Notice of Inventory Completion: Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA �09, 2526-2527 [E8-560]

Download as PDF 2526 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; and Coquille Tribe of Oregon that this notice has been published. Dated: December 7, 2007. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–563 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 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. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. The human remains were removed from Malheur Lake, Harney 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound professional staff and a consultant in consultation with representatives of the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon and Klamath Tribes, Oregon. In 1936, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from near Malheur Lake, Harney County, OR, by Stanley G. Jewett. Mr. Jewett donated the human remains to the Slater Museum in 1955. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The individual is most likely of Native American ancestry as indicated by morphological features. The geographical location where the human remains were recovered is consistent with the historically documented VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 territory of the tribes now represented by the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon. Furthermore, based on information provided during consultation with tribal representatives, there is a reasonable belief that the human remains share a common ancestry with members of tribes now represented by the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon. Officials of the Slater Museum of Natural History 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 Slater Museum of Natural History 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 Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Peter Wimberger, Slater Museum of Natural History, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416, (253) 879–2784, before February 14, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Slater Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon and Klamath Tribes, Oregon that this notice has been published. Dated: December 7, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–559 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 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 possession of the Slater Museum PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Pierce 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound professional staff and a consultant in consultation with representatives of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; and Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington. In 1956, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Connell’s Prairie, near Buckley in Pierce County, WA, by John Bonifas and LaMar Hathaway while digging fence post holes. The human remains were donated by the Pierce County Sherriff to the museum in 1956. No known individual was identified. The two associated funerary objects are one bead and one silver ball. The human remains were reviewed and determined to be Native American based upon cranial deformation and tooth wear. The red glass seed bead was found in the sediments with the human remains, whereas the metal ball was found with the human remains during a museum inventory, but not recorded as found with the human remains at the time of removal. However, both objects are determined to be associated funerary objects. The Pierce County Sherriff’s report states the human remains were discovered approximately two feet below the surface. Archeological evidence supports the presence of Osceola mudflows at a depth of two feet across the prairie that occurred approximately 5,000 years ago, suggesting the human remains could be approximately 5,000 years old. However, due to the presence of the glass seed bead, the human remains most likely date to the 1800s, at which time glass trade beads would have been available at nearby locations such as Fort Steilacoom. Connell’s Prairie is located west of Naches Pass, a historic pass connecting E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices Puget Sound’s Fort Steilacoom and eastern Washington where a wagon road was built in 1853 which originated at Fort Steilacoom and moved east across Connell’s Prairie to Naches Pass. Archeological evidence suggests the prairie was used by both western and eastern Washington Native American groups who traveled along the trails and roads through the prairie between Puget Sound and eastern Washington. In addition, there is a recorded ethnographic village to the south of Connell’s Prairie, which is associated with both the Muckleshoot and Puyallup Tribes. The Indian Claims Commission determined Connell’s Prairie to be outside the exclusive treaty–time territory of any Native American tribe. Connell’s Prairie was also the site of several events during the 1855–1856 Treaty Wars between various Native American groups and the U.S. Government. Native American participants in these wars include members of the present–day Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Based on physical anthropological evidence, historic documentation, and associated funerary objects, the human remains are reasonably believed to be Native American and have a shared group relationship with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and/or Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Officials of the Slater 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 Slater Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the two 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 Slater 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 Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Peter Wimberger, Director, Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416, telephone (253) 879–2784, before February 14, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Slater Museum is responsible for notifying the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; and Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated: December 7, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–560 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 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 in the possession of the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. The human remains were removed from Dash Point, Pierce 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. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2527 A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound professional staff and consultants in consultation with representatives of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the vicinity of Dash Point, Pierce County, WA, by Dr. T.H. Long. In October 1936, the human remains were given to the museum by Ms. Betty Long. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The individuals are most likely of Native American ancestry as indicated by morphological features. The geographical location where the human remains were recovered is consistent with numerous historical and ethnographic reports documenting the territory of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Dash Point is located within the revised boundaries of the Puyallup Indian Reservation (1857), which is bordered to the north by the boundary between King and Pierce Counties. The Indian Claims Commission determined Dash Point to be within the exclusive territory of the Puyallup Tribe at the time of treaty signing (17 Ind. Cl. Comm. 1, April 25, 1966). In addition, based on information provided during consultation with tribal representatives, there is a reasonable belief that the human remains share a common ancestry with members of the tribes now represented by the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Officials of the Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound 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 Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound 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 Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Peter Wimberger, Director, Slater Museum of Natural History, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 98416, (253) 879–2784, before February E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Slater Museum of Natural History, 
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, 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 possession of the Slater Museum of Natural History, 
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Pierce 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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Slater 
Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound professional staff 
and a consultant in consultation with representatives of the 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; 
Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; 
Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; and Squaxin 
Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington.
    In 1956, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Connell's Prairie, near Buckley in Pierce County, WA, 
by John Bonifas and LaMar Hathaway while digging fence post holes. The 
human remains were donated by the Pierce County Sherriff to the museum 
in 1956. No known individual was identified. The two associated 
funerary objects are one bead and one silver ball.
    The human remains were reviewed and determined to be Native 
American based upon cranial deformation and tooth wear. The red glass 
seed bead was found in the sediments with the human remains, whereas 
the metal ball was found with the human remains during a museum 
inventory, but not recorded as found with the human remains at the time 
of removal. However, both objects are determined to be associated 
funerary objects. The Pierce County Sherriff's report states the human 
remains were discovered approximately two feet below the surface. 
Archeological evidence supports the presence of Osceola mudflows at a 
depth of two feet across the prairie that occurred approximately 5,000 
years ago, suggesting the human remains could be approximately 5,000 
years old. However, due to the presence of the glass seed bead, the 
human remains most likely date to the 1800s, at which time glass trade 
beads would have been available at nearby locations such as Fort 
Steilacoom.
    Connell's Prairie is located west of Naches Pass, a historic pass 
connecting

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Puget Sound's Fort Steilacoom and eastern Washington where a wagon road 
was built in 1853 which originated at Fort Steilacoom and moved east 
across Connell's Prairie to Naches Pass. Archeological evidence 
suggests the prairie was used by both western and eastern Washington 
Native American groups who traveled along the trails and roads through 
the prairie between Puget Sound and eastern Washington. In addition, 
there is a recorded ethnographic village to the south of Connell's 
Prairie, which is associated with both the Muckleshoot and Puyallup 
Tribes. The Indian Claims Commission determined Connell's Prairie to be 
outside the exclusive treaty-time territory of any Native American 
tribe. Connell's Prairie was also the site of several events during the 
1855-1856 Treaty Wars between various Native American groups and the 
U.S. Government. Native American participants in these wars include 
members of the present-day Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot 
Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington. Based on physical anthropological evidence, 
historic documentation, and associated funerary objects, the human 
remains are reasonably believed to be Native American and have a shared 
group relationship with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot 
Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington; and[sol]or Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of the Slater 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 Slater Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 
25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the two 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 Slater 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 Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the 
Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the 
Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Peter Wimberger, Director, Slater Museum of 
Natural History, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner, Tacoma, WA 
98416, telephone (253) 879-2784, before February 14, 2008. Repatriation 
of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Muckleshoot 
Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually 
Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; and Puyallup 
Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Slater Museum is responsible for notifying the Muckleshoot 
Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually 
Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe 
of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; and Squaxin Island Tribe of 
the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: December 7, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-560 Filed 1-14-08; 8:45 am]
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