Native American Consultation Database


The National Park Service and the U.S. Air Force created the Native American Consultation Database (NACD), an important tool for organizations needing to comply to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. It is a database containing consultation contacts for each of the 771 federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native villages and corporations, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

As part of the NADB collaborative effort between NPS and CAST, the NPS Archaeological Assistance Program contracted CAST to build an online interface for this information. The first version of NACD was made available via Telnet. In November 1998, CAST developed a web interface for NACD and began hosting it on its website.

In 2006, NACD was moved from the CAST website to the NPS National NAGPRA Program website at:


Several maps of interest were created in the context of this project:

  Judicially Established Indian Lands is based on information provided by the Indian Claims Commission. The Indian Claim's Commission was established by Congress in 1946 to settle land claim disputes between Indians and the U.S. Government.
  Indian Reservations shows the location of Federal Indian Reservations in the continental United States, and is based on information compiled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs .
  Military Bases in the Contiguous United States is a low-resolution map showing locations of Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The map is intended to serve as a consultation resource for helping to identify collections from DOD lands.