Native American Consultation

PAL has an excellent professional relationship with all of the Native American groups in New England as well as the federally recognized Native American tribes and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers in New England.

We assist clients in complying with the Native American consultation processes established under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990, and similar federal and state laws.

PAL’s cultural resource investigations on tribal lands have included archaeological survey, evaluation, and data recovery, historic architectural survey, and National Register of Historic Places documentation. We have developed historic preservation plans that meet U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs standards.

Representative Projects with Native American Tribes

  • Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah — Archaeological surveys and site evaluations under Martha’s Vineyard’s first archaeological resource protection bylaw.
  • Narragansett Tribe — Hundreds of investigations throughout the tribe’s ancient homelands, survey and planning investigations within the National Register Historic Village of the Narragansett in Charlestown, and the roughly 1,800 acres of their Reservation Lands.
  • Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe — Archaeological survey and excavation and visual-impacts analysis for a proposed 590-acre gaming facility in Southeastern Massachusetts and survey of their Tribal Trust lands.
  • Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribes —  Various projects conducted within the boundaries of their respective ancestral lands in Maine.
  • Abenaki Nation Tribe — Various projects conducted within the boundaries of their respective ancestral lands in Vermont.
  • Other tribes including the Nipmuc Nation, the Pokanoket Wampanoag Federation Tribe and Bands, the Council of Seven/Royal House of Pokanoket/Wampanoag Nation, and Cowsuck Band of the Republic of the Abenaki Nation.
Narragansett Indians and Archaeologists Warwick Sewers, Warwick RIAlan Leveillee and Narragansett Ella Sekatau, University of RI Parking Project, Kingston, RIDoug Harris DTHPO on Southern RI Transmission Project