SUMMARIES AND INVENTORIES
If you are an authorized tribal representative and would like a copy of past summaries or inventories, or would like more information please contact:
If you are preparing a letter claiming cultural items from the Burke, please see the Burke’s Recommendations for Tribal Letters Seeking Repatriation of Human Remains or Cultural Objects (PDF).
The Burke recently created a computerized mapping system or Geographic Information System (GIS) database of information to assist with NAGPRA consultations. This limited access, secure GIS database includes the locations of sites where NAGPRA archaeological cultural items now housed at the Burke were originally found, photos of these items and associated documentation. This database also includes maps created by ethnographers and historians that outline tribal cultural and treaty boundaries for Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
The following tribes have been provided a copy of the Burke NAGPRA GIS database, and trained in its use:
**This work was funded by a Documentation Grant from the National NAGPRA Program and due to its sensitive nature is only available to appropriate tribal representatives.**
The Burke Museum has an ongoing program for testing artifacts in our collections that may have been treated with pesticides and other dangerous chemicals as preservatives in the past. Results of testing are made available to claimant tribes upon request.
To learn more about our handling procedures see the Burke Museum Handling Procedures for Contaminated Objects (PDF).
Toxic Substance Resources:
ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry)
Department of Health and Human Services Toxic Substances Portal
Extoxnet: Pesticide Information Profiles (PIPs)
University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho Cooperative.
International Occupational Safety and Health Information Center (CIS)
International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)