Work halted after discovery of remains at Chinook site

The state of Washington will work with the Chinook Nation after the discovery of remains at a Chinook village where Lewis and Clark camped two hundred years ago.

Work on the U.S. Highway 101 construction project was stopped immediately. At least three ancestors were discovered, The Longview Daily News reported.

The discovery marks the second time that work has been halted at a state construction site. Earlier this year, an historic Chinook village that was the largest at the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition was uncovered.

Get the Story:
Old human bones found near highway in Pacific County (AP 9/30)
Workers uncover human remains (The Longview Daily News 9/30)

Relevant Links:
Chinook Nation - http://www.chinooknation.org

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