After conversation with George Garvin last week, Iâ€™d like to start making plans for reburial of the 138 individuals and 32 associated funerary objects in the attached Notice. As you know, the Ho-Chunk Nation has taken the lead in submitting a claim; I also received letters in support of this from the Otoe-Missouria, the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and the Three Affiliated Tribes.Â Iâ€™ve been given the go ahead by George to start making arrangements, but do want to be as inclusive as possible. Given their distribution and keeping with reburying as close as possible to original burial locations, it seems that we could conduct reburials at each of our four state-owned cemeteries. So at this time Iâ€™d like to arrange a meeting to begin planning
As a starting point, I propose that we meet on November 12, after the OSAâ€™s Advisory Committee meeting, at 1pm, as there will be several of our Indian Advisory Council members here at the OSA, and we can also set up a conference call for others to call in. Please let me know if youâ€™d like to participate, but the date and/or time donâ€™t work for you.
Lara K. Noldner, PhD
Office of the State Archaeologist
University of Iowa
700 S Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA