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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 17: Preservation of ancient burial places

Section 17. A town shall not alienate or appropriate to any other use than that of a burial ground, any tract of land which has been for more than one hundred years used as a burial place; and no portion of such burial ground shall be taken for public use without special authority from the general court. ''Burial place'', as referred to in this section, shall include unmarked burial grounds known or suspected to contain the remains of one or more American Indian.