Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jackson County Man Pleads Guilty to Buying Stolen Native American Remains

August, 5, 2015.
Kathy Lynn Gray, The Columbus Dispatch, has written a brief article about an Ohioan's one count of trafficking in Native American remains. This case was criminally prosecuted under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) which "provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items -- human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony -- to lineal descendants, and culturally affiliated Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations" -National NAGPRA.

"After the hearing, Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier said that Beatty had purchased the remains of two adults and six juveniles from three men who had dug them up from a farm on Sour Run Road in the county. Some of the remains, believed to be prehistoric, were full skeletons, he said."

To read the full articleclick here.

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