On I-84 between Mountain Home and Boise in Idaho. Photo: Ken Lund
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Tribes set to reclaim ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho



The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes are set to reclaim ancestral remains uncovered in Idaho, The Associated Press reports.

The remains of a young adult and a child were found in a badger hole in April 2017, the Elmore County Sheriff's Department said at the time. A follow-up post in July said the ancestors were dated sometime between the 1400s to 1600s.

The remains will be returned pursuant to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the AP said.

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