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    The remains of the Kennewick man

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    Once you have read the article, visit the PBS website about Kennewick man, focusing on the scientists' claims (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/first/claim.html) and on the processes used to reconstruct a very lifelike model of Kennewick Man (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/first/kennewick.html). Then, do some research of your own into this conflict, as well as other science-culture disputes you think are relevant.

    Science vs. culture
    During this week's discussion, you should take a side in this controversy. You should make a post that very clearly outlines your opinion on the case: Who you think deserves ownership of the remains and why, what should be done with these remains, and what sacrifices will be made when your own solution is implemented?

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    The remains of the Kennewick man became the focus of debates about the relationship between Native American religious rights archaeology and other interested stake holders. Five native American groups (the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Yakama, Wanapum and Colville) claimed the remains as theirs, to be buried according to Native American custom. Only the Umatilla tribe continued further court proceedings. In 2004 the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a cultural link between the tribes and the skeleton was not met enabling the continuation ...

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    This solution offers an opinion on the controversy surrounding the remains of the Kennewick man on found on federal lands affiliated with Native American tribes.