Remains representing more than 600 Native American individuals sit in collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Research Laboratories of Archeology — the state’s oldest North Carolina-focused archeology center.
Those remains have not been made available for return to tribes, despite a federal law intended to facilitate the repatriation of Native ancestors and related funerary artifacts.
Laura Pellicer of member station WUNC reports.
This story was co-reported with Lilly Knoepp of Blue Ridge Public Radio.
This segment aired on September 19, 2023.