"In 1989 and 1990 Congress enacted two laws, the National Museum of the American Indian Act and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, that required museums and other repositories of Native American human remains and cultural items to consult with, share information about, and return some items to federally recognized Indian tribes and Native Alaskan and Hawaiian communities. What effects have these laws had on anthropological practice, theory, and education in the United States? In this volume, a group of anthropological archaeologists address this question from the perspective of museums, repatriation committees, cultural resources management, and biological anthropology. They urge continuing and increasing cooperation between anthropologists and indigenous peoples."--BOOK JACKET.