AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Salazar Announces $4.4 Million in Grants for Historic Preservation by American Indian Tribes


Contact: Hugh Vickery - DOI (202) 208-6416
David Barna - NPS (202) 208-6843

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $4.4 million in grants from the Historic Preservation Fund to 117 American Indian tribes to assist with the preservation of important historic and cultural sites and to promote education and interpretation programs.

“As part of our commitment to empowering Indian nations to achieve the future of their choosing, we want to support the agendas of tribes to preserve, interpret, and enrich their heritage,” Secretary Salazar said. “These investments will help not only help protect cultural and historic sites, but also provide tools to spur new economic opportunities in tribal communities.”

The grants are derived from revenues from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf and are used by the National Park Service to make historic preservation grants to Tribal Historic Preservation Officers.

“Assisting tribal historic preservation efforts is one of several ways that we help American Indians recover and safeguard their cultural heritage,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “We are honored to collaborate with tribes on this important front.”

Tribes use the grants to fund projects such as nominations to the NPS's National Register of Historic Places, preservation education, architectural planning, historic structure reports, community preservation plans, and bricks-and-mortar repair to buildings. HPF grants are also made to State Historic Preservation Offices.

Grants and programs funded by the HPF encourage private and non-federal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide. Recent HPF achievements can be found in its annual report at

For more information about NPS tribal preservation programs and grants, please visit

Fiscal Year 2011 Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Indian Tribes

Absentee-Shawnee $31,060  
Agua Caliente Band  
Bad River Band - Chippewa  
Bay Mills Indian Community $32,130  
Bear River Band   
Big Pine Paiute  
Bishop Paiute Tribe $31,225  
Blue Lake Rancheria $29,909  
Bois Forte Chippewa  
Buena Vista Rancheria  
Cheyenne-Arapaho $33,195  
Cheyenne River  
Chippewa Cree  
Citizen Potawatomi Nation $31,353  
Coeur d'Alene  
Colville $43,602  
Comanche $30,973  
Coos, L. Umpqua & Siuslaw $30,343  
Coquille Indian Tribe
Crow Creek Sioux  
Crow Tribe of Indians $45,517  
Dry Creek Rancheria  
Eastern Cherokee $35,492  
Elk Valley Rancheria  
Flandreau Santee Sioux $57,615  
Fond du Lac Band Chippewa $36,538  
Fort Peck Tribes $82,402  
Gila River Indian Community $39,454  
Grand Portage Band of Chippewa $35,234  
Grand Ronde Community  
Ho-Chunk Nation   
Hopland Band of Pomo $31,783  
Jena Band of Choctaw $30,109  
Jicarilla Apache  
Karuk Tribe  
Keweenaw Bay
Lac Courte Oreilles $36,065 
Lac du Flambeau  
Lac Vieux Desert Band $30,680  
Leech Lake $41,160 
Lower Sioux   
Mashantucket Pequot 
Mescalero Apache $40,035 
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma $30,343 
Mille Lacs $36,614 
Muscogee Creek Nation $59,431  
Nez Perce $35,058  
Northern Arapaho $44,355
Northern Cheyenne $39,970
Oglala Sioux  
Oneida $32,899 
Pala Band $33,280 
Passamaquoddy $37,072 
Pawnee Nation  
Penobscot $36,074  
Pinoleville Pomo Nation  
Pit River Tribe  
Poarch Band of Creeks $30,566  
Pokagon Band $31,079 
Ponca $30,417 
Pueblo of Pojoaque $33,372
Pueblo of Santa Ana  
Pueblo of Tesuque  
Quapaw of Oklahoma  
Red Cliff Chippewa $33,593 
Reno Sparks Indian Colony $57,538  
Rosebud Sioux $40,167  
San Carlos Apache $36,289 
Santee Sioux  
Seminole Tribe of Florida $33,754 
Seneca $35,446 
Sherwood Valley $30,768 
Shingle Springs Rancheria  
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate  
Smith River Rancheria  
Spokane $37,408 
Squaxin Island $31,751 
St. Regis Mohawk $33,754 
Standing Rock Sioux $45,606  
Stewart's Point Rancheria $29,987 
Stockbridge-Munsee Band  
Susanville Rancheria $31,358 
Suquamish Tribe $32,876 
Swinomish Tribe  
Table Bluff – Wiyot   
Three Affiliated Tribes $42,460 
Timbisha Shoshone $16,533 
Tohono O'odham  
Trinidad Rancheria $30,190 
Turtle Mountain  
Umatilla $38,448
Ute Mountain Ute $40,909
Wampanoag $30,811 
Warm Springs $41,083 
Washoe Tribe  
White Earth Chippewa $41,828 
White Mountain  
Yakama Nation  
Yankton Sioux  
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation $55,370