for the Public
There is a growing
awareness of the rights of Native American communities to regain
control of their cultural heritage, and of the role that the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act plays in that process.
The National NAGPRA program works with lineal descendants, Indian
tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, museums, and Federal agencies
to support NAGPRA implementation nation-wide.
Learn More About NAGPRA
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and its
implementing regulations contain many specialized terms and requirements,
and apply to United States museums and Federal agencies.
Asked Questions about NAGPRA.
Law and Regulations
includes current regulations, as well as legislative and regulatory
in NAGPRA implementation is offered regularly by National NAGPRA.
Glossary provides definitions for the specialized terms
used in NAGPRA.
NAGPRA reports are the official reports of National NAGPRA
documenting Native American human remains and cultural items eligible
for repatriation are published in the Federal Register by museums
and Federal agencies.
A variety of information related to NAGPRA and cultural resource
preservation is available.
Committee. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation
Review Committee facilitates the resolution of repatriation disputes
and considers requests for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable
human remains. National NAGPRA provides staff support to the Review
of Indian Reservations in the continental United States.
of Judicially Established Indian Lands based on decisions
of the Indian Claims Commission.
your State Historic Preservation Office
for information on identifying historic properties and
assessing the potential effects of undertakings on historic properties.
Repatriation is an overview of the issues and international
agreements relating to the return of cultural property to indigenous