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Historic Preservation

The Chickasaw Nation Division of Historic Preservation is responsible for consulting with federal agencies when they take actions that might impact sacred sites and culturally significant historic sites in the homelands states of Oklahoma, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).NHPA emphasizes the importance of the historic and cultural foundations of the Chickasaw Nation. Federal agencies are required to invite tribes’ input in the identification of significant irreplaceable prehistoric and historic properties of the United States that should be preserved. NHPA and NAGPRA require agencies to consult with tribes to protect graves and to return graves and grave objects to tribes that are determined to be culturally affiliated.

Historic Preservation is responsible for taking actions to promote and protect Chickasaw cultural site connections and reconnections in the homelands through archaeological and historical information and evaluations of collections.

Historic Preservation is responsible for the management and operation of the private Chickasaw Preserve (Chishaꞌ Tallaꞌa) in Lee County, Mississippi. The Chickasaw Nation manages part of the historic 1730s Chickasaw village where Chickasaw ancestors once lived. Managed under the concept of conservation archaeology, the land, cultural resources, and plants receive special protection.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

(580) 559-0825

(580) 272-5327

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1548
Ada, Oklahoma 74821