Accomplishing NAGPRA: Perspectives on the Intent, Impact, by Sangita Chari, Jaime M. N. Lavallee

By Sangita Chari, Jaime M. N. Lavallee

Accomplishing NAGPRA finds the day by day truth of imposing the local American Graves safety and Repatriation Act. the varied members to this well timed quantity replicate the viewpoints of tribes, museums, federal enterprises, lawyers, lecturers, and others invested within the landmark act.

NAGPRA calls for museums and federal enterprises to come back asked local American cultural goods to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and local Hawai’ian organizations.  because the 1990 passage of the act, museums and federal enterprises have made multiple million cultural items—and the continues to be of approximately 40 thousand local Americans—available for repatriation.

Drawing on case reports, own reflections, old records, and facts, the amount examines NAGPRA and its grassroots, useful program during the United States.? Accomplishing NAGPRA will entice pros and lecturers with an curiosity in cultural source administration, Indian and human rights legislation, Indigenous experiences, social justice pursuits, and public policy.

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Norton & Company,1981); Orlan J. Svingen, History of the Expropriation of Pawnee Indian Graves in the Control of the Nebraska State Historical Society (Boulder, CO: Native American Rights Fund, 1989); James T. Riding In, “Report Verifying the Identity of Six Pawnee Scout Crania at the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Health and Medicine” (1990), reprinted in Senate Hearing on S. 1021 & S. 1980, Cole, Captured Heritage: The Scramble for Northwest Coast Artifacts, 211–229. THE CASE FOR NAGPRA 47 22 Senate Hearing on S.

3, 1989) (Statement of Senator John McCain). 53 136 Cong. Rec. , Oct. 22, 1990) (Statements of Representative Ben Nighthorse Campbell and Representative John J. Rhodes III); 136 Cong. Rec. , Oct. 26, 1990) (statements of Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka). 54 S. Rep. No. 473, 101st Cong. 2d. Sess. (1990) (hereinafter Senate Report 101-473), 2–3. The House Report pertaining to NAGPRA noted further that the “majority [of the Panel] believed that ‘Respect for Native human rights is the paramount principle that should govern resolution of the issue when a claim is made .

54 S. Rep. No. 473, 101st Cong. 2d. Sess. (1990) (hereinafter Senate Report 101-473), 2–3. The House Report pertaining to NAGPRA noted further that the “majority [of the Panel] believed that ‘Respect for Native human rights is the paramount principle that should govern resolution of the issue when a claim is made . R. Rep. No. , 2d Sess. (1990) (hereinafter House Report 101-877), 10–11. 55 136 Cong. Rec. , Oct. 26, 1990) (Statement of Senator John McCain, one of the sponsors of NAGPRA in the Senate); See also 136 Cong.

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