|Longest Walk 2013 near Fallon, Nevada. Photo by Western Shoshone Bad Bear Sampson.|
The Department of Defense harbors thousands of Native Remains, including four Native Americans at the Navy's Fallon bombing range. Native Hawaiians struggle for the return of their ancestors, while new information exposes grave robbers and Native remains held at military bases.
By Brenda Norrell
Translated to French by Christine Prat
Part II: Napalm Burn Pit
The Defense Department has the remains of four Native Americans taken from the land of the Naval Airbase in Fallon, Nevada. It is the military base that was expanded by Congress and President Biden in the defense spending bill for 2023.
It is the expansion that Paiute Journalist Myron Dewey died trying to halt. On the day before his death, Dewey live-streamed at the bombing range, warning of the continued genocide from the Navy Seals bombing on sacred land. At the same time, the Nevada Congressional delegation pushed for expansion.