The Hall of Tribal Nations displays over 170 Tribal flags from federally-recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes curated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Museum Program and located in the Indian Affairs corridor in the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior building in Washington, D.C.
The Hall of Tribal Nations was dedicated on September 8, 2000 to coincide with the Bureau of Indian Affair’s 175th Anniversary. The hall’s dedication plaque reads:
“The Hall of Tribal Nations and the Tribal flags posted here are visual reminders to all Departmental employees, and the general public, about the United States’ nation-to-nation relationship with the federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, and the trust responsibility that the Federal Government has to them.
The Hall of Tribal Nations and the Tribal flags call upon us to honor these commitments every day.”
Contributing Flags to the Hall of Tribal Nations
Federally-recognized Tribes may contribute their Tribal flag to the Hall of Tribal Nations by contacting the BIA Museum Program at MuseumProgram@bia.gov. Contributions of Tribal flags should be accompanied by a signed Tribal resolution on official letterhead.
View an inventory of Tribal flags contributed to the Hall of Tribal Nations.
To be displayed in the Hall of Tribal Nations, flags should be approximately 3 feet by 5 feet in size. Grommeted or pole sleeve flags are acceptable.