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LETHBRIDGE: A sacred Blackfoot artifact that was stolen earlier this week has been returned.

Staff at the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre noticed the site's Medicine Stone was taken sometime between 3 p.m. Wednesday and noon Thursday. 

They've now reported to the Lethbridge Regional Police Service that someone saw a backhoe returning the stone Friday night at about 8:30 p.m.

There were no markings or description of the vehicle noted.

The stone, which has spiritual significance to the Blood Tribe, is said to weigh from 600 to 1,000 lbs.

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Photo courtesy of the Frot Whoop Up Interpretive Centre: Executive Director Doran Degenstein, and Shirley Crowshoe, a site host at the Fort, examine the returned stone.



Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 4/23/2014 7:39:18 AM
Source: Marion Warnica, Country 95 News
 
 
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