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Agency returning tribal artifacts

U.S. grant aids effort in Arkansas, but process painstaking

By Jaime Adame

This article was published June 11, 2017 at 3:43 a.m.

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Carrie Wilson, a representative of the Quapaw tribe, speaks Wednesday at the Arkansas Archeological Survey in Fayetteville about a collection of funerary pottery from around the year 1200. The survey has returned items recovered from sites in Arkansas to several tribes, including the Quapaw.

FAYETTEVILLE -- After being unearthed decades ago in various archaeological digs around the state, hundreds of bowls and other objects have been returned in recent months to American Indian tribes by the Arkansas Archeological Survey, said Sarah Shepard, a research assistant with the survey.

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