Oregon Statutes - Chapter 358 - Museums; Historical Societies; Preservation of Historical and Archaeological Properties and Objects; Oregon Historic Families Database - Section 358.945 - Notice required upon finding of object; exception.

(1) If a person who is conducting an archaeological investigation on public lands according to the provisions of ORS 390.235 or on private land with the owner’s written permission finds a sacred object or object of cultural patrimony, the person conducting the archaeological investigation shall notify in writing:

(a) The State Historic Preservation Officer; and

(b) The appropriate ethnic group, religious group or Indian tribe with which the object is associated.

(2) If a sacred object or object of cultural patrimony is recovered on any land, the State Historic Preservation Officer shall assist the appropriate group to repossess the object.

(3) This section does not apply to the contents of an Indian cairn or burial regulated under ORS 97.740 to 97.760.

(4) Failure to notify the appropriate Indian tribe as required by subsection (1)(b) of this section is a Class B misdemeanor. [1983 c.620 §8; 1993 c.459 §8; 1995 c.543 §5; 1997 c.249 §116; 2001 c.104 §124]

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