NAGPRA / Repatriation Program
Perhaps the most sacred duty performed by the Department is the repatriation and reburial of ancestors whose remains have been taken from the earth, over the last 150 years, and placed in collections and museums. The Choctaw Nation Historic Preservation Department, under the leadership of a ten-member NAGPRA Advisory Board, regularly repatriates our ancestors, burial objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony from federal collections and respectfully reburies them as our ancestors originally intended.
For more information please contact Dr. Ian Thompson at 1-800-522-6170 ext. 2216, firstname.lastname@example.org