Indigenous Peoples' Claims to Cultural Property: A Legal Perspective

Museum Anthropology, Vol. 21, p. 5, 1997

7 Pages Posted: 9 May 2009

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Rebecca A. Tsosie

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

This essay examines the legal dimensions of indigenous peoples' claims to cultural property. Law and anthropology often address issues of cultural property in different ways. Anthropologists seek to understand cultural property within the context of the indigenous cultures themselves, while lawyers attempt to translate concepts of indigenous property into the language of Euroamerican law. Indigenous peoples' claims to cultural property provide a compelling example of the need for new legal relationships to be articulated between Indian nations and Euroamerican society.

Keywords: Cultural property, Indigenous people, property law

Suggested Citation

Tsosie, Rebecca A., Indigenous Peoples' Claims to Cultural Property: A Legal Perspective (1997). Museum Anthropology, Vol. 21, p. 5, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1401602

Rebecca A. Tsosie (Contact Author)

University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210176
Tucson, AZ 85721-0176
United States

HOME PAGE: https://law.arizona.edu/rebecca-tsosie

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