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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Bones of Contention -- Bay Area Indian Gravesites Web Extra

Posted By on Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 6:00 AM

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Stick a shovel in the ground and you're bound to hit some dead Indians this Thanksgiving. Indians liked the land we took away from them for the same reason we like it. The Bay, temperate weather, ample food and transport.

Our super-huge in-depth story "Bones of Contention" investigates an obscure state law that gives certain Native Americans considerable leverage over what happens to skeletal remains unearthed at construction sites. As a web extra, we present some important links:

A map of the Bay Area's Top 5 Notable Indian Burial Sites.

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New Bay's pictures of the Yerba Buena indian burial site.

Link to 'Shellmound' -- a 2005 documentary on Emeryville indian skeletons under Victoria's Secret.

The Wiki on the E-Ville shellmound.

The Muwekma Ohlone web site.

Ohlone history.

Prior SFWeekly coverage of the Ohlone.

The Ohlone wiki.

The California Native American Heritage Commission.

Andrew Galvan's web site.

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