Utah tribes seek inclusion in future of major site

Tribes in Utah say the state and federal governments need to do a better job at keeping them involved in plans for a major archaeological site.

Using $2.5 million in federal funds, the state bought the Range Creek ranch containing thousands of previously undisclosed and undisturbed sites. But no tribes were told even after the media was given tours of the area.

The Bureau of Land Management has since notified 14 tribes of remains exposed at the ranch. But tribes say they want more information about other remains and artifacts and they want to be involved in the management plan the state already completed last Friday.

Get the Story:
Tribes want to be kept in the loop on artifacts (The Salt Lake Tribune 8/14)
Feds notify Indian tribes of discovery of ancient human remains (AP 8/16)

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