"We want this speciman to be just like this 500 years from
Now, cataloguing is done digitally, but the museum still has
logs from as long as 100 years ago.
"Now we can get DNA from little snips of skin-a square
millimeter-from specimens collected in Oklahoma Indian territory in
the 1800s. The person who collected the specimens and preserved
them had no idea what DNA was or what it could be used for,"