Quapaw tribe continues repatriation efforts of cultural items

Many of these artifacts made their way back to the tribe because of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990.

NAGPRA gave Native American tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations a process for the return of human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and other cultural artifacts. As of September 2016, according to the National Park Service, the remains of more than 57,000 people have been returned to tribes that are the lineal descendants of those whose remains were collected, and millions of sacred and cultural artifacts have been returned.

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