A Summary is a general description of Native American unassociated funerary objects, sacred objects, and/or objects of cultural patrimony that are cared for in a museum or collection. The purpose of the Summary is to invite Tribes and Hawaiian organizations to consult, with the intent to repatriate.

You can learn more about Summaries by visiting the National NAGPRA’s website here.

To see the most updated reported summary or summaries submitted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, please visit the National NAGPRA Office’s Summaries Database. Use “Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison” in the “Museum or Federal Agency” search field to find the summaries 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 to learn more about any items in our collection, please fill out an online Request for Information form.