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Historic Preservation

historic preservation


The purpose of the Historical Preservation Department is to research, archive, protect, conserve, and perpetuate the traditional resources of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.

historic preservation

Historical Preservation Department:

  • Researches & recovers items defined in NAGPRA
  • Maintain database of all summaries and documentation received from institutions
  • Receives and assumes custodial charge of all objects acquired by purchase, donation and repatriation.
  • Provides historical research & data to Tribal Council, departments and tribal programs.
  • Provides information, displays, collections to Tribal community as well to the general public through the Meskwaki Museum & Cultural Center, the Tribal Center, the MBCH and others.

historic preservation

Contact the Historic Preservation Department for:

  • NAGPRA Issues
  • 106 Process Undertakings
  • Artifact Donation
  • Monetary Donation
  • History Questions
  • Lending Art/Artifacts

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Historical Preservation

Historical Preservation Staff
Historic Preservation Director Johnathan L. Buffalo
Historic Preservation Receptionist Marian Wanatee
Conservator Mary Young Bear


Physical Address: Mailing Address: Phone: 641.484.3185
303 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339
349 Meskwaki Road
Tama, IA 52339
Fax: 641.484.3439
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