Tuesday, August 23, 2016  

Tribal Historical Preservation Office (THPO)

Dennis Lewarch, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, 360.394.8529, dlewarch@suquamish.nsn.us

Stephanie Trudel, Archaeologist, 360.394.8533, strudel@suquamish.nsn.us

18490 Suquamish Way
Suquamish, WA 98392

The Archaeology and Historic Preservation Program of the Fisheries Department is responsible for protecting cultural resources within the Suquamish Tribe’s Usual and Accustomed fishing area (U & A) and the traditional territory of the Suquamish People.  The program has a Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and a staff archaeologist to address cultural resources issues.  The Archaeology and Historic Preservation staff members are primary contacts for cultural resources management topics within the adjudicated Usual & Accustomed fishing area of the Suquamish Tribe.  Archaeology and Historic Preservation Program staff members work with the Suquamish Tribal Council, Tribal members, and Tribal staff to identify, record, and protect traditional cultural places and archaeological resources.  Program staff responds to discoveries of Indian human remains throughout the Suquamish U & A and facilitates repatriation of Suquamish ancestors to the Tribe.

Responsibilities of the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Program include:

•    Conduct Section 106 consultation with federal agencies

•    Conduct SEPA consultation for state, county, and local projects

•    Review permits for federal, state, and local projects

•    Review and comment on agreements and cultural resources technical reports

•    Consult on traditional cultural places information and archaeological probability for areas within the adjudicated Usual & Accustomed fishing area of the Suquamish Tribe

•    Consult and make recommendations for the inadvertent discovery of human remains in the adjudicated U & A fishing area of the Suquamish Tribe

•    Develop agreements with agencies such as Programmatic Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding

•    Provide professional support on Suquamish Tribe projects

•    Develop regulations and statutes to protect cultural resources

•    Assist with management of Old Man House Park

If you have questions about Suquamish cultural resources please contact Dennis Lewarch and Stephanie Trudel.

Old Man House Site

Informational Poster about Old Man House:
History, Archaeological Info, & Maps

(note - file is large, over 600KB, & may download slowly over non-Broadband connections)

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