Mott Community College returns Native American remains unknowingly stored in artifacts room

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FLINT, Michigan — For four decades, they sat in wooden, glass-top cases on a shelf waiting to be found.

Forty-four years later, the ancestral remains of a Native American child and adult unknowingly stored at Mott Community College have finally been laid to rest.

MCC recently returned the skeletal remains found in a science collections room to their closest relations, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, who buried them in November.

“They weren’t honoring the memories that may be attached to them just lying in a display case,” said Michael Simon, manager of the college’s president’s office and Board of Trustees.


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