The Ancient One Takes Another Step Towards Home


The return of the Ancient One to his home is nearer.

Federal legislation first introduced in 2015 ordering the repatriation of the Ancient One, or Kennewick Man, was approved on September 15 by the U.S. Senate as part of another bill.

The legislation now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives. If approved, SB 2848will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “transfer the human remains known as Kennewick Man or the Ancient One to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation,” on the condition that Washington state repatriate the remains to the Ancient One’s relatives: the Colville Tribes, Nez Perce Tribe, Umatilla Tribes, Yakama Nation, and Wanapum Tribe.



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