[graphic] The FY 2000 Historic Preservation Fund Grants to Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians
[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listINTRODUCTION
[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listGRANT SELECTION PROCESS
[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listGRANT APPLICATION REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS
[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listFISCAL YEAR 2000 GRANTS SELECTION PANEL PARTICIPANTS
[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listFISCAL YEAR 2000 HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES,
        ALASKA NATIVES, AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS

[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a list FY 2000 PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listALASKA
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listARIZONA
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listCALIFORNIA
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listCONNECTICUT
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listIDAHO
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listMICHIGAN
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listNEW MEXICO
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listNEW YORK
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listOKLAHOMA
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listOREGON
[graphic] 10x10 blank image used as a spacer[graphic]  small blue bullet used to define items in a listSOUTH CAROLINA




INTRODUCTION

The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 authorizes grants to Indian tribes for cultural and historic preservation projects.  Now in its tenth year, this grant program assists American Indians and Alaska Natives in protecting and promoting their unique cultural traditions.

 

From the beginning, the program has been shaped by Indian tribes.  Tribal representatives defined "his­toric preservation from a tribal perspective" in a National Park Service report to Congress in 1990.  Keepers of the Treasures -- Protecting Historic Properties and Cultural Traditions on Indian Land describes, in the words of Indian people, what they are concerned with protecting.  Native language, oral history, plant and animal species important in tradition, sacred and historic places, and the establishment of tribal historic preservation offices are all part of preservation from a tribal perspective.  The grants selected in Fiscal Year 2000 continue to reflect this broad range of funding needs.

 

Since 1990, just over 16 million dollars has been awarded to over 318 Indian and Alaska Native communities.  In Fiscal Year 2000, a total of $871,495 is being awarded to 20 communities for a broad range of historic preservation projects.  The projects selected for funding are summarized below.

 

GRANT SELECTION PROCESS

 

Federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native groups, and Native Hawaiian organizations were invited to submit grant applications to support historic preservation projects and promote the continuation of living cultural traditions.

 

The application guidelines listed four major categories of eligible activities for Historic Preservation Fund grants:  locating and identifying cultural resources, preservation planning, documentation of history and traditions, and education and training projects in historic and cultural preservation. 

 

Grant applications and application guidelines were mailed in October 1999 to the chief elected officials of all Federally recognized Indian tribes, Alaska Native groups, Native Hawaiian organizations, and to others on a mailing list of over 4,000 individuals and organizations.  In all, 131 proposals were received requesting approximately $5.7 million.

 

Panels of experts who met in Washington, D.C. the week of March  20, 2000, evaluated each application.  Panel members are listed below.


 

GRANT APPLICATION REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS

 

Reviewers were asked to consider the following in evaluating applications:

 

1.     How does this project address a critical cultural or historic preservation issue for the tribe?

2.     Are the project objectives, activities, and desired results (products) well designed, thought-through, and achievable?

3.     Will qualified people carry out the project?

4.     Is the project budget clear and reasonable?

5.     Is there demonstrable commitment to this project by the tribe?

6.     What is the lasting impact on and benefit to the tribe if the project is successfully completed?

 

FISCAL YEAR 2000 GRANTS SELECTION PANEL PARTICIPANTS

 

 

Duane Blue Spruce

Smithsonian Institution

Tom McCulloch

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation


Charlie Bunch

Bureau of Indian Affairs

Donald Sutherland

Bureau of Indian Affairs


Paula Creech

National Park Service


Barbara Sutteer

National Park Service

Karen Cooper

Smithsonian Institution


Brenda Takes Horse

Bureau of Land Management


Laura Dean

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation


Fred York

National Park Service


 

 


FISCAL YEAR 2000 HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND GRANTS TO

INDIAN TRIBES, ALASKA NATIVES, AND NATIVE HAWAIIANS

 

 

Tribe [State]

 

Amount

 

 

Barrow Native Village (AK)

$    48,915

Calista Corporation (AK)

$    50,000

Catawba Nation (SC)

$    28,919

Chickasaw Nation (OK)

$    49,500

Choctaw Nation (OK)

$    49,922

Choggiung Ltd. (AK)

$    34,181

Coquille (OR)

$    50,000

Hopi (AZ)

$    50,000

Kaibab Band of Paiute

$    50,000

Karluk IRA Council (AK)

$    32,080

Kwigillinggok Native Village (AK)

$    50,000

Pueblo of Laguna (NM)

$    28,560

Native Village of Lower Kalskag (AK)

$    50,000

Mashantucket Pequot (CT)

$    33,705

Nez Perce (ID)

$    48,811

Pueblo of Pojoaque (NM)

$    49,985

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (MI)

$    32,719

Sealaska Corporation (AK)

$    49,934

Senaca Nation (NY)

$    49,967

Robinson Rancheria (CA)

$    34,297

 

 

TOTAL

$  871,495   

 



FY 2000 PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND GRANTS

 

ALASKA

 

Tribe:

Native Village of Barrow

Project Title:

Documenting Commercial Whaling History in the Western Arctic from the Inupiat Perspective

Grant Award:

$48,915

Description:

Interview Elders in three communities of Alaska’s North Slope to examine the contributions of Inupiat people to commercial whaling in Alaska.  Collected artifacts, artwork and photographs will be selected  for mounting in an exhibit that will travel to all villages on the North Slope, and audio tapes will be edited for radio broadcast.

 

Tribe:

Calista Corporation

Project Title:

Calista/AVCP Oral History Project

Grant Award:

$50,000

Description:

Plan, organize and coordinate a regional effort to implement a long-term oral history project involving the 1,500 ANCSA 14(h)(1) oral history tape collection held by the BIA in Anchorage.  Partners in this effort include the Association of Village Council Presidents, Inc., the Calista Elders’ Council and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  A Yup’ik oral historian will be hired to organize and initiate a topical indexing of the collection, coordinate resources and inter-agency efforts, copy, catalog and plan long term regional efforts for transcription and translation of the collection.

 

Tribe:

Choggiung Ltd.

Project Title:

Nushagak River Historic Site Survey

Grant Award:

$34,181

Description:

Locate old village sites and places of historical and cultural significance located along the shores of the Nushagak, Mulchatna and Nuyakuk Rivers in southwestern Alaska.  This project will build upon a place name map compiled in 1910 by H.C. Fasset, Inspector of Fisheries and the work of anthropologist James VanStone in the 1960s.  The sites will be located, conditions recorded and potential for further archeological investigation assessed, and location coordinates entered into a Geographic Information System (GIS) database.

 

Tribe:

Native Village of Karluk (IRA)

Project Title:

Restoration of the Ascension of Our Lord Chapel

Grant Award:

$32,080

Description:

Prepare a Condition Assessment and Archaeological Survey for the Ascension of Our Lord Orthodox Church for the purpose of submitting a nomination for National Historic Landmark status.

 

Tribe:

Native Village of Kwigillingok

Project Title:

Caninemiut Traditional Qayaq (Kayak) Documentation Project

Grant Award:

$50,000

Description:

 

Tribe:

Native Village of Lower Kalskag

Project Title:

Lower Kalskag Traditional Council Streambank Stabilization Project

Grant Award:

$50,000

Description:

Stabilize and revegitate approximately 160 yards of shoreline of the Kuskokwim River bordering the Lower Kalskag cemetery, a National Register site, to protect the cemetery from further erosion and loss of graves.  More than three hundred graves, many founding members of the community, have been washed away due to this erosion caused by the yearly spring ice break up and the flow of the river.

 

Tribe:

Sealaska Corporation

Project Title:

Tlingit Cultural Preservation and Education Program: Continuing Our Culture through Oral Traditions of Song

Grant Award:

$49,934

Description:

Collect and document Tlingit oral histories of four clans focusing on songs and associated dances and stories, translate and transcribe the recordings, copyright the collections to the clans, publish booklets with song sheets, explanations of oral histories with accompanying audio and video tapes, and disseminate the published materials to clans, dance groups, schools and libraries.

 

 

ARIZONA

 

Tribe:

Hopi Tribe

Project Title:

The Awatovi National Historic Landmark Boundary Definition Project

Grant Award:

$50,000

Description:

Inventory and define the boundaries of the Awatovi National Historic Landmark and prepare a detailed site map depicting the spatial and locational relationships of adjacent historic properties to the main pueblo and mission complex.  This information will be entered in the Cultural Preservation Office’s GIS database for future management purposes and provide a basis for the development of an Awatovi management plan.

 

Tribe:

Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians

Project Title:

Building a Comprehensive Preservation Program for Resource Management on the Kaibab Indian Reservation

Grant Award:

$50,000

Description:

Building upon the completed identification and survey of cultural and archaeological sites, prepare a comprehensive preservation program by creating a preservation plan, an historic preservation ordinance, a land use plan, and a simplified cultural procedures manual.

 

 

CALIFORNIA

 

Tribe:

Robinson Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians

 

Project Title:

Education and Cultural Resources Management Training Project

 

Grant Award:

$34,297

 

Description:

 

 

CONNECTICUT

 

Tribe:

Mashantucket Pequot Tribe

Project Title:

Indiantown (1760-1805): Survey and Inventory  of a Transitional Community

Grant Award:

$33,705

Description:

Conduct a comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of Indiantown Village, a 100 acre portion of the reservation bordering the Great Cedar Swamp. The site contains the remains of a late 18th and early 19th century community which incorporated selected elements of Euro-American subsistence technologies and architecture into Pequot social, economic and political patterns.  Identified archaeological and historic sites will be incorporated into the master plan of development and will be evaluated with respect to criteria for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

IDAHO

 

Tribe:

Nez Perce Tribe

Project Title:

Nez Perce Bighorn Sheep Composite Bow Project

Grant Award:

$48,811

Description:

Document the construction of a Nez Perce style horn bow, manufactured from the horns of a Big Horn sheep, with the assistance of Elmer Crow, the last Nez Perce tribal member with the knowledge of this traditional process.  A documentary video and pamphlet will be prepared, and two symposiums will be held – one to introduce the project and to gain members’ interest and community support for this traditional Nez Perce art form and one to display the final products.

 

 

MICHIGAN

 

Tribe:

Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians

Project Title:

Developing a Historic Preservation Plan for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians: 2000-2001

Grant Award:

$32,719

Description:

Develop a long range historic preservation plan and the policies and ordinances to implement the plan.  Training will be provided on existing historic preservation laws.  Input from the tribal membership will be provided through an oral history project and questionnaire.  The long range plan, after approval by the Band’s Traditions/Repatriation Committee, will be submitted to the NPS to initiate the process of establishing a Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO).

 

 

NEW MEXICO

 

Tribe:

Pueblo of Laguna

Project Title:

Laguna Tribal Historic Preservation Training Project

Grant Award:

$28,560

Description:

Provide essential training to the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and Historic Preservation Committee to support the development of the Laguna Tribal Historic Preservation Program.  Training will include: 1) specialized seminars conducted by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and other qualified institutions, 2) visits to THPO programs of other tribes, and 3) presentations of the information and knowledge gained from the seminars and THPO visits to other tribal members.

 

Tribe:

Pueblo of Pojoague

Project Title:

Tewa Language and Stories: The Foundations of Culture

Grant Award:

$49,985.00

Description:

Document, in audio and video formats with accompanying transcripts, the language, stories and experiences of 36 elders of the six Tewa-speaking Pueblo tribes of New Mexico’s northern Rio Grande Valley.  Broadcast quality audio and video tapes will be produced which will be incorporated into the exhibitions and archival collections of the Poeh Center and Museum.  

 

 

NEW YORK

 

Tribe:

Seneca Nation of Indians

Project Title:

Tribal Historic Preservation Program and Cultural Resources Management Planning

Grant Award:

$49,967

Description:

 

 

OKLAHOMA

 

Tribe:

Chicasaw Nation

Project Title:

Historic Preservation for the Chickasaw White House

Grant Award:

$49,500

Description:

Have an experienced preservation architect prepare working drawings/architectural plans and specifications for a restoration plan for the National Register listed Chickasaw White House, home of Douglas Johnston, the three-time governor of the Chickasaw Nation.

 


Tribe:

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Project Title:

Structural Analysis and Architectural Plans for the Renovation of Buildings at Wheelock Academy

Grant Award:

$49,922

Description:

Perform structural analyses on all buildings at Wheelock Academy, a National Historic Landmark, and prepare architectural plans and construction documents to bring Pushmataha Hall (1883-84) into code compliance for use once again as a dormitory at the educational institution.

 

 

OREGON

 

Tribe:

Coquille Indian Tribe

Project Title:

Upper Coquille River Watershed Archeological Survey Project

Grant Award:

$50,000

Description:

Survey of the Upper Coquille River watershed to confirm or deny the presence and potential significance of more than 100 pre-historic sites that have either not been officially recorded, or are recorded but have not been investigated or interpreted.  Survey information will be used to update the tribe’s cultural resource database, and provide the necessary information to evaluate sites for possible listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

 

 

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

Tribe:

Catawba Nation

Project Title:

A Field Investigation of Courtney (formerly Davie) Island

Grant Award:

$28,919

Description:

Survey vandalized burial mounds on Courtney Island in the Catawba River. The survey and controlled surface collection and analysis of ceramics and lithics from the island will determine the chronological and cultural affiliation of the Native Americans who once occupied the area.  On completion of the survey project, the damage caused by looters will be documented and stabilized.

 

 



 

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