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The FBI raided a 91-year-old missionary's home and found thousands of stolen Native American bones


February 28, 2019

By all accounts, the amateur museum that Donald C. Miller ran out of his home in the cornfields of central Indiana wasn’t exactly a secret. Newspaper reporters, Boy Scout troops and residents of the rural farming community of Waldron, Ind., were all invited to drop in and look around in his basement, where glass cases covered most of the walls. Tens of thousands of rare cultural artifacts were on display — including pre-Columbian pottery, Ming Dynasty jade, an Egyptian sarcophagus and a dugout canoe that had traveled down the Amazon River. And the eccentric nonagenarian collector was part of the attraction.

“I mean this man, he’s an amazing piece of history,” Amy Mohr, a friend of Miller’s from church, told the Indianapolis Star in 2014. “He’s an artifact himself.”


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