The Osage Nation has a vital interest in protecting its historic and ancestral cultural resources and considers the preservation of its history and culture to be its highest priority. As the designated authority and THPO, the Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office is tasked with consulting with appropriate agencies to ensure compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). View the current agency assignments of ONHPO staff below:


ONHPO Archaeologists Assigned Agencies (as of January 2023)
Johnnie Jacobs, M.A.  Missouri DOT, Oklahoma DOT, USDA, RD (RHS & RUS), FSA, USDA, DOJ, FEMA, VA, BIA (outside Osage Co.)
Deseray Helton Wrynn, M.A. Arkansas DOT, Illinois DOT, Iowa DOT, Kansas DOT, Louisiana DOT, Texas DOT, FHWA, Surface Transportation Board
Eden Hemming, M.A. NPS, USFS, GSA
Caitlin Nichols, M.A., RPA USACE-St. Louis, USACE-Little Rock, USACE-Memphis, USACE-Vicksburg, USACE-Rock Island, USACE-Louisville, USACE-Huntington, USACE-Pittsburgh, USACE-Tulsa, USACE-Kansas City
Audra Whitehurse, M.A. TVA, FDIC, DOE, NRC, USDHHS/I.H.S., BLM, USFWS
Michaela Conway, M.A. DOA, DOD, US Air Force, US Army National Guard, NRCS, USDA (not USFS), FEMA, VA, FERC
Luke Morris, M.A. Contractor HUD, State Revolving Fund, EPA, FAA, FRA, MARAD
Colleen A. Bell, M.A., RPA
Deputy THPO
USPS, Osage Nation internal projects
  *For NAGPRA and ARPA (and other burial or sacred site concerns), please contact THPO Dr. Andrea Hunter and NAGPRA Coordinator Sarah O’Donnell, M.S. directly