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Aug 1, 2018

Part 1 - Henry 'Opukaha'ia

Two young native men. 

Henry Opukaha'ia, a native of Hawaii, who died in Cornwall, CT in 1818. Albert Afraid of Hawk, a Lakota Sioux native who died in Danbury in 1900. 

Nick Bellantoni was the archaeologist tasked with helping return the remains of each of these men to their homes and families, more than a century after they had died. 

Hear him tell their strangely connected and deeply moving stories in this special two part Grating the Nutmeg episode based on Bellantoni's new Wesleyan Press book The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry 'Opukaha'ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk 


This podcast is sponsored by attorney Peter Bowman, holding distracted drivers accountable for their actions. Find out more at And Connecticut Humanities, copublisher of Connecticut Explored.