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Preserve America is a national initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; the U.S. Departments of Defense, Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, and Education; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities; and the President's Council on Environmental Quality.

Tribal Grants

Planning the Future of Fort Apache

White Mountain Apache Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Arizona


The project will develop a new master plan for Fort Apache Historic Park, a National Register historic district, which will provide long-term guidance for stabilization, restoration, and adaptive reuse of the park’s 27 historic buildings.

Hualapai Heritage Trails Projects 

Hualapai Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Arizona


The Hualapai Tribe will preserve and promote five existing cultural heritage trails for the benefit of the local tribal community and visiting tourists with the expectation of an expanded economic tourist base for the tribe. Funding will provide archaeological and ethnographic surveys of the trail sites and create interpretive signage, a brochure, and map.

Indian Island Interpretation and Education Project 

Wiyot Tribal Historic Preservation Office, California


The Wiyot Tribe will design and install designated interpretive trail markers at significant tribal locations and produce educational kiosks to provide a variety of audio and visual self guided presentations. The project will also develop curriculum for tour guides, compose living history enactments, and publish printed interpretive materials for visitor use. 

A Walk in the Footsteps of Our Elders Project

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Wisconsin


The Lac du Flambeau Band of Chippewa Indians plans to promote and enhance heritage tourism through the interpretation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Government Boarding School Complex, located in the heart of the Lac du Flambeau reservation. The development of these interpretive materials will involve and engage tribal youth, instilling in them a preservation ethic. This project implements an interpretive plan commissioned by the tribe in 2008, as part of a long-term management plan for the preservation and interpretation of the Boarding School Complex. This project will highlight the Boy’s Dormitory, which is undergoing restoration as part of a recent Save America’s Treasures grant.


Posted November 18, 2009