AMERICA'S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar Announces $8.4 million in Tribal Historic Preservation Grants

Last edited 09/05/2019

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $8.4 million in grants to 131 American Indian tribes to support Tribal Historic Preservation Offices under the National Historic Preservation Act. The National Park Service awards grants to these tribes to assist in carrying out national historic preservation program responsibilities on tribal lands.

“The participation of American Indians in the national historic preservation program is a major step forward in how we tell the story of our land and its people,” Secretary Salazar said. “These grants will help tribes recount their histories that date back centuries before Europeans set foot on this continent. As they tell the story, 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. The grants are derived from revenues from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf and can help catalyze private and non-federal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide.

“Increased attention to the preservation of significant tribal places, as well as tribal culture and tradition, is important to all Americans,” said National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis. “This grant program provides important funding to protect the cultures of the first Americans.”

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

Amounts made available are listed below.



Under Public Law 112-74

Absentee-Shawnee $56,089 Karuk Tribe $56,331 Salish/Kootenai $79,873
Agua Caliente Band $59,248 Keweenaw Bay $64,565
San Carlos Apache $66,185
Bad River Band - Chippewa $67,424
Lac Courte Oreilles $65,753
Santee Sioux
Bay Mills Indian Community
$58,156 Lac du Flambeau
Seminole Tribe of Florida $61,290
Bear River Band
$54,233 Lac Vieux Desert Band $55,353 Seneca
Big Pine Paiute
$55,290 Leech Lake $75,590
Seneca Cayuga
Bishop Paiute Tribe $56,406
Lower Sioux $57,255 Sherwood Valley $55,525
Blackfeet $80,922 Lummi
$61,851 Shingle Springs Rancheria $54,853
Blue Lake Rancheria $53,865 Makah
$62,587 Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
Bois Forte Chippewa $67,559 Mashantucket Pequot $57,169 Skokomish
Buena Vista Rancheria $54,287 Menominee $70,089 Smith River Rancheria $54,018
Caddo $53,993 Mescalero Apache $73,417 Spokane $68,344
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma $54,704 Squaxin Island
$60,212 Mille Lacs $66,812 St. Regis Mohawk $61,290
Cheyenne River $85,738 Mohegan Tribe of Conn. $55,834 Standing Rock Sioux
Chippewa Cree $67,277 Muscogee Creek Nation $59,444 Stewart's Point Rancheria
Chitimacha Tribe of LA $55,708 Narragansett
$57,419 Stockbridge-Munsee Band $61,235
$61,203 Native Village of Kake $53,514 Susanville Rancheria $56,665
Citizen Potawatomi Nation $56,653 Navajo
$105,076 Suquamish Tribe $59,594
Coeur d'Alene $72,564 Nez Perce $63,809 Swinomish Tribe $60,262
Colville $80,305 Nooksack
$55,317 Table Bluff -- Wiyot $54,584
Comanche $55,920 Northern Arapaho $81,758 Three Affiliated Tribes $78,100
Coos, L. Umpqua & Siuslaw $54,704 Northern Cheyenne
$73,292 Timbisha Shoshone
Coquille Indian Tribe
$59,319 Oglala Sioux $83,048 Tohono O'odham $85,825
Crow Creek Sioux
$71,166 Omaha
$69,338 Trinidad Rancheria $54,409
Crow Tribe of Indians
$84,003 Oneida $59,638
Tunica-Biloxi $56,201
Dry Creek Rancheria $54,346
Pala Band $60,378 Turtle Mountain $65,672
Eastern Cherokee $64,644 Passamaquoddy $67,697 Umatilla $70,352
Eastern Shoshone $83,944 Pawnee Nation $57,096 United Auburn Community $56,807
Elk Valley Rancheria $55,608 Penobscot
Upper Sioux Community
Flandreau Santee Sioux
$57,557 Picayune Rancheria $54,893 Ute Mountain Ute $75,107
Fond du Lac Band Chippewa
Pinoleville Pomo Nation $54,527 Wampanoag
Forest County Potawatomi
Pit River Tribe $60,850 Warm Springs $75,440
Fort Belknap $75,385 Poarch Band of Creeks $55,135
Washoe Tribe
Fort Peck Tribes $83,308 Pokagon Band $56,126 White Earth Chippewa
Gila River Indian Community $72,296 Ponca $54,848 White Mountain $81,562
Grand Portage Chippewa $64,147 Port Gamble S'Klallam
$56,926 Winnebago $67,049
Grand Ronde Community
$60,305 Pueblo of Pojoaque $60,556 Wyandotte $55,448
Ho-Chunk Nation $57,620 Pueblo of Santa Ana $65,753 Yakama Nation
Hopland Band of Pomo $57,484 Pueblo of Tesuque $61,314 Yankton Sioux $64,640
Hualapai $77,975 Quapawa of Oklahoma
$56,852 Yocha Dehe Wintun $55,225
Iowa Tribe of KS & NE
$60,562 Red Cliff Chippewa $60,980
Jena Band of Choctaw $54,252 Reno Sparks
Jicarilla Apache $77,191 Rosebud Sioux $73,673


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