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Posts Tagged ‘repatriation’

Bullet The Blue Sky–Again: Immigration, Contagion & the Lost Land (Religion in American History)

An interesting history-related post from Religion in American History:

Arlene M. Sanchez-Walsh

See across the field 
See the sky ripped open 
See the rain comin' through the gapin' wound
Howlin' the women and children

Who run into the arms
of America

"Bullet the Blue Sky," by U2 from The Joshua Tree, 1987

I came of political age in the 1980s, attended my first political rally against the Reagan Administration's policies in Central America, wrote op-ed's for the late great L.A. Herald, and even supported the Sandinista government in Nicaragua with my modest college-age wages.  With the stories of the Central American children crossing the border and being met ...

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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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