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!
Ramona Peters - Tribal Historic Preservation Department Director/Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) and NAGPRA Director
Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 101
David Weeden - Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO)
Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 102
Love Richardson-Williams - Department Manager
Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 174
Sharman Brown - Administrative Assistant
Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 160
Stephen R. Curley - Tribal Archivist
Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 196
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.