Laws passed in 1992 make it illegal to dig, disturb, or harm an archaeological site without the written permission of the landowner. Anyone who intends to dig on a site with the permission of the landowner must notify the Department of Natural Resources before the dig begins. What's Legal and What's Not. Why Do These Laws Exist? Collecting Artifacts from the Surface. Artifact Buying, Selling, and Trading. 9; Other Issues. Georgia Council on American Indian Concerns. C/o Historic Preservation Division.
Native American Web Sites
For information on how you can research American Indian Genealogy, please see the American Indian Genealogy page. These Tribes receive special services from the U. S. Government because they are Native Americans. Http:/ www.artnatam.com/tribes.html. Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. Act protects Native Americans arts and crafts business practices from exploitation from non-Native Americans. Http:/ www.artnatam.com/law.html. How do I get in touch with the Bureau of Indian Affairs? The Trail of Tears.