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Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington

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Remains of two S'Klallam tribal ancestors have been laid to rest. Fifty members of the Elwha, Jamestown and Port Gamble S'Klallam tribes attended a ceremony to bury the skulls at a tribal cemetery north of Kingston. The remains were reclaimed from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology. Gene Jones Sr., a Shaker minister, lined the grave with cedar branches before lowering the two boxes that contained the remains. "Their spirits have been wandering," Jones said during the Oct. 31 ceremony. "Bringing them back to a familiar setting is going to set their souls at rest." Earlier this month, other remains collected from Spokane were buried on Indian Island east of Port Townsend, said Marie Hebert, the tribe's cultural resources director. "I'm just happy the spirits are finally coming home," said Jamestown elder Harriette Hall-Adams. "We're trying to bring back our heritage, and this is a good way to start, by honoring our elders."