Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg WA, 50991-50992 [E8-20110]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Management, Buffalo Field Office staff in consultation with the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana. Based on the close proximity of the burial to the Dull Knife Battle of 1876, historical evidence that the Northern Cheyenne were party to this battle, and that the funerary objects are likely contemporaneous with this battle, the officials of the Bureau of Land Management have reasonably determined that the burial and the funerary objects belong to a Northern Cheyenne participant in this battle. Descendants of the Northern Cheyenne are members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 15 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 Bureau of Land Management 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 Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Chris Hanson, Bureau of Land Management, Buffalo Field Office, 1425 Fort Street, Buffalo, WY 82834, telephone (307) 684–1141, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for notifying the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: August 5, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20089 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN; 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, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN. The human remains were removed from Goodhue County, MN. 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. This notice is an addition of a minimum number individuals removed from the Bryan site (21GD4), Goodhue County, MN, which were previously described in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register of July 23, 1999 (FR Doc 99– 18890, pages 40039–40040). An additional seven individuals were discovered in the collection. In the Federal Register of July 23, 1999, the notice is corrected by adding the following paragraphs: In 1983, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals were removed from the Bryan site (21GD4), Goodhue County, MN, during archeological excavations conducted by the University of Minnesota. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1999–2000, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Bryan site (21GD4), Goodhue County, MN, during archeological excavations conducted by the Institute for Minnesota Archaeology. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In the Federal Register of July 23, 1999, paragraph numbers 30 and 31 are corrected by substituting the following paragraphs: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50991 Officials of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 124 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 57 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 Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 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 Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Mr. James L. (Jim) Jones, Cultural Resource Director, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, 3801 Bemidji Avenue North, Suite 5, Bemidji, MN 56601, telephone (218) 755–3223, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council is responsible for notifying the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20106 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 50992 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg, WA. The human remains were removed from Umatilla 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 Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. In 1949, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from site 35–UM–20, on the Techumtas Island in the Columbia River, Umatilla County, OR, by the Smithsonian River Basin Survey under the direction of Dr. Douglas Osborne. Site 35–UM–20 was one of eight sites tested during the summer of 1949. In 1974, the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, legally transferred the human remains to Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Roger Heglar, a University of Washington graduate student, conducted extensive osteometric analysis of human remains at the Burke Museum for his 1957 Master’s Thesis, ‘‘A Racial Analysis of Indian Skeletal Material from the Columbia River Valley.’’ Dr. Osborne provided some of the skeletal remains for the analysis. Heglar identified one individual as ‘‘35– UM–20 Burial 2 from Cold Springs, Oregon (north).’’ Measurements recorded by Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology physical anthropologist match Heglar’s measurements of the 35–UM–20 Burial 2. Early and late ethnographic sources identify the area around Techumtas Island and Cold Springs as territory of the Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 tribes (Hale 1841; Stern 1998; Ray 1936). The Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla were separate tribes prior to the treaty of June 9, 1855, but were removed to the Umatilla Reservation under the terms of the Walla Walla Treaty. The three tribes were officially confederated in 1949. The Cold Springs area was heavily utilized by the Umatilla, including the spring and summer camp, tu’woyepa, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, between Umatilla and Cold Springs (Ray 1936). The area north of Cold Springs, including Techumtas Island, is within the aboriginal territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, as determined by the Indian Claims Commission. The human remains have been determined to be Native American based on geographic, historical, and osteological evidence, and culturally affiliated to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon. Officials of the Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology 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 Central Washington University Department of Anthropology 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 Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Lourdes HenebryDeLeon, NAGPRA Program Director, Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926– 7544, telephone (509) 963–2671, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 6, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20110 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 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 Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. The human remains were removed from Lopez and Decatur Islands, San Juan 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Horner Collection, Oregon State University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington. The following tribes were notified, but did not participate in consultations concerning the human remains in this notice: Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington; Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of Washington; Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington; Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho (formerly listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Nooksack Indian Tribe of E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University, 
Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg 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

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(NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human 
remains in the possession of Central Washington University, Department 
of Anthropology, Ellensburg, WA. The human remains were removed from 
Umatilla 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 Central 
Washington University, Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands 
of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Oregon; and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon.
    In 1949, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from site 35-UM-20, on the Techumtas Island in the 
Columbia River, Umatilla County, OR, by the Smithsonian River Basin 
Survey under the direction of Dr. Douglas Osborne. Site 35-UM-20 was 
one of eight sites tested during the summer of 1949. In 1974, the 
Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, legally transferred the human 
remains to Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Roger Heglar, a University of Washington graduate student, 
conducted extensive osteometric analysis of human remains at the Burke 
Museum for his 1957 Master's Thesis, ``A Racial Analysis of Indian 
Skeletal Material from the Columbia River Valley.'' Dr. Osborne 
provided some of the skeletal remains for the analysis. Heglar 
identified one individual as ``35-UM-20 Burial 2 from Cold Springs, 
Oregon (north).'' Measurements recorded by Central Washington 
University, Department of Anthropology physical anthropologist match 
Heglar's measurements of the 35-UM-20 Burial 2.
    Early and late ethnographic sources identify the area around 
Techumtas Island and Cold Springs as territory of the Cayuse, Walla 
Walla, and Umatilla tribes (Hale 1841; Stern 1998; Ray 1936). The 
Cayuse, Walla Walla, and Umatilla were separate tribes prior to the 
treaty of June 9, 1855, but were removed to the Umatilla Reservation 
under the terms of the Walla Walla Treaty. The three tribes were 
officially confederated in 1949.
    The Cold Springs area was heavily utilized by the Umatilla, 
including the spring and summer camp, tu'woyepa, on the Oregon side of 
the Columbia River, between Umatilla and Cold Springs (Ray 1936). The 
area north of Cold Springs, including Techumtas Island, is within the 
aboriginal territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Oregon, as determined by the Indian Claims Commission.
    The human remains have been determined to be Native American based 
on geographic, historical, and osteological evidence, and culturally 
affiliated to the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Oregon.
    Officials of the Central Washington University, Department of 
Anthropology 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 Central 
Washington University Department of Anthropology 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 Umatilla 
Indian Reservation, Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Lourdes 
Henebry-DeLeon, NAGPRA Program Director, Central Washington University, 
Department of Anthropology, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 
98926-7544, telephone (509) 963-2671, before September 29, 2008. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology is 
responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the 
Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Oregon; and Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 6, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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