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National NAGPRA Online Databases

 

About NAGPRA DATABASES

National NAGPRA maintains several online databases designed to provide access to information on a variety of NAGPRA-related topics. All of the databases have search capabilities that allow the user to locate specific information. The databases are typically updated monthly. We understand that institutions and tribes may discover errors or matters that require updating, and we are pleased to work with them on an ongoing basis. Please contact the database administrator on how to make corrections to the databases. Sign up to be notified of future notifications of updates to the online databases.

Native American Consultation Database (NACD) is an easy way to identify a current official contact for Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. Names and addresses of tribal leaders are entered from the current Indian Affairs Tribal Leaders Directory as well as current contact information for each Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO). Maps showing the location of Indian reservations, Indian land claims, military installations, and Alaska boroughs are available to provide information that can be used during consultation. Use the state tables compiled from Indian Land Cessions 1784-1894 as additional consultation resources. Changes in contact information or corrections to the data should be sent to NAGPRA_info@nps.gov. Updated May 2015

Summaries Database. Each record contains the name of the tribe(s) receiving a copy of a summary from a museum or Federal agency. Corrections, updates, and additions to this database will be made as museums and agencies continue to verify the data that have been entered, or submit revised summaries. Updated May 2015

Notices of Inventory Completion (NIC) Database is a searchable library of published Federal Register notices pertaining to Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. Updated May 22, 2015

Notices of Intent to Repatriate (NIR) Database is a searchable library of published Federal Register notices pertaining to Native American unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. Updated May 22, 2015

Notices of Intended Disposition (NID) Database completes the disclosure and public access of the NAGPRA compliance documents for public use, with new discovery information. Updated Nov 2014

Culturally Unidentifiable (CUI) Native American Inventories Database provides information about Native American human remains that have been determined to be culturally unidentifiable and has been compiled on behalf of the Review Committee pursuant to 43 CFR 10.10 (g). The database summarizes the inventory information submitted by museums and Federal agencies and is not meant to be an exact copy of their inventory data. Though an effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the data presented in this database, slight discrepancies between these and the actual museum and agency inventories may remain. Efforts to verify data are ongoing.
The database now includes 18,077 records describing 129,492 Native American human remains and 1,110,485 associated funerary objects inventoried by 747 museums and Federal agencies. Among the human remains included here are 7,442 that have been culturally affiliated since they were first inventoried as culturally unidentifiable.
Templates for notices pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11
for use in preparing draft Federal Register notices as well as a template for new or amended culturally unidentifiable NAGPRA inventories are available online. View a listing of Notices of Inventory Completion using the 10.11 CUI rule. Corrections, updates, and additions to this database will be made as museums and agencies continue to verify the data that have been entered, or submit revised inventories.
Updated May 2015

Culturally Affiliated (CA) Native American Inventories Database. This database represents an extensive tool of reference for anyone wishing to have a snapshot on the current status of many of the Native American human remains that have been culturally affiliated as a result of consultation with tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations. All individuals on this database should be represented in a Notice of Inventory Completion.
The database summarizes the inventory information submitted by museums and Federal agencies and is not meant to be an exact copy of their inventory data. Though an effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the data presented in this database, slight discrepancies between these and the actual museum and agency inventories may remain. The database includes 6,198 records and accounts for 57,317 Native American human remains and 1,227,432 associated funerary objects inventoried by 569 museums and Federal agencies.
A template for culturally affiliated NAGPRA inventories is available online, and can be used for a new inventory or an amended inventory. Corrections, updates, and additions to this database will be made as museums and agencies continue to verify the data that have been entered, or submit revised inventories. Updated May 2015

 
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