300-year-old bones given to Indian tribes

October 9, 2012 

Human bones found sticking out of an eroding Columbia River riverbank at Richland were more than 300 years old and have been turned over to tribal authorities.

The Tri-City Herald reported that no information on the discovery last July was released until a joint meeting Thursday between the Richland City Council and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

A tribal official, Armand Minthorn, said more individuals are likely buried at the site.

The Associated Press

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