MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Human remains and funeral objects found in southwest Oregon more than 60 years ago are expected to be delivered to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.
The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/xG1uas ) that a local miner gave the items, including 10 human teeth, to the Southern Oregon Historical Society in 1952. The items were uncovered near Little Applegate River in Jackson County on land once occupied by tribal ancestors.
The society says it will give the items to the Grand Ronde tribes if no other tribe steps forward to make a claim by Sept. 24.
Following a lengthy study, the society concluded the teeth and items had no affiliation to modern-day tribes but should be given to the Grand Ronde because they were found on the tribes' ancestral lands.
Information from: Mail Tribune, http://www.mailtribune.com/