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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Anthropology

DUMA Native American collections

Museum of Anthropology


The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), provides a process for descendants and tribes to request the return of human remains and certain cultural items from museums and federal agencies. Learn more

The Museum of Anthropology works closely with Tribal Nations to provide intellectual and physical access to the collection with the goal of one day repatriating all of the Native American human remains and NAGPRA cultural items.

In recent years, we have focused on developing consensus on the disposition of human remains (and associated funerary objects) that could not be culturally affiliated, as well as working towards the repatriation of remains already published in Notices of Inventory Completion.

Please contact the NAGPRA Coordinator for more information on NAGPRA at DU.

Anne Amati
NAGPRA Coordinator/Registrar
(p) 303-871-2687
[email protected]