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.

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


Love Richardson-Williams - Department Manager

Email: Love.Williams@mwtribe-NSN.gov

Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 174

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