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TABLE: List of institutions holding onto Native ancestors
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

A list of 75 institutions holding Native ancestral remains was entered into the Congressional Record on February 1, 2024, by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

The table here shows the institution name and the number of unrepatriated ancestors. All names, including abbreviations, are taken from the text as entered in the Congressional Record.

The table can be sorted by name and by number. It also can be searched.

The table contains 76 rows, since the headers “Institution” and “Unrepatriated Ancestral Remains” are counted together as one row.

The list can be downloaded a comma-separated values (CSV) format. The CSV file can be opened in a text editor or in a spreadsheet program like Excel or Google Sheets.

Unrepatriated Ancestral Remains - NAGPRA

InstitutionUnrepatriated Ancestral Remains
Ohio History Connection7167
Illinois State Museum7110
Harvard University5680
University of California, Berkeley4959
Indiana University4838
University of Tennessee, Knoxville3929
University of Kentucky2807
Department of the Interior3672
University of Alabama2732
University of Arizona2624
University of Florida2620
University of Missouri, Columbia2451
University of Oklahoma2324
Department of Defense1950
Center for American Archaeology, Kampsville Archaeological Center1947
University of Texas at Austin1905
American Museum of Natural History1882
Milwaukee Public Museum1600
Florida Department of State1447
Field Museum1298
State Museum of Pennsylvania908
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale846
Arizona State University786
University of Michigan781
Museum of New Mexico, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture779
Department of Agriculture769
Auburn University767
Universiy of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign761
Virginia Department of Historic Resources711
Carnegie Museum of Natural History646
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill641
New York State Museum584
Univ. of New Mexico583
Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History551
Cincinnati Museum Center520
Florida State Univ.508
Nassau County Dept. of Parks and Recreation488
Cleveland Museum of Natural History477
Univ. of Kansas458
Dayton Museum of Natural History438
San Jose State Univ.429
Natural History Museum of Utah416
Univ. of Pennsylvania402
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site383
Museum of Texas Tech Univ.377
Tennessee Dept. of Env't and Conservation374
Yale Univ.366
West Virginia Division of Culture and History365
West Texas A and M Univ.362
California Dept. of Parks and Recreation359
San Francisco State Univ.359
Western Kentucky Univ.351
Los Angeles County Natural History Museum343
Kansas State Historical Society305
Missouri Dept. of Natural Resources301
Univ. of Texas at San Antonio294
Gilcrease Museum271
Sonoma State Univ.267
North Carolina Office of State Archaeology262
Univ. of South Carolina, SCIAA261
Univ. of Louisville259
Ball State Univ.240
Wisconsin Historical Society239
Indiana State Univ.232
Univ. of Toledo210
Univ. of Alaska Museum of the North197
Mississippi State Univ.196
Missouri Dept. of Transportation196
Maryland Historical Trust190
California Univ. of Pennsylvania183
Univ. of California, Davis172
HistoryMiami Museum160
Univ. of Wisconsin, Oshkosh159
East Carolina Univ.152
Beloit College145