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Detail of Plateau Bag (NMNH catalog no. E204234)

Executive Summary

Hawaiian Human Remains

Region: Hawaii
Associated Cultures: Native Hawaiian

In 1990 and 1991 the NMNH repatriated all of the human remains of Native Hawaiians, approximately 190 individuals. Discussions regarding the return of Native Hawaiian remains began in 1989, prior to the passage of the NMAI Act, and continued through arrangements for two separate repatriations.
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