The U.S. National Park Service Web site contains a wealth of information about important American landscapes. Check out:
- List of all National Parks
- Tribal Preservation Program
- Historic Landscape Initiative
- American Indian Liaison Office
- Archaeology and Ethnography Program
- National Register of Historic Places
See also the National Park Service Management Policy, specifically Chapter 5, Cultural Resource Management, and Chapter 8, Use of the Parks (section 8.5 is “Native American Use”). The Park Service Web site also has an excellent summary of laws relating to cultural and natural resource protection.
When the Park Service was sued by rock climbers opposed to the new policy asking climbers to stay off Devils Tower in June, Native Americans pointed out that the Park Service allows many Christian religious services in parks and manages places like the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Ebenezer Baptist Church without being accused of endorsing a particular religion. View a list of religious structures (PDF) in National Parks.