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


Department contacts

Ramona Peters - Tribal Historic Preservation Department Director/Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) and NAGPRA Director

Email: Ramona.Peters@mwtribe-NSN.gov

Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 101

David Weeden - Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO)

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


Sharman Brown - Administrative Assistant

Email: Sharman.Brown@mwtribe-NSN.gov

Phone: 508.477.0208 Ext. 160


Stephen R. Curley - Tribal Archivist

Email: Stephen.Curley@mwtribe-NSN.gov

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.

Click here to learn more about NAGPRA