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Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO)

In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO) is the designated tribal preservation office of a federally recognized American Indian nation. A THPO is responsible for the administration of any or all of the functions or duties of a State’s historic preservation with respect to tribal lands of their nation.

THPO enables a tribal nation to protect and identify historic places in ways that conform to tribal values. These functions can include identifying and nominating historically significant places to the National Register of Historic Places, enforcing tribal and federal preservation laws, preserving traditional cultural properties among other duties. Furthermore, THPO’s provide their American Indian nations they work with an avenue for consulting federal and state agencies regarding impacts to historical sites. The following contacts are tribal historic preservation officer’s for each tribal nation in Wisconsin.

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Lawrence Plucinski
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
PO Box 39
Odanah, WI 54861
Telephone: (715) 682-7103

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Benjamin Rhodd
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
5320 Wensaut Lane
P.O. Box 340
Crandon, Wisconsin 54520
Telephone: (715) 478-7354


Ho-Chunk Nation

William Quackenbush
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
PO Box 667
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Telephone: (715) 284-7181 ext. 1121


Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Brian Bisonette
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
13394 West Trepania Road
Hayward, WI 54543
Telephone: (715) 634-8934 ext. 7408

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Sarah Thompson
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
PO Box 67
Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538
Telephone: (715) 588-2139 or (715) 588-2270


Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

David Grignon
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
PO Box 910
Keshena, WI 54135
Telephone: (715) 799-5258

Oneida Nation

Kanani Nunies
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
1250 Packerland Drive
Cottage 3, Side B
Green Bay, WI 54304
Telephone: (920) 490-3929


Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Marvin DeFoe
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
88455 Pike Road
Bayfield, WI 54814
Telephone: (715) 779-3700 ext. 4244

Sokaogon Chippewa Community

Michael LaRonge
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
3051 Sand Lake Road
Crandon, WI 54520
Telephone: (715) 478-6435


Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican

Jeffrey C. Bendremer, Ph.D.
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
86 Spring Street
Williamstown, MA 01267
Telephone: 413-884-0629

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Wanda McFaggen
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
24663 Angeline Avenue
Webster, WI 54893
Telephone: (715) 349-2195 ext: 5238