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United States v. Corrow

United States v. Corrow, 941 F. Supp. 1553 (D.N.M. 1996), aff’d, 119 F.3d 796 (10th Cir. 1997).

Corrow was charged with violating the National Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) and the Migratory Birds Treaty Act (MBTA), when he attempted to sell Navajo artifacts to a federal agent. Federal courts upheld his conviction, finding that “cultural patrimony,” NAGPRA’s term for the artifacts, was not . . .

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