Harvard University’s Peabody Museum intends to return to tribal officials and communities hundreds of Native American hair clippings that have been in the museum’s collections for decades.

The hair clippings were taken from about 700 Native American children who attended federally funded boarding schools that spread across the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century. Six hair samples were taken from children at the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial School in Nebraska.

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