Ancestral remains returned to tribe

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The Onondaga Indian Nation will bury the ancestral remains of 180 individuals next month, ending a long-standing dispute with the New York State Museum. The so-called Engelbert site remains were discovered in 1967 in Nichols, Tioga County, during construction of the Southern Tier Expressway and date to between 1000 and 1550. Many of the remains are just single bones, but in some instances there are nearly complete skeletons.