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Today is the 20th anniversary of the passage of ”The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.”
Pictured on the postcard is “Esther,” a cliff dwelling Anasazi girl who lived 1,700 years ago in southwestern Colorado. Her mummified body was a popular attraction at the Mesa Verde Museum National Park beginning in 1939. The NAGPRA legislation required museums to notify appropriate tribes of their holdings of Native American sacred cultural objects and human remains. These items could then be reclaimed by the tribes. Esther was removed from public display before NAGPRA passage. I do not know where she currently rests.
How do we help motoring tourists digest spooky stuff like this? Turn it into a cheap joke on a BAD POSTCARD.