NAGPRA• Native American Graves Protection andRepatriation Act of 1990• Federal Law which requires that culturalitems be returned to their respective tribesif they can be determined• Includes grave goods, tributary and sacreditems and items of cultural patrimony• Any institution failing to comply with beassessed with civil penalties
COQUILLE TRIBE(BRIEF OVERVIEW)The Coquille tribe is a Federally recognized tribe who traditionallyoccupy the Southern Oregon Coast and lower Coos Bay. The nameCoquille is derived from a Native name for fish, which areabundant in the region. In addition to seasonal camp sites, atraditional Coquille Village consists of a permanent settlementoccupied by a clan with smaller satellite band occupations. Thishunter-gatherer tribe subsisted primarily on fish and game as wellas nuts, berries and roots. Since they became a federallyrecognized tribe under they Coquille Restoration Act in 1989, thetribe has been able to receive Federal funding which goes towardseducation programs, health services and a variety of otheramenities. In addition, the Coquille tribe now is now recognized asa sovereign government and has jurisdiction over theirland, resources and community members.
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