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Indians pray over Kennewick Man bones

SEATTLE, Wash. -  Seven Indians visited the Burke Museum at the University of Washington in Seattle to pray over the bones of Kennewick Man.

A museum official says the boxes in which the bones are stored were not opened and the tribal members were not allowed to burn cedar bows during the ceremony.

The members of the Wanapum Band and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are among those who believe the 93-hundred-year-old bones were an ancestor. The Indians were blocked from burying the bones when courts ruled that they can be studied by scientists.

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