A curator for the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Doug Owsley painstakingly rebuilds skeletons, helping to identify them and determine their cause of death. He has worked on several notorious cases from mass graves uncovered in Croatia to the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and has examined historic skeletons tens of thousands of years old. But the discovery of Kennewick Man, a 9,600-year-old human skeleton found along the banks of Washington's Columbia River, was a find that would turn Owsley's life upside down.
Days before Owsley was scheduled to study the skeleton, the government seized it to bury Kennewick Man's bones on the land of the Native American tribes who claimed him. Along with other leading scientists, Owsley sued the U.S. government over custody. Concerned that knowledge about our past and our history would be lost forever if the bones were reburied, Owsley fought a legal and political battle for six years, putting everything at risk, jeopardizing his career and his reputation.
About the Author
Jeff Benedict conducted the first national study on sexual assault and athletes. He has published three books on athletes and crime, including a blistering exposé on the NFL, Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL, and Public Heroes, Private Felons: Athletes and Crimes Against Women. He is a lawyer and an investigative journalist who has written five books.
Table of Contents
|4||Going to Guatemala||35|
|5||Outsmarting the Devil||41|
|6||Into the Crypt||53|
|8||Remains of the Day||71|
|10||Evil is Real||81|
|11||Unwrapping a Mummy||83|
|12||Somebody Else is Here||91|
|14||Airfare for a Skeleton||103|
|16||Rush to Repatriate||115|
|17||We Know How Time Began||121|
|20||Eight Men Out||145|
|22||Where Did You Get These Africans?||155|
|23||Turning the Lights on||159|
|24||Stand and Fight||169|
|36||White House Involvement||255|
|37||What You See Here Stays Here||263|
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