Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA and Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 60191-60192 [E6-16923]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 197 / Thursday, October 12, 2006 / Notices during meetings that are open to the public. Dated: September 25, 2006 C. Timothy McKeown, Designated Federal Officer,Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. [FR Doc. E6–16922 Filed 10–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA and Thomas Burke Memorial Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the control of the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA, and in the physical custody of the Thomas Burke Memorial Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, that meet the definition of ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. At an unknown date, cultural items were removed from two graves on Pope Avenue in Hanford, Benton County, WA, by Samuel D. Paddock. Prior to 1960, the cultural items were received by the Burke Museum and formally accessioned in 1986 (Burke Accn. # 1986–80). The human remains were not transferred to the Burke Museum. The 284 unassociated funerary objects are 1 shell bead, 281 glass beads, 1 brass button, and 1 copper fragment. Museum documentation indicates that the cultural items were recovered from graves, and the types of items are consistent with other funerary objects found in the Columbia River area during occupation by the Yakama, Walla Walla, and Wanapum groups. Ethnographic documentation indicates that the present-day location of Hanford, WA, is VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:21 Oct 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 located within an overlapping aboriginal territory of descendants of the Yakama, Walla Walla, and Wanapum groups, which are represented today by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group. The Yakama Treaty, signed on June 9, 1855, included the Hanford area in the aboriginal territory of the present-day Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. The Walla Walla people have also occupied this area since before historic times. As per the Treaty of Walla Walla, signed on June 9, 1855, the Walla Walla people are represented by the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. The Wanapum Band occupied the Hanover area, which is now designated the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site, as recently as World War II, when they moved to the Priest Rapids area. Officials of the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 284 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of the Department of Energy and Burke Museum 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 unassociated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. Furthermore, officials of the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum have determined that there is a cultural relationship between the unassociated funerary objects and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the 284 unassociated funerary objects should contact Annabelle Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Energy, Cultural/Historic Resources Program, Richland Operations Office, 825 Jadwin Avenue, MSIN A5–15, Richland, WA 99352, telephone (509) 372–0277, before November 13, 2006. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60191 Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon, and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, for themselves and on behalf of the Wanapum Band, a nonfederally recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group, are claiming jointly all cultural items from the Hanford area. The Department of Energy is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: September 25, 2006 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E6–16924 Filed 10–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA and Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 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 and associated funerary objects in the control of the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA, and in the physical custody of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Benton County, WA. 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 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 60192 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 197 / Thursday, October 12, 2006 / Notices National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group. In 1981, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an area within the Hanford site, Benton County, WA, by John A. Hedron. In 1985, the museum received the human remains and cultural items from Dr. Robert Rushmer on behalf of Mr. Hedron, and they were accessioned by the museum that same year (Burke Accn. # 1985–106). No known individual was identified. The seven associated funerary objects are 1 piece of copper ore, 1 chopper, 1 flaked stone tool, 1 core, 1 flake, and 2 mussel shell fragments. Museum documentation indicates that the associated funerary objects were recovered with fragmentary human remains, and the types of cultural items are consistent with other Native American funerary objects found in the Columbia River area. The human remains consist of nine fragments. The human remains were determined to be Native American based on the associated artifacts and geographic location. Ethnographic documentation indicates that the present day location of Hanford, WA, is located within an overlapping aboriginal territory of descendants of the Yakama, Walla Walla, and Wanapum groups, which are represented today by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group. The Yakama Treaty, signed on June 9, 1855, included the Hanford area in the aboriginal territory of the present-day Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. The Walla Walla people have also occupied this area since before historic times. As per the Treaty of Walla Walla, signed on June 9, 1855, the Walla Walla people are represented by the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. The Wanapum Band occupied the Hanford area, which is now designated the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site, as recently as World War II, when they moved to the Priest Rapids area. Officials of the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum have VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:21 Oct 11, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 Department of Energy and the Burke Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the seven objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum 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 associated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. Furthermore, officials of the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum have determined that there is a cultural relationship between the human remains and associated funerary objects and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Annabelle Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Energy, Cultural/Historic Resources Program, Richland Operations Office, 825 Jadwin Avenue, MSIN A5–15 Richland, WA 99352, (509) 372–0277, before November 13, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon, and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, for themselves and on behalf of the Wanapum Band, a nonfederally recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group, are claiming jointly all cultural items from the Hanford area. The Department of Energy is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 25, 2006 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E6–16923 Filed 10–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Saint Martin’s Waynick Museum, Lacey, WA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003 (5), of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Saint Martin’s Waynick Museum (Waynick Museum), Lacey, WA. The human remains were removed from Vashon Island, King County, WA. 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. This notice replaces the Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2006 (FR Doc. E6–2448, page 9154) in order to correct the number of human remains and collection history from a minimum of two individuals removed from one site to a minimum of six individuals removed from six sites. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Waynick Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. In 2003, the Waynick Museum found bones in the museum collection. In April 2004, the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington notified the Waynick Museum of their belief that human remains were in the possession of the Waynick Museum. In May 2004, the bones were determined to be Native American human remains representing two individuals that were culturally affiliated with the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. A Notice of Inventory Completion was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2006. E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Energy, 
Richland Operations Office, Richland, WA and Thomas Burke Memorial 
Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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 and associated funerary 
objects in the control of the U.S. Department of Energy, Richland 
Operations Office, Richland, WA, and in the physical custody of the 
Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Benton County, WA.
    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

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National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this 
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Department of Energy and the Burke Museum professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands 
of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon; and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized 
Indian group.
    In 1981, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from an area within the Hanford site, Benton County, WA, 
by John A. Hedron. In 1985, the museum received the human remains and 
cultural items from Dr. Robert Rushmer on behalf of Mr. Hedron, and 
they were accessioned by the museum that same year (Burke Accn. 
 1985-106). No known individual was identified. The seven 
associated funerary objects are 1 piece of copper ore, 1 chopper, 1 
flaked stone tool, 1 core, 1 flake, and 2 mussel shell fragments.
    Museum documentation indicates that the associated funerary objects 
were recovered with fragmentary human remains, and the types of 
cultural items are consistent with other Native American funerary 
objects found in the Columbia River area. The human remains consist of 
nine fragments. The human remains were determined to be Native American 
based on the associated artifacts and geographic location. Ethnographic 
documentation indicates that the present day location of Hanford, WA, 
is located within an overlapping aboriginal territory of descendants of 
the Yakama, Walla Walla, and Wanapum groups, which are represented 
today by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, 
Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; 
and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized Indian group.
    The Yakama Treaty, signed on June 9, 1855, included the Hanford 
area in the aboriginal territory of the present-day Confederated Tribes 
and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. The Walla Walla people have 
also occupied this area since before historic times. As per the Treaty 
of Walla Walla, signed on June 9, 1855, the Walla Walla people are 
represented by the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon. The Wanapum Band occupied the Hanford area, which 
is now designated the U.S. Department of Energy Hanford Site, as 
recently as World War II, when they moved to the Priest Rapids area.
    Officials of the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum 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 Department of Energy and the 
Burke Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(3)(A), the seven objects described above are reasonably believed to 
have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of 
death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials 
of the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum 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 associated funerary objects and the Confederated 
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington, and Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. Furthermore, officials of 
the Department of Energy and the Burke Museum have determined that 
there is a cultural relationship between the human remains and 
associated funerary objects and the Wanapum Band, a non-federally 
recognized Indian group.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Annabelle Rodriguez, U.S. Department of Energy, 
Cultural/Historic Resources Program, Richland Operations Office, 825 
Jadwin Avenue, MSIN A5-15 Richland, WA 99352, (509) 372-0277, before 
November 13, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon, and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington, for themselves and on behalf of the Wanapum Band, a 
non-federally recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if 
no additional claimants come forward. The Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the 
Yakama Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a non-federally recognized 
Indian group, are claiming jointly all cultural items from the Hanford 
area.
    The Department of Energy is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a 
non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: September 25, 2006
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-16923 Filed 10-11-06; 8:45 am]
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