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Old map of the Battle of Lake George, 1755
Old map of the Battle of Lake George, 1755

Historians: French and Indian War soldier remains should be returned

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An investigation by the Associated Press has found that soldiers from the French and Indian War weren't buried properly in the village of Lake George.

(Correction: In the original version of this story, NCPR reported that AP and other news organizations broke this story, but the reporting was exclusively that of the Associated Press.)

A formal burial ceremony was held in 1993 and the soldiers' skeletons were removed from a public area visited by tourists.

But researchers now acknowledge that most of the human remains were later shipped to Arizona and Canada for study.

At least twelve soldiers from the conflict that broke out between England, France and Native American nations in the 1700s are still being studied by scientists.

According to the AP's report, republished in the Albany Times-Union, Glens Falls Post Star and other newspapers, some historians now say it's time for the remains to be returned to Lake George and buried.

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