Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 5105-5106 [2010-2025]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 20 / Monday, February 1, 2010 / Notices 3, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Crow Tribe of Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; and/or Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Madison County Historical Society is responsible for notifying the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Crow Tribe of Montana; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; and Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: December 22, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–2027 Filed 1–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 the inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Mackinac County, MI. 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 Western Michigan University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, and the Sault Ste. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:35 Jan 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. In 1972, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Beyer Site, Mackinac County, MI, as part of the St. Ignace archeological survey under the direction of Dr. James Fitting. The burial was encountered in a single excavation unit and found to be partially disturbed, most likely from agricultural plowing evident across the site area. The burial collection was transferred to Western Michigan University for curation and further analysis. Dr. Robert Sundick, a physical anthropologist in the Anthropology Department at Western Michigan University, studied the human remains. The three associated funerary objects are a small amount of unidentified animal bone, a lot of wood charcoal, and one piece of chipped stone debitage. The human remains were determined to be of Native American ancestry based on skeletal and dental morphology. The determination of a date from around 1650 C.E was based on stratigraphy, ceramic association, and associated trade goods, in particular local and foreign material gunflints. French missionary and military accounts make it clear that Odawa and Ojibway peoples inhabited both shores of the Straits of Mackinac as early as 1650; their oral histories indicate that they occupied this area for generations before the French arrived. In 1671, the Jesuits established a mission at St. Ignace and noted that many Odawa people lived there. During the time that the Beyer Site was occupied, circa 1650 C.E., the Odawa and Ojibway were the major tribes living in the St. Ignace area, in addition to some Huron groups. In 1649, Huron/Wyandotte refugees fled Iroquois attacks in Ontario and some ultimately settled on the north side of the Straits at present-day St. Ignace. Although the tribal affiliation of the human remains found at St. Ignace is not scientifically certain, the remains are likely culturally affiliated with the Odawa, as they were the tribe most commonly reported in the area during the period in question. Cultural affiliation between the Beyer Site human remains and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, is based on their historic continuity of occupation in the St. Ignace area. Although the Beyer Site material may relate to the Ojibway or Huron refugees, the NAGPRA coordinator of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan (modern descendants of the Ojibway) has sent Western Michigan University letters of support for the repatriation of the human remains removed from the PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5105 Beyer Site to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan. Consequently, the preponderance of archeological, historic, and consultation evidence connects the Beyer Site to the Odawa Indians. Officials of Western Michigan University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of Western Michigan University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the three 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 Western Michigan University 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 Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact LouAnn Wurst, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University, 1005 Moore Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, telephone (269) 387–2753, before March 3, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Western Michigan University is responsible for notifying the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, and Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan that this notice has been published. Dated: January 5, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–2008 Filed 1–29–10; 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: E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 5106 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 20 / Monday, February 1, 2010 / Notices 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 possession 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 Lopez Island, San Juan 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 the Burke Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington. In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of 25 individuals were removed from Watmough Bay (45–SJ– 280), in the southern part of Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA, by a University of Washington Field School led by David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the University of Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in the 1970s. The collection was formally accessioned by the museum in 1996 (Accn. #1996–121). No known individuals were identified. The 74 associated funerary objects are 2 stone flakes; 5 unmodified stones; 1 bone bipoint; 1 bone tool; 1 bone tube; 5 charcoal samples; 1 core; 1 dog cranium; 1 hammerstone; 2 harpoon points; 5 modified bones; 2 mudstone concretions (one unmodified and one modified); 4 net weights; 1 point; 1 sediment sample (in three bags); 1 modified shell; 2 unmodified shells; 1 lot unmodified dentalium shells; 2 lots of bone and shell; 6 lots of non-human bone; 1 lot non-human bone, stone, and shell; 1 lot plant material mixed with human bone; 1 lot stone; and 26 level bags containing stone, charcoal, shell, mammal, fish, and bird bones. The Watmough Bay archeological site is a shell midden site containing cultural objects consistent with prehistoric Native American technologies. Radiocarbon dates (2sigma calibrated) for this site indicate VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:35 Jan 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 discontinuous dates of 1060 to 2785 years ago, and with one later date of 285 to 50 years ago. The majority of dates for the site fall in the range of 1250 to 1650 years ago. Burial context in a shell midden in non-articulated burials is consistent with prehistoric Coast Salish burial practices, and indicates that the human remains described above are Native American. In 1944, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA, by Mr. and Mrs. Ira Wood. In 1944, the human remains were donated to the Burke Museum by Joy Kirkpatrick (Burke Accn. #3349). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Mud Bay, Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The human remains were removed by a University of Washington field party led by David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the University of Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in the 1970s, and was formerly accessioned in 1996 (Burke Accn. #1996–121). In 1998, the human remains were found in level bags at the museum. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Mackaye Harbor, Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The human remains were removed by a University of Washington field party led by David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the University of Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in the 1970s, and was formerly accessioned in 1996 (Burke Accn. #1996–121). In 2000, the human remains were found in level bags at the museum. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is one bag of mammal and fish bones. In 1945, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Richardson site (45– SJ–185), Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The human remains were excavated by Mr. Carroll Burroughs, and transferred to the Burke Museum in 1951 (Burke Accn. #3649). In 2000, the human remains were found in the collection. No known individual was identified. The five associated funerary objects are four mammal bones and one projectile point. Historical documentation indicates that the southern Lopez Island area is part of the Samish aboriginal territory [Suttles (1951 and 1990), Smith (1941), PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Roberts (1975), and Tremaine (1975)]. The Treaty of Point Elliot in 1855 stated that the Samish were to be relocated to the Lummi Reservation. After the Treaty of Point Elliot in 1855, many Samish individuals relocated to either the Lummi Reservation or the Swinomish Reservation (Ruby and Brown 1986:179). Many Samish, however, chose to remain in their old village sites. In 1996, the Samish Indian Tribe was rerecognized by the Federal government. 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 at least 29 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Burke Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 80 objects listed 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 Burke Museum 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 Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685–9364, before March 3, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated: December 23, 2009 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–2025 Filed 1–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession 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 Lopez Island, 
San Juan 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 the Burke 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, 
Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, 
Washington.
    In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of 25 individuals 
were removed from Watmough Bay (45-SJ-280), in the southern part of 
Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA, by a University of Washington Field 
School led by David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the 
University of Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in 
the 1970s. The collection was formally accessioned by the museum in 
1996 (Accn. 1996-121). No known individuals were identified. 
The 74 associated funerary objects are 2 stone flakes; 5 unmodified 
stones; 1 bone bipoint; 1 bone tool; 1 bone tube; 5 charcoal samples; 1 
core; 1 dog cranium; 1 hammerstone; 2 harpoon points; 5 modified bones; 
2 mudstone concretions (one unmodified and one modified); 4 net 
weights; 1 point; 1 sediment sample (in three bags); 1 modified shell; 
2 unmodified shells; 1 lot unmodified dentalium shells; 2 lots of bone 
and shell; 6 lots of non-human bone; 1 lot non-human bone, stone, and 
shell; 1 lot plant material mixed with human bone; 1 lot stone; and 26 
level bags containing stone, charcoal, shell, mammal, fish, and bird 
bones.
    The Watmough Bay archeological site is a shell midden site 
containing cultural objects consistent with prehistoric Native American 
technologies. Radiocarbon dates (2- sigma calibrated) for this site 
indicate discontinuous dates of 1060 to 2785 years ago, and with one 
later date of 285 to 50 years ago. The majority of dates for the site 
fall in the range of 1250 to 1650 years ago. Burial context in a shell 
midden in non-articulated burials is consistent with prehistoric Coast 
Salish burial practices, and indicates that the human remains described 
above are Native American.
    In 1944, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA, by Mr. and Mrs. 
Ira Wood. In 1944, the human remains were donated to the Burke Museum 
by Joy Kirkpatrick (Burke Accn. 3349). No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Mud Bay, Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The human 
remains were removed by a University of Washington field party led by 
David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the University of 
Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in the 1970s, 
and was formerly accessioned in 1996 (Burke Accn. 1996-121). 
In 1998, the human remains were found in level bags at the museum. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Mackaye Harbor, Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. 
The human remains were removed by a University of Washington field 
party led by David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the 
University of Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in 
the 1970s, and was formerly accessioned in 1996 (Burke Accn. 
1996-121). In 2000, the human remains were found in level bags 
at the museum. No known individual was identified. The one associated 
funerary object is one bag of mammal and fish bones.
    In 1945, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Richardson site (45-SJ-185), Lopez Island, San 
Juan County, WA. The human remains were excavated by Mr. Carroll 
Burroughs, and transferred to the Burke Museum in 1951 (Burke Accn. 
3649). In 2000, the human remains were found in the 
collection. No known individual was identified. The five associated 
funerary objects are four mammal bones and one projectile point.
    Historical documentation indicates that the southern Lopez Island 
area is part of the Samish aboriginal territory [Suttles (1951 and 
1990), Smith (1941), Roberts (1975), and Tremaine (1975)]. The Treaty 
of Point Elliot in 1855 stated that the Samish were to be relocated to 
the Lummi Reservation. After the Treaty of Point Elliot in 1855, many 
Samish individuals relocated to either the Lummi Reservation or the 
Swinomish Reservation (Ruby and Brown 1986:179). Many Samish, however, 
chose to remain in their old village sites. In 1996, the Samish Indian 
Tribe was re-recognized by the Federal government.
    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 at least 29 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Burke Museum also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 80 objects listed 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 Burke Museum 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 Lummi Tribe of 
the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and 
Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of 
Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-9364, 
before March 3, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation 
Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of 
the Swinomish Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Lummi Tribe of 
the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and 
Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: December 23, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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