Sovereign Amonsoquath Band of Cherokee

 Native Graves Protection Act 

H.R. 1381 NATIVE AMERICAN BURIAL SITE PRESERVATION ACT OF 1989

On March 14, 1989, Representative Charles Bennett introduced H.R. 1381, the Native American Burial Site Preservation Act of 1989. This bill would prohibit excavations or removal of any content from any Native American burial site without a State permit. The bill provides penalties for violation with fines of not more than $10,000 per violation. The bill provided that anything taken in violation of the legislation would become the property of the United States.

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