The Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) ensures compliance with applicable tribal, state, and federal laws written to provide tribes the opportunity and authority to preserve and protect historic sites or cultural properties important to the tribe. The laws include; National Historic Preservation Act, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and Archeological Resources Protection Act.  In addition to federal law compliance, the THPO has been designated by the Tribal Council to be the primary source for Poarch Creek Tribal History.

The Tribal Historic Preservation Office is the designated sole authority under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) to review activities and negotiate protective measures that are linked to federal agency action on Trust lands. In matters of historic preservation on Tribal trust lands, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) exercises the same degree of authority and protection over historic sites as does the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) within his/her respective state as authorized.  For activities on non-trust lands, the THPO has equal standing with State Historic Preservation Offices.


Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA) is interested in Tribal Member made jewelry to sell at the Creek Travel Plaza. If you are interested or need more information please contact Jennifer Chism, Marketing Manager at CIEDA. She may be reached at (251) 446-4508, (251) 253-4099 or