Riverbank project uncovers American Indian remains

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Workers shoring up the riverbank at Moccasin Bend have uncovered human remains and an archaeologist at the Tennessee River project west of downtown Chattanooga has found an American Indian grave opened for apparent looting.

The chief park ranger for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park said the site is under guard and an investigation of possible grave looting at the Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District is under way.

Native American Indian Movement chief Carl "Two Feathers" Whitaker said he has been told that "remains were disturbed where they're working, and that they are not being protected and guarded."

Chief ranger Todd Roeder told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that a meeting will be held with representatives of tribes who signed a park stabilization work plan and memorandum of agreement.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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