The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum celebrates the strength and resiliency of the students and their contribution to what today has grown to become Haskell Indian Nations University. Punctuating the re-emergence of indigenous expression, Haskell strives to incorporate the elements of tribal pride and self-determination into its academics and university spirit.
Opened in 2002, the vision of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is to respectfully serve as a steward of living Tribal materials, traditions, and cultural arts. Using these tools as a vehicle of transmission to truthfully convey the story of Haskell Indian Nations University’s remarkable evolution from a government boarding school to its present day fully accredited university status.
The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum celebrates the living heritage of all tribal peoples and strives to continue the legacy of education through culturally based exhibitions, educational programs, tribal cultural art classes, and internships. It serves as a teaching facility for Haskell students, staff, faculty, alumni, researchers, and the public.
To make a donation to the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum:
Potential donors should first speak with Haskell Cultural Center and Museum staff to discuss any possible donations. We cannot purchase items.
All potential items must meet the collecting policy of the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, as determined by the Director.
Haskell Cultural Center and Museum staff may examine artifacts brought to the museum by appointment and give opinions as to age, provenance, and function of these items. Under no circumstances will a staff member give an appraisal of an artifact’s value for insurance, commercial, or any other purpose. (Appraisal information is offered as a courtesy at the end of this document. The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum is in no way affiliated with any of the entities listed and provides this list merely as a courtesy to interested parties.)
Possible donations accepted include, but are not limited to:
Photographs, documents, and artifacts related to Haskell as a boarding school or university.
Information regarding American Indian boarding schools and Indian education policies.
Photographs, documents, and artifacts related to individuals who have attended Haskell.
All items must have proof of ownership and a written history of where the item was acquired or purchased, including receipts whenever possible.
Donor must agree to sign a written Deed of Gift, signing over ownership of the item(s), as well as copyright, trademark, and related interests to the Haskell Cultural Center and Museum.
No items from a burial site or found on a reservation will be accepted. For information on where to donate those materials, contact the tribes affiliated with that area.
The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum staff supports and complies with all local, national, and international laws affecting the acquisition of objects. The Haskell Cultural Center and Museum strongly discourages the public from picking up items on tribal lands or purchasing any item that may be affiliated with a burial or have ceremonial significance.
American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
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Appraisals Association of America (AAA)
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International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
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Phone: (312) 981-6778
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