Grant Money Will Bring Home Ancestral Remains

Aug 16, 2013

The National Park Service has awarded the Chickasaw Nation more than $7,000 to help the tribe return ancestral human remains and cultural objects.

Chickasaw Warrior statue
Credit Chickasaw Nation

The grant money is part of more than $65,000 that the NPS awarded to various tribes, museums and groups under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

NPS Director Jonathan B. Jarvis says in a news release that Protection and Repatriation Act helps correct mistreatment of Native peoples' by returning human remains and sacred objects.

He says the grants will further the process of returning more than 10,000 Native American remains and 1 million sacred objects to Native American tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.