March 4th, 2019 Last Updated on: January 19th, 2022
In an article released by CBS News, we learn about a man from Indiana, Don Miller, who was known to be a collector of “artifacts.” All of these artifacts were in fact stolen from native graves and other places around the world, in violation of many laws. The FBI recently raided the home of the now deceased Don Miller and recovered the bones of nearly 500 native ancestors.
“This comes down to a basic human right,” said Holly Cusack-McVeigh, a professor of archaeology brought in by the FBI on the Miller case.
“We have to think about the context of: Who has been the target of grave robbing for centuries? Whose ancestors have been collected for hobby?” Cusack-McVeigh said. “And this comes down to racism. They aren't digging white graves.”
Experts determined the remains found at Miller's residence likely came from Native American tribes including the Arikara. In North Dakota, tribal official Pete Coffey is working with the FBI to bring them home.”
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