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Archaeology’s Poisonous Past: Many Native Artifacts Are Coated With Toxins—Leaving Them Off-Limits to Most People

Between the Trinity Alps and Humboldt County’s coastal range, the Trinity River has carved a narrow, verdant valley in Northern California, where the Hoopa people have lived for thousands of years. Here, redwoods mingle with oaks, ancient traditions co-exist with modern amenities, and the reservation’s small Hoopa Tribal Museum holds hundreds of treasures, from obsidian […]