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American Indian Yaqui warriors laid to rest

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More than a century after they were sent to the American Museum of Natural History, the 12 skulls and blood-spattered bones of the Yaqui Indians of northern Mexico have finally been buried in a tribal ceremony in Vicam, a traditional Yaqui village in Sonora state. The burial was the culmination of an unpredecented effort by tribes in both Mexico and the US to seek recognition and justice from their respective governments over a 1902 massacre in which Mexican troops killed about 150 Yaqui men, women and children.

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