Hall of Eastern Woodlands

The Hall of Eastern Woodlands is closed as of January 27, 2024. For more information, please see this message from Museum President Sean Decatur.

This hall displayed artifacts that may be objects of cultural significance, and the Museum does not have consent to display them.

Under updated regulations to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)—a federal law that recognize the rights of lineal descendants, Native American Tribes, and Native Hawaiian Organizations regarding Native American human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony—those artifacts cannot be displayed without consent from lineal descendants and Native tribes.

The Museum embraces these new regulations and remains committed to working with Native communities on new ways to represent Indigenous cultures in our halls.