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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 National NAGPRA Program on how to make corrections to the databases.

The Native American Consultation Database (NACD) is being replaced and is no longer available. The National NAGPRA Program is developing a new online tool for NAGPRA consultation. Until the new online tool is available, we recommend using the current Bureau of Indian Affair's Tribal Leaders Directory to find contact information and reservation boundary information. We also recommend using the National Park Service's Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) to find relevant contact information. For NAGPRA contacts, download the available NAGPRA Tribal Contacts spreadsheet, which contains contact information previously found in the NACD. The NAGPRA tribal contact information includes both federally recognized Indian tribes and non-federally recognized Indian groups. Other resources for identifying land areas of interest are listed under Maps on our Documents and Publications page.

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. A NAGPRA Summary template for Native American collections that may contain unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony is available online, and can be used for a new Summary or an amended Summary.
A Statement of No Summary (SNS) is a communication that a museum or federal agency voluntarily sends to the National NAGPRA Program stating that the museum/agency does not have possession or control of any holding or collection which might contain unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony. A Statement of no Summary indicates that a museum or federal agency has reviewed collections under its control pursuant to 43 CFR 10.8.  Federal agencies must ensure that these requirements are met for all collections from their lands or generated by their actions whether the collections are held by the Federal agency or by a non-Federal institution (43 CFR 10.8(a)). View the SNS listing.
Updated Oct 2018

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 Nov 19, 2018

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 Nov 13, 2018

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 July 2018

Culturally Unidentifiable (CUI) 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, discrepancies between these and the actual museum and agency inventories may remain. Efforts to verify data are ongoing.
The database includes 18,238 records describing 136,332 Native American human remains and 1,176,007 associated funerary objects inventoried by museums and Federal agencies. Of these, 9,182 individuals and 171,055 objects have been culturally affiliated since they were first inventoried as culturally unidentifiable. Updated October 2018
Templates for notices pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11
for use in preparing draft Federal Register notices. A culturally unidentifiable inventory template is available online, and can be used for a new or amended inventory. 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.

Culturally Affiliated (CA) 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, discrepancies between these and the actual museum and agency inventories may remain. The database includes 6,832 records and accounts for 62,417 Native American human remains and 1,457,507 asociated funerary objects inventoried by museums and Federal agencies. Updated October 2018
A culturally affiliated inventory template is available online, and can be used for a new 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.

 
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