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Online Petition Information

State Government, Official State Web Sites, State Historical Societies, Office of the State Archaeologist

SHPOs and Preservation Organizations

Federal Search Engines

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Action

Resources for different avenues of action in the fight to save American Indian burial grounds.


Online Petitions

PetitionOnline.Com provides free online hosting of public petitions for responsible public advocacy. A good suggestion is reading and studying other petitions. PetitionOnline suggests that for experienced advice on writing persuasive letters and petitions one should take a look at the book Shocked, Appalled, and Dismayed! How to Write Letters of Complaint That Get Results, by Ellen Phillips.


The Media

Council Fire's email links to US news media

Contact your Senate and House Representatives

Email your Congressional Representative in the US House of Representatives. Enter your state and zip and it'll find your rep. A 5 digit zip code may not be sufficient. To look up the remaining 4 digits, if you don't already know them, go here.
Connect with your Senator. It's as simple as looking up your state.

State Government, State web sites, State Historical Societies

Below you will find, grouped by state, links to:
a.) The State Government web site where addresses and email addresses can be found for representatives, commissioners etc.
b.) The official State web page. Here one can search for cities and newspapers.
c.) The National Association of State Archaeologists page for that state. They write, at their home page, "State Archaeologists can answer questions regarding laws, procedures, current research, educational programs, and other aspects of archaeology for each state and possession. Many State Archaeologists can be contacted by email, and some State Archaeologists maintain their own web pages which can be reached through this site."
d.) Other links of possible information.

If looking for legislative information, the National Conference of State Legislatures is a good resource: NCSL's Session links provides links to the Regular Session Calendar for the states, State Statues on the Internet, States with Bill Text and Bill Information on the Net. Through this link one can reach that state and if available examine an index of bills.


Alabama
Alabama State web site and Alabama Government
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Alabama. No associated web page is given.
Alabama State Archives
Alabama Historical Commission
ALGenWeb's list of Alabama newspapers with web sites.
ALGenWeb's map information for Alabama.
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Archaeological Services
Alabama Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Alaska
Alaska State web site and Alaska Government
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Alaska. No associated web page is given.
Alaska State Historical Society
Alaska Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Arizona
Arizona Government; Arizona State web site
Legislative process in the Arizona Senate
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Arizona. No associated web page is given.
Arizona State Historical Society
Arizona State Museum with information on what to do concerning American Indian artifact findings.
Arizona Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Arkansas
Arkansas Government; Arkansas State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Arkansas
Arkansas Archeological Survey has links to the state archaeologist and related web sites.
Arkansas Historical Association
Arkansas Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

California
California Government; California State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: California.
California Historical Resources Information System
California Historical Society

California Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Colorado
Colorado Government; Colorado State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Colorado.
Colorado office of Archaeology and Historical Presevervation
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado State Archives
Colorado Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Connecticut
Connecticut Government and State web site
Connecticut legislative process
Connecticut bill information and legislative news
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Connecticut
Office of Connecticut State Archaeology
Connecticut Historical Society
Connecticut Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts..

Delaware
Delaware Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Delaware
Delaware State Historic Preservation Office
The Historical Society of Delaware
Delaware Public Archives
Delaware Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Florida
Florida Government; Florida State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Florida
Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research
Florida Division of Historical Resources
Florida Historical Society
The Florida State Archives
Florida Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Georgia
Georgia Government; Georgia State web site
2001 State Legislation with index of bills
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Georgia
Georgia State Historical Preservation Office
Georgia Association of Historians
Georgia Department of Archives and History
Hargett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Georgia Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Hawaii
Hawaii Government; Hawaii State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Hawaii
Hawaiian Historical Society
Hawaii Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Idaho
Idaho Government; Idaho State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: idaho
Idaho Historical Society
Idaho Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Illinois
Illinois Government and Illinois State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Illinois
Illinois Historical Society
Illinois State Archives
Illinois Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Indiana
Indiana Government; Indiana State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Indiana
Indiana Historical Society
Indiana State Archives Division
Indiana Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Iowa
Iowa Government; Iowa State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Iowa
Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Office of the Iowa State Archaeologist website.
Iowa Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Kansas
Kansas Government; Kansas State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Kansas
Kansas Historical Society
Kansas Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Kentucky
Kentucky Government; Kentucky State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Kentucky
Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
Kentucky Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Louisiana
Louisiana Government; Louisiana State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Louisiana
Louisiana State Division of Archaeology
Louisiana Historical Association
Louisiana Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Maine
Maine Government; Maine State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Maine
The Center for Maine History
Maine State Archives
Maine Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Maryland
Maryland Government; Maryland web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Maryland
Maryland Historical Trust office of Archaeology
Maryland Historical Society
Maryland State Archives
Maryland Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Massachusetts
Massachussetts Historical Commission
Massachusetts Historical Society
Massachsetts Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Michigan
Michigan Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Michigan
Michigan Office of the State Archaeologist
Michigan Historical Center
Michigan Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Minnesota
Minnesota Government; Minnesota State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Minnesota
Minnesota Office of the State Archaeologist
Minnesota Historical Society
Minnesota Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Mississippi
Mississippi Government; Mississippi State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Mississippi
Mississippi Historical Society
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Mississippi Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Missouri
Missouri Government and Missouri State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Missouri
Missouri Historical Society
Missouri Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Montana
Montana State Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Montana
Montana Historical Society
Montana Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Nebraska
Nebraska Government; Nebraska State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Nebraska
Nebraska State Historical Society Archaeology Division
Nebraska Historical Society
Nebraska Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Nevada
Nevada Government; Nevada State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Nevada
Nevada Historical Society
Nevada Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: New Hampshire
New Hampshire Historical Society
New Hampshire Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

New Jersey
New Jersey Government; New Jersey State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: New Jersey
New Jersey Historical Commission
New Jersey Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

New Mexico
New Mexico Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: New Mexico
New Mexico Historic Preservation Division
New Mexico Office of Cultural Affairs
New Mexico Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

New York
New York Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: New York
New York Historical Society
New York Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

North Carolina
North Carolina Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: North Carolina
North Carolina Office of State Archaeology
North Carolina Division of Archives and History
State Library of North Carolina
North Carolina Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

North Dakota
North Dakota Government; North Dakota State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: North Dakota
Historical Society of North Dakota
North Dakota Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Ohio
Ohio Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Ohio
Ohio Historical Society
Ohio Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Government; Oklahoma State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Oklahoma
Oklahoma Archeological Survey
Oklahoma Historical Society
Oklahoma Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Oregon
Oregon Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Oregon
Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
Oregon Historial Society
Oregon Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Government; Pennsylvania State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Historical Society
Pennsylvania Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Rhode Island
Rhode Island Historical Society
Rhode Island Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

South Carolina
South Carolina Government; South Carolina State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: South Carolina
South Carolina Office of the State Archeologist
South Carolina Historical Society
South Carolina Department of Archives and History
South Carolina Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

South Dakota
South Dakota Government; South Dakota State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: South Dakota
South Dakota Historical Society
South Dakota Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Tennessee
Tennessee Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Tennessee
Tennessee Division of Archeology
East Tennessee Historical Society
Tennessee State Library and ArchivesHoskin's Library, University of Tennessee
Tennessee Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.


Texas
Texas Government; Texas State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Texas
Texas Historical Commission
Texasian Heritage Society with link to Texas Historical Society
Texas Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Utah
Utah Government; Utah State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Utah
Utah Historical Society
Utah Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Vermont
Vermont Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Vermont
Vermont Department of Archaeology and Historic Resources
Vermont Historical ociety
Vermont Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Virginia
Virginia State Government; Virgina State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Virginia
Virginia Deparment of Historic Resources
Virginia Historical Society
Library of Viginia online catalogue
Virginia Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Washington
Washington Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Washington
Washington State Offfice of Archaeology and Historic Preservation
Washington Historical Society
Washington Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

West Virginia
West Virgina Government; West Virginia State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: West Virginia
West Virginia Archives and History
West Virginia Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Government and State web site
National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Wisconsin
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

Wyoming
Wyoming Government; Wyoming State web site Wyoming State Legislature

National Ass. of State Archaeologists: Wyoming
Office of the Wyoming State Archaeologist
Heritage Center of Wyoming
Wyoming Laws for issues relevant to burials and artifacts.

State Historic Preservation Officers and Other Preservation Organizations

Arrowheads.com list of State Historic Preservation Officers and Other Preservation Organizations

State Historic Preservation Officers by state search.

All SHPOs

Ishgooda.nativeweb.org's links to NAGPRA and state preservation legislation resources.

The National Park Service Preservation Assistance Division

Information on the Historic Preservation Fund. Every year, approximately $40 million is appropriated by the U.S. Congress to the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF). The HPF provides matching grants to encourage private and non-federal investment in historic preservation efforts nationwide, and assists State, local governments, Indian tribes, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation with expanding and accelerating their historic preservation activities nationwide.

National Trust for Historic Preservation

National Register of Historic Places

Tribal Historic Preservation Officers. In 1992 the U.S. Congress adopted amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act (P.L. 102-575) that allow federally recognized Indian tribes to take on more formal responsibility for the preservation of significant historic properties on tribal lands. Specifically, Section 101(d)(2) allows tribes to assume any or all of the functions of a State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) with respect to tribal land. The decision to participate or not participate in the program rests with the tribe.

Cultural Resources Mapping. "One key to protecting cultural resources is knowing where they are. A true assessment of the impact of construction projects on cultural resources depends upon accurate locational data...The CRGIS facility is often called upon to provide Cartographic Services for other programs in the National Park Service...The CRGIS facility has offered low-cost technical assistance to a wide variety of groups and organizations, from local battlefield preservationists at Corinth, Mississippi to cultural resource managers along the Natchez Trace Parkway to Indian tribes of the Chippewa Nation. With assistance from CRGIS, State Historic Preservation Offices are beginning to use GIS to automate historic resource inventories. A GIS database can contain a complete record of resources for any geographic area. By establishing such a database, cultural resource managers are better equipped to identify and protect historic areas."

Federal

Thomas, Legislative Information on the Internet
Infomine, scholarly Internet Resource Collections, Government Information Search Engine
Government Information Locator Service



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