Timothy Sandefur posted Entry 357 on July 18, 2004 09:42 AM.
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Tribes have announced that they will not ask the Supreme Court to take the Kennwick Man case (Bonnichsen, et al. v. United States). That decision, as I blogged earlier, held that a skeleton found on federal land is not automatically a "Native American" simply because it predates the arrival of Columbus.

Much more info at the Friends of America's Past website.

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Comment #5430

Posted by RBH on July 19, 2004 12:41 PM (e)

I was glad to see that. I (distantly) know a couple of the anthropologists involved, and it’s been a strange row. NAGPRA is another example of PC “sensitivities” gone wild.