in the tiny community of Genoa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Researchers seek lost Native American boarding school graves