Who owns the past? Museums that care for the objects of history or the communities whose ancestors made them?
Five decades ago, Native American leaders launched a crusade against museums to reclaim their sacred objects and to rebury their kin. This controversy has exploded in recent years as hundreds of U.S. tribes have used a landmark federal law to recover their looted heritage from more than one thousand museums across America. Presenting a new book, Chip Colwell shares his personal journey to illuminate how repatriation has transformed both American museums and Native communities.