Management of Cultural Resources on the Spokane Indian Reservation
Christopher Casserino, PhD; Principal Investigator for Spokane Tribe Preservation. Since 1996, the Spokane Tribe of Indians has maintained it’s own contract archaeology department and collections repository, the Spokane Tribe of Indians Preservation Program (STIPP). Staffed by four professional archaeologists, eight tribal field crew members, and a collections manager, the STIPP conducts investigations on and off the Spokane Reservation under government and private contracts. Most of the Program’s work is focused on the pre-contract sites along the Columbia mainstream and Spokane Arm of Lake Roosevelt that were flooded upon the completion of Grand Coulee Dam.