MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan woman attending college in Canada has returned home for Christmas with the remains of American Indian that were kept at a museum for more than 100 years.
The Morning Sun in Mount Pleasant says the remains along with other items will be repatriated Monday by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe in central Michigan's Isabella County. It's not known how the remains ended up at the Museum of Vancouver in British Columbia, although officials say there was much "random collecting" in the early 20th century.
The remains were transported by Emily Birky of Glenn, Mich., who is pursuing a doctorate at the University of British Columbia. She believes the remains were removed from a mound near the Cass River, south of Saginaw, around 1905.
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