ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Museum of Natural History in New York has completed an inventory of its holdings and found the remains of over 100 Natives from the Barrow area.
The remains were collected by Vilhjalmur Stefansson during a 1912 expedition. Records indicate the museum holds the remains of 122 Natives from Barrow in its collection.
Museum spokeswoman Ann Canty said a repatriation claim to the remains has not been made yet, but notice of the findings has been sent to the Native village of Barrow.
Repatriation can begin if no one else comes forward to claim the remains. A notice was posted in the Federal Register.
The inventory was required under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
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