Last Friday, over 20 years after his initial discovery, dozens of boxes holding the Kennewick Man’s remains were retrieved by nearly 30 members of the Yakama, Umatilla, Nez Perce, Colville and Wanapum tribes. The following morning, over 200 members of the same tribes gave him a proper burial in a secret location in the Columbia Basin.
Indeed, long overdue. But as I've mentioned before, how do you set an ancestor back on the road to the afterlife, after it has been disrupted? This is not a small matter for indigenous peoples.