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National Park Service News Release

For Immediate Release:
January 09, 2014
Contact(s):   Jeffrey Olson, 202-208-6843

Hampton Tucker, 202- 354-2067

Mike Litterst, 202-513-0354

National Park Service Awards $2.2 million in Historic Preservation Grants for American Indian Tribes

WASHINGTON – National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today awarded more than $2.2 million in historic preservation grants to 135 American Indian tribes. The grants assist tribes in carrying out national historic preservation program responsibilities on tribal lands.

“Tribal historic preservation offices are the fastest growing preservation partnerships within the national historic preservation program, showing the value that tribes place on preserving historic places and protecting tribal cultural traditions,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis.  “These grants allow tribes to focus on what they are most concerned with protecting - native language, oral history, plant and animal species important in traditions, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices.”

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

  • A summer cultural forum hosted by the tribal historic preservation office of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. “Reawakening Traditional Science – Exploring the Ways of our Great Basin Culture,” brought community and tribal members of all ages together for presentations on local rock art and archeology, ancient traditional art forms such as basketry and tule duck making, tribal language, oral history, and the use and care of traditional plants. The forum showed how knowledge based both on tribal traditions and contemporary science can complement each other.
  • Historic preservation surveys of approximately 195,982 acres of tribal land resulted in 7,043 archeological sites and 1,307 historic properties being added to tribal inventories. Additionally, tribal historic preservation offices prepared nominations of 64 sites for the National Register of Historic Places.

The Historic Preservation Fund is derived by revenue from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The grants act as catalysts for private and other 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 round of grants will likely be augmented with the Congressional budget agreement for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014.

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

Fiscal Year 2014 Historic Preservation Fund Apportionment to Tribes Under Public Law 113-46

Absentee Shawnee Tribe



Narragansett Indian Tribe


Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians



Native Village of Kake


Aroostook Band of Micmacs 



Nez Perce Tribe  


Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians 





Bay Mills Indian Community



Northern Arapaho Tribe 


Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria



Northern Cheyenne Tribe 


Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley



Oglala Sioux Tribe 


Bishop Paiute Tribe                                      



Omaha Tribe of Nebraska


Blackfeet Nation                                            



Oneida Nation of Wisconsin


Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of Indians



Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma


Bois Forte Band of Chippewa



Pala Band of Mission Indians


Buena Vista Rancheria Me Wuk Indians of California



Passamaquoddy Tribe


Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma



Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma


Catawba Indian Nation



Penobscot Nation


Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria



Pinoleville Pomo Nation


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes



Pit River Tribe


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe



Poarch Band of Creek Indians


Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation



Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians


Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana



Ponca Tribe of Nebraska


Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma



Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe


Citizen Potawatomi



Pueblo of Pojoaque


Coeur d'Alene Tribe                                    



Pueblo of Santa Ana


Commanche Nation 



Pueblo of Zuni


Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation



Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe


Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation



Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma 


Confederated Tribes of the Chehails Reservation



Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior


Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation



Reno Sparks Indian Colony


Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw



Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Indians


Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indian Community of Oregon



Round Valley Indian Tribe


Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation



Saginaw Chippewa


Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon



San Carlos Apache Tribe


Coquille Indian Tribe



Santee Sioux Tribe


Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana



Seminole Tribe of Florida


Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians



Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma


Crow Creek Sioux Tribe



Seneca Nation of Indians


Crow Tribe of Indians



Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California


Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians



Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians


Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians



Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River


Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma



Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate


Elk Valley Rancheria



Skokomish Indian Tribe


Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe



Smith River Rancheria


Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior



Spokane Tribe of Indians 


Forest County Potawatomi Community



Squaxin Island Tribe


Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes



St. Regis Mohawk


Gila River Indian Community



Standing Rock Sioux Tribe


Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa



Stewart's Point Rancheria Kashia Band of Pomo


Ho-Chunk Nation 



Stockbridge-Munsee Community 


Hopland Band of Pomo Indians



Suquamish Tribe


Hualapai Tribe 



Susanville Indian Rancheria


Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska



Swinomish Indian Tribal Community


Jena Band of Choctaw Indians



Thlopthlocco Tribal Town


Jicarilla Apache Nation



Timbisha Shoshone Tribe 


Karuk Tribe



Tohono O'odham Nation


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community



Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa


Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin



Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians


Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians                    



United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria


Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians



Upper Sioux Community


Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians



Ute Mountain Ute Tribe


Lower Sioux Indian Community



Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)  


Lummi Nation



Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California 


Makah Tribe



White Earth Band of Minn. Chippewa


Mashantucket Western Pequot Tribe



White Mountain Apache Tribe


Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin



Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska


Mescalero Apache Tribe



Wiyot Tribe


Miami Tribe of Oklahoma



Wyandotte Nation


Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians



Yankton Sioux Tribe


Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Conn. 



Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation 


Muscogee (Creek) Nation



Yurok Tribe 







*Tribe declined offer of FY14 grant assistance





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