MOU between USDA, Forest Service and Smithsonian Institution, 1993

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Summary

Memorandum of Understanding of September 21, 1993, between the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, and the Smithsonian Institution relating to their respective responsibilities in relation to NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protections and Repatriation Act, 25 USC Section 3001, of 1990. This MOU outlines procedures for both the Smithsonian and Forest Service to survey collections in Smithsonian custody that may have been excavated from Forest Service lands, and take steps to ensure their repatriation. The original was signed by Sterling J. Wilcox, for the USDA Forest Service, and Constance B. Newman, UnderSecretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

Subject

  • Newman, Constance Berry
  • Wilcox, Sterling J
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • Title 25, Indians
  • Memorandum of Understanding

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-009, Office of the Secretary, Records, 1993, Box 23 Folder DOD (Documents)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

09/21/1993

Topic

  • Archaeology
  • Artifacts
  • Repatriation
  • Interagency Relations
  • Ethnology
  • National Collections
  • Physical anthropology

Place

North America

Form/Genre

Memorandum of Understanding

Physical description

Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 1-2

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