Principal Investigator: Chere Jiusto
Organization: Montana Preservation Alliance
Abstract: Montana Preservation Alliance proposes to create a digital archive of the rich cultural landscape that is the Tongue River Valley. Using up to date video and global positioning technology, extensive traditional consultation and a drainage-based approach this project will model a best practices format for documenting, understanding and preserving cultural landscapes. The digital archive will integrate Native American and rural ranching traditions with rigorous historic sites recordation practices to create a lasting record of the history and cultural significance of valley resources. This is a timely project in a landscape where fragile historic resources are imminently at risk.