Notice of Inventory Completion: Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, East Wenatchee, WA; Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology and Museum, Ellensburg, WA; and Thomas Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 5741-5742 [E7-1966]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 7, 2007 / Notices descended from the Hohokam. In 1995, representatives of the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico issued a statement claiming cultural affiliation with the Hohokam cultural traditions. Based on consultation with the tribes and the available archeological evidence, officials of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo reasonably believe that the human remains are of Native American ancestry, specifically Hohokam. There is no further museum documentation on the human remains and associated funerary object. Descendants of the Hohokam, Papago, and Pima are members of the present– day Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Officials of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo 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 Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the one associated funerary object described above is 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, the officials of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo 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 human remains and associated funerary object and the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary object described above should contact Robert De Geus, Recreation and Youth Service’s Division Manager, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94301, telephone (650) 463– 4908, before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:36 Feb 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo is responsible for notifying the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima–Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: December 14, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–1963 Filed 2–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, East Wenatchee, WA; Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology and Museum, Ellensburg, WA; and Thomas Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with provisions of 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 control of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, East Wenatchee, WA, and in the possession of the Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology and Museum, Ellensburg, WA, and Thomas Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains were removed from Okanogan 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 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5741 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 Central Washington University and Burke Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. In 1963, human remains were removed from site 45–OK–52 in Okanogan County, WA, under the supervision of Garland Grabert, a University of Washington archeologist, as part of the fieldwork for the Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County Wells Dam Project. Museum records show the human remains from site 45– OK–52 were taken to the Anthropology Department at the University of Washington, and subsequently transferred to the Burke Museum (Accn. 1965–74). Many of the individuals were subsequently transferred to other museums and/or reburied. In 2004, Central Washington University identified a minimum of one individual from 45–OK–52 in their collection. Also in 2004, the Burke Museum identified a minimum of one individual from this site in their collection. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1963, human remains were removed from site 45–OK–66 in Okanogan County, WA, under the supervision of Garland Grabert, a University of Washington archeologist, as part of the fieldwork for the Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County Wells Dam Project. Museum records show the human remains, except for Burial 1, were taken to the Anthropology Department at the University of Washington, and subsequently transferred to the Burke Museum (Accn. 1955–74). Many of the individuals were subsequently transferred to other museums and/or reburied. The remainder of the individuals were subsequently transferred to other museums and/or reburied. In 2004, Central Washington University identified a minimum of three individuals from 45–OK–66 in their collection. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 45–OK–52 was a housepit village found along the shore of the Columbia River just upstream of the mouth of the Okanogan River on Cassimer Bar. Site 45–OK–66 is a cemetery, which paralleled the Columbia River, upstream from the mouth of the Okanogan River. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 5742 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 7, 2007 / Notices Archeological evidence indicates that the burials found at sites 45–OK–52 and 45–OK–66 date to the prehistoric and historic period. The most common method of interment was tightly flexed in a supine position beneath a cedar cist and a rock cairn. This pattern is consistent in all details, except the cist, with the ethnohistorically reported mortuary practices of the Sinkaietk people of the southern Okanogan River. Descendants of the Sinkaietk are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. The geographical location of the burials are consistent with the prehistoric and historic territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Consultation evidence provided by representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington indicates that Okanogan County is part of the traditional and historically known occupation territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Officials of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of five individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County also 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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Lourdes Henebry– DeLeon, NAGPRA Program Director, Department of Anthropology and Museum, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 98926– 7544, telephone (509) 963–2671 before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington this notice has been published. Dated: December 21, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–1966 Filed 2–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:36 Feb 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA 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 Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA. The human remains were removed from Mississippi County, AR. 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 Springfield Science Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed by an unknown individual from the Central Mississippi River Valley of Arkansas. The human remains were donated to the museum by an unknown individual at an unknown date. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Nodena Mound (3MS3 or 3MS4), Mississippi County, AR, by an unknown individual. In the 1960s, the human remains were donated to the museum by Herman Elston. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on the skeletal and dental morphology, the human remains have been identified as Native American. The Quapaw Tribe, prior to European contact and in the Historic period, resided along both sides of the Mississippi River until an epidemic swept through their villages in the latter part of the 17th century. The Quapaw consolidated their villages on the western side of the Mississippi River near the confluence of the White and Arkansas Rivers. The Quapaw PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 maintained a presence in the Central Mississippi Valley until the tribe’s removal to northwest Louisiana in 1824 when all of their land in the Territory of Arkansas was ceded to the United States. Present–day descendants of the Quapaw people are members of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. Officials of the Springfield Science Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S. C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Springfield Science 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 Native American human remains and the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact David Stier, Director, Springfield Science Museum, 220 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103, (413) 263–6800, ext. 321, before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Springfield Science Museum is responsible for notifying the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: December 28, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–1949 Filed 2–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA, 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 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Public Utility District No. 1 of 
Douglas County, East Wenatchee, WA; Central Washington University, 
Department of Anthropology and Museum, Ellensburg, WA; and Thomas Burke 
Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, 
Seattle, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with provisions of 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 control 
of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County, East Wenatchee, WA, 
and in the possession of the Central Washington University, Department 
of Anthropology and Museum, Ellensburg, WA, and Thomas Burke Museum of 
Natural History and Culture (Burke Museum), University of Washington, 
Seattle, WA. The human remains were removed from Okanogan 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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Central 
Washington University and Burke Museum professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington.
    In 1963, human remains were removed from site 45-OK-52 in Okanogan 
County, WA, under the supervision of Garland Grabert, a University of 
Washington archeologist, as part of the fieldwork for the Public 
Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County Wells Dam Project. Museum 
records show the human remains from site 45-OK-52 were taken to the 
Anthropology Department at the University of Washington, and 
subsequently transferred to the Burke Museum (Accn. 1965-74). Many of 
the individuals were subsequently transferred to other museums and/or 
reburied.
    In 2004, Central Washington University identified a minimum of one 
individual from 45-OK-52 in their collection. Also in 2004, the Burke 
Museum identified a minimum of one individual from this site in their 
collection. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1963, human remains were removed from site 45-OK-66 in Okanogan 
County, WA, under the supervision of Garland Grabert, a University of 
Washington archeologist, as part of the fieldwork for the Public 
Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County Wells Dam Project. Museum 
records show the human remains, except for Burial 1, were taken to the 
Anthropology Department at the University of Washington, and 
subsequently transferred to the Burke Museum (Accn. 1955-74). Many of 
the individuals were subsequently transferred to other museums and/or 
reburied. The remainder of the individuals were subsequently 
transferred to other museums and/or reburied.
    In 2004, Central Washington University identified a minimum of 
three individuals from 45-OK-66 in their collection. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Site 45-OK-52 was a housepit village found along the shore of the 
Columbia River just upstream of the mouth of the Okanogan River on 
Cassimer Bar. Site 45-OK-66 is a cemetery, which paralleled the 
Columbia River, upstream from the mouth of the Okanogan River.

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    Archeological evidence indicates that the burials found at sites 
45-OK-52 and 45-OK-66 date to the prehistoric and historic period. The 
most common method of interment was tightly flexed in a supine position 
beneath a cedar cist and a rock cairn. This pattern is consistent in 
all details, except the cist, with the ethnohistorically reported 
mortuary practices of the Sinkaietk people of the southern Okanogan 
River. Descendants of the Sinkaietk are members of the Confederated 
Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington.
    The geographical location of the burials are consistent with the 
prehistoric and historic territory of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington. Consultation evidence provided by 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington indicates that Okanogan County is part of the traditional 
and historically known occupation territory of the Confederated Tribes 
of the Colville Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of five individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Public Utility District No. 
1 of Douglas County also 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 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Lourdes 
Henebry-DeLeon, NAGPRA Program Director, Department of Anthropology and 
Museum, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544, 
telephone (509) 963-2671 before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County is responsible for 
notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 21, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-1966 Filed 2-6-07; 8:45 am]
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