A photo of some of the remains found along the North Sulphur River, that were determined to be
those of a Native American (Provided by the Delta County Sheriff's Department).
Bones Found at Delta County Site
Determined to be Native American Remains
by: Bobby McDonald
From Delta County Sheriff's Department
The human bones discovered by two arrowhead hunters, on the North Sulphur River, near the Lake Creek Community in Delta County, have been determined to be those of a Native American, by the Delta County Sheriff's Department. Jim Lewman, Chief Investigative Officer for Delta County, confirmed that he had taken the remains to the Anthropology Department of the University of North Texas, where the bones were inspected and it was determined that they were those of a Native American. Because of the location of the bones and the surrounding area, it had been suspected that it was not something of a more recent nature, but the inspection proved the initial finding.
The human bones were discovered by two men, Royce Reed and Mike Turner, seeking Indian artifacts, along the river, last week, and they notified the proper authorities of their discovery.
The Native American bones were found at a site along the North Sulphur River, in Delta County.
"We're waiting for a visit from the Caddo Nation to have the remains properly interred," expressed Lewman, in a Friday interview. "There are procedures that we must follow, under the Native American Grave Restoration Act, that properly takes care of Native American remains, in this area. We want to treat this just like it was one of our own relatives, whose grave had been disturbed!"
Of course, a number of Native American burial sites are located throughout Northeast Texas.