The National Park Service (NPS) has formally approved the proposal of the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians of California to assume certain Historic Preservation Officer duties on tribal lands in California. This is the 196th Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) agreement. Washita regularly consults with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Max Bear. We receive his insights on potential sales items in the bookstore, he gave us information on beadwork patterns on a historic pipe bag, and he shared his knowledge of tribal stories relating to specific topics, like fishing. Max Bear has also led an activity for…

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