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New Mexico

New Mexico

Covert Federal Effort Rescues Remains of Army Indian Wars Graves from Further Looting

Covert Federal Effort Rescues Remains of Army Indian Wars Graves from Further LootingMention grave robbers and many people think about Egypt's ancient desert tombs being looted. But mention grave robbers to two of the federal government's top archeologists in the West and they will tell you about the looting that took place in recent times at the almost forgotten military cemetery at New Mexico's Civil War-era Fort Craig.

The archeologists, Jeff Hanson and Mark Hungerford with the Bureau of Reclamation, spoke with OldWestNewWest.Com about a covert effort that began in 2007 to exhume as many bodies as they could find at the post cemetery after the agency was tipped off to looting that had taken place, possibly even as recent as a few years ago.
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