The Tribal Historic Preservation major is designed to train resourceful, skilled, multi-disciplinary preservationists and promote the leadership of tribal people and governments in cultural resource management. The curriculum is grounded in a unique combination of Native American Studies, History, Anthropology, Natural Resources, Museum Studies and Native Language Studies.

The Tribal Historic Preservation Program emphasizes the ways in which indigenous groups, archaeologists and museums have successfully integrated Native philosophies and principles into preservation programs and includes approaches to consultation, interpretation and representation, field techniques and archaeological methods.  Students will also learn about a range of historic preservation programs that have fostered mutually beneficial and culturally appropriate collaborative research while empowering and contributing to Native communities and institution.