That land formerly belonged to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and would have been visited by members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation: the Wanapum Band, the Yakama Nation, and the Nez Perce.“Obviously we are hearing an acknowledgment from the Corps of what we have been saying for 20 years,” said Jo De Goudy, chairman of the Yakama Nation.
Affirmation of cultural ties isn’t expected before February, The Christian Science Monitor reported, adding that Oregon's Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation will file a joint claim to speed repatriation.
Scientists studying the skeleton learned that the Kennewick Man was 5-foot-7, weighed 163 pounds and died at age 40.
He ate mostly fish or marine mammals, but also hunted deer and antelope and was right-handed.
Dating between 8,400 and 8,690 years old, Kennewick Man is one of the oldest and most complete human skeletons found in North America, according to the Burke Museum’s website.
A clay facial reconstruction of Kennewick Man was carefully sculpted around the morphological features of his skull.
Sculpted bust of Kennewick Man by Studio EIS based on forensic facial reconstruction by sculptor Amanda Danning. have claimed the Kennewick Man as a relative and have been arguing since the 1996 discovery that the skeleton, which they refer to as “Ancient One” should be reburied, The Seattle Times reported.(Brittney Tatchell/Smithsonian Institution) The Kennewick Man, a 9,000-year-old skeleton, got one step closer to a requested tribal burial after the U. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that it is Native American. That request became more likely after DNA testing revealed genetic similarities between the Kennewick Man and Colville tribal members in Washington state.Students involved in hydroplane races discovered the skeleton washed out of a bank of the Columbia River on federal land.A woman from Kennewick ran into the back of a dump truck while trying to pass in a closed lane during construction on I-82. Elliott was rushed to a Toppenish hospital after she crashed her Dodge Stratus trying to pass a car according to reports... The Tri-Cities Airport will soon have designated a pet potty area.Due to a new airline rule, airports must have designated areas for pets to take care of business past the TSA screening point...Read More A 30 year old Sunnyside man has been arrested and faces charges for breaking into a house a raping a 17 year old girl.