The long road to a final resting place

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The long road to a final resting place

Tribal officials lead efforts for reburial standards
Many Native American cultural items discovered during excavations such as this one, performed in 2005 in the Ridges Basin area, fall under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The act mandates certain identification, consultation and reburial procedures for Native American remains, but lack of lands available for reburial has become an obstacle for tribes across the nation.
Anthropology professor Dawn Mulhern analyzed the Fort Lewis College collection of items to determine cultural affiliation. Now, she is working to transfer those items to tribes.
House Jr.

The long road to a final resting place

Many Native American cultural items discovered during excavations such as this one, performed in 2005 in the Ridges Basin area, fall under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The act mandates certain identification, consultation and reburial procedures for Native American remains, but lack of lands available for reburial has become an obstacle for tribes across the nation.
Anthropology professor Dawn Mulhern analyzed the Fort Lewis College collection of items to determine cultural affiliation. Now, she is working to transfer those items to tribes.
House Jr.
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