Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK, 52387-52388 [E7-18107]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 177 / Thursday, September 13, 2007 / Notices Wyoming, Group No. 759, was accepted August 29, 2007. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the Wind River Meridian, south boundary, subdivisional lines and adjusted meanders of the Wind River, and the survey of the subdivision of certain sections, and the metes and bounds survey of Parcel A, Section 29, Township 3 North, Range 1 East, of the Wind River Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 761, was accepted August 29, 2007. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the subdivisional lines and portions of the subdivision of sections 10 and 15, and the survey of the subdivision of sections 10 and 15, Township 1 South, Range 4 East, of the Wind River Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 760, was accepted September 4, 2007. Copies of the preceding described plat and field notes are available to the public at a cost of $1.10 per page. Dated: September 7, 2007. John P. Lee, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Division of Support Services. [FR Doc. E7–18047 Filed 9–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4467–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ebenthall on PRODPC61 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 on Kodiak 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. 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 Afognak Native VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Sep 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 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). 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 AM59). Information regarding the collection of the human remains is unknown, although it is reasonably believed that the human remains were removed from Kodiak Island. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. A review of the human remains suggests they are archeological. Humic staining on the bones and worn dentition with no evidence of modern dentistry suggests a prehistoric person, likely from one of Kodiak’s many well preserved archeological sites. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown location on Kodiak Island, AK. In 1991, the human remains were turned over to the Alaska State Troopers by Dr. Keith Hediger. In 1992, the Alaska State Office of History and Archaeology examined the human remains and determined the human remains were Native American and most likely Alutiiq. The Alaska State Troopers transferred the human remains to the Kodiak Area Native Association’s Alutiiq Culture Center. In 1995, the human remains were transferred to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository (number AM62). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. 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 reasonably believed to be Native American and most closely affiliated with the modern Kodiak Alutiiq people. Specifically, the human remains are from an area traditionally used by the Afognak Native Corporation; Native 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 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52387 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. 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 two 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; 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. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Sven Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, 215 Mission Rd., Suite 101, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone (907) 486–7004, before October 15, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Afognak Native Corporation; Native 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 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; 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 that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 52388 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 177 / Thursday, September 13, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 22, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–18107 Filed 9–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ebenthall on PRODPC61 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 possession of the Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH 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. In 1964, the Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, now part of the Cincinnati Museum Center, purchased three cultural items from Traders Exchange in Champaign, IL. The three items are one string of 23 rolled copper beads (CMC #A14673); one string of 58 small rolled copper beads (CMC #A14674); and one rolled copper bead (#A14675). The cultural items are catalogued as ‘‘originally excavated from Cayuse Indian graves near old Fort Walla Walla in the state of Washington.’’ Old Fort Walla Walla was originally a Northwest Company trading post called Fort Nez Perces. It was along the banks of the Columbia River north of the mouth of the Walla Walla River in southeastern Washington around 1818 and was the site of the first Treaty Council in 1855. Based on museum records, the three cultural items are reasonably believed to be unassociated funerary objects. There is no information to indicate when or under what circumstances Traders Exchange acquired the cultural items, but it is known that a series of looting/excavation activities took place at old Fort Walla Walla from the 1880s through at least the 1950s. Geographic, historic, and ethnological evidence indicate that Cayuse Indians VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Sep 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 occupied or utilized the area near Fort Walla Walla in historic times, and most likely for a considerably longer period before historic times. Geographically, the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla traditionally covered a large percentage of eastern Oregon and southeastern Washington. The Cayuse or Waiilatpus, occupied the slopes of the Umatilla, Walla Walla, John Day, Upper Grande Ronde, Powder, and Burnt River drainages, as well as the Willow Creek branch of the Malheur River. There is a preponderance of evidence that a cultural continuity exists between the tribes known today as Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla and the occupants of the Fort Walla Walla area prior to contact. Descendants of the Cayuse are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. Officials of the Cincinnati Museum Center have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the three 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 Cincinnati Museum Center 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 of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Jane MacKnight, Registrar, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203, telephone (513) 287–7092, before October 15, 2007. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Cincinnati Museum Center is responsible for notifying Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon that this notice has been published. Dated: August 20, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–18105 Filed 9–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 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 Fowler Museum of Cultural History (Fowler Museum at UCLA), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Tulare County, CA. 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 was made by Fowler Museum at UCLA professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California (also known as the Tachi Yokut Tribe). In August 1958, human remains representing a minimum of 11 individuals were removed from a site near the edge of the former Lake Tulare (CA–TUL–90) in Tulare County, CA, by C.N. Warren and M.B. McKusick. The collection was accessioned by the University of California, Los Angeles in 1958. No known individuals were identified. The 11 associated funerary objects are 6 animal bone, 2 land snail shell fragments, 1 basalt flake, and 2 sandstone net weights. The artifacts are consistent with others documented as associated with the indigenous inhabitants of the area. The burial position and orientation along with numbers of grave goods and the presence of net weights associate the burials with the Middle Period (3,500 to 1,500 B.P). Lake Tulare is located within the traditional territory of the Yokut tribe. According to archeologists, the Yokut have occupied the territory around Tulare Lake and Buena Vista Lake for as long as two millennia. Tribal representatives from Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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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 removed from unknown locations on Kodiak 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. 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 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).
    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 
AM59). Information regarding the collection of the human remains is 
unknown, although it is reasonably believed that the human remains were 
removed from Kodiak Island. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    A review of the human remains suggests they are archeological. 
Humic staining on the bones and worn dentition with no evidence of 
modern dentistry suggests a prehistoric person, likely from one of 
Kodiak's many well preserved archeological sites.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown location on Kodiak Island, AK. 
In 1991, the human remains were turned over to the Alaska State 
Troopers by Dr. Keith Hediger. In 1992, the Alaska State Office of 
History and Archaeology examined the human remains and determined the 
human remains were Native American and most likely Alutiiq. The Alaska 
State Troopers transferred the human remains to the Kodiak Area Native 
Association's Alutiiq Culture Center. In 1995, the human remains were 
transferred to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository (number 
AM62). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    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 reasonably believed to be Native American and most closely 
affiliated with the modern Kodiak Alutiiq people. Specifically, the 
human remains are from an area traditionally used by the Afognak Native 
Corporation; Native 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.
    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 two 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; 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.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Sven 
Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological 
Repository, 215 Mission Rd., Suite 101, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone 
(907) 486-7004, before October 15, 2007. Repatriation of the human 
remains to the Afognak Native Corporation; Native 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 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; 
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 that 
this notice has been published.


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    Dated: August 22, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-18107 Filed 9-12-07; 8:45 am]
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