From Boat Races to Kennewick Man to Ancient One comes home
Every end of July we host hydroplane races on the Columbia River. A big deal, lots of noise, lots of beer sold. In 1996 two young men were wading in the river and found a skull. Thus began the long journey of Kennewick Man (named after the town that hosts the races). Twenty years of studying, wrangling and trying to determine what to do with him. No more -
"The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground.
on Saturday, more than 200 members of five Columbia Plateau tribes and
bands gathered at an undisclosed location to lay the remains of the man
they call the Ancient One to rest, according to an announcement Sunday
by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation."