Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act

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"The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (Public Law 101-601; 25 U.S.C. 3001-3013) describes the rights of Native American lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations with respect to the treatment, repatriation, and disposition of Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony, referred to collectively in the statute as cultural items, with which they can show a relationship of lineal descent or cultural affiliation."

This act requires federal agencies to document each item with a written report to complete the records. The act is meant to provide further Native American heritage protection and preservation.

https://www.nps.gov/archeology/tools/laws/nagpra.htm