"An act to provide for the establishment of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities to promote progress and scholarship in the humanities and the arts in the United States, and for other purposes."
This statute makes it a federal offense to obtain by theft or fraud any object of cultural heritage from a museum. The statute also prohibits the "fencing" or possession of such objects, knowing them to be stolen.
Statutes and Regulations that govern the excavation of archaeological sites on federal and Indian lands in the United States, and the removal and disposition of archaeological collections from those sites:
The Act establishes the National Historic Preservation Program which provides, among other things, for the designation of historic landmarks in the National Register of Historic Places, regulations for state historic preservation programs, and funding for state, local, tribal or other historic preservation programs. The law also provides for lease or exchange of historic properties.
Statute and Regulations to protect the rights of lineal descendants and Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to certain Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony with which they are affiliated.