Washington : Government Printing Office
The Act of May 15, 1965 (79 Stat. 110, 16 U.S.C. 281), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to designate as the Nez Perce National Historical Park various component sites in Federal and non-Federal ownership relating to the early Nez Perce culture, the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the area, the fur trade, missionaries, gold mining, and logging, the Nez Perce War of 1877, and such other sites as he finds will depict the role of the Nez Perce country in the westward expansion of the Nation;
The act authorizes the Secretary to designate Indian Trust land for inclusion in the Nez Perce National Historical Park with the concurrence of the beneficial owner. Designation of sites in Federal ownership under the administrative jurisdiction of other governmental agencies is authorized, with the concurrence of the agency having administrative responsibility therefor, but such designation effects no transfer of administrative control unless the administering agency consents thereto.
The Secretary has obtained concurrence of the beneficial owners of Indian Trust to be designated. Moreover, the Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, is agreeable to designation of certain Lolo Trail route sites and the Lolo Pass Visitor Center as a component of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, with the understanding that these locations or sites are cooperative inclusions and are to be administered and interpreted by the Forest Service in accordance with local agreements entered into by the Forest Service and the National Park Service.
Accordingly, notice is hereby given in accordance with the aforesaid Act of May 15, 1965, and subject to the foregoing, that the Nez Perce National Historical Park is designated to comprise the components so depicted on a map bearing the identification NHP-NP-7100-B, March 1969 (Rev. Mar. 1970), which is on file in the Offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C., the Office of the Superintendent, Nez Perce National Historical Park, and in the Office of the Regional Forester, Northern Region of the Forest Service, Missoula, Mont.
Designation of a site or sites as a component of the park by issuance of this notice and approval of the aforesaid map does not affect administration or ownership of any property so designated that is not already under the administrative jurisdiction of this Department. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized by the Nez Perce National Historical Park Act to enter into cooperative agreements with any persons, organizations or agencies which own or administer such designated properties.
Dated: May 12, 1970.
WALTER J. NICKEL,
Secretary of the Interior.