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Detail of Plateau Bag (NMNH catalog no. E204234)
Executive Summary
Non-Skeletal Human Remains Requested by the Family of Mr. Jim Keki (Swanson Harbor Jim), Hoonah, Alaska in the NMNH
Region: Alaska
Associated Cultures: Tlingit, Sealaska Regional Corporation

1998
This report summarizes the documentation pertaining to the partial remains of Mr. Jim Keki in the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH). Mr. Keki died in the U.S. Government Hospital in Juneau, Alaska on January 4, 1928. The remains were located through a review of the Anthropology Department's collection of non-skeletal human remains. Upon learning that the remains were present in the museum's collections, the family of Mr. Keki requested repatriation.

Archival information confirmed that these remains were that of Mr. Jim Keki. Repatriation Office recommended that the remains be released to the descendants of Mr. Keki. These remains were deaccessioned for repatriation on April 12, 1999.

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