Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 32187-32188 [E9-16021]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 7, 2009 / Notices is reasonably believed to be Yakutat Tlingit, as the area is the traditional territory of the Teqwedi, specifically the Bear House Clan. Oral traditions of the Yakutat Tlingit confirm their affiliation with this site. Descendants of the Yakutat Tlingit are members of the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. Charcoal samples taken from above and below the skeletal remains were dated and determined to be 130 50 BP (calibrated to A.D. 1650 to 1950) and 380 100 BP (calibrated to A.D. 1329 to 1955). Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 10 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 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 Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Forrest Cole, Forest Supervisor, Tongass National Forest, Federal Building, Ketchikan, AK 99901–6591, telephone (907) 225–6200, before August 6, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is responsible for notifying the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes; Sealaska Corporation; Sealaska Heritage Foundation; Yak-Tat Kwaan, Incorporated; and Yakutat Tlingit Tribe that this notice has been published. Dated: June 15, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–16024 Filed 7–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Jul 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, 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 Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains were most likely removed from Vancouver, 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 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 Burke Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of 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 Indian 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. At an unknown date before 1962, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown site in the city of Vancouver within Clark County, WA. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. These human remains were previously considered culturally PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32187 unidentifiable, but after further review by a University of Washington physical anthropologist, the human remains have been determined to be Native American. There are only two fragments of the cranium present; however, they exhibit morphological evidence consistent with Native American morphology, such as the presence of wormian bones and a thick cranial vault, as well as cranial deformity. Early and late published ethnographic documentation indicates that Vancouver, WA, was within the aboriginal territory of the Watlala, Multnomah, Clackamas, Toppenish, and Wasco (Hale 1841, Silverstein 1998, Spier 1936, Mooney 1896) whose descendents are represented today by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. During the treaty period, the Clackamas were removed to the Grand Ronde Reservation. Vancouver falls outside of the lands described in the Indian Land Areas Judicially Established 1978; however, the tribes with judicially established Indian land areas in close proximity of Vancouver include the Upper Chehalis to the north, the Cowlitz to the northeast, the Warm Springs to the south, and the Yakama to the west. The core territory of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington is to the north of Vancouver, but aboriginally the Cowlitz utilized resources and visited the Vancouver area. During the treaty period, the Cowlitz were removed to the Chehalis Reservation, Yakama Reservation, and Quinault Reservation. In 2000, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington was independently Federally-recognized. From 1824 until 1860, the Hudson’s Bay Company operated a trading post at Fort Vancouver. This post brought together diverse communities through trade including over 23 tribes. Specifically, in addition to the four above-mentioned tribes, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Indian 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 the following non-Federally recognized Indian groups: the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 32188 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 7, 2009 / Notices Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band, also had a close association with Fort Vancouver. Church burial records indicate that the ancestors of the above-mentioned tribes were all buried at Fort Vancouver. In addition, many of these cultures practiced intentional cranial modification, as seen in the human remains described in this notice. Based on the morphology of the human remains, provenience, ethnographic and historical records, officials of the Burke Museum reasonably believe that these tribes are associated with the Native American human remains. Officials of the Burke 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 Burke 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 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 Indian Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; and Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington. Furthermore, officials of the Burke Museum have determined there is a cultural relationship between the human remains and three non-Federally recognized Indian groups - the ClatsopNehalem Confederated Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195–3010, telephone (206) 685–2282, before August 6, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to 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; VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:45 Jul 06, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 Indian 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 - the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Burke Museum 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 Indian 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 - the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 29, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–16021 Filed 7–6–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Sacramento, CA and Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remains and associated funerary objects in the control of the U.S. Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District, Sacramento, CA, and in the physical custody of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Fresno 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. An assessment of the human remains, and catalog records and associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento Division professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Northfork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. Human remains representing a minimum of one individual removed from site CA–Fre–27 were described in a Notice of Inventory Completion previously published in the Federal Register (70 FR 1267–1268, January 6, 2005). After publication of the notice, the officials of the Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District conducted a further review of the evidence, and found cultural affiliation for the remaining four individuals that had been previously determined to be culturally unidentifiable. In 1948, human remains were removed from site CA–Fre–27, Fresno County, CA, by F. Fenenga and F.A. Riddell, University of California Archaeological Survey, and transferred to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology that same year. No known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects are one knife/axe, one point tip, and one nonhuman bone awl. The human remains are determined to be Native American. Site CA–Fre–27 is a habitation site located on the east bank E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington 
State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, 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 
Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains were most 
likely removed from Vancouver, 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 
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 Burke Museum 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of 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 Indian 
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.
    At an unknown date before 1962, human remains representing a 
minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown site in the city 
of Vancouver within Clark County, WA. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    These human remains were previously considered culturally 
unidentifiable, but after further review by a University of Washington 
physical anthropologist, the human remains have been determined to be 
Native American. There are only two fragments of the cranium present; 
however, they exhibit morphological evidence consistent with Native 
American morphology, such as the presence of wormian bones and a thick 
cranial vault, as well as cranial deformity.
    Early and late published ethnographic documentation indicates that 
Vancouver, WA, was within the aboriginal territory of the Watlala, 
Multnomah, Clackamas, Toppenish, and Wasco (Hale 1841, Silverstein 
1998, Spier 1936, Mooney 1896) whose descendents are represented today 
by the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon. During the 
treaty period, the Clackamas were removed to the Grand Ronde 
Reservation.
    Vancouver falls outside of the lands described in the Indian Land 
Areas Judicially Established 1978; however, the tribes with judicially 
established Indian land areas in close proximity of Vancouver include 
the Upper Chehalis to the north, the Cowlitz to the northeast, the Warm 
Springs to the south, and the Yakama to the west. The core territory of 
the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington is to the north of Vancouver, but 
aboriginally the Cowlitz utilized resources and visited the Vancouver 
area. During the treaty period, the Cowlitz were removed to the 
Chehalis Reservation, Yakama Reservation, and Quinault Reservation. In 
2000, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington was independently Federally-
recognized.
    From 1824 until 1860, the Hudson's Bay Company operated a trading 
post at Fort Vancouver. This post brought together diverse communities 
through trade including over 23 tribes. Specifically, in addition to 
the four above-mentioned tribes, the Confederated Tribes of the 
Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz 
Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Oregon; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Indian 
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 the following non-Federally recognized Indian groups: the Clatsop-
Nehalem Confederated

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Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band, also had a close 
association with Fort Vancouver. Church burial records indicate that 
the ancestors of the above-mentioned tribes were all buried at Fort 
Vancouver. In addition, many of these cultures practiced intentional 
cranial modification, as seen in the human remains described in this 
notice. Based on the morphology of the human remains, provenience, 
ethnographic and historical records, officials of the Burke Museum 
reasonably believe that these tribes are associated with the Native 
American human remains.
    Officials of the Burke 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 Burke 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 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 Indian 
Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Spokane Tribe of 
the Spokane Reservation, Washington; and Stillaguamish Tribe of 
Washington. Furthermore, officials of the Burke Museum have determined 
there is a cultural relationship between the human remains and three 
non-Federally recognized Indian groups - the Clatsop-Nehalem 
Confederated Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, 
Seattle, WA 98195-3010, telephone (206) 685-2282, before August 6, 
2009. Repatriation of the human remains to 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 Indian 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 - the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, 
Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Burke Museum 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 Indian 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 - the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, 
Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: May 29, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-16021 Filed 7-6-09; 8:45 am]
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