Tribute Gifts

A gift that honors a life.

A gift made in a person’s name is always a meaningful way to mark a special occasion or to remember or honor a beloved family member, respected friend, colleague, or pet. 

A gift to The Archaeological Research Institute in honor or memory of a loved one is a wonderful tribute for any occasion. Not only will your gift be a lasting tribute, but it will also provide critical funding needed to protect archaeological sites by educating the public through hands-on experiences.  

The Archaeological Research Institute welcomes contributions in any amount. All gifts will be recognized with an acknowledgement letter to the recipient; the gift amount will remain confidential. 

To learn more about our honor and memorial gifts, please contact the Department of Resource Development at 812.290.2966 or email our Resource Development Director at 

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The Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) recognizes that the land we study and steward is the homeland of many peoples. We acknowledge the myaamia (Miami), Shawanwa (Shawnee), Peewaalia (Peoria), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) and the multitude of nations who call this their homelands.   ARI recognizes the violence inflicted upon the indigenous Nations of the Ohio Valley, including their forced removal following treaties such as Fort Finney and Greenville. ARI condemns the intentional destruction of their languages and cultures. ARI condemns the continuous discrimination against the living Native peoples throughout the United States.