Principal Investigators: S. Homes Hogue, Cailin Murray, and Christine Thompson

Project Summary

This project was the physical transfer and repatriation of human remains and possible associated funerary objects from Tolu, Crittenden County, KY that were in the possession of Ball State University’s Department of Anthropology.  Physical transfer and repatriation took place on October 6, 2014.  This was a joint repatriation with four tribes with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians taking the lead.  Other tribes consulted and agreeing to this repatriation were the Cherokee Nation, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.  These Tolu, KY materials were listed in the NAGPRA Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Inventory Database as ID: Accession #75F (Last Updated 01-02-05). The collection that was repatriated consisted of human remains representing at least three individuals and 392 possible associated funerary objects.