A masterful history of how NAGPRA came to be. . . . An invaluable aid to lawyers, museum authorities, and scientists who hope to work with human remains or sacred objects, and tribal officials who hope to protect them.
—Great Plains Research
This book is a careful, thoughtful, and detailed study of the ins and outs of making one of the most important laws in the history of anthropology, the museum world, and American Indian rights. It is a singular contribution to the literature.
—Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, author of Massacre at Camp Grant: Forgetting and Remembering Apache History
Timothy McKeown has produced a highly readable, detailed and penetrating account of the forces that shaped the development and enactment of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. The book will be of interest to everyone who is concerned about the protection of Native cultural resources and issues of fundamental justice.
—Eric Eberhard, Distinguished Indian Law Practitioner in Residence, Center for Indian Law and Policy, Seattle University