The Seattle Times: "PORTLAND — Scientists can study the 9,300-year-old remains of the Kennewick Man, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld a decision in August by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Jelderks in Portland that the remains can be studied.
The Nez Perce, Umatilla, Colville and Yakama wanted the bones, found on the north bank of the Columbia River in 1996 by teenagers, to be turned over to them for burial.
The three-judge panel found that the remains do not fall under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and can be studied under the Archaeological Resources Protection Act."