Battlefield and Burial Grounds examines the double standard of the treatment of grave sites, and the struggle of Native Americans to reclaim and rebury their dead often against the competing interests of archeologists and anthropologists.Blessing for a Long Time: The Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe.
Omaha oral narratives tell the story of the Sacred Pole (Umon'hon'ti, the Venerable Man). The Omaha relinquished the sacred Pole to Harvard's Peabody Museum in 1888 under pressure from the U.S. Government. The Sacred Pole was returned by the museum to the Omaha in 1989.International Journal of Cultural Property. Vol. 7, No. 1, 1998. "Special Issue: Ethical Considerations and Cultural Property."
A bi-annual journal edited by Patty Gerstenblith, Esq., includes sections on General and Participants’ Perspectives, Case Histories and Case Notes, Documents on a Selection of Ethical Codes, Conference Reports, and Book Reviews. Professor of law, Patty Gerstenblith edited this special issue, calling it, “a significant milestone…of the Cultural Property Society.” (Introduction by Daniel Shapiro.)
This book explores ethical, legal, and intellectual issues related to excavating, selling, collecting, and owning cultural artifacts. Twenty-two contributors, representing archaeology, law, museum administration, art history, and philosophy, suggest how the numerous interested groups, often at odds, can cooperate to resolve cultural heritage, ownership, and repatriation issues, and improve the protection of cultural property worldwide.Implementing the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
This book reports on a decade of museum experiences with NAGPRA, including such topics as museum policy and procedures and discussions of the meeting of two world views around museum implementation of NAGPRA. There is also a chapter on the control of cultural property as human rights legislation.Ecocide of Native America: Environmental Destruction of Indian Lands and Peoples.
Provides factual accounts of the ongoing expropriation of land and traditional subsistence rights of Native Americans.