National Park Service Sends $1.2 Million To
Condensed by Native Village
The National Park Service
grants to save endangered battlefields around the
country. The funds are for battles from the
War of 1812,
World War II.
“These grants will help safeguard and preserve American
battlefield lands,” said Jon
Jarvis from the NPS. “These lands are symbols of individual sacrifice
and national heritage that we must protect so that this
and future generations can walk these places and
understand the struggles that define us as a nation.”
were made to projects in
states and territories.
The money supports archeology, mapping, cultural
resource survey work, documentation, planning,
education, and interpretation. Priority was given to
nationally significant battlefields.
Those from the Indian Wars include:
Ball State University
The Battle on the Wabash (1791) and
The Battle of
Fort Recovery (1794 in Ohio)
This was the largest battle of Native
American forces against the American Army in
U.S. history. Little is known about these
battles. Funds will help identify and document the
battlefield boundaries to help prevent private
development and looting.
Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association
Wood Lake Battlefield
Wood Lake was the last major battle of the U.S.
Dakota War of 1862. The battle occurred because the U.S. violated treaties with
Minnesota’s Dakota Indians that led to hardships for
these tribes. A preservation plan will
be developed for the Wood Lake Battlefield.
Gulf Archeology Research Institute
Defiance and Fort Micanopy
The opening battles of the Second Seminole War
occurred in and around Micanopy. This
project will identify the nature and
extent of Fort Defiance and Fort Micanopy through
field archeology, archival research, and data
Frontier Heritage Alliance
Stanley-Custer Battles with Sioux Warriors
The battles were
against the Northern Pacific Railroad survey
expedition on the Yellowstone River in 1873. This
project will identify the battles, produce
a historical report, educate nearby landowners about
historic significance, and produce a National Register
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
The Battle of Saybrook Fort
These were battles, ambushes, and
actions that were part of the Pequot War (1636-1637). This
project will identify areas for archeological
testing, revise map,
help with preservation efforts, and
educate the public.
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