FBI investigates attempted sale of Indian 'scalps'
The FBI is investigating the attempted sale of "Maine Indian scalps" on Craigslist, The Portland Press Herald reports.

A person named "Whitely Bradford" offered to sell six scalps and other artifacts to "white people only." The post was taken down but not before the Penobscot Nation sent it to federal authorities.

"To have parts of dead Native people and to be selling them, this obviously is not acceptable," Chief Kirk Francis told the paper.

The FBI doesn't know whether the post was legitimate. But based on details the seller offered about the artifacts, the investigation will proceed.

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Scalps online (The Portland Press Herald 9/3)