The Courier News

By The Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK U.S. Sen. John Boozman has introduced an amendment that would lead to the burial of human skull traced back to the Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857.

Boozman introduced the amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2017 in an effort to help an Arkansas-based group, Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants, claim the remains and bury them in Utah.

About 120 people trekking from Arkansas to California in September 1857 were attacked by American Indians and Mormon settlers, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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