Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA, 24874-24875 [E9-12282]

Download as PDF 24874 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 26, 2009 / Notices removed from the the Alitak Bay side of the Aliulik Peninsula, Kodiak Island, AK, by Arthur Freeman, who donated them to the Field Museum of Natural History in 1983 (Field Museum of Natural History accession number 3566, catalog number 242601). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American based on specific cultural and geographic attributions in Field Museum of Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as ‘‘probably Koniag, Eskimo’’ from the ‘‘Alitak Bay side of Aliulik Peninsula (154W 56’ 50’’N), Kodiak, Alaska.’’ Koniag Eskimo - a term used by anthropologists to refer to both the late prehistoric and historic Native peoples of the Kodiak region are the ancestors of the contemporary Kodiak Alutiiq people. Specifically, the human remains are from an area of the Kodiak archipelago traditionally used by shareholders and citizens of AkhiokKaguyak, Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, Inc.; and Native Village of Akhiok. Officials of the Field 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 Field 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 Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, Inc.; and Native Village of Akhiok. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605–2496, telephone (312) 665–7317, before June 25, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, Inc.; and Native Village of Akhiok may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying AkhiokKaguyak, Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, Inc.; and Native Village of Akhiok that this notice has been published. Dated: May 6, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–12289 Filed 5–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:08 May 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 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 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains were removed from Uyak Bay, 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 Field Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with professional staff of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK, on behalf of Koniag, Inc. and Native Village of Larsen Bay. In 1967, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the vicinity of Uyak Bay, Kodiak Island, AK, by Kenneth G. McQuin, who donated them to the Field Museum of Natural History that same year (Field Museum of Natural History accession number 2983, catalog number 193459). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American based on specific cultural and geographic attributions in Field Museum of Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as ‘‘Koniag Eskimo’’ from ‘‘Uyak Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska.’’ Koniag Eskimo - a term used by anthropologists to refer to both the late prehistoric and historic Native peoples of the Kodiak region - are the ancestors of the contemporary Kodiak Alutiiq people. Specifically, the human remains are from an area of the Kodiak archipelago traditionally used by shareholders and citizens of Koniag, Inc. and Native Village of Larsen Bay. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Field 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 Koniag, Inc. and Native Village of Larsen Bay. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605–2496, telephone (312) 665–7317, before June 25, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to Koniag, Inc. and Native Village of Larsen Bay may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying Koniag, Inc. and Native Village of Larsen Bay that this notice has been published. Dated: May 6, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–12288 Filed 5–22–09; 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, National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, 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 and control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA. The human remains were removed from Clark 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 superintendent, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Fort Vancouver National Historic Site professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 26, 2009 / Notices the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; and three non-Federally recognized Indian groups – Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band. In the 1950s, human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals were removed from the I–5 corridor in Clark County, WA. The human remains were displaced by I–5 construction and donated to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1977, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the village area of Fort Vancouver in Clark County, WA, during archeological excavations in preparation for planned modifications to State Route 14. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The age of the human remains is unknown and no other information is available about either of the sites from which they were removed. The available evidence is insufficient to identify an earlier group and therefore it is not possible to make a determination of cultural affiliation. Officials of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 11 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot reasonably be traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific actions for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. In August 2008, Fort Vancouver National VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:08 May 22, 2009 Jkt 217001 Historic Site requested that the Review Committee recommend disposition of the 11 culturally unidentifiable human remains to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium on behalf of the following signatories: Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; and Wanapum Band. All have historical connections to present-day Vancouver, WA, and have requested the human remains through the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium. The Review Committee considered the proposal at its October 11–12, 2008 meeting and recommended disposition of the human remains to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium on behalf of the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; and Wanapum Band. An April 3, 2009 letter on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior from the Designated Federal Official transmitted the authorization for the park to effect disposition of the physical remains of the culturally unidentifiable individuals to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium on behalf of the 15 Indian tribes listed above contingent on the publication of a Notice of Inventory PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24875 Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Tracy Fortmann, superintendent, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 612 E. Reserve St., Vancouver, WA 98661–3897, telephone (360) 816–6205, before June 25, 2009. Disposition of the human remains to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium on behalf of the ClatsopNehalem Confederated Tribes; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; and Wanapum Band may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; and three non-Federally recognized Indian groups – Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band that this notice has been published. Dated: May 5, 2009. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–12282 Filed 5–22–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 26, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 
Vancouver, 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 and 
control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA. The human remains 
were removed from Clark 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 
superintendent, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Fort 
Vancouver National Historic Site professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of

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the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis 
Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde 
Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz 
Indian Tribe, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot 
Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Spokane Tribe of 
the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; 
and three non-Federally recognized Indian groups - Clatsop-Nehalem 
Confederated Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band.
    In the 1950s, human remains representing a minimum of nine 
individuals were removed from the I-5 corridor in Clark County, WA. The 
human remains were displaced by I-5 construction and donated to Fort 
Vancouver National Historic Site. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1977, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the village area of Fort Vancouver in Clark County, 
WA, during archeological excavations in preparation for planned 
modifications to State Route 14. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    The age of the human remains is unknown and no other information is 
available about either of the sites from which they were removed. The 
available evidence is insufficient to identify an earlier group and 
therefore it is not possible to make a determination of cultural 
affiliation.
    Officials of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of 11 individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site 
also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), a 
relationship of shared group identity cannot reasonably be traced 
between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian 
tribe.
    The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review 
Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific 
actions for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. In 
August 2008, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site requested that the 
Review Committee recommend disposition of the 11 culturally 
unidentifiable human remains to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium 
on behalf of the following signatories: Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated 
Tribes; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane 
Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of 
Washington; and Wanapum Band. All have historical connections to 
present-day Vancouver, WA, and have requested the human remains through 
the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium. The Review Committee considered 
the proposal at its October 11-12, 2008 meeting and recommended 
disposition of the human remains to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal 
Consortium on behalf of the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane 
Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of 
Washington; and Wanapum Band.
    An April 3, 2009 letter on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior 
from the Designated Federal Official transmitted the authorization for 
the park to effect disposition of the physical remains of the 
culturally unidentifiable individuals to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal 
Consortium on behalf of the 15 Indian tribes listed above contingent on 
the publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal 
Register. This notice fulfills that requirement.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Tracy 
Fortmann, superintendent, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 612 E. 
Reserve St., Vancouver, WA 98661-3897, telephone (360) 816-6205, before 
June 25, 2009. Disposition of the human remains to the Vancouver Inter-
Tribal Consortium on behalf of the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane 
Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of 
Washington; and Wanapum Band may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is responsible for notifying 
the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane 
Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; and three 
non-Federally recognized Indian groups - Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated 
Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: May 5, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-12282 Filed 5-22-09; 8:45 am]
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