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Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program

The Branch of Environmental and Cultural Resources Management maintains the Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program to preserve the history and culture of Indian Affairs and the Tribes it serves.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program curates and preserves a collection of archeological artifacts, ethnographic objects, archives, and artwork reflecting the history of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), the Bureau of Indian Education, and Native American culture.

Under the authority of Antiquities Act and associated regulations the BIA is responsible for the curation and preservation of significant archeological collections removed from Indian trust or restricted lands.

The collection contains nearly 8 million items located throughout the United States in various BIA federal buildings, museums, cultural centers, universities and other repositories.

Museum Exhibits

Only a portion of the BIA Museum’s collection is exhibited. The followed exhibits are available to the public:

Research Requests

Information about the BIA Museum Program’s collection is available to researchers. To request more information, please contact:

Justin Bruce Giles – Muscogee (Creek) Nation Staff Curator, BIA Museum Management Telephone: (202) 594-7032 Email: justin.giles@bia.gov  

Additional Information

Additional Resources

Contact Us

Branch of Environmental and Cultural Resources Management
BIA Museum Program, 12220 Sunrise Valley Dr #6084
Reston, VA 20191
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST, Monday-Friday

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