BARRE, Mass. (AP) — A two hour ceremony was held in Massachusetts on Saturday to mark the symbolic return of about 150 items considered sacred by the Sioux peoples that had been stored at a small Massachusetts museum for more than a century.
The ceremony included representatives of the Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes.
The artifacts will be officially handed over during a private ceremony.
The items include weapons, pipes, moccasins and clothing.
Several of the items are thought to have a direct link to the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota.
The items had been held by the Founders Museum in Barre, Massachusetts.