Klamath Tribes aid investigation into stolen artifacts in Oregon

Some of the artifacts seized in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photo from Oregon State Police

The Oregon State Police seized dozens of tribal artifacts that were apparently destined for sale on the black market.

The Klamath Tribes helped authorities with the seven-month investigation. The items were take from graves and from other archaeological sites that were exposed by a prolonged drought in the Klamath Basin.

"Oregon Law says a person may not remove any archaeological object located on public or private lands unless that activity is authorized by permit," the police said in a press release.

Some of the artifacts are believed to be at least 5,000 years old.

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Oregon State Police seize Native American artifacts and burial goods in Klamath Falls (The Oregonian 2/24)
Oregon Police Seize Native American Relics Headed for Black Market (AP 2/24)

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