Inventories are simple object-by-object lists of Native American human remains and associated funerary objects cared for in a museum or collection. The Inventory is separated into two types of lists:
1. All Native American human remains and associated funerary objects that are identified as “culturally affiliated.” This means these ancestors can be reasonably culturally affiliated with a present-day Tribe or Hawaiian organization.
2. All Native American human remains and associated funerary objects for which no cultural affiliation could be determined, or “culturally unidentifiable.”
You can learn more about Inventories by visiting the National NAGPRA’s website here.
To see the most updated reported inventory submitted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, please visit the National NAGPRA Office’s Inventory Database. Use “Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison” in the “Museum or Federal Agency” search field to find Inventories specific to this campus.
If you are having difficulty finding what you need on the National NAGPRA Office’s website, please feel free to Contact Us – we are more than happy to assist with searches.
If you would like an electronic or printed copy of the reported inventory, please complete and submit the online Request for Information form.