Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Baker City, OR and Thomas Burke Memorial State Museum of Washington, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 61666-61667 [E7-21367]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES 61666 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices hour estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden to respondents, including use of automated information collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 Draft U.S. World Heritage Tentative List Summary of Nps Staff Recommendations* * (Where the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO’s Recommendations Differ from those of the NPS Staff Report, they are indicated with the following numbers): 1 Recommended for Future Consideration by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. 2 Recommended to be placed in ‘‘Other Properties Considered’’ by the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. Natural Properties Recommended for Inclusion (3) Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona. White Sands National Monument, New Mexico. Okefenokee Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Mixed Property Recommended for Inclusion (1) Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Hawaii. Cultural Properties Recommended for Inclusion (13) Poverty Point State Historic Site, Louisiana. Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, Ohio. 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Other Natural Properties Considered (2) 1 Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa. 1 Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Massachusetts. Other Cultural Properties Considered (9) Blackwater Draw Locality No. 1, New Mexico. Meadowcroft Rockshelter, Pennsylvania. SunWatch Village, Ohio. Historic Center of Savannah, Georgia. New Harmony, Indiana. Central of Georgia, Savannah Shed and Terminal Facility, Georgia. Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island. Shenandoah-Dives Mill, Colorado. Columbia River Highway, Oregon. Dated: October 25, 2007. Leonard E. Stowe, NPS, Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21377 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–53–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Wallowa—Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Baker City, OR and Thomas Burke Memorial State Museum of Washington, 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 Agriculture, Forest Service, Wallowa— Whitman National Forest, Baker City, OR and in the possession of the Thomas Burke Memorial State Museum of Washington (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Idaho County, ID and Wallowa County, OR. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 E:\FR\FM\31OCN1.SGM 31OCN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 31, 2007 / Notices 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 the Burke Museum and Wallowa—Whitman National Forest professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. In 1955—1956, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from 35— WA—13 in Wallowa County, OR, from a cairn burial by George L. Coale, a University of Washington Anthropology student. The human remains were accessioned by the Burke Museum in 1987 (Burke Accn. #1987—12). No known individual was identified. The three associated funerary objects are three stone spalls. In 1955—1956, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from 35— WA—17 in Wallowa County, OR, from a cairn burial by Mr. Coale. The human remains were accessioned by the Burke Museum in 1987 (Burke Accn. #1987— 12). No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a single stone spall. In 1955, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from 10—ID—12 in Idaho County, ID, by a University of Washington Field Expedition led by Mr. Coale and supervised by Dr. Douglas Osborne. The human remains were transferred to the Burke Museum in 1987 (Burke Accn. #1987—12). No known individual was identified. The 60 associated funerary objects are 42 non-human mammal bones, 15 flakes, 2 pieces of stone shatter, and 1 lot of shell. In 1955, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from 10—ID—13 in Idaho County, ID, by a University of Washington Field Expedition led by Mr. Coale and supervised by Dr. Osborne. The human remains were transferred to the Burke Museum in 1987 (Burke Accn. #1987—12). No known individuals were identified. The seven associated funerary objects are one bag of charcoal, two shell fragments, and four unmodified stones. In 1955, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from 10–ID–25 in Idaho VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Oct 30, 2007 Jkt 214001 County, ID, by a University of Washington Field Expedition led by Mr. Coale and supervised by Dr. Osborne. The human remains were transferred to the Burke Museum in 1987 (Burke Accn. #1987—12). No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a shell pendant. The human remains and associated funerary objects are part of the Mt. Sheep Pleasant Valley Reservoir Survey project. All five sites are located on U.S. Forest Service property in the Snake River Canyon. The archeology, ethnography and history of the Snake River Canyon, including those areas from which the human remains were removed, demonstrates a nearly continuous use of the area with numerous adaptations through time that lead inexorably to the occupation and utilization by a people who became identified in historic times as the Nee– Me—Poo or Nez Perce, the Weyiletpuu or Cayuse, Imatalamlama or Umatilla, and Waluulapam or Walla Walla. The oral traditions and oral histories of these groups place their people in the canyon ‘‘since time immemorial.’’ Descendants of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. Descendants of the Nez Perce are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. Officials of the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of six individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Wallowa– Whitman National Forest also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 72 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 Wallowa–Whitman National Forest 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 associated funerary object and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Jen Fitzpatrick, Customer PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61667 Service Staff Officer, Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, 1550 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814, telephone (541) 523–1222, before November 30, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and/or Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Wallowa–Whitman National Forest is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho that this notice has been published. Dated: October 1, 2007. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–21367 Filed 10–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, Baker City, OR; 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 Wallowa–Whitman National Forest, Baker City, OR. The human remains were removed from Wallowa County, OR. 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. This notice corrects the cultural affiliation assigned to the human remains by the addition of two tribes: Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Wallowa--Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon National 
Recreation Area, Baker City, OR and Thomas Burke Memorial State Museum 
of Washington, 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 Agriculture, Forest 
Service, Wallowa--Whitman National Forest, Baker City, OR and in the 
possession of the Thomas Burke Memorial State Museum of Washington 
(Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Idaho County, 
ID and Wallowa County, OR.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25

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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 the Burke 
Museum and Wallowa--Whitman National Forest professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
    In 1955--1956, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from 35--WA--13 in Wallowa County, OR, from a 
cairn burial by George L. Coale, a University of Washington 
Anthropology student. The human remains were accessioned by the Burke 
Museum in 1987 (Burke Accn. 1987--12). No known individual was 
identified. The three associated funerary objects are three stone 
spalls.
    In 1955--1956, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from 35--WA--17 in Wallowa County, OR, from a 
cairn burial by Mr. Coale. The human remains were accessioned by the 
Burke Museum in 1987 (Burke Accn. 1987--12). No known 
individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a 
single stone spall.
    In 1955, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from 10--ID--12 in Idaho County, ID, by a University of 
Washington Field Expedition led by Mr. Coale and supervised by Dr. 
Douglas Osborne. The human remains were transferred to the Burke Museum 
in 1987 (Burke Accn. 1987--12). No known individual was 
identified. The 60 associated funerary objects are 42 non-human mammal 
bones, 15 flakes, 2 pieces of stone shatter, and 1 lot of shell.
    In 1955, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from 10--ID--13 in Idaho County, ID, by a University of 
Washington Field Expedition led by Mr. Coale and supervised by Dr. 
Osborne. The human remains were transferred to the Burke Museum in 1987 
(Burke Accn. 1987--12). No known individuals were identified. 
The seven associated funerary objects are one bag of charcoal, two 
shell fragments, and four unmodified stones.
    In 1955, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from 10-ID-25 in Idaho County, ID, by a University of 
Washington Field Expedition led by Mr. Coale and supervised by Dr. 
Osborne. The human remains were transferred to the Burke Museum in 1987 
(Burke Accn. 1987--12). No known individual was identified. 
The one associated funerary object is a shell pendant.
    The human remains and associated funerary objects are part of the 
Mt. Sheep Pleasant Valley Reservoir Survey project. All five sites are 
located on U.S. Forest Service property in the Snake River Canyon. The 
archeology, ethnography and history of the Snake River Canyon, 
including those areas from which the human remains were removed, 
demonstrates a nearly continuous use of the area with numerous 
adaptations through time that lead inexorably to the occupation and 
utilization by a people who became identified in historic times as the 
Nee-Me--Poo or Nez Perce, the Weyiletpuu or Cayuse, Imatalamlama or 
Umatilla, and Waluulapam or Walla Walla. The oral traditions and oral 
histories of these groups place their people in the canyon ``since time 
immemorial.'' Descendants of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla are 
members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon. 
Descendants of the Nez Perce are members of the Confederated Tribes of 
the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
    Officials of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of six individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest 
also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 72 
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 Wallowa-
Whitman National Forest 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 
associated funerary object and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Jen Fitzpatrick, Customer Service Staff Officer, 
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 1550 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 
97814, telephone (541) 523-1222, before November 30, 2007. Repatriation 
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and[sol]or Nez 
Perce Tribe of Idaho may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce 
Tribe of Idaho that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 1, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-21367 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]
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