Yellowstone Skull Returned to Tribes
Yellowstone National Park – Officials in Yellowstone National Park say they're about to return to two Indian tribes a skull that was found back in the 1880s.
It's part of a federal effort over the past 15 years or so to identify American Indian artifacts and remains and return them to tribes.
The skull is the last set of remains at Yellowstone to be returned to tribes. The skull was found by a sheepherder in Montana and it changed hands a couple times before being donated to Yellowstone in 1930.
Park officials recently consulted with several tribes about the skull. Members of Montana's Salish and Kootenai tribes said their ancestors routinely camped in the area where the skull was found.
Yellowstone anthropologist Rosemary Sucec says that's enough evidence to turn the skull over to those tribes.