US Government Accountability Office: Efforts to Protect and Repatriate Native American Cultural Items and Human Remains

US Government Accountability Office: Efforts to Protect and Repatriate Native American Cultural Items and Human Remains. “Despite federal legislation calling for their protection and repatriation, cultural items located on federal and Indian lands remain vulnerable to theft, vandalism, and destruction. Moreover, a 2020 report estimated that there are more than 116,000 Native American human remains still in museums and other collections. For Native American Heritage Month (November), today’s WatchBlog post looks at our recent work on federal efforts to protect Native American cultural items.”

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