Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK, 41519-41520 [E7-14576]

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National Park Service mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:24 Jul 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK AGENCY: PO 00000 National Park Service, Interior. Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 41519 Notice. 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 Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human remains were most likely removed from the Kodiak Archipelago, 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository professional staff in consultation with representatives of Native Village of Akhiok, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., and Koniag, Inc. In the late 1960s, a cranium was purchased by Mr. Hass in a Kodiak bar. It is believed that the cranium was removed from Tugidak Island, at the southern end of the Kodiak Island archipelago, AK, by an unknown individual. In May of 1996, Mrs. Hass, the former wife of Mr. Hass, relinquished the human remains to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository to determine cultural affiliation and for repatriation (number AM238). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1996, Dr. William Bergen, a physical anthropologist, examined the cranium and determined it is archeological and represents the human remains of an older, adult, female of Eskimo ancestry. This information, and the cranium’s most likely Tugidak Island origins, suggests that it is the human remains of an ancestral Alutiiq person. Specifically, Tugidak Island falls within the area traditionally used by the Native Village of Akhiok. Officials of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository 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 Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository 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 E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1 41520 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 145 / Monday, July 30, 2007 / Notices and the Native Village of Akhiok, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., and Koniag, Inc. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, 215 Mission Rd., Suite 101, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone (907) 486–7004, before August 29, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Native Village of Akhiok, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., and Koniag, Inc. may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is responsible for notifying the Native Village of Akhiok, AkhiokKaguyak, Inc., and Koniag, Inc. that this notice has been published. Dated: June 27, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–14576 Filed 7–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human remains were removed from unknown locations in the Kodiak Archipelago, 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Afognak Native Corporation; Native Village of Afognak (formerly the Village of Afognak); Native Village of Akhiok; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Native Village of Karluk; Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; Koniag, Inc.; Native Village VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:24 Jul 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 of Larsen Bay; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Old Harbor Native Corporation; Village of Old Harbor; Ouzinkie Native Corporation; Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak (formerly the Shoonaq’ Tribe of Kodiak). In 1995, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were transferred to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository from Kodiak Area Native Association’s Alutiiq Culture Center (number AM61). Information regarding the collection of the human remains is unknown, although it is likely that the human remains were removed from the Kodiak region. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1995, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were transferred to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository from the Kodiak Area Native Association’s Alutiiq Culture Center (numbers AM 110:217 and AM 110:255). Information regarding the collection of the human remains is unknown. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In February of 1999, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were turned into the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository by an unknown individual. Information regarding the collection of the human remains is unknown. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. A review of the human remains suggests they are archeological. Humic staining and worn dentition with no evidence of modern dentistry suggest prehistoric individuals, likely from one of Kodiak’s many archeological sites. Archeological data indicate that modern Alutiiqs evolved from archeologically documented societies of the Kodiak region and can trace their ancestry back over 7,500 years in the region. As such, the human remains are likely Native American and most closely affiliated with the modern Kodiak Alutiiq people. Kodiak Alutiiq people are members of the Afognak Native Corporation; Native Village of Afognak (formerly the Village of Afognak); Native Village of Akhiok; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Native Village of Karluk; Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; Koniag, Inc.; Native Village of Larsen Bay; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Old Harbor Native Corporation; Village of Old Harbor; Ouzinkie Native Corporation; Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak (formerly the Shoonaq’ Tribe of Kodiak). PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Officials of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of a minimum of three individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository 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 Afognak Native Corporation; Native Village of Afognak (formerly the Village of Afognak); Native Village of Akhiok; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Native Village of Karluk; Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; Koniag, Inc.; Native Village of Larsen Bay; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Old Harbor Native Corporation; Village of Old Harbor; Ouzinkie Native Corporation; Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak (formerly the Shoonaq’ Tribe of Kodiak). Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Sven Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, 215 Mission Rd., Suite 101, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone (907) 486–7004, before August 29, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Afognak Native Corporation; Native Village of Afognak (formerly the Village of Afognak); Native Village of Akhiok; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Native Village of Karluk; Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; Koniag, Inc.; Native Village of Larsen Bay; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Old Harbor Native Corporation; Village of Old Harbor; Ouzinkie Native Corporation; Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak (formerly the Shoonaq’ Tribe of Kodiak) may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is responsible for notifying the Afognak Native Corporation; Native Village of Afognak (formerly the Village of Afognak); Native Village of Akhiok; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Native Village of Karluk; Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; Koniag, Inc.; Native Village of Larsen Bay; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Old Harbor Native Corporation; Village of Old Harbor; Ouzinkie Native Corporation; Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; and Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak (formerly the Shoonaq’ Tribe of Kodiak) that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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[FR Doc No: E7-14576]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological 
Repository, Kodiak, AK

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 
Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human 
remains were most likely removed from the Kodiak Archipelago, 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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Alutiiq 
Museum and Archaeological Repository professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of Native Village of Akhiok, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., 
and Koniag, Inc.
    In the late 1960s, a cranium was purchased by Mr. Hass in a Kodiak 
bar. It is believed that the cranium was removed from Tugidak Island, 
at the southern end of the Kodiak Island archipelago, AK, by an unknown 
individual. In May of 1996, Mrs. Hass, the former wife of Mr. Hass, 
relinquished the human remains to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological 
Repository to determine cultural affiliation and for repatriation 
(number AM238). No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1996, Dr. William Bergen, a physical anthropologist, examined 
the cranium and determined it is archeological and represents the human 
remains of an older, adult, female of Eskimo ancestry. This 
information, and the cranium's most likely Tugidak Island origins, 
suggests that it is the human remains of an ancestral Alutiiq person. 
Specifically, Tugidak Island falls within the area traditionally used 
by the Native Village of Akhiok.
    Officials of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository 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 Alutiiq Museum and 
Archaeological Repository 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

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and the Native Village of Akhiok, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., and Koniag, 
Inc.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Sven 
Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological 
Repository, 215 Mission Rd., Suite 101, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone 
(907) 486-7004, before August 29, 2007. Repatriation of the human 
remains to the Native Village of Akhiok, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., and 
Koniag, Inc. may proceed after that date if no additional claimants 
come forward.
    Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is responsible for 
notifying the Native Village of Akhiok, Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc., and 
Koniag, Inc. that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 27, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-14576 Filed 7-27-07; 8:45 am]
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