Monthly Archives: December 2015

A “Getting-Arrested Guy”

While The Repatriation Files takes a few weeks off from archival stories, I thought I’d post some interesting news items from Indian Country. Today’s subject—the award of a Presidential Medal of Freedom to the late Billy Frank, Jr. A member … Continue reading

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The Daughter of Dawn: Restoration as Repatriation

Between Christmas and the new year, millions of Americans go to the movies. It’s the season for family films, comedy romances, and Oscar hopefuls. In the weeks leading up to the holiday, however, most of us are running late, snowed … Continue reading

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“Taken From a Dead Indian”

As the case of Kennewick Man demonstrates, even those instances in which NAGPRA ought to be able to remedy a blatant case of repatriation gone wrong, sometimes it can’t. This is even more true for the provision in the law … Continue reading

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