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U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service

 

Documenting Traditional Cultural Properties: Completing Registration Forms

The following discussion is organized with reference to the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (NPS 10-900), which must be used in nominating properties to the National Register. To the extent feasible, documentation supporting a request for a determination of eligibility should be organized with reference to, and if possible using, the Registration Form as well. Where the instructions given in National Register Bulletin: How to Complete the National Register Registration Form, are sufficient without further discussion, this is indicated.

1. Name of Property

The name given a traditional cultural property by its traditional users should be entered as its historic name. Names, inventory reference numbers, and other designations ascribed to the property by others should be entered under other names/site number.

2. Location

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Formbut note discussion of the problem of confidentiality above.

3. Classification

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form.

4. State/Federal Agency Certification

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form.

5. National Park Service Certification

To be completed by National Register.

6. Function or Use

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form.

7. Description

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form as applicable. It may be appropriate to address both visible and non-visible aspects of the property here, as discussed under General Considerations above; alternatively, non-visible aspects of the property may be discussed in the statement of significance.

8. Statement of Significance

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form, being careful to address significance with sensitivity for the viewpoints of those who ascribe traditional cultural significance to the property.

9. Major Bibliographical References

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form. Where oral sources have been employed, append a list of those consulted and identify the locations where field notes, audio or video tapes, or other records of interviews are housed, unless consultants have required that this information be kept confidential; if this is the case, it should be so indicated in the documentation.

10. Geographical Data

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form as applicable, but note the discussion of boundaries and setting under General Considerations above. If it is necessary to discuss the setting of the property in detail, this discussion should be appended as accompanying documentation and referenced in this section.

11. Form Prepared By

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form.

Accompanying Documentation

Follow How to Complete the National Register Registration Form, except that if the group that ascribes cultural significance to the property objects to the inclusion of photographs, photographs need not be included. If photographs are not included, provide a statement explaining the reason for their exclusion.

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