LEE RAINS CLAUSS


Education:

  M. A. in Anthropology--May 2001, With Distinction
     Applied Archaeology, Emphasis in Indigenous Cultural Resource Management
     Northern Arizona University

  B. S. in Historic Preservation--May 1998, Summa Cum Laude f
     Minors in Archaeology and History, Emphases in Site Administration, Museum Studies, and Archives
     Southeast Missouri State University

Professional Positions:

  Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA
     Adjunct Instructor (March 2012-May 2012)
       Taught an on-ground Cultural Anthropology course for the Spring 2012 semester.

  Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA
     Adjunct Instructor (January 2009-December 2010)
       Taught Blackboard-based online courses offered by the Anthropology Department including
         Introduction to Archaeology and Cultural Anthropology.

  San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA
     Adjunct Instructor (August 2005 – December 2010)
       Taught Blackboard-based online courses offered by the Anthropology Department including
         Introduction to Archaeology; Native American Culture and History; Tribal and Ethnic
         Religions and; Physical Anthropology.

  Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
     Adjunct Instructor (June 2004 - December 2008)
       Taught on-ground and WebCT-based online courses offered by the Anthropology Department
         including Introduction to Archaeology; Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion; Cultural
         Anthropology and; Physical Anthropology.

  Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
     Adjunct Instructor (August 2004 – May 2005)
       Taught on-ground courses offered by the Anthropology Department including Introduction to
       Archaeology; World Prehistory and; Biological Anthropology.

  Shapiro and Associates, Inc., Portland, OR
     Architectural Historian (October 2003-August 2004)
       Conducted Section 106 architectural resources reviews for transportation projects within
       Mount Hood National Forest. Performed background research, field recording, and assessment of
       NRHP eligibility and project effect for 100+ cabins. Authored and edited the cultural resources reports associated with these reviews.

  Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Cherokee, NC
     Historic Preservation Specialist (June 2001-August 2003)

  • Researched and created policy documents and provided expert testimony to assist the EBCI in the
    successful return of 90 acres of land from NPS control.

  • Investigated an ARPA violation that culminated in my coordination and facilitation the return of
    stolen and trafficked rock art to the EBCI.

  • Created, coordinated, and facilitated an Elder Advisory Board for the Cultural Resources and
    Natural Resources offices. Liaisoned between elders and agencies to secure and maintain
    access to sacred sites and resource gathering areas.

  • Conducted 3000+ NHPA, NEPA, NAGPRA, AIRFA, ARPA, and Section 4(f) compliance
    reviews for all federal undertakings occurring within Cherokee aboriginal territory. Initiated,
    coordinated, and created a fast-track project review/consultation system with the USFS, FCC,
    and FHWA/DOT that included the development of categorical exclusion documentation and
    consultation requirements and an e-mail based project review delivery system.

  • Created NHPA Section 106 Internal Compliance Procedures.

  • Developed the EBCI’s human remains and funerary object discovery, excavation, curation,
    reburial, and preservation protocols.

  • Reviewed requests for research/researcher access via the Tribe's internal Research Review
    guidelines and provided expert testimony to Tribal Council regarding research clearance.

  • Identified, recorded, rehabilitated, preserved, and developed National Register of Historic Places
    nominations for historic structures and bridges, Trail of Tears segments, and Cherokee
    Traditional Cultural Properties.

  • Developed tribal, state, and national grant proposals and managed grant funds, including
    conducting fiscal year-end grant reporting requirements and new fiscal year budgets.

  • Initiated, coordinated, and managed the internships of two Native American college students and
    two Native high students to train them in the work of Cherokee heritage management.

  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
     Visiting Professor (January 2003-May 2003)
       Instructed lower-level undergraduates in comparative cultures and cultural anthropology theory and method.

  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
     Graduate Teaching Assistant (January 2001-May 2001)
       Instructed upper-level undergraduates in archaeological materials analysis, mapping, and research design writing.

  White Mountain Apache Tribe, Historic Preservation Office, Fort Apache, AZ
     THPO Intern (June 2000- September 2000)

  • Researched and developed the Tribe's first comprehensive NAGPRA policy and Standard Operating Procedures document.

  • Researched existing written and recorded sources, conducted new oral history research, and wrote a history of the Theodore Roosevelt Boarding School. Created supporting text for a National Historic Landmark nomination for the Theodore Roosevelt School/Fort Apache Historic District.

  • Assisted with Elder’s meetings regarding cultural and natural resources concerns; a ruins stabilization project; Fort Apache interpretive planning efforts and; the tribal archaeology program, which included the investigation and recordation of an historic Apache scout camp.

  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
     Graduate Assistant, Center for Science Teaching and Learning (January 2000-May 2000)
       Created text and budget for a NSF grant proposal to document the Japanese-American
       Isolation camp in Leupp, AZ using archival, archaeological, and oral histories
       research. Data gathered would be used to create teaching materials for use in local
       elementary schools’ cross-cultural curriculum.

  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Louis District, MCX-CMAC
     NAGPRA and Curation Specialist (August 1998-August 1999)

  • Researched, analyzed, and determined 36 CFR 79 curation status of all USACE and DoD archaeological collections.

  • Conducted, managed, and quality-controlled all Access-based data entry related to nation-wide Corps' collections.

  • Created NAGPRA compliance summaries, Native American POC lists, and cultural affiliation studies for USACE Districts.

  • Developed and implemented an inventory, housing, movement/transfer, and study plan for the Kennewick Man/Ancient One remains.

  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District
     Archaeological Technician Intern (June -August 1997)

  • Implemented agency cultural resource policies at project sites. Conducted Phase I surveys,
    National Register of Historic Places assessments, and Section 106 reviews.

  • Assessed status of NAGPRA compliance for the District. Developed FY 1998 plan and budget
    to complete all required NAGPRA inventories, summaries, and consultation. Created tribal
    contact list. Assisted with consultation regarding Caddo reburial area on Corps property.

  University Archives and Regional History Collection, Southeast Missouri State University
     Archivist (August 1995-May1996; August 1996-May 1997; August 1997-May 1998)

  • Accessioned, registered, conserved, and curated institutional and historical documents, photographs, and cartographic materials.

  • Instituted PastPerfect database and digital scanning for collections.

  • Provided research assistance to community, university personnel, and students in need of archival collection access and use.

Professional Experience:

  Honanki Pueblo Land Trade/Land Acquisition Surveys, Arizona (2001)
     Conducted Phase I surveys, including site mapping and recording on Coconino National
     Forest lands adjacent to the Southern Sinaguan site of Honanki Pueblo.

  Elden Pueblo Archaeology Lab, Arizona (2001)
     Analyzed and typed gray ware, white ware, and orange ware ceramics from Elden Pueblo.

  Small Structures Surveys in Wupatki National Monument, Arizona (2000-2001)
     Conducted test excavations at eight archaeological sites within the Citadel District of
     Wupatki National Monument to evaluate nature and use of small seasonal structures or field houses.

  Nine Communities Speak Out About Forest Service Lands (1999-2000)
     Conducted, analyzed, and reported the results of key informant interviews with Verde
     Valley, AZ residents about their perception of local forests and management by the USFS.

  Southeast Missouri State University, Middle Mississippi Survey Field School (1998)
     Conducted Phase I, II, and III investigations of four loci in the vicinity of the Felix Valle
     House State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve, MO. Conducted historic properties research on several other early French homes.

  National Register of Historic Places Nomination for the Hunze Site [23CG8] (1998)
     Researched, photo-documented, mapped, and prepared a NRHP nomination for this significant Late Mississippian village site.

  Missouri Historic Buildings Survey, Cape Girardeau, Missouri (1998)
     Conducted an architectural survey of the Sunset subdivision to record buildings eligible for the
     National Register, state historic sites register, or the city's historic landmark register.

Computer Skills:

  Word Processing: Microsoft Word (1995-2010 versions)
  Presentations: Microsoft PowerPoint (1998-2010 versions)
  Online Instruction: WebCT 6.0 and Blackboard 6.0-9.0

Contracted and Proprietary Reports:

  Shapiro and Associates, Inc.
     2004 Affected Environment in US 95 from Smokey Boulder to Hazard Creek. Prepared for
       Idaho Transportation Department. Draft on file, Shapiro and Associates, Inc., Boise, ID.
     2004 Mile Bridge Cabin Tract NRHP Eligibility Assessment. Prepared for Oregon
       Department of Transportation. Ms. on file, Shapiro and Associates, Inc. Seattle, WA.
     2003 Mile Bridge Replacement Cultural Resources Assessment. Prepared for Oregon
       Department of Transportation. Ms. on file, Shapiro and Associates, Inc. Seattle, WA.

  Clauss, L.R.
     2001a In the Apache Way: Creating Successful Consultation Through Conceptual Change.
       Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
     2001b Western Apache and Yavapai Ceramics. In the Online Ceramics Manual,
       http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/swpottery. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.

  White Mountain Apache Tribe
     2000a A History of Federally Sponsored Education Among the White Mountain Apache.
       Ms. On file, White Mountain Apache Tribe Historic Preservation Office, Ft. Apache, Arizona.
     2000b White Mountain Apache, Dzil Ligai Si’an Ndee, Repatriation Policy. Draft on file,
       White Mountain Apache Tribe Historic Preservation Office, Ft. Apache, Arizona.

  Northern Arizona University, Anthropology Department
     2000 Nine Communities Speak Out About Forest Service Lands. Submitted to the Beaver
       Creek and Sedona Ranger Districts, Coconino National Forest, Arizona.

  USACE, Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections
     1999a United States Army Corps of Engineers Archaeological Collections Condition
       Assessment. USACE-St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation
       and Management of Archaeological Collections. Submitted to USACE Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

     1999b Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Preliminary Compliance
       Report: New England District Fee-Title Properties Negative Findings Report. USACE-
       St. Louis District, Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of
       Archaeological Collections. Submitted to USACE-New England District.

  USACE-Vicksburg District
     1997a “Results and Recommendations of a Cultural Resource Reconnaissance of 12
       Proposed Riser Pipe Grade Control Structure Project Areas, RP-97-02, Demonstration
       Erosion Control Project, Yalobusha River Watershed, Calhoun and Chickasaw Counties,
       MS." Submitted to USACE-Vicksburg Cultural Resources Branch.
     1997b Environmental Impact Statement for Red River Below Denison Dam, Levee
       Rehabilitation, Arkansas. Submitted to USACE-Vicksburg Cultural Resources Branch.


Papers and Posters Presented:

  2011 On the Edge of (a) Reason: Archaeology, Activism, and the Pursuit of Relevance.
           Co-organizer, Chair, and Moderator of Session at the 76th Annual Society for American
           Archaeology Meeting, Sacramento, California.

  2007 Identity Crisis: The Archaeology of Indigenousness and Ethnicity in 21st Century
           America. Paper presented at the 72nd Annual Society for American Archaeology Meeting, Austin, Texas.

  2003 The Cultural Affiliation Crisis: Perceptions and Perspectives of The Eastern Band of
           the Cherokee Nation. Paper presented at the 5th World Archaeological Congress, Washington, D.C.

  2003 Cultural Change for Successful Tribal Consultation. Presentation at the
           Southern Environmental Leadership Summit, Raleigh, North Carolina.

  2003 Cultural Change for Successful Tribal Consultation. Presentation at
           the Mid-Atlantic Army National Guard Native American    Consultation Workshop, Charleston, West Virginia.

  2002 From Dichotomy to Discourse: Defining Indigenous Archaeology.
           Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

  2001 In the Apache Way: Creating Successful Consultation Through Conceptual Change.
           Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  2000 In the Apache Way: Repatriation and Interpretation Among the White Mountain Apache.
           Paper presented at the High Plains   Association for Applied Anthropology Fall Retreat, Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.

  2000 Nine Communities Speak Out About Forest Service Lands. Multi-media poster presented
           at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

  1998 The Differing Ethics of Professional Archaeologists, Archivists and Museologists Concerning Private Collection Practices.
           Paper presented at the Student Research Conference, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


Volunteer Work/Public Outreach Programs:

  Government Affairs Committee, Society for American Archaeology (2011-Present)
     In combination with the SAA Board of Directors and the Manager of Government Affairs, as a GAC member,
     I assist in the review of  state- and federal-level heritage stewardship and archaeological policy and develop
     organizational positions on these proposed policies.

  InHerit, UNC-Chapel Hill (2012)
     Reviewed grant proposals submitted to InHerit for funding related to bi-directional knowledge
     exchange and indigenous community-based, outreach-oriented archaeological projects in Central America.

  Georgia Department of Education Native American Studies Curriculum Development (2004)
     Working with cultural resources staff at Georgia Department of Transportation, I assisted in the
     development of a Grade 9-12 Social Studies curriculum component that introduces students to the
     history and contemporary lives of indigenous peoples of present-day Georgia.

  Little Miss and Junior Miss Cherokee Pageants (2001-2002)
     Performed duties of the cultural judge for the Junior Miss Cherokee pageant in 2001 and as
     community judge for the Little Miss and Junior Miss competitions in 2002.

  Public Archaeology Day (2001)
     Instructed the public in ceramic analysis and interpretation at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.

  Commerce Cemetery Clean-Up Project (1997-1998)
     Removed vegetative overgrowth and cleaned tombstones and markers in Anderson
     Cemetery (1797-1980s), Commerce, Missouri.

  Southeast Missouri State Celebrates Native American Month (1997-1998)
     Coordinated and created displays concerning Native American information resources and
     planned the First Annual Southeast Missouri State University Pow-Wow, Cape Girardeau.

  Missouri Archaeology Month (1997)
     Volunteered as a crafts instructor for a “Kid’s Day in Archaeology” at the University
     Museum on the Southeast Missouri State University campus.

  History Day Judge (1995-1997)
     Critiqued and assisted History Day contestants at St. Vincent’s School, St. Mary's School, and Advance School District in Missouri.


Professional/Academic Memberships:

  Society for American Archaeology
  Society for Applied Anthropology
  World Archaeological Congress
  National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

   
   
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