Native American artefacts bring curse of suicides and FBI raids

16 Apr 2010 12:29 PM | Anonymous

Native American artefacts bring curse of suicides and FBI raids

Three deaths as residents of Blanding, Utah, face plunder charges over hobby of collecting and trading relics

Chris McGreal in Blanding, Utah guardian.co.uk, Thursday 15 April 2010

They were three young boys who nearly a lifetime ago spent their spare hours scavenging for the treasures that seemed to sprout from the desert all around their small, isolated Utah town.

Jim Redd often led the way in the hunt for centuries-old arrowheads and ancient pots littering the ground in Blanding and beyond. Then he would return to compare and swap his finds with his close friends, Austin Lyman and Winston Hurst.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/15/blanding-treasure-hunt-suicides-fbi

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