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Coushatta Tribe among Native American groups receiving grants

Posted at 2:48 PM, Sep 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-07 15:48:19-04

The National Park Service today announced $1,657,000 in Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act grants to return ancestral remains and cultural items to Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations.

One of those groups is the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. They are set to receive a $14,998 grant.

The 16 repatriation grants will fund transportation and reburial of 243 ancestors and 2,268 cultural items. Funding will cover trips from Illinois to Washington, Alaska to Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma to New York, plus the cost of reburials in Colorado, Utah, and Wisconsin. In support of the repatriation process, the 19 consultation and documentation grants will provide funding for museums and tribal staff, travel, and where appropriate, collections digitization.

Indian tribes and museums in Oklahoma will receive more than $450,000 in funding.

For more on these grants click here

FY 2018 NAGPRA Consultation/Documentation Grant Recipients

State Recipient Amount
Alaska Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska $89,592
California San Diego Museum of Man $89,793
California Table Mountain Rancheria Band of Indians $41,925
California Tolowa Dee-ni Nation $85,056
California Wilton Rancheria $89,638
Colorado Colorado Museum of Natural History $84,522
Colorado Regents of the University of Colorado $74,659
Iowa University of Iowa $87,568
Indiana Ball State University $37,268
Missouri University of Missouri System $32,000
New Mexico San Juan County Museum Association $69,932
Ohio Cincinnati Museum Center $90,000
Ohio Ohio Historical Society $88,248
Oklahoma Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma $67,466
Oklahoma Delaware Tribe of Indians $89,287
Oklahoma Gilcrease Museum Management Trust $80,939
Oklahoma Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma $90,000
Oklahoma University of Oklahoma $89,999
Texas Texas A&M University $88,993
  Total $1,466,885

FY 2018 NAGPRA Repatriation Grant Recipients

State Recipient Amount
Alaska Sitka Tribe Of Alaska $14,833
Arizona University Of Arizona $15,000
California Pala Band Of Mission Indians $15,000
Colorado State Historical Society Of Colorado $14,673
Illinois Field Museum Of Natural History (receiving 2 awards) $12,691
Louisiana Coushatta Tribe Of Louisiana $14,998
Michigan Huron Potawatomi, Inc $15,000
Michigan Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan $3,552
Minnesota White Earth Band $7,290
New Mexico Pueblo Of San Felipe $15,000
Oklahoma Chickasaw Nation $14,999
Oklahoma Delaware Nation $15,000
Utah University Of Utah $13,654
Washington Swinomish Indian Tribal Community $13,002
Wisconsin Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin $5,423
  Total $190,115