A century after deaths, Native American kids to return home

A century after deaths, Native American kids to return home
This photo taken June 13, 2018, shows the cemetery at the Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pa. The U.S. Army Military Cemeteries group is disinterring four American Indian students who attended the Carlisle Indian School. They are among more than 180 children from 50 different tribes buried at the Carlisle Barracks. (Sean Simmers /The Patriot-News via AP)

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of four Native American children who died over 100 years ago at the government-run Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being disinterred so they can return home.

The U.S. Army started the process Thursday at the cemetery at what currently houses the U.S. Army War College. The exhumations are expected to wrap up in early July.

The Army is exhuming the remains of 10-year-old Little Plume, of the Northern Arapaho; George Ell, of the Blackfeet Nation; Herbert Little Hawk, of the Oglala Sioux; and Her Pipe Woman, also known as Dora Brave Bull, of the Standing Rock Sioux. Family members of the children requested their remains.

The first children were disinterred last year, and the remains of two teen boys were returned to the Northern Arapaho tribe.