Cultural Affiliation Study in Support of Native American Consultation Efforts for Fort Gordon, GA: Richmond, Jefferson, McDuffie, and Columbia Counties
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB
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The Department of Defense DoD is the steward of millions of hectares of land and the cultural resources contained within that land. Federal regulations require that DoD installations accomplish their military missions in compliance with cultural resource laws. Compliance with Executive Order 11593, as codified in amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act NHPA of 1966, as amended, requires complete inventories, evaluations, and implementation of a comprehensive management program for all historic properties on Federally controlled lands. Additional legislation expands the protection, compliance, and stewardship roles of the Army in regard to historic preservation. The key to a successful Cultural Resource Management CRM program is a constructive ongoing consultation process with all Federally recognized Indian Tribes that claim cultural affiliation with lands that now comprise the installation. The first step in developing a consultation process is to determine, which Federally recognized Indian Tribes should be included in the consultation process. This is accomplished via a cultural affiliation study. This study identified and characterized those Federally recognized Indian Tribes that should be consulted regarding present-day installation activities on Fort Gordon.
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