When the dust settles: A case study of the effects of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act on a National Park Service repository
AuthorDildine, James Lowell, 1951-
History, United States.
Political Science, Public Administration.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis is based on research conducted at the National Park Service (NPS) Western Archeological and Conservation Center (WACC) for the purpose of making determinations regarding funerary objects according to the guidelines required by the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA Public Law 101-601). The analysis is intended to show that only a nominal amount of artifacts stored at WACC are actually subject to NAGPRA guidelines regarding funerary objects and perhaps more importantly that the curation procedures and conditions surrounding the acquisition of these objects has negatively impacted their research value.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
American Indian Studies