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


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