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New rules on the display of Native objects don't affect Minnesota museums and historical societies

Four museums or historical institutions in Minnesota said that they are on track to return or already have repatriated any Native American remains in their collections, and they aren't covering up or changing their current exhibitions.

As of Jan. 12, updated federal regulations to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) require museums to obtain consent from tribes before displaying cultural objects or using them for research. The American Museum of Natural History in New York will close two major halls exhibiting Native American objects, and the Field Museum in Chicago covered some display cases, among others.

In Minnesota, historical societies and museums said they are already complying.


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