Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office, Spokane, WA and Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 21398-21399 [E9-10538]

Download as PDF 21398 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 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 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA. The human remains were removed from an unknown site in Siskiyou County, CA. 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 San Francisco State University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Klamath Tribes, Oregon (formerly the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon). On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown site (Ca-Sis-UNK) in Siskiyou County, CA. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were inside a box marked ‘‘Siskiyou Co.; No Site No.; Ft. Jones; Box 1 of 1,’’ indicating removal from a Native American archeological site near the town of Fort Jones which is located in Siskiyou County, CA. In addition, the human remains were determined to be Native American based on the morphology of the zygomatics and a shoveled incisor. Based on ethnography and consultation with Klamath Tribes, Oregon it has been determined that Siskiyou County is within the historically documented territory of the Klamath and Modoc tribes. Descendants of the Klamath and Modoc are members of the Klamath Tribes, Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. The Klamath Tribes, Oregon have taken the lead on repatriation of Native American human remains from the area described above that are culturally affiliated with the Klamath and Modoc, and have claimed the human remains from site Ca-Sis-UNK. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:03 May 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 Officials of San Francisco State University 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 San Francisco State University 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 Klamath Tribes, Oregon and Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jeff Fentress, NAGPRA Coordinator, Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 95132, telephone (415) 338–3075, before June 8, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Klamath Tribes, Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. San Francisco State University is responsible for notifying the Klamath Tribes, Oregon, and the Shasta Nation, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: April 3, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–10540 Filed 5–6–09; 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, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office, Spokane, WA and Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, 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 the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office, Spokane, WA, and in the physical custody of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 removed from a site along the Rocky Reach Reservoir, Chelan 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 professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office and the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. In 1982, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from site 45CH254 in Chelan County, WA, by Randall Schalk and Robert Mierendorf during a survey of the Rocky Reach Dam Reservoir. The human remains have been in the possession of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University since that time. No known individuals were identified. The human remains were found mixed together in an eroding embankment. At the time of excavation, the remains of only one adult individual were identified. Museum documentation indicates that this individual was turned over to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on May 19, 1982. In 2007, an inventory of the collections identified the remains of an infant and child, as well as elements from an adult, but it is uncertain whether they belong to the individual turned over to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in 1982. The 109 associated funerary objects are 5 bifaces, 4 lots of charcoal, 8 lots of fire modified rock, 34 lots of faunal remains, 16 lots of flakes, 1 tip of a chipped stone tool, 15 retouched flakes, 1 lot of seeds, 4 lots of natural rock, 1 hopper mortar base, 1 mano, 10 projectile points, 2 scrapers, 1 lot of red ochre, 5 lots of shell fish remains, and 1 incised bone object. The determination of the cultural affiliation of the human remains is based upon geographical, archeological, oral tradition, and historic evidence. Charcoal from site 45CH254 was radiocarbon dated to about 1,200 years ago. The human remains and artifacts indicate that they are from the Native people who utilized the Columbia River during that time period. Direct E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 87 / Thursday, May 7, 2009 / Notices descendant communities from the Native people that jointly used the Columbia River 1,200 years ago are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office and the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of a minimum of three individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office and the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 109 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 Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office 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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Richard Bailey, District Archaeologist, Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office, 1103 N. Fancher Road, Spokane, WA 99212–1275, telephone (509) 536–1217, before June 8, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated: April 3, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–10538 Filed 5–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:03 May 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA 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 and control of Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA. The human remains were removed from the Island of Hawaii, HI. 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Warren Anatomical Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei, Oahu Island Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals were removed from the Island of Hawaii, HI, by J.W. Whitney. The human remains were purchased by the Harvard Dental School Faculty for the Harvard Dental School Museum in 1893. Between 1936 and 1968, the human remains were transferred to the Warren Anatomical Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Osteological characteristics indicate that the human remains are Native American. Museum documentation states that these individuals were recovered from ‘‘lava caves’’ on the Island of Hawaii. Anthropological and historic information indicates that cave interments are consistent with traditional Native Hawaiian mortuary practices. In addition, archeological and historic documentation combined with oral traditions support that the human remains are from an area considered to be part of the aboriginal homelands of ancestral Native Hawaiians. Present-day groups that represent Native Hawaiians PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21399 for the Island of Hawaii are the Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Warren Anatomical Museum 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Warren Anatomical 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 Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Representatives of any other Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian Organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, before June 8, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Warren Anatomical Museum are responsible for notifying the Hawaii Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei, Oahu Island Burial Council, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published. Dated: April 28, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–10594 Filed 5–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA 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 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office, Spokane, WA and 
Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, 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 the Interior, Bureau 
of Land Management, Spokane District Office, Spokane, WA, and in the 
physical custody of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State 
University, Pullman, WA. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from a site along the Rocky Reach Reservoir, 
Chelan 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 professional 
staff at the Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office and the 
Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University in consultation 
with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington.
    In 1982, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals 
were removed from site 45CH254 in Chelan County, WA, by Randall Schalk 
and Robert Mierendorf during a survey of the Rocky Reach Dam Reservoir. 
The human remains have been in the possession of the Museum of 
Anthropology at Washington State University since that time. No known 
individuals were identified. The human remains were found mixed 
together in an eroding embankment. At the time of excavation, the 
remains of only one adult individual were identified. Museum 
documentation indicates that this individual was turned over to the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation on May 19, 1982. In 
2007, an inventory of the collections identified the remains of an 
infant and child, as well as elements from an adult, but it is 
uncertain whether they belong to the individual turned over to the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in 1982. The 109 
associated funerary objects are 5 bifaces, 4 lots of charcoal, 8 lots 
of fire modified rock, 34 lots of faunal remains, 16 lots of flakes, 1 
tip of a chipped stone tool, 15 retouched flakes, 1 lot of seeds, 4 
lots of natural rock, 1 hopper mortar base, 1 mano, 10 projectile 
points, 2 scrapers, 1 lot of red ochre, 5 lots of shell fish remains, 
and 1 incised bone object.
    The determination of the cultural affiliation of the human remains 
is based upon geographical, archeological, oral tradition, and historic 
evidence. Charcoal from site 45CH254 was radiocarbon dated to about 
1,200 years ago. The human remains and artifacts indicate that they are 
from the Native people who utilized the Columbia River during that time 
period. Direct

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descendant communities from the Native people that jointly used the 
Columbia River 1,200 years ago are members of the Confederated Tribes 
of the Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and 
Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington.
    Officials of the Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office 
and the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of a minimum of three 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau of 
Land Management, Spokane District Office and the Museum of Anthropology 
at Washington State University also have determined that, pursuant to 
25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 109 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 Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District 
Office 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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, 
Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Richard Bailey, District Archaeologist, Bureau 
of Land Management, Spokane District Office, 1103 N. Fancher Road, 
Spokane, WA 99212-1275, telephone (509) 536-1217, before June 8, 2009. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington and 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office is 
responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 3, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-10538 Filed 5-6-09; 8:45 am]
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