Burial Ground to Remain Closed with Limited Access for Native Americans


Last updated 11/24/2018 at 4:50pm

ST. PAUL, Minn.-The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) has announced that it will keep the Grand Mound Historic Site closed to the general public, following the wishes of Native Americans whose ancestors are buried at the site. The site will be accessible to Native Americans for ceremonial and educational purposes.

"This site is foremost a burial ground with thousands of human remains still interred there," said Joe Horse Capture, director of Native American Initiatives at MNHS. "This decision honors Native ancestors and ensures respect for Native American culture and history."

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