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Native American remains to be buried at cemetery

October 11, 2012 | AP  The remains of about 120 Native Americans that were housed at two museums are expected to be buried at a cemetery in mid-Michigan.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports (http://bit.ly/OqmqqF)  a ceremony is planned for midday Friday at the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe reservation near Mount Pleasant.

The burial is at the Nibokaan Ancestral Cemetery.
The Ziibiwing Cultural Society says the remains of about 120 people were at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology in Ann Arbor.

Those initially were found in the 1970s during a Lapeer
County construction project, and later were donated to the school and identified as being of Native Americans.

A set of remains found in 1901 and believed to be from one
person was at the Robert S. Peabody Museum in Andover, Mass. 

The museum says the site, known as the Fisher Site, dates to the Late Archaic Period, somewhere between 2250 B.C. and 850 B.C.

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