Stewards of the Land: Agua Caliente Tribal Historic Preservation

Author(s): Patricia Garcia-Plotkin

Year: 2016


As stewards of the Tribe’s heritage, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has designated the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) responsible for the protection, preservation, and management of a wide array of Historic Properties and Cultural Resources such as archaeological sites, historic-period properties, as well as expanses of land which are of traditional or ceremonial importance to Tribal membership. In order to best protect the Tribe’s cultural heritage the THPO has developed a Historic Preservation Management Plan, a Research Design, and a Historic Preservation Policy to provide guidance in regards to Historic Preservation on the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation and Traditional Use Area. This Presentation will provide an overview of the Agua Caliente THPO, its successes and challenges.

Cite this Record

Stewards of the Land: Agua Caliente Tribal Historic Preservation. Patricia Garcia-Plotkin. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403242)

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