Swiss American Historical Society Review
Cemetery, Indian, Skeleton
In 1971, an Iowa road crew accidentally unearthed an unmarked
cemetery. There were twenty-eight skeletons. Twenty-seven belonged to
whites, and state money quickly paid for their reburial. The other, a young
female Indian was packed in a box and shipped off to the University of
Iowa and the state archeologist. A local Indian by the name Running
Moccasins learned of the Incident and demanded that the woman's bones
be returned for proper burial.
Bieder, Robert E.
"The Return Of The Ancestors,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 55:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol55/iss3/4