Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 435-436 [E9-31222]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 5, 2010 / Notices Dated: November 25, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–31220 Filed 1ndash;4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS 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 the Channel Islands in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties, 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 Field Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. On an unknown date, human remains were removed from San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara County, CA. In 1893, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals from that removal were purchased by the Field Museum of Natural History from Ward’s Natural Science Establishment of Rochester, NY (Field Museum of Natural History catalog numbers 42700– 42703, accession number 407). The human remains were accessioned into the Field Museum of Natural History the same year. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On an unknown date, human remains were removed from San Miguel Island, Santa Barbara County, CA. In 1894, the Field Museum of Natural History purchased human remains representing a minimum of one individual from that removal from Franz Boas (Field Museum of Natural History catalog number 42704, accession number 68). VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Jan 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 The human remains were accessioned into the Field Museum of Natural History the same year. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1897, human remains were removed from San Nicolas Island, Santa Barbara County, CA, by A.B. Chappell. Later that year, the Field Museum of Natural History purchased human remains representing a minimum of one individual from that removal from A.B. Chappell (Field Museum of Natural History catalog number 42705, accession number 522). The human remains were accessioned into the Field Museum of Natural History the same year. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1904, F.H. Sellers donated human remains representing a minimum number of two individuals to the Field Museum of Natural History (Field Museum of Natural History catalog numbers 42715 and 42716, accession number 867). The human remains were accessioned into the Field Museum of Natural History the same year. Field Museum records indicate the locality of removal as ‘‘Probably Channel Isl., California.’’ No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1932, the Field Museum of Natural History received human remains representing a minimum number of one individual as part of an exchange with Byron Knoblock (Field Museum of Natural History catalog number 42860, accession 1964). Field Museum records indicate that the human remains came from Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, CA. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, the Field Museum of Natural History acquired human remains representing a minimum of three individuals from Santa Catalina Island, Los Angeles County, CA, from an unknown source (Field Museum of Natural History catalog number 42706, accession 3910). In 1995, the human remains were located in the collections of the Field Museum of Natural History and were accessioned the same year. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American, based on craniometric analysis and the specific cultural and geographic attribution in Field Museum of Natural History records. Archeological investigations have identified a cultural continuity for the Chumash Indians that traces their presence on the northern Channel PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 435 Islands back 7,000 to 9,000 years. Geographical, archeological, and oral history evidence indicate a shared group identity between these human remains from San Miguel, San Nicolas, and Santa Catalina Islands and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California, the present-day tribe most closely associated with the prehistoric and historic Chumash Indians. 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 are reasonably believed to be the physical remains of 14 individuals 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 the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. 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 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665–7317, before February 4, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: November 19, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–31224 Filed 1–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 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\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with PROPOSALS 436 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 2 / Tuesday, January 5, 2010 / Notices (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession and control of the Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. The human remains were removed from a tributary of the Spokane River, 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 the Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington. In 1940, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from a talus slope of a tributary of the Spokane River in Washington State. The human remains were excavated by David L. Stone. The grave was located on one of the tributaries of the Spokane River, in one of three possible counties (Spokane, Stevens or Lincoln County), but the exact location is unknown. A note accompanying the human remains, presumably written by Stone, states that the human remains were excavated from a grave that was originally marked with a 20 ft. or longer cedar stake, and that they were believed to be approximately 500 years old. The history of how these human remains came to be in the collection of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst is unknown. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. During consultation, a tribal representative of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe stated that the tribe occupied the head of the Spokane River down to the Spokane Falls and Hangman Creek areas with settlements to the north and south. In particular, one band of the Coeur d’Alene occupied the Spokane River area. Traditional burial practices of the Coeur d’Alene included the burying of ancestors along talus slopes, which matches the description by Stone regarding the burial and its placement. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Jan 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 In addition, during consultation, tribal representatives for the Spokane Tribe stated that the Spokane River, including tributaries such as Hangman Creek and Little Spokane River, are the ancestral homeland of the Upper Band of Spokane Indians. Spokane representatives also stated that their traditional burial practices included burial along talus slopes with cedar stakes as markers, which also matches the description by Stone regarding the burial and its placement. Based on consultation and museum records, museum officials reasonably believe the human remains are Native American and ancestral to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho, and/or the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington. Officials of the Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 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 Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 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 Coeur d’Alene Tribe of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho, and/or the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Robert Paynter, Repatriation Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 201 Machmer Hall, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, telephone (413) 545–2221, before February 4, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho, and/or Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst is responsible for notifying the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 27, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E9–31222 Filed 1–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S 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 and associated funerary objects in the control of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from King 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 Burke Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington; and Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington. In 1920, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from near Laurelhurst in King County, WA, during construction by a steam shovel crew. The human remains were transferred to the King County Coroner’s Office and subsequently transferred to the Burke Museum in 1920 (Burke Accn. #1811). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1963, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Seattle Tennis Club E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, 
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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 and control of the Department of 
Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. The human 
remains were removed from a tributary of the Spokane River, 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 the 
Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Coeur 
d'Alene Tribe of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated 
Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Kalispel Indian 
Community of the Kalispel Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, 
Idaho; and Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington.
    In 1940, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a talus slope of a tributary of the Spokane River in 
Washington State. The human remains were excavated by David L. Stone. 
The grave was located on one of the tributaries of the Spokane River, 
in one of three possible counties (Spokane, Stevens or Lincoln County), 
but the exact location is unknown. A note accompanying the human 
remains, presumably written by Stone, states that the human remains 
were excavated from a grave that was originally marked with a 20 ft. or 
longer cedar stake, and that they were believed to be approximately 500 
years old. The history of how these human remains came to be in the 
collection of the Department of Anthropology at the University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst is unknown. No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    During consultation, a tribal representative of the Coeur d'Alene 
Tribe stated that the tribe occupied the head of the Spokane River down 
to the Spokane Falls and Hangman Creek areas with settlements to the 
north and south. In particular, one band of the Coeur d'Alene occupied 
the Spokane River area. Traditional burial practices of the Coeur 
d'Alene included the burying of ancestors along talus slopes, which 
matches the description by Stone regarding the burial and its 
placement. In addition, during consultation, tribal representatives for 
the Spokane Tribe stated that the Spokane River, including tributaries 
such as Hangman Creek and Little Spokane River, are the ancestral 
homeland of the Upper Band of Spokane Indians. Spokane representatives 
also stated that their traditional burial practices included burial 
along talus slopes with cedar stakes as markers, which also matches the 
description by Stone regarding the burial and its placement. Based on 
consultation and museum records, museum officials reasonably believe 
the human remains are Native American and ancestral to the Coeur 
d'Alene Tribe of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho, and/or the 
Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of the Department of Anthropology, University of 
Massachusetts, Amherst, 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 
Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 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 Coeur d'Alene Tribe 
of the Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho, and/or the Spokane Tribe of 
the Spokane Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Robert 
Paynter, Repatriation Committee Chair, Department of Anthropology, 
University of Massachusetts, 201 Machmer Hall, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst, 
MA 01003, telephone (413) 545-2221, before February 4, 2010. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of the 
Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho, and/or Spokane Tribe of the Spokane 
Reservation, Washington, may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst is responsible for notifying the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of the 
Coeur d'Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington; Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel 
Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; and Spokane Tribe of 
the Spokane Reservation, Washington that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: November 27, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-31222 Filed 1-4-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-S