Who’s buried in St. Augustine graves marked ‘Six Unknown Indians”?

Published on February 21, 2023 at 11:43 am

Amy Larner Giroux has been drawn to the mysteries of cemeteries since she was 16 when she would go to graves with a box of matches to light her way, writing down the names of the dead and putting them in a coffee can. Later as a genealogist and academic researcher, she learned there’s a lot of knowledge to be gained in cemeteries.

But also many questions.

Giroux’s recent project has been particularly meaningful: She has been researching burial sites in St. Augustine National Cemetery where there are two separate graves, each with a headstone inscribed “Six Unknown Indians.”

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