with its 3.8 million-piece collection, is like a candy store for
Salvador, a who took over the long-vacant
directorship last month. But if Salvador is ready to indulge her
, she may need to take a dose of castor oil as well.
and museum leaders continue to debate with over
thousands of human remains held by the Hearst. say the
university has not yet returned remains to the tribes.
also is testing other remains to determine whether they are those of
Japanese citizens killed during . If so, critics assert, it
is likely the remains are being held illegally.
In New Mexico,
where Salvador worked for 26 years, nearly every
was federally recognized, so federal laws dealing with the repatriation
of human remains were more clear-cut, she said. In , most
tribes are not federally recognized, so the laws do not guarantee the
return of their remains.