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.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.