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5:06 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Ceremony at Wickliffe Mounds Completes Reburial Process for Native American Remains

Chickasaw Dancers at a public ceremony at Wickliffe Mounds
Shelly Baskin WKMS News

Hundreds of people gathered in Wickliffe Kentucky today for a public ceremony to mark the end of a long battle by Native Americans to have their ancestors’ remains reburied in accordance with tribal traditions. The remains were removed from the Wickliffe Native American Burial Mounds by archeologists several decades ago, and at one point were even displayed to the public. Chickasaw Nation Lieutenant Governor Jefferson Keel says the display was disrespectful. He says,

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3:36 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Wickliffe Mounds Reburial Postponed

Wickliffe Mounds
Wikimedia Commons

A public ceremony to acknowledge the reburial of excavated remains from the Wickliffe burial mound in Ballard County has been postponed.

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