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By James A.R. Nafziger, Ann M. Nicgorski

The worldwide group, established as constantly at the cooperation of state states, is steadily studying to deal with the intense threats to the cultural background of our disparate yet shared civilizations. The legacy of conquest, colonialization, and trade looms huge in defining and explaining those threats.

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56 Id. at 880–81. 57 Id. at 868, 882 (because the court finds that the remains are not “Native American” for purposes of NAGPA, they become the property of the federal government under ARPA and may be scientifically studied). 58 Id. at 881. 59 Id. at 882. 60 Id. 54 55 20 • Cultural Heritage Issues What, then, is the ultimate result of this opinion? The court of appeals held that the skeleton was “federal property” available for study by the plaintiff scientists (and potentially others) under ARPA.

40 Today, we might seek to distance ourselves from such beliefs. ”42 Jefferson understood that the United States could become a powerful nation only if it could annex the lands west of the Mississippi. There were, however, several significant obstacles to westward expansion, including limited opportunities for transportation and a lack of knowledge about the nature and characteristics of Western lands. 43 Jefferson understood Indian tribes generally to be increasingly dissatisfied with the diminution of their territory and knew they were reluctant to cede any further lands.

19 Where they are inadvertently disinterred, the Code provides for immediate reburial of the remains and associated funerary objects. The Code further specifies that the remains of Cherokee people shall not be subjected to destructive skeletal analysis. Second, the two sets of cultures do not share a uniform understanding of the relationship between “tangible” and “intangible” aspects of culture. Under both international and domestic law, cultural heritage is viewed as comprising tangible or material resources.

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