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Army to return more remains of Carlisle students to families

Jun 14, 2019

The caption on this artwork reads Academic Building, Indian School, Carlisle, PA. (Public Domain image from National Archives and Records Administration)

The remains of six students from the Carlisle Indian Industrial School will soon be returned to their families.

The children died more than 100 years ago at the school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The Task and Purpose reports that the U.S. Army was scheduled to begin the process of disinterment on Saturday, June 15.

The Carlisle Sentinel reported that the remains include members of the Oneida, Iowa and Modoc nations.

The disinterment project is the third of such undertaking of its kind from the Army. The remains of two children were returned in 2017. And three were returned in 2018.

According to an online database, the remains of at least 14 Alaska Native children are buried in the Carlisle Barracks Post Cemetery.