Native american graves protection and repatriation act

Keith Kintigh

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1 Scopus citations


The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a U.S. law that specifies the conditions under which Native American human remains and certain classes of cultural items are subject to repatriation. The law covers human remains and items in the collections of US museums or federal agencies and also the remains of items that are recently discovered on federal or Indian land. The law remains controversial because it represents a compromise of Native American, scientific, and museum interests with respect to the disposition of these human remains or objects. © 2008

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Archaeology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780123739629
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Cultural affiliation
  • Kennewick man
  • Repatriation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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