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Accomplishing NAGPRA
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Accomplishing NAGPRA reveals the day-to-day reality of implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The diverse contributors to this timely volume reflect the viewpoints of tribes, museums, federal agencies, attorneys, academics, and others invested in the landmark act.

NAGPRA requires museums and federal agencies to return requested Native American cultural items to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawai’ian organizations.  Since the 1990 passage of the act, museums and federal agencies have made more than one million cultural items—and the remains of nearly forty thousand Native Americans—available for repatriation.

Drawing on case studies, personal reflections, historical documents, and statistics, the volume examines NAGPRA and its grassroots, practical application throughout the United States.
Accomplishing NAGPRA will appeal to professionals and academics with an interest in cultural resource management, Indian and human rights law, Indigenous studies, social justice movements, and public policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. Sangita Chari & Jaime Lavallee
  3. pp. 7-18
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  1. 1. The Case for NAGPRA
  2. Jack F. Trope
  3. pp. 19-54
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  1. 2. "The Secretary Shall": Actual and Apparent Delegation of NAGPRA's Implementation Responsibilities
  2. C. Timothy McKeown
  3. pp. 55-82
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  1. 3. Finding Our Way Home
  2. Eric Hemenway
  3. pp. 83-98
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  1. 4. A Call for Healing from the Tragedy of NAGPRA in Hawaii
  2. E. Sunny Greer
  3. pp. 99-114
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  1. 5. Amending Wonder: Museums and Twenty Years of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  2. Patricia Capone
  3. pp. 115-134
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  1. 6. Federal Agency Perspective
  2. C. Timothy McKeown, Emily Palus, Jennifer Riordan, & Richard Waldbauer
  3. pp. 135-162
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  1. 7. NAGPRA's Impact on Non-Federally Recognized Tribes
  2. Angela Neller, Ramona Peters, & Brice Obermeyer
  3. pp. 163-196
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  1. 8. Implementing NAGPRA at History Colorado: Applying Cultural Property Legacy Collections and Forging Tribal Partnerships
  2. Bridget Ambler & Sheila Goff
  3. pp. 197-222
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  1. 9. Moving Forward from the Last Twenty Years: Finding a New Balance
  2. Shannon Keller O'Loughlin
  3. pp. 223-238
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  1. 10. Navigating a Colonial Quagmire: Affirming Native Lives in the Struggle to Define Our Dead
  2. Clayton W. Dumont Jr.
  3. pp. 239-264
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  1. 11. The Impact of NAGPRA on Communities
  2. Jan I. Bernstein
  3. pp. 265-284
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 285-296
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