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Science  21 Apr 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6335, pp. 255
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam8993

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Chip Colwell's Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits is a sobering peek into the controversy that surrounds tribal artifacts and human remains found in museums throughout the United States. His eloquent narration details several unique cases of repatriation—the re­turn of these objects and remains to Ameri­can Indian tribes—highlighting the arduous process of interpreting and implementing the controversial Native American Graves Protec­tion and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA).