Legacy of an American Indian Civil Rights Law

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April 25, 2015, 7:00 PM CT

Presented by Brice Obermeyer

Many museums across the United States have human remains, funeral objects, and the sacred items of American Indians in their collections. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) legally guaranteed American Indian tribes the right to reclaim these items in an effort to restore the humanity of these individuals. When the law took effect in 1990, museum staff, board members, and volunteers feared conflict and a loss of valuable historical artifacts. However, increased collaboration between museums and Indian tribes has been sparked by NAGPRA, which is now appropriately viewed as American Indian Civil Rights legislation.

Park City Public Library
2107 E. 61st St N
Park City, KS 67219
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Linda Holsey
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