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:
- Hall of Tribal Nations, available at the Department of the Interior main building in Washington D. C.
- BIA Museum Program Online Exhibit, hosted by Google Arts & Culture.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org