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This Week In History News, Dec. 2 – 8

This Week In History News, Dec. 2 – 8

Half of Oklahoma may be returned to the Cherokee, archaeologists uncover two mummies in Egypt, murder map reveals the danger spots of medieval London.
Oklahoma Fears Collapse As Supreme Court Decides Whether To Return Half Its Land To The Cherokee

Oklahoma Fears Collapse As Supreme Court Decides Whether To Return Half Its Land To The Cherokee

How one murder case from 2004 could result in the most significant restoration of tribal jurisdiction over Native American land in U.S. history.
The Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Mass Murder Mormons Blamed On Native Americans

The Mountain Meadows Massacre: The Mass Murder Mormons Blamed On Native Americans

The Mountain Meadows Massacre of Sept. 11, 1857, has been hailed by historians as "the most hideous example of the human cost exacted by religious fanaticism in American history until 9/11."
Mystery Of 10,600-Year-Old ‘Spirit Cave Man,’ Earth’s Oldest Natural Mummy, Finally Solved

Mystery Of 10,600-Year-Old ‘Spirit Cave Man,’ Earth’s Oldest Natural Mummy, Finally Solved

Members of the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone tribe claimed cultural affiliation with the mummy and wished to give him a proper burial.
This 40,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Of A Cow Is The World’s Oldest Animal Drawing

This 40,000-Year-Old Cave Painting Of A Cow Is The World’s Oldest Animal Drawing

Some experts believe that the animal painting and others found in the cave are some of the earliest examples of the formation of human culture itself.
This Man Claimed To Be 137-Years-Old — Here’s What The Evidence Says

This Man Claimed To Be 137-Years-Old — Here’s What The Evidence Says

John Smith claimed to be 137, but ever since his death people have been trying to prove him wrong.