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Time for a Change? The Kennewick Man Case and its Implications for the Future of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act by Ryan M. Seidemann.

This article, originally published in the West Virginia Law Review, Volume 106, Fall 2003 is posted here with the permission of the publishers and the author. Download the article (1.6 mb in pdf format)

Mr. Seidemann presents a brief history of the repatriation debate, discusses how NAGPRA works, and defines the central problem: the lack of a temporal limit to claims. His review includes the legislative history of NAGPRA, and he suggests revisions to clarify the law.