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National Park Service News Release

For Immediate Release:
June 12, 2013
Contact(s):   Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354

Hampton Tucker, 202- 354-2067

National Park Service Announces $3.7 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced more than $3.7 million in historic preservation grants to 142 American Indian tribes. The grants assist tribes in carrying out national historic preservation program responsibilities on tribal lands.

“Our country’s American Indian tribes embody a rich heritage of human experiences, architectural and intellectual achievements, and cultural identities,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.  “These grants will help tribes preserve their important cultural sites so that all Americans can gain a greater appreciation of their rich traditions and cultures.”

Tribes can use the grants to fund projects such as nominations to the National Register of Historic Places, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structure reports, community preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings. Examples of projects funded by grants in 2012 include:

  • The Caddo Nation developed a memorandum of agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office regarding procedures for the treatment and disposition of all Native American human remains and cultural items found at Bellevue Mound.  The mound is one of the oldest Native American burial mounds in northwest Louisiana, located on the Caddo Nation’s traditional homeland.  Originally acquired for use as access to a boat launch, the Army Corps of Engineers decided, after consultation with the Caddo Tribal Historic Preservation Office, that the site will be used for educational purposes in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Grant money from tribal historic preservation offices was used to survey approximately 242,175 acres of tribal land, resulting in 4,746 archeological sites and 1,115 historic properties being added to tribal inventories. 

The Historic Preservation Fund is derived by revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf and catalyze private and non-federal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide. The National Park Service administers the fund and distributes annual matching grants to state and tribal historic preservation officers from money made available in Congressional appropriations.  This year’s appropriation was decreased by about five percent as a result of sequestration. 

Also today, more $21.6  million was distributed to state historic preservation offices to help states and territories preserve and protect historic sites. 

For more information about the National Park Service tribal preservation programs and grants, please visit:


Under Public Law 113-6




Northern Cheyenne


Agua Caliente Band



Oglala Sioux


Aroostook Band - Micmacs





Bad River Band - Chippewa





Bay Mills Indian Community



Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma


Bear River Band



Pala Band


Big Pine Paiute





Bishop Paiute Tribe



Pawnee Nation







Blue Lake Rancheria



Picayune Rancheria


Bois Forte Chippewa



Pinoleville Pomo Nation


Buena Vista Rancheria



Pit River Tribe





Poarch Band of Creeks





Pokagon Band


Chehalis Reservation Tribes








Port Gamble S’Klallam


Cheyenne River



Pueblo of Pojoaque       


Chippewa Cree



Pueblo of Santa Ana      


Chitimacha Tribe of LA



Pueblo of Tesuque         





Pyramid Lake Paiute      


Citizen Potawatomi Nation



Quapaw of Oklahoma                          


Coeur d'Alene



Red Cliff Chippewa                              





Reno Sparks Indian Colony        





Rosebud Sioux                                        


Coos, L. Umpqua & Siuslaw



Round Valley Indian Tribes              


Coquille Indian Tribe



Saginaw Chippewa        


Coushatta Tribe of LA





Cow Creek



San Carlos Apache


Crow Creek Sioux



Santee Sioux


Crow Tribe of Indians  


  Seminole Tribe of Florida $24,253

Dry Creek Rancheria





Eastern Cherokee



Seneca Cayuga


Eastern Shawnee



Sherwood Valley


Eastern Shoshone



Shingle Springs Rancheria


Elk Valley Rancheria



Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate


Flandreau Santee Sioux




Fond du Lac Band Chippewa $26,409   

Smith River Rancheria                        


Forest County Potawatomi





Fort Belknap



Squaxin Island                                         


Fort Peck Tribes



St. Regis Mohawk                                  


Gila River Indian Community



Standing Rock Sioux                            


Grand Portage Chippewa



Stewart's Point Rancheria           


Grand Ronde Community



Stockbridge-Munsee Band                


Ho-Chunk Nation



Susanville Rancheria                            


Hopland Band of Pomo



Suquamish Tribe                                    





Swinomish Tribe                                    


Iowa Tribe of KS & NE



Thlopthlocco Tribal Town               


Jena Band of Choctaw



Three Affiliated Tribes                       


Jicarilla Apache


  Timbisha Shoshone                             

Karuk Tribe



Tohono O'odham                                  


Keweenaw Bay



Trinidad Rancheria                              


Lac Courte Oreilles





Lac du Flambeau



Turtle Mountain                                    


Lac Vieux Desert Band



Twenty-Nine Palms Band                  


Leech Lake


  Umatilla                                                      $27,887

Lower Sioux



United Auburn Community              





Upper Sioux Community                   





Ute Mountain Ute                                 


Mashantucket Pequot








Warm Springs                                          


Mescalero Apache



Washoe Tribe                                          


Miami Tribe of Oklahoma



White Earth Chippewa                        


Mille Lacs



White Mountain                                     


Mohegan Tribe of Conn.





Muscogee Creek Nation










Native Village of Kake



Yakama Nation                                      





Yankton Sioux                                        


Nez Perce



Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation 







Northern Arapaho


  Zuni     $29,128






*Tribe declined offer of FY13 grant assistance


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