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Repatriation taking hold around the world (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

Federal laws in 1989 and 1990 require all federal agencies and museums that receive federal funding to inventory the human remains, burial remains, and items of cultural patrimony that they possess, and to notify Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations about these items. 20 U.S.C. 80q; 25 U.S.C. 3000-3013. The goal behind these laws is to return such items to the proper Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and native individuals.

Similarly, Yale University recently returned items to Peru that were taken by Yale researchers from Machu Picchu in the early 1900s.

Also, on March 10, it was reported that the ...

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