Tribes will have objects, human remains repatriated by Finland
Last updated 11/3/2019 at 3:29pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Twenty-six tribes will see the return of ancestral remains from Finland, where the items have been held in a museum after being taken from Colorado almost 130 years ago. Tribes include the Hopi, Navajo, Southern Ute Tribe, Mescalero Apache, tribes of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, and others.
The repatriation, announced Wednesday during Finnish President Sauli Niinistö's visit to the White House, follows years of cooperation between the tribes and the National Museum of Finland to identify the objects and link them to specific tribes.
They include more than 600 items of anc...