HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Seminole tribe is upset over the removal of remains from an ancient Native American burial ground to make way for the Everglades restoration project.

Both the Seminole and Miccosukee tribes agreed to have archeologists remove and carefully re-inter the bones. But it wasn't until two years later that they learned how many were at the site.

The partial remains of 56 men, women and children were removed from the burial ground – an amount significant enough to make it eligible for listing on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Seminole tribe is upset and wants all 901 bones and 245 teeth returned to the original site.

Archeologists say they don't know exactly where the remains were reburied.

Construction near the burial sites has been stopped.


Information from: The Palm Beach Post, http://www.pbpost.com