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Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota

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Tribe members buried remains of 91 American Indians in a traditional ceremony this spring. The remains, 11 of which are Dakota in origin, were retrieved from the University of Denver Museum. Museum officials called the tribe because the remains were found in areas where the Dakota Indians traveled, said Councilman Raymond Redwing. Tribal members were able to identify some of the burial artifacts, including a pipestone pipe. Redwing and others brought the remains home in mid-May for reburial in a cemetery northeast of Flandreau. In March, tribal official Sam Allen and Redwing went to the museum to identify remains and burial artifacts for repatriation.

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