Historic Preservation & NAGPRA


Look at what is NEW in the THPO Department!

The MWT Tribal Historic Preservation Department (THPD) now has a Facebook page and a new blog, dedicated to Mashpee Wampanoag history, culture, and identity!

#MWT THPO Facebook Page - Click here

#Wampum Memories - MWT Tribal Historic Preservation Blog - Click here

Property Request Form

Looking to host an event at the Meeting House or the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Museum? Please click below to complete the form in order to secure the date(s) of your meeting or event.

Section 106

For all Section 106 related matters; send an email with detailed project information which is to include project scope

The following items should be submitted with each Project Review request: 

  • A locus map showing the exact location of the proposed project, with the GPS coordinates, any historic maps considered for desktop review. 

  • FCC projects will require a completed FCC "620" or "621" form.

  • Review submittals should also include civil engineering drawings.

  • Attach any previous reports associated with cultural resources and archaeological assessments related to the APE (include methodology, findings, field survey results, and project area geomorphology and soil analysis info).

  • Proposed dates and times for any scheduled archaeological walk-over of the site.

  • A copy of the review letter from the State Historic Preservation Office for the state in which the tower is located after it's made available.

  • If additional information is needed, our office will make that request in writing.   

All Section 106 related matters are to be direct to the Interim THPO at 106Review@mwtribe-nsn.gov and Cc David.Weeden@mwtribe-nsn.gov

* This consultation process is in compliance to the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and all relevant amendments including but not limited to section 106 and 36 CFR part 800. Failure to provide the Submission Packet and complete the review process under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act ("NHPA") prior to beginning construction may violate Section 110(k) of the NHPA and the Commission's rules.

Department contacts


David Weeden - Interim Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO)/Director

Email: David.Weeden@mwtribe-NSN.gov
Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 102
Cell: 774.327.0068

Learn More About NAGPRA

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) was enacted on November 16, 1990, to address the rights of lineal descendants, Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations to Native American cultural items, including human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony. The Act assigned implementation responsibilities to the Secretary of the Interior.

Click here to learn more about NAGPRA