UPDATE – The National Park Service returned the nomination for the proposed Q’alya ta Kukwis shichdii me (Jordan Cove and the Bay of the Coos People) Traditional Cultural Property Historic District (District) in Coos County without commenting on the District’s eligibility for listing, citing process and documentation deficiencies as the reasons for the return. The document’s return to the SHPO ends the nomination process. If the district’s nominator, the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, decide to revise the nomination document and resubmit, the SHPO will restart the nomination process, including a new public comment period. Any objections already filed by property owners will still be valid and included in the restarted process. What is the Proposed Q’alya ta Kukwis shichidii me (Jordan Cove and the Bay of the Coos People) Traditional Cultural Property Historic District? The proposed Q’alya ta Kukwis shichdii me Traditional Cultural Property Historic District is a 20-square mile area that follows the general horseshoe shape of the Coos Bay Estuary. The proposed district includes portions of the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend and Coos County. It contains 158 historic “contributing” properties associated with the history, culture, and beliefs of the Coos people, including two buildings and 156 places, or “sites.” Non-historic “non-contributing” properties include roads, the airport, bridges, commercial properties, residential buildings, outbuildings, yards, gardens, agricultural lands, and industrial operations, etc. not specifically identified in the nomination document. These types of properties are not associated with the history, culture, and beliefs of the Coos people. The proposed district is eligible for listing in the National Register for the resource’s association with the continued use of the estuary since time immemorial to present, as demonstrated by archaeological sites, named places in Hanis and Miluk dialects of the Coosan Language, and the presence of prehistoric and historic burials of peoples at former villages and subsistence sites of Native Americans. The proposed district is being nominated for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places by the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI). The CTCLUSI submitted a draft nomination for the proposed district to the State Historic Preservation Office on November 1, 2018 for consideration at the February 22, 2019 meeting of the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation.