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TABLE OF CONTENTS
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifINTRODUCTION
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifGRANT SELECTION PROCESS
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifGRANT APPLICATION REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifFISCAL YEAR 1997 GRANTS SELECTION PANEL PARTICIPANTS
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifLIST OF FISCAL YEAR 1997 GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES AND ALASKA NATIVES
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifALASKA
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifARIZONA
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifCALIFORNIA
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifMAINE
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifMICHIGAN
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifMONTANA
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifNEW MEXICO
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifOKLAHOMA
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifSOUTH DAKOTA
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifWASHINGTON
graphics/graphics/bullet.gifWYOMING
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 1999 continue to reflect this broad range of funding needs.

Since 1990, just under 15 million dollars has been awarded to 308 Indian and Alaska Native communities. In Fiscal Year 1999, a total of $1,186,000 is being awarded to 28 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:

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif Locating and identifying cultural resources,

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif Preservation planning,

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif Documentation of history and traditions, and

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif Education and training projects in historic and cultural preservation

Grant applications and application guidelines were mailed in October 1998 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, 119 proposals were received requesting approximately $5.3 million.

Panels of experts who met in Washington, D.C. the week of April 12, 1999 evaluated each application. Panel members are listed below.  

GRANT APPLICATION REVIEW CONSIDERATIONS
Reviewers were asked to consider the following in evaluating applications:
 

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif How does this project address a critical cultural or historic preservation issue for the tribe?

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

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif Will qualified people carry out the project?

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif Is the project budget clear and reasonable?

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif Is there demonstrable commitment to this project by the tribe?

graphics/graphics/bullet.gif What is the lasting impact on and benefit to the tribe if the project is successfully completed?

FISCAL YEAR 1996 GRANTS SELECTION PANEL PARTICIPANTS
 
Charlie Bunch
Bureau of Indian Affairs

Paula Creech
National Park Service

Bruce Crespin
Bureau of Land Management

Ronald Emery
National Park Service

Ginny Gorman
Department of Health and Human Services

Myrna Little Owl
National Park Service

Tom McCullochl
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Ed Natay
National Park Service

Patricia Parker
National Park Services

Susan Renaud
National Park Service

Donald Sutherland
Bureau of Indian Affairs

Barbara Sutteer
National Park Service

Brenda Takes Horse
Bureau of Land Management

Jacilee Wray
National Park Service

Fred York
National Park Service
 
LIST OF FISCAL YEAR 1999 HISTORIC PRESERVATION
FUND GRANTS TO INDIAN TRIBES AND ALASKA NATIVES
 
Tribe [State] Amount
Acoma Pueblo (NM)
Ak-Chin (AZ)
Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma (OK)
Fort Peck (MT)
Hualapai (AZ)
Intertribal Bison Cooperative (SD)
Jamestown S'Klallam (WA)
Kipnuk (AK)
Kotzebue (AK)
Kwethluk (AK)
Lower Elwha (WA)
Makah (WA)
Mewuk (CA)
Newhalen (AK)
Owens Valley Paiute (CA)
Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point (ME)
Passamaquoddy Indian Township (ME)
Pawnee (OK)
Pueblo of Zuni (NM)
Rosebud Sioux (SD)
Round Valley (CA)
Salish and Kootenai (MT)
Sault Ste. Marie (MI)
Sitka (AK)
Timbisha (CA)
Unalakleet (AK)
Wind River Shoshone (WY)
Yavapai (AZ)

TOTAL

50,000
17,125
50,000
38,903
49,263
50,000
47,803
50,000
44,600
41,957
50,000
49,994
26,494
32,400
50,000
49,987
6,931
50,000
46,799
50,000
50,000
45,908
41,219
49,505
49,994
49,400
15,319
32,399

$1,186,000

 
FISCAL YEAR 1997 HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND GRANTS TO
INDIAN TRIBES AND ALASKA NATIVES
 

ALASKA
Tribe:
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Kipnuk Traditional Council
Kipnuk Cultural Revival and Preservation Project
$ 50,000
The Kipnuk Cultural Revival and Preservation Project will bring elders and young people together to teach traditional survival skills in their native Yup'ik language. Emphasis will be placed on elders sharing oral stories and the history of Yup'ik people with the young people. The cultural exchange will be videotaped and archived for future viewing by tribal members.
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Native Village of Kotzebue
Documenting Kotzebue Inupiat Traditional Environmental Knowledge
$ 44,600
This project will create an archive of traditional Inupiat environmental knowledge through interviews with tribal elders. The interviews will take place during the summer subsistence camps where elders will discuss a wide range of topics including weather and related topics, environmental effects on the flora and fauna and environmental anomalies that occur during the subsistence season. 
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Kwethluk IRA Council
Documentation of Kwethluk's Oral History and Cultural Traditions 
$ 41,957
Kwethluk IRA Council will conduct oral interviews with Yup'ik Eskimo elders to document the oral history and cultural traditions of the tribe. One objective is to include the local school children in the project to expose them to the elders' knowledge and wisdom and to introduce them to the preservation process. 
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Newhalen Tribal Council
Noghelin Site Inventory and Oral History
$ 32,400
This project will work with the community, local schools, state and Federal agencies to collect historic photographs, oral histories, and other materials to locate sites important to the Newhalen community. A professional archeologist will work with the schools to survey the areas identified. The archeologist will also train 10 high school seniors and a teacher on the importance of archeology and in archeological techniques.
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Sitka Tribe of Alaska 
Haa Kayaani: Our Traditional Tlingit Plant Use and Harvest Documentation
$ 49,505
The Haa Kayaani project will weave together traditional, current, technical and legal aspects of the Tlingit plant harvest and use to create a resource planning and educational report. The report will also focus on the intellectual property rights associated with traditional plant use.
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Native Village of Unalakleet
Documentation of the Malemiut People of Unalakleet
$ 49,400
The Native Village of Unalakleet will document the oral history and cultural traditions of the Malemiut of Unalakleet. Elders will be interviewed to document the songs, stories and dances of this sub-group of the Inupiat Eskimos who settled the village of Unalakleet. The information will be used to prepare a family tree showing which current community members are descendants of the original five brothers who settled the village. The material collected with grant funding will be used in a documentary of the village to be aired on local and state television.
ARIZONA
Tribe:
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Ak-Chin Indian Community
Class III Cultural Resources Inventory and Survey of Ak-Chin Village
$ 17,125
The village of Ak-Chin is one of the last places on the reservation with intact cultural deposits. The area has been inhabited for many hundreds of years prior to the establishment of the current village. The Cultural Resources Department will conduct a Class III cultural resources inventory and survey approximately 360 acres within the village area.
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Hualapai Tribe
Hualapai Tribe's Class III Cultural Resource Survey
$ 49,263
The project will conduct a random sample intensive (Class III) archeological survey of study units across the Hualapai Reservation. The ground surface survey is designed to identify all archeological resources in eight randomly selected 160 acre-units, for a total of 1280 acres. All sites and cultural resources encountered during the survey will be plotted on a map, sketched to scale, photographed, and described on site forms. A narrative descriptive report will be prepared that describes the results of the survey, provides management recommendations, and helps direct future work.
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Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Cemetery Preservation Plan
$ 32,399
The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe will develop a master plan for the protection of the Tribal cemetery. The cemetery is located on a steep incline that creates an erosion problem and is in dire need of a stabilization plan. The master plan will address the erosion problem and will map the layout of the cemetery to eventually erect a protective boundary fence. The site has been assessed to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.
CALIFORNIA
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Owens Valley Paiute
Traditional Paiute Survival Skills, Documentation and Teaching Tools
$ 50,000
The Owens Valley Career Development Center will videotape and digitally photograph the subsistence activities of the Inyo-Mono Paiute Shoshone Indian elders. There are less than a dozen elders left who can perform these activities and narrate in their native language. The raw video will be edited to short teaching tools in English and Paiute and transferred to CD-Rom format to be used at the Center to educate other on the subsistence activities of the Owens Valley Paiute. 
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Round Valley Indian Tribe
Develop Cultural Resource Program for the Round Valley Indian Tribe
$ 50,000
The Round Valley Indian Tribe will create and sustain a comprehensive, long-range program to preserve cultural resources the tribe currently holds. These resources include, but are not limited to ethnographic materials, archeological and historic sites and locations, various museum collections, and supporting reference materials.
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Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians
Research and Evaluation of Bowers Cave Project
$ 26,494
The Bowers Cave area is the place of origin of the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. This project will evaluate Bowers Cave, develop a strategic plan, conduct archival research, and interview elders about the site. The final result will be a historic property treatment plan to protect this National Register eligible site.
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Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
GIS Cultural Resources Inventory and Information Retrieval System
$ 49,994
Through a previous National Park Service Grant the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe has created a Tribal Historic Preservation Office. The tribe now will build a Geographic Information System to store location information, records, and natural resource information associated with sites important to the Tribe.
MAINE
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Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point
Documenting the Oral History and Petroglyphs of the Passamaquoddy Tribe
$ 49,987
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point will produce a thirty-minute video documenting tribal elders' oral histories and descriptions of the petroglyphs on and adjacent to the reservation. The documentary will be incorporated into the cultural programs in the schools and community.
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Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township
Passamaquoddy Historic Preservation Plan
$ 6,931
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township will create a historic preservation plan and develop protection policies for the Indian Township Reservation. In addition the Tribe seeks to work with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to develop a cooperative plan to assume SHPO responsibilities within the reservation boundaries.
MICHIGAN
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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Our Past, Our Future - Chippewa Elders Video Archive Project
$ 41,219
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe will professionally document 120 interviews of tribal elders. All participating elders will receive a copy of their interview. The interviews will be edited for use by tribal members and for educational purposes in Michigan schools.
MONTANA
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Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes
Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Ethnobotany Project
$ 38,903
The Cultural Resources Department (CRD) of the tribe wishes to protect traditional medicine plants on the reservation. Over-harvesting of traditional medicine plants for commercial gain has lead to the depletion of once strong stands of Echinacea, a traditional medicine plant. The CRD will establish a Botanical Task Force to assist the Department in creating a culturally sensitive and sustainable use protection ordinance to protect traditional medicine plants on the reservation. CRD will develop a Conservation Handbook and will hold two workshops to bring concerns about over-harvesting to the public's attention. 
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Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
Documenting and Teaching Cultural History and Traditions 
$ 45,908
The People's Center located on the Flathead Indian Reservation will develop an interactive multi-media computer exhibit documenting the annual cycle of events in the traditional cultures of the Salish, Kootenai and Pend d'Oreille tribes in the early 1800s. This multi-media exhibit will also be adapted to video for use in schools, libraries, and other audiences around the reservation. Some of the computerized multi-media exhibits will also be available via the internet.
NEW MEXICO
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Pueblo of Acoma
Acoma Historic Preservation Office
$ 50,000
This project will establish an infrastructure within the Tribal Government Administration that will house the Acoma Historic Preservation Office. A Historic Preservation Advisory Board will be created to advise the Office. Training in preservation laws, regulations, methods and techniques will be provided for the Board and Historic Preservation Office staff.
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Pueblo of Zuni
Zuni Historic Preservation Training
$ 46,799
The Zuni Historic Preservation Training project will provide the Zuni Heritage and Historic Preservation Office (ZHHPO) and Zuni Cultural Resources Advisory Team (ZCRAT) with training so these tribal entities can effectively manage cultural resources at the Zuni Pueblo. The training will include Section 106 and Section 110 of NHPA, the National Register Process, the Integration of Cultural Resource and Environmental Compliance and practical application of the Secretary of Interior's Standards.
OKLAHOMA
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Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma
Historic Preservation Training and the Development of the Caddo Tribe Archeological Volunteer Corps
$ 50,000
The Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma will train tribal members in applicable preservation laws and in archeological field techniques. They will also develop the Caddo Tribal Archeological Volunteer Corps. The Volunteer Corps will participate in preservation efforts with tribal, state, and federal agencies conducting preservation work that impacts Caddo cultural resources.
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Pawnee Nation
Pawnee Tribal Facilities Rehabilitation and Land-Use Project
$ 50,000
The Pawnee Nation is currently developing the Old Agency area of the reservation. The Old Agency contains 11 native stone buildings that the tribe owns. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This project will develop a historical account of the Agency and School buildings, evaluate the structural integrity of the buildings, develop preliminary architectural drawings of the buildings, and develop adaptive reuse designs. 
SOUTH DAKOTA
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Cultural Resources Database Development and Historic Sites Assessment
$ 50,000
The Sinte Gleska University Lakota Archives and Historic Research Center will set up a Geographic Information System (GIS) database of previously recorded archeological and culturally important sites within the boundaries of the original Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Project staff will conduct archeological assessments and documentation of at least five specific areas locally known as sites of historic importance to the Sicangu people. Archive staff and five students interested in historic preservation will receive training and experience in archeological survey and/or GIS use. 
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InterTribal Bison Cooperative
A Recordation of the Great Kinship between Native Americans and the Buffalo
$ 50,000
This project will collect tribal cultural knowledge of seven tribes within the Cooperative concerning their relationship with the buffalo. Using contacts within the Cooperative, the project will video and audio tape interviews with tribal elders, tribal historians, and current tribal herd managers on the past relationship with the buffalo and how the growth of current herds is reestablishing the great kinship between Native Americans and the buffalo.
WASHINGTON
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Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Sharing Our Traditions
$ 47,803
This project builds on an earlier Tribal Historic Preservation Grant that identified tribal members who indicated they were in possession of cultural items, stories, songs and traditional knowledge. These items and knowledge will be documented using video and audio tape and photographs. All items will be archived and catalogued in both database and report form. The final product, a book that tells the S'Klallam story using historic photographs, will be distributed to the Tribal community. 
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Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Documentation and Inventory of Significant Places
$ 50,000
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe will use tribal elders to identify places of historic or cultural significance to the tribe. The tribe's Cultural Manager will conduct interviews about significant places, events, and traditions. The tribe's GIS Specialist will record and map the places using GIS (Geographic Information System) technology. Two map overlays will be produced, one to be shared with the community and the other map will contain sites the tribe does not wish to share with non-tribal members and will be used to protect the confidentiality of important places.
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Makah Indian Tribe
Makah Oral History Conservation and Access Project
$ 49,994
The Makah Cultural and Research Center's (MCRC) Makah Oral History Conservation and Access project staff will work with 700+ hours of oral history audio recordings to conserve the recordings, and make the information available to the community and the public. Access policy for sensitive information will be developed during this project, ensuring that confidential information is protected, at the same time that appropriate information is made available.
WYOMING
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Wind River Shoshone Tribe
Wind River Agency Blockhouse Stabilization Project
$ 15,319
The Shoshone Cultural Center will contract with a local architectural firm to produce a stabilization plan for the Wind River Agency Blockhouse. The Tribe will cooperate with the University of Wyoming to produce a National Register of Historic Places nomination to add this important tribal resource to the National Register of Historic Places.


 

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