Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK, and Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK, 59668-59669 [E8-23955]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 59668 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary object should contact Cindy Stankowski, San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027–7001, telephone (760) 291–0370, before November 10, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Kumeyaay Nation, on behalf of the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The San Diego Archaeological Center is responsible for notifying the Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation, California; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: September 10, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–23965 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK, and Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK 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 control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK, and in the possession of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human remains were removed from Chief Cove Island, 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 the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository professional staff on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, in consultation with representatives of Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port Lions. In 1977, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from 49–KOD–00172, an archeological site on Chief Cove Island, in the Kodiak Island Borough, AK, during testing of the site by Mike Nowak, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service archeologist. Following the excavation, materials from the site were housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Museum, then transferred to the University of Alaska’s Department of Anthropology under the care of Dr. Richard Jordan. Sometime between 1988 and 1991, it is believed that Dr. Jordan inadvertently shipped the human remains to the Hunter College Department of Anthropology with faunal samples intended for analysis. In 2000, Robert Kopperl, a graduate student of University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, gained permission to move the 49–KOD–00172 faunal samples from Hunter College to Seattle, as part of his dissertation research project. During unpacking of the collection, the human remains were identified. In July of 2006, the human remains were hand carried from Seattle to the Alutiiq Museum by a visiting researcher. The Alutiiq Museum is a regional research facility governed by representatives of Kodiak’s Alutiiq Corporations, and as such, represents all of the Alutiiq people of the Kodiak region and agreed to care for the human remains and to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to complete the necessary NAGPRA consultation to determine their appropriate disposition. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 49–KOD–00172 is a large prehistoric settlement on Chief Cove Island at the entrance to Spiridon Bay, an arm of the Uyak Bay, in Alaska’s Kodiak Archipelago. Stratigraphic observations, cultural materials, and carbon dates indicate that the site contains deposits spanning at least 2,000 years, from both the Late Kachemak and Koniag traditions. Archeological data indicate that modern Alutiiqs evolved from these archeologically documented societies. As such, the human remains from 49– KOD–00172 are likely Native American and most closely affiliated with the modern Kodiak Alutiiq people. According to guidelines of the Kodiak Alutiiq Repatriation Commission, the culturally related groups for the area of Chief Cove Island are the Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port Lions. Specifically, Chief Cove Island falls within the area traditionally used by the Native Village of Larsen Bay. Officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 and 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 one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 and Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository also have determined that, E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 197 / Thursday, October 9, 2008 / Notices 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 Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port Lions. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Archaeologist Debbie Corbett, 1011 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503, telephone (907) 786–3399, before November 10, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port Lions may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for notifying the Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port Lions that this notice has been published. Dated: September 16, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–23955 Filed 10–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Cachuma Lake Resource Management Plan (RMP), Santa Barbara County, CA Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Extension of comment period for review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the review period for the DEIS to October 31, 2008. The notice of availability of the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43472). The public review period was originally to end on September 23, 2008. DATES: Written comments on the DEIS will be accepted on or before October 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the DEIS to Mr. Jack Collins , Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Copies of the DEIS may be requested from Mr. Jack Collins, by writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721; by calling 559–349– 4544 (TDD 559–487–5409), or e-mail jcollins@mp.usbr.gov. The DEIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:01 Oct 08, 2008 Jkt 217001 nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=283. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Section for locations where copies of the DEIS are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, at 559–349–4544 (TDD 559–487–5409) or e-mail jcollins@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to public interest in an extended comment period, Reclamation is revising the close of the comment period to October 31, 2008. Copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. • Cachuma Lake State Recreation Area, Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105. • Santa Maria Public Library, 420 South Broadway Avenue, Santa Maria, CA 93454. • Santa Barbara Public Library, Central Location, 40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. 59669 Extension of comment period for review of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUMMARY: The Bureau of Reclamation is extending the review period for the DEIS to October 31, 2008. The notice of availability of the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2008 (73 FR 43785). The public review period was originally to end on September 26, 2008. DATES: Written comments on the DEIS will be accepted on or before October 31, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on the DEIS to Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. Copies of the DEIS may be requested from Mr. Jack Collins, by writing to Bureau of Reclamation, 1243 N Street, Fresno, CA 93721; by calling 559–349– 4544 (TDD 559–487–5409), or e-mail jcollins@mp.usbr.gov. The DEIS is also accessible from the following Web site: http:// www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/ nepa_projdetails.cfm?Project_ID=792. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Section for locations where copies of the DEIS are available for public review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jack Collins, Bureau of Reclamation, at 559–349–4544 (TDD 559–487–5409), or e-mail jcollins@mp.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Due to public interest in an extended comment period, Reclamation is revising the close of the comment period to October 31, 2008. Copies of the DEIS are available for public review at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Mid-Pacific Region, Regional Library, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. • Bureau of Reclamation, SouthCentral California Area Office, 1243N Street, Fresno, CA 93721. • Ojai Ranger District Station, 1190 East Ojai Avenue, Ojai, CA 93023. • E.P. Foster Public Library, 651 Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001. • Bureau of Reclamation, Denver Office Library, Building 67, Room 167, Denver Federal Center, 6th and Kipling, Denver, CO 80225. • Natural Resources Library, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW., Main Interior Building, Washington, DC 20240–0001. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Anchorage, AK, and 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 control of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, 
Anchorage, AK, and in the possession of the Alutiiq Museum and 
Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human remains were removed 
from Chief Cove Island, 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 the Alutiiq 
Museum and Archaeological Repository professional staff on behalf of 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, in consultation with 
representatives of Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and 
Native Village of Port Lions.
    In 1977, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from 49-KOD-00172, an archeological site on Chief Cove 
Island, in the Kodiak Island Borough, AK, during testing of the site by 
Mike Nowak, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service archeologist. Following the 
excavation, materials from the site were housed at the University of 
Alaska Fairbanks Museum, then transferred to the University of Alaska's 
Department of Anthropology under the care of Dr. Richard Jordan. 
Sometime between 1988 and 1991, it is believed that Dr. Jordan 
inadvertently shipped the human remains to the Hunter College 
Department of Anthropology with faunal samples intended for analysis. 
In 2000, Robert Kopperl, a graduate student of University of 
Washington, Department of Anthropology, gained permission to move the 
49-KOD-00172 faunal samples from Hunter College to Seattle, as part of 
his dissertation research project. During unpacking of the collection, 
the human remains were identified. In July of 2006, the human remains 
were hand carried from Seattle to the Alutiiq Museum by a visiting 
researcher. The Alutiiq Museum is a regional research facility governed 
by representatives of Kodiak's Alutiiq Corporations, and as such, 
represents all of the Alutiiq people of the Kodiak region and agreed to 
care for the human remains and to work with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service to complete the necessary NAGPRA consultation to determine 
their appropriate disposition. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    Site 49-KOD-00172 is a large prehistoric settlement on Chief Cove 
Island at the entrance to Spiridon Bay, an arm of the Uyak Bay, in 
Alaska's Kodiak Archipelago. Stratigraphic observations, cultural 
materials, and carbon dates indicate that the site contains deposits 
spanning at least 2,000 years, from both the Late Kachemak and Koniag 
traditions. Archeological data indicate that modern Alutiiqs evolved 
from these archeologically documented societies. As such, the human 
remains from 49-KOD-00172 are likely Native American and most closely 
affiliated with the modern Kodiak Alutiiq people. According to 
guidelines of the Kodiak Alutiiq Repatriation Commission, the 
culturally related groups for the area of Chief Cove Island are the 
Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port 
Lions. Specifically, Chief Cove Island falls within the area 
traditionally used by the Native Village of Larsen Bay.
    Officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 and 
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 one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7 and 
Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository also have determined that,

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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 Koniag, Inc., 
Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port Lions.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 7, Archaeologist Debbie Corbett, 1011 
East Tudor Road, Anchorage, AK 99503, telephone (907) 786-3399, before 
November 10, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Koniag, 
Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port Lions 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for notifying the 
Koniag, Inc., Native Village of Larsen Bay, and Native Village of Port 
Lions that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 16, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-23955 Filed 10-8-08; 8:45 am]
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