MARQUETTE, Iowa - The resurfacing last summer of a box of human bone fragments has prompted a federal investigation into the mishandling of Native American remains at Effigy Mounds National Monument.

“We would hope that the powers that be do something. All we want is justice and to take care of the remains of our ancestors,” said Johnathan Buffalo, historic preservation director for the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, also known as the Meskwaki Nation.