Tribes Receive $3.7 million In Historic Preservation Grants From National Park Service

Nearly $4 million in historic preservation grants have been handed out by the National Park Service to 142 American Indian tribes to help them carry 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 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 5 percent as a result of sequestration.

Here's a breakout of the tribal payments:

* Absentee-Shawnee $22,167

* Agua Caliente Band $23,434

* Aroostook Band - Micmacs $22,427

* Bad River Band - Chippewa $26,712

* Bay Mills Indian Community $22,995

* Bear River Band $21,423

* Big Pine Paiute $21,847

* Bishop Paiute Tribe $22,294

* Blackfeet $32,126

* Blue Lake Rancheria $21,430

* Bois Forte Chippewa $26,767

* Buena Vista Rancheria $21,445

* Caddo $21,510

* Catawba $22,359

* Chehalis Reservation Tribes $51,657

* Cheyenne-Arapaho $23,821

* Cheyenne River $34,057

* Chippewa Cree $26,654

* Chitimacha Tribe of LA $22,014

* Choctaw $24,218

* Citizen Potawatomi Nation $22,393

* Coeur d'Alene $28,774

* Colville $31,878

* Comanche $22,099

* Coos, L. Umpqua & Siuslaw $21,611

* Coquille Indian Tribe $24,813

* Coushatta Tribe of LA $49,685

* Cow Creek $51,374

* Crow Creek Sioux $28,213

* Crow Tribe of Indians $33,361

* Dry Creek Rancheria $21,468

* Eastern Cherokee $25,599

* Eastern Shawnee $49,227

* Eastern Shoshone $33,337

* Elk Valley Rancheria $21,974

* Flandreau Santee Sioux $22,756

* Fond du Lac Band Chippewa $26,409

* Forest County Potawatomi $23,967

* Fort Belknap $29,905

* Fort Peck Tribes $33,083

* Gila River Indian Community $28,667

* Grand Portage Chippewa $25,399

* Grand Ronde Community $23,859

* Ho-Chunk Nation $22,781

* Hopland Band of Pomo $22,727

* Hualapai $30,944

* Iowa Tribe of KS & NE $23,961

* Jena Band of Choctaw $21,430

* Jicarilla Apache $30,629

* Karuk Tribe $22,264

* Keweenaw Bay $25,566

* Lac Courte Oreilles $26,042

* Lac du Flambeau $26,289

* Lac Vieux Desert Band $21,872

* Leech Lake $29,988

* Lower Sioux $22,634

* Lummi $24,478

* Makah $24,773

* Mashantucket Pequot $22,600

* Menominee $27,781

* Mescalero Apache $29,116

* Miami Tribe of Oklahoma $21,611

* Mille Lacs $26,467

* Mohegan Tribe of Conn. $22,064

* Muscogee Creek Nation $23,513

* Narragansett $22,700

* Native Village of Kake $21,134

* Navajo $41,811

* Nez Perce $30,300

* Nooksack $21,857

* Northern Arapaho $34,429

* Northern Cheyenne $29,066

* Oglala Sioux $32,978

* Omaha $27,480

* Oneida $23,591

* Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma $21,676

* Pala Band $23,887

* Passamaquoddy $26,822

* Pawnee Nation $22,571

* Penobscot $26,049

* Picayune Rancheria $21,687

* Pinoleville Pomo Nation $21,541

* Pit River Tribe $24,076

* Poarch Band of Creeks $21,784

* Pokagon Band $22,181

* Ponca $21,670

* Port Gamble S’Klallam $22,502

* Pueblo of Pojoaque $23,959

* Pueblo of Santa Ana $26,042

* Pueblo of Tesuque $24,262

* Pyramid Lake Paiute $29,144

* Quapaw of Oklahoma $22,473

* Red Cliff Chippewa $24,128

* Reno Sparks Indian Colony $22,723

* Rosebud Sioux $29,219

* Round Valley Indian Tribes $55,762

* Saginaw Chippewa $59,844

* Salish/Kootenai $31,706

* San Carlos Apache $26,216

* Santee Sioux $26,621

* Seminole Tribe of Florida $24,253

* Seneca $25,562

* Seneca Cayuga $22,516

* Sherwood Valley $22,079

* Shingle Springs Rancheria $21,671

* Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate $24,411

* Skokomish $23,277

* Smith River Rancheria $21,337

* Spokane $27,081

* Squaxin Island $22,702

* St. Regis Mohawk $24,253

* Standing Rock Sioux $33,430

* Stewart's Point Rancheria $21,336

* Stockbridge-Munsee Band $24,231

* Susanville Rancheria $22,398

* Suquamish Tribe $23,574

* Swinomish Tribe $23,841

* Thlopthlocco Tribal Town $22,800

* Three Affiliated Tribes $30,994

* Timbisha Shoshone $23,601

* Tohono O'odham $34,092

* Trinidad Rancheria $21,493

* Tunica-Biloxi $0*

* Turtle Mountain $31,038

* Twenty-Nine Palms Band $48,777

* Umatilla $27,887

* United Auburn Community $0*

* Upper Sioux Community $22,533

* Ute Mountain Ute $29,793

* Wampanoag $21,974

* Warm Springs $29,927

* Washoe Tribe $23,209

* White Earth Chippewa $30,505

* White Mountain $32,382

* Winnebago $26,562

* Wiyot $21,563

* Wyandotte $21,910

* Yakama Nation $31,865

* Yankton Sioux $25,597

* Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation $21,820

* Yurok $25,608

* Zuni $29,128

*Tribe declined offer of FY13 grant assistance

* TOTAL $3,747,639