Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Anthropology (Cultural Heritage Option)
Department or School/College
Department of Anthropology
Gregory Campbell, George Price
Historic Preservation, THPO, Cultural Heritage, Oregon Tribes
University of Montana
Archaeological Anthropology | Cultural Heritage Law
As of December 31, 2015, of the 567 federally recognized tribes, 167 have established a THPO (at the time of this writing) that is recognized by the National Park Service (NPS). To manage a federally recognized THPO, a tribe must officially enter into agreements with the National Park Service on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. There are a total of nine federally recognized tribes in Oregon, of which six have a federally recognized THPO. Two of the Oregon THPO’s were interviewed: The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Indian Community and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. The goal of this research is twofold: through the interviews, I hope to understand the challenges that these tribes faced when they first began the process of creating their THPO and to find ways to make starting and operating a THPO less of a challenge.
Law, Karly R., "Oregon Tribal Historic Preservation Offices: The Problems and Challenges of Starting and Maintaining a THPO" (2016). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 10912.
© Copyright 2016 Karly R. Law