The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) provides a process for tribes to request the return of items from museums and federal agencies. DUMA works with Tribal Nations to promote repatriation and foster stronger relationships.
Home to more than 100,000 unique ethnographic and archaeological artifacts, DUMA’s collections include Southwestern pottery, African and Native American textiles, masks from around the world, and remarkably well-preserved yucca fiber and animal hide footwear from cave sites in Colorado.
Regina Huang, a 2019 anthropology master’s graduate who originally hails from Taiwan, has done her thesis work on the Amache Museum, which holds the history of Colorado’s only Japanese American internment camp during World War II.
Julian Nilsson, a cultural anthropology master’s student and self-described “people person,” has thrived studying and celebrating various people groups through academics, research, and a diverse array of extracurriculars.