||Why should American Indian cultural objects be preserved? -- Handling considerations : one person's story -- The voice of the museum : developing displays -- Display in a proper and respectful way -- What about sacred objects? -- The causes of deterioration and preventive care -- How should cultural items be stored? -- Handling suggestions -- Housekeeping -- The issue of pesticide contamination -- How should cultural items be used for display? -- Registration methods and everyday business -- Skin and skin products -- Quills, horn, hair, feathers, claws, and baleen -- Shell -- Bone, antler, ivory, and teeth -- Glass beads -- Textiles -- Metals and alloys -- Wood and birch bark -- Ceramics -- Stone -- Plastics and modern materials -- Paper -- Plant materials -- Audiotapes and videotapes -- Framed items -- The value of preserving the past : a personal journey.