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The village of Igiugig performed a traditional Yupik blessing dance following the reburial of 24 ancestors. Avery Lill/KDLG hide caption

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After 87 Years At The Smithsonian, Bones Of Alaska Natives Returned And Reburied

About half of the village of Igiugig welcomed the return of 24 men, women and children for burial in their land. It took about two years for the repatriation of the remains to be approved.

The village of Igiugig performed a traditional Yupik blessing dance following the reburial of 24 ancestors. Avery Lill/KDLG hide caption

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After 87 Years At The Smithsonian, Bones Of Alaska Natives Returned And Reburied

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