The National Park Service (NPS) works with with Indian Tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and national organizations to preserve and protect resources and traditions that are of importance to Native Americans. The NPS Tribal Historic Preservation Program (THPP) reviews and approves applications from federally recognized Tribes to establish Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) partnerships with the National Park Service.
Picture Caption: The photograph above features Paiute women cleaning kiya (pine cones) in preparation for the tuba nuga (pinenut dance). This is a thanksgiving celebration of food and life. From left to right: Charlene Bowman, Dolly Manuelito, Kinsinta Joseph, and Angie Lewis. Photograph courtesy of the Bishop Paiute Tribal Historic Preservation Office.