Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Allison M. Dussias New England School of Law, [email protected] Follow this and additional works at:https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/nlr This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Law, College of at [email protected] of Nebraska - Lincoln. It has been
Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act Course Description Understanding the law relating to obtaining tribal cultural items and other funerary objects, including, most importantly human remains of ancestors and other related objects is a very important aspect of protecting the general welfare of tribes and communities;
Archaeology NAGPRA The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act • Passed by Congress in 1990. • All human remains and ceremonial grave goods affected, especially as it relates to those found on federal lands and excavations covered by federal funds. • lineal descendants have rights to the remains of their ancestors (affects museums, collections, and all ongoing archaeology in the US)
Native American human remains and objects. The ownership or control of Native American cultural items which are excavated or discovered on Federal or tribal lands after the date of enactment of this Act [enacted Nov. 16, 1990] shall be (with priority given in the order listed)
3048, known as the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out below and Tables.