Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 16837 [05-6461]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 62 / Friday, April 1, 2005 / Notices Fraser, Office of Policy, National Park Service; 1849 C Street, NW., Room 7250; Washington, DC 20240; telephone 202– 208–7456. Draft minutes of the meeting will be available for public inspection about 12 weeks after the meeting, in room 7252, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. Dated: March 18, 2005. Loran Fraser, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 05–6516 Filed 3–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. The human remains were collected from the Mescalero Indian Reservation, Otero County, NM. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by American Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. In 1900, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were collected from the Mescalero Indian Reservation, Otero County, NM, by Dr. McLutterell, identified in the Museum’s catalog as ‘‘the agent.’’ The American Museum of Natural History obtained the remains as a gift from Dr. Ales Hrdlicka. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. This individual has been identified as Native American based on the Museum’s catalog identification of the remains as Mescalero Apache. The VerDate jul<14>2003 17:15 Mar 31, 2005 Jkt 205001 human remains originate from the Mescalero Reservation. The presence of desiccated soft tissue indicates that the human remains may be of relatively recent age. Although the lands from which the human remains originate are currently under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the American Museum of Natural History has control of the human remains since their removal from tribal land predates the permit requirements established by the Antiquities Act of 1906. Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the American Museum of Natural History also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, telephone (212) 769-5837, before May 2, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: February 11, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–6461 Filed 3–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16837 completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Duke Island, AK. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by Field Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Angoon Community Association, Cape Fox Corporation, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes, Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan), Chilkoot Indian Association (Haines), Craig Community Association, Douglas Indian Association, Hoonah Indian Association, Ketchikan Indian Corporation, Klawock Cooperative Association, Organized Village of Kake, Organized Village of Saxman, Petersburg Indian Association, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Wrangell Cooperative Association, and Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. In July 1897, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from a grave house on Duke Island, near Old Tongass, AK, by George A. Dorsey for the Field Museum of Natural History. The 1896–1897 Annual Report of the Director to the Board of Trustees describes a four-month trip that assistant curator of anthropology George A. Dorsey and museum photographer Edward Allen made ‘‘among the Indians of the far West,’’ that included a visit to the ‘‘Tlingit’’ tribe. The report states that a single skeleton of a shaman was secured from the Tlingit tribe. No known individual was identified. The nine associated funerary objects are a bentwood box with lid, a fringed and painted apron, a decorated and fringed leather pouch, a fringed leather pouch, an inlaid pipe, a knife, a stick, a labret, and a peg. The human remains have been identified as Native American, based on the specific cultural and geographic attribution in Field Museum of Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as a female Tlingit shaman from ‘‘Duke Island, near Old Tongas, Alaska.’’ Scholarly publications and consultation information provided E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural 
History, New York, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. The human remains 
were collected from the Mescalero Indian Reservation, Otero County, NM.

    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by American 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero 
Reservation, New Mexico.
    In 1900, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were collected from the Mescalero Indian Reservation, Otero County, NM, 
by Dr. McLutterell, identified in the Museum's catalog as ``the 
agent.'' The American Museum of Natural History obtained the remains as 
a gift from Dr. Ales Hrdlicka. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    This individual has been identified as Native American based on the 
Museum's catalog identification of the remains as Mescalero Apache. The 
human remains originate from the Mescalero Reservation. The presence of 
desiccated soft tissue indicates that the human remains may be of 
relatively recent age.
    Although the lands from which the human remains originate are 
currently under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, the American Museum of Natural 
History has control of the human remains since their removal from 
tribal land predates the permit requirements established by the 
Antiquities Act of 1906.
    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9[macr]10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the American Museum of Natural 
History also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), 
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably 
traced between the Native American human remains and the Mescalero 
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Nell 
Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural 
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 
10024[macr]5192, telephone (212) 769[macr]5837, before May 2, 2005. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 11, 2005.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-6461 Filed 3-31-05; 8:45 am]
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