The Department of Anthropology and the Applied Anthropology Laboratories have compiled several Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) resources for your review and use.  As stated on the National NAGPRA web site, NAGPRA is a Federal law passed in 1990 that provides a process for museums and Federal agencies to return certain Native American cultural items - human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, or objects of cultural patrimony - to lineal descendants, and culturally affiliated Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.  Please see the National NAGPRA web site for additional details.

  • NAGPRA PowerPoint appropriate for general public use
  • NAGPRA PowerPoint appropriate for college-level use
  • Handout "What's the difference between a Federally recognized tribe and a non-Federally recognized tribe."  Also lists Indian tribes with claims and/or living in Indiana.
  • Handout "Who are the Native Americans of the Great Lakes?"
  • Listing of additional Native American Archaeological and NAGPRA web sites