HistoryMiami Museum, the state’s largest history museum and archeological findings repository, is talking with the Seminole Tribe about returning the remains of 132 indigenous people, WLRN reports.
The remains are fragments of bones, seashells and pottery shards from sites around Florida. They are said to be from the Tequesta and Calusa – tribes long wiped out.
The inventory was revealed in an investigation by ProPublica recently, coming 30 years after Congress passed a law requiring museums, universities and federal institutions to return these artifacts back to their rightful owner. Museum officials said they were not sure who they would belong to.
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics