The Cornplanter Grant: Listing Pennsylvania’s First Native American Traditional Cultural Property

Author(s): Keith T Heinrich

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the ""We Especially Love the Land We Live On": Documenting Native American Traditional Cultural Properties of the Historic Period" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

In 2015, as a result of the installation of Positive Train Control poles along their rail lines, seven Class I freight railroad companies created the Cultural Resource Fund to address historic preservation and environmental reviews.  The ten million dollar fund provided grants, awarded in three phases, to Native American tribes and State Historic Preservation Officers in order to fund cultural and historic preservation projects.  In 2016, the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office applied for and was awarded one of these grants to document the Cornplanter Grant and list it in the National Register of Historic Places as a Traditional Cultural Property (TCP), the first listed Native American TCP in Pennsylvania.  This paper addresses the challenges and lessons learned from the project as they apply to coordinating with the Seneca Nation of Indians, coordinating with two Federal agencies with an interest in the property, and involving students in the research. 

Cite this Record

The Cornplanter Grant: Listing Pennsylvania’s First Native American Traditional Cultural Property. Keith T Heinrich. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 448946)

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 147