OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)/ Twelve American Indian tribes based in Oklahoma are receiving federal historic preservation grants from the U.S. Interior Department.
U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the Absentee Shawnee, Caddo, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Choctaw, Citizen Potawatomi, Comanche, Miami, Muscogee (Creek), Pawnee, Ponca, Quapaw and Wyandotte tribes from Oklahoma will receive grants. Nationwide, $4.4 million in grants are going to 117 tribes.
Among the Oklahoma tribes, the size of the grants range from $29,975 for the Caddo Nation to $59,431 for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
The grant money comes from revenues from federal oil leases on the Outer Continental Shelf. The money is used by the National Park Service for tribal historic preservation efforts.