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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 $14,595 Narragansett Indian Tribe $14,955

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians $15,451 Native Village of Kake $13,898

Aroostook Band of Micmacs $14,770 Nez Perce Tribe $20,086

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $17,664 Nooksack $14,386

Bay Mills Indian Community $15,155 Northern Arapaho Tribe $22,138

Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria $14,093 Northern Cheyenne Tribe $19,253

Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley $14,379 Oglala Sioux Tribe $21,895

Bishop Paiute Tribe $14,681 Omaha Tribe of Nebraska $18,182

Blackfeet Nation $21,320 Oneida Nation of Wisconsin $15,556

Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of Indians $14,098 Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma $14,264

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa $17,701 Pala Band of Mission Indians $15,756

Buena Vista Rancheria Me Wuk Indians of California $14,107 Passamaquoddy Tribe $17,738

Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma $14,152 Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma $14,868

Catawba Indian Nation $14,725 Penobscot Nation $17,216

Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria $14,140 Pinoleville Pomo Nation $14,172

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes $15,712 Pit River Tribe $15,884

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe $22,624 Poarch Band of Creek Indians $14,337

Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation $17,624 Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians $14,605

Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana $14,492 Ponca Tribe of Nebraska $14,259

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma $15,979 Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe $14,822

Citizen Potawatomi $14,748 Pueblo of Pojoaque $15,804

Coeur d'Alene Tribe $19,056 Pueblo of Santa Ana $17,212

Commanche Nation $14,549 Pueblo of Zuni $19,295

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation $21,036 Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe $19,306

Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation $21,144 Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma $14,802

Confederated Tribes of the Chehails Reservation $15,331 Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior

Chippewas $15,919

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation $21,152 Reno Sparks Indian Colony $14,971

Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw $14,220 Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Indians $19,356

Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Indian Community of Oregon $15,737 Round Valley Indian Tribe $16,564

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation $18,457 Saginaw Chippewa $17,792

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon $19,835 San Carlos Apache Tribe $17,329

Coquille Indian Tribe $15,470 Santee Sioux Tribe $17,602

Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana $14,737 Seminole Tribe of Florida $19,835

Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians $15,245 Seneca Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma $14,831

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe $18,677 Seneca Nation of Indians $16,887

Crow Tribe of Indians $22,154 Sherwood Valley Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians of California $14,536

Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians $14,123 Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians $14,260

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians $16,911 Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River $22,138

Eastern Shawnee of Oklahoma $14,600 Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate $16,110

Elk Valley Rancheria $14,465 Skokomish Indian Tribe $15,345

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe $14,993 Smith River Rancheria $14,034

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior

Chippewa $17,459 Spokane Tribe of Indians $17,913

Forest County Potawatomi Community $15,811 Squaxin Island Tribe $14,956

Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes $21,966 St. Regis Mohawk $16,003

Gila River Indian Community $18,984 Standing Rock Sioux Tribe $22,201

Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa $16,777 Stewart's Point Rancheria Kashia Band of Pomo $14,033

Ho-Chunk Nation $15,010 Stockbridge-Munsee Community $15,989

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians $14,973 Suquamish Tribe $15,544

Hualapai Tribe $20,522 Susanville Indian Rancheria $14,751

Iowa Tribe of Kansas & Nebraska $15,806 Swinomish Indian Tribal Community $15,725

Jena Band of Choctaw Indians $14,098 Thlopthlocco Tribal Town $15,023

Jicarilla Apache Nation $20,309 Timbisha Shoshone Tribe $15,562

Karuk Tribe $14,661 Tohono O'odham Nation $22,647

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community $16,890 Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa $17,190

Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin $17,212 Twenty-nine Palms Band of Mission Indians $14,464

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $17,378 United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria $0*

Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians $14,396 Upper Sioux Community $14,842

Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians $19,876 Ute Mountain Ute Tribe $19,745

Lower Sioux Indian Community $14,911 Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) $14,465

Lummi Nation $16,155 Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California $15,299

Makah Tribe $16,354 White Earth Band of Minn. Chippewa $20,225

Mashantucket Western Pequot Tribe $14,888 White Mountain Apache Tribe $21,493

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin $18,386 Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska $17,563

Mescalero Apache Tribe $19,287 Wiyot Tribe $14,188

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma $14,220 Wyandotte Nation $14,422

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians $17,498 Yankton Sioux Tribe $16,910

Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Conn. $14,526 Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation $14,361

Muscogee (Creek) Nation $15,504 Yurok Tribe $16,918

*Tribe declined offer of FY14 grant assistance TOTAL: $2,242,589

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