from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Staël, Madame de. In full Baronne Anne Louise Germaine Necker de Staël-Holstein. 1766-1817. French writer, literary patron, and critic who introduced romanticism to French literature in On Germany (1810).


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  • With archaeologists at hand, the bag containing the skull -- intact with hair and skin -- was retrieved, and law enforcement conducted a search of Brecheisen's by now mostly vacant home.

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  • Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Katherine McCulloch decided there wasn't enough evidence to bring a criminal case against family members who had dismantled the estate or others who had been in Brecheisen's home and seen "museum quality" artifacts -- and the mummified remains of a second Buffalo Soldier -- and never reported it to authorities.

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  • Authorities believe that Brecheisen's family sold off many Civil War and American Indian artifacts gathered from grave robbing at Fort Craig and other locations in New Mexico.



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