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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

Edith Leoso
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
PO Box 39
Odanah, WI 54861
Telephone: (715) 682-7103
E-mail: thpo@badriver-nsn.gov
 

Forest County Potawatomi Community

Michael LaRonge
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
5320 Wensaut Lane
PO 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

Melinda Young
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
E-mail: dgrignon@mitw.org
 

Oneida Nation

Stacie Cutbank
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
1250 Packerland Drive
Cottage 3, Side B
Green Bay, WI 54304
Telephone: (920) 490-3929
E-mail: sdanfor3@oneidanation.org

 

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
E-mail: marvin.defoe@redcliff-nsn.gov
 

Sokaogon Chippewa Community

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

 

Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican

Bonney Hartley
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
N8476 Moh-He-Con-Nuck Road
Bowler, WI 54416
Telephone: 518-244-3164
 

St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin

Wanda McFaggen
Tribal Historic Preservation Officer
24663 Angeline Avenue
Webster, WI 54893
Telephone: (800) 236-2195

 

For questions about this information, contact David O'Connor (608) 267-2283