Tribe plans to retrieve remains of children from school

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RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — The Northern Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Office is planning to return the remains of deceased tribal members who attended a boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in the 1800s to Wyoming.

The Ranger of Riverton reports ( ) that the children were sent to boarding school in hopes of them returning to the tribe, but some died and were buried there.

The tribe has launched repatriation efforts in the past, but the children in particular are a point of contention. Tribal program Director Yufna Soldier Wolf says when students were sent to boarding school it was in hopes of eradicating the "Indian" part of them.

The group is planning to form a movement called the Internal Repatriation that works toward tribal preservation and protection.


Information from: The (Riverton, Wyo.) Ranger,

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