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Home From Carlisle: Rosebud Sioux Youth Council Reclaims Their Ancestors


The youngest member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, two-year-old Kaison Chauncey, is carried by his mother Malorie Arrow during a transfer ceremony at the Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Penn. (Photo/Jenna Kunze)

CARLISLE, Pa. - With the cedar boxes of nine of her ancestors' remains behind her, 21-year-old Asia Black Bull addressed a crowd of roughly 60 visitors at the Carlisle Barracks' transfer ceremony Wednesday morning.

She explained that when members of the Rosebud Sioux Youth Council-also called the Sicangu Youth Council-arrived at the graveyard of the United States' first off-reservation Indian boarding school on Monday, it was raining as though their ancestors were crying out to them.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Office of Army Ceremonies completed its fourth-ever exhumation, returning the remains of nine Rosebud Sioux youth to their next of kin.


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