Notice of Inventory Completion: Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA, 2525-2526 [E8-563]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices 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 Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA. The human remains were removed from La Plata County, CO. 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 the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado. In the 1940s, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from La Plata County, CO. The human remains were donated by Mark Porter in the 1940s. It is unknown how Mr. Porter acquired the human remains. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. This individual is the only recorded donation by Mr. Porter found in the museum’s inventory book. However, Mr. Porter was known to have collected Native American objects. Based on the collecting practices of the donor, the human remains are reasonably believed to be Native American. In addition, the museum’s inventory book identifies the human remains as being ‘‘native’’ and from the western Colorado region. The western Colorado area is known to be the aboriginal lands for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado. Based on museum records and geographical location, officials of the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum reasonably believe that the human remains are Native American and culturally affiliated to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado. Officials of the Paul H. Karshner Memorial 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 Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Jay Reifel, Assistant Superintendent, telephone (253) 840– 8971 or Ms. Beth Bestrom, Museum Curator, Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, 309 4th St. NE, Puyallup, WA 98372, telephone (253) 841–8748, before February 14, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; and Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah that this notice has been published. Dated: December 7, 2007 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–557 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, 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 Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA. The human remains were removed from an unknown area of Western Oregon. 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 the Paul H. PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2525 Karshner Memorial Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. In the 1930s, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown area in Western Oregon. The human remains were donated to the museum by Dr. Warner M. Karshner in the 1930s. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In creating the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum in 1930, Dr. Karshner began to acquire Native American items, objects, and artifacts for research and understanding, specifically from the Northwest. It is during this time period that the human remains from Western Oregon were donated and inventoried into the museum’s permanent collection. Based on the donor’s history, it is reasonably believed that the human remains are of Native American origin. The museum’s inventory book identifies the human remains as being ‘‘native’’ and being from the western Oregon region. The western Oregon area is known to be aboriginal lands for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. Based on museum records, geographical location, and donor history, the human remains are reasonably believed to be culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. Officials of the Paul H. Karshner Memorial 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 Paul H. Karshner Memorial 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 Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Jay Reifel, Assistant Superintendent, telephone (253) 840– 8971 or Ms. Beth Bestrom, Museum Curator, Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, 309 4th St. NE, Puyallup, WA 98372, telephone (253) 841–8748, before February 14, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 10 (Tuesday, January 15, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, 
Puyallup, 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 in the possession of the 
Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, Puyallup, WA. The human remains were 
removed from an unknown area of Western Oregon.
    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 the Paul H. 
Karshner Memorial Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community 
of Oregon.
    In the 1930s, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown area in Western Oregon. The 
human remains were donated to the museum by Dr. Warner M. Karshner in 
the 1930s. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In creating the Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum in 1930, Dr. 
Karshner began to acquire Native American items, objects, and artifacts 
for research and understanding, specifically from the Northwest. It is 
during this time period that the human remains from Western Oregon were 
donated and inventoried into the museum's permanent collection. Based 
on the donor's history, it is reasonably believed that the human 
remains are of Native American origin.
    The museum's inventory book identifies the human remains as being 
``native'' and being from the western Oregon region. The western Oregon 
area is known to be aboriginal lands for the Confederated Tribes of the 
Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. Based on museum records, geographical 
location, and donor history, the human remains are reasonably believed 
to be culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes of the Grand 
Ronde Community of Oregon.
    Officials of the Paul H. Karshner Memorial 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 Paul H. Karshner Memorial 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 Confederated Tribes 
of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Jay 
Reifel, Assistant Superintendent, telephone (253) 840-8971 or Ms. Beth 
Bestrom, Museum Curator, Paul H. Karshner Memorial Museum, 309 4th St. 
NE, Puyallup, WA 98372, telephone (253) 841-8748, before February 14, 
2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of 
the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.

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    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]
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