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The Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act has had an immense impact on Amencan Anthropology. NAGPRA protects NatiVe Amencan skeletal remains and burial goods by ordenng those held for research or display retumed, and by restricting future excavations. In the course of its enactment, it has divided anthropologists on the basis of moral convictions and research priorities. Its history is long, and its future is uncertain.