FEDERAL  REGISTER / Vol. 60, No. 6  / Tuesday, January 10, 1995 /
          Notices                                                 2611-1612

          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

          National Park Service

          Notice of Inventory Completion  for Native American Human Remains
          and  Associated Funerary Objects from  the State of  Maine in the
          Possession  of  the  Robert  S. Peabody  Museum  of  Archaeology,
          Andover, MA

          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior

          ACTION:   Notice
          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice is  hereby  given in  accordance  with provisions  of  the
          Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C.
          3003(d), of  completion of  the inventory  of  human remains  and
          associated funerary  objects, presently in the  possession of the
          Robert  S.  Peabody  Museum  of  Archaeology,  Phillips  Academy,
          Andover, MA, from eleven sites in the state of Maine.

          A detailed inventory  and assessment of  these human remains  has
          been  made by  the Robert  S. Peabody  Museum of  Archaeology and
          representatives of the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Passamaquoddy
          Tribe, the Houlton  Band of Maliseet  Indians, and the  Aroostook
          Band  of  Micmac  Indians,  known collectively  as  the  Wabanaki
          Confederacy.

          The human remains of two individuals -- a seven to eight year old
          male  and the partial human remains  of an infant whose sex could
          not be determined -- were recovered in 1912 from the Grindel Site
          in Brooksville, ME.  The human remains were recovered with copper
          and  shell beads, animal skins, and other organic materials.  The
          Grindel Site is believed  to have been occupied between  1580 and
          1620.  The human remains of  twelve individuals -- a two to three
          year old  child whose  sex could  not be  determined, fragmentary
          human  remains of a three to five  year old child whose sex could
          not  be determined, the partial  human remains of  one adult male
          and  the fragmentary  human remains  of  another adult  male, the
          fragmentary   human  remains   of  two   juvenile  females,   the
          fragmentary human remains  of an adult female,  the partial human
          remains  of  an infant  whose sex  could  not be  determined, the
          fragmentary  human remains of a  juvenile whose sex  could not be
          determined,  the partial human remains of a  five to six year old
          child who was  probably female,  the partial human  remains of  a
          four to  five  year old  child  who was  probably male,  and  the
          isolated human remains of  an individual whose age and  sex could
          not  be determined -- were recovered in 1914 from the Sandy Point
          Site in Stockton Springs,  ME.  The human remains  were recovered
          with  copper and shell beads, animal skins, lithic tools, an iron
          ax, a copper headband, birch bark, an  iron kettle bail and lugs,





          fragments  of  a brass  kettle, a  large  fragment of  brass, and
          organic materials.  The Sandy Point Site is believed to have been
          occupied between 1580 and  1620.  Inventory of the  human remains
          and associated funerary objects from the  Grindel and Sandy Point
          Sites,  and  review of  the accompanying  documentation indicates
          that  no known individuals  were identifiable.   Both the Grindel
          and Sandy Point Sites are located within the aboriginal territory
          of the Penobscot Indian Nation.

          Based  on  the   available  archaeological  and   ethnohistorical
          evidence, as well as the geographical and oral tradition evidence
          provided  by  the  Tribes  of  the  Wabanaki  Confederacy  during
          consultation,  officials  of  the  Robert S.  Peabody  Museum  of
          Archaeology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),
          there is a  relationship of  shared group identity  which can  be
          reasonably  traced between  these  human remains  and  associated
          funerary objects from the  Grindel and Sandy Point Sites  and the
          Penobscot Indian Nation.

          The  fragmentary human  remains of  two individuals  -- a  ten to
          twelve year old  female and  a sub-adult  to adult  male --  were
          recovered in 1914 from a site opposite the village at the Head of
          the Grand Lake  Stream.   The human remains  were recovered  with
          some wood  fragments that are believed to have been remnants of a
          decayed coffin,  a  seal  top spoon,  a  moose  tooth,  charcoal,
          pebbles and organic  materials.   This site is  believed to  have
          been  occupied between  1600 and  1650.   Inventory of  the human
          remains and associated funerary objects from this site and review
          of  the  accompanying  documentation   indicates  that  no  known
          individuals were identifiable.   This site is  located within the
          aboriginal territory of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

          Based   on  the  available   archaeological  and  ethnohistorical
          evidence, as well as the geographical and oral tradition evidence
          provided  by  the  Tribes  of  the  Wabanaki  Confederacy  during
          consultation,  officials  of  the  Robert S.  Peabody  Museum  of
          Archaeology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),
          there is a  relationship of  shared group identity  which can  be
          reasonably  traced  between these  human  remains and  associated
          funerary objects from the  site opposite the village at  the Head
          of the Grand Lake Stream in Grand Lake, ME, and the Passamaquoddy
          Tribe.

          The fragmentary human remains of two individuals -- a twenty five
          year  old male and  a fifty-five to  sixty year old  male -- were
          recovered in  1933 from the Harbor Island  Shellheap in Brooklin,
          ME.    The  Harbor Island  Shellheap  is  believed  to have  been
          occupied  between 900  and  1500.    The  human  remains  of  two
          individuals  -- the fragmentary human  remains of a  two to three
          year old child whose sex could not be determined and  the partial
          human remains of a  thirty-five to forty year old  female -- were
          recovered in 1935 from the High Point Site in Brooklin,  ME.  The
          High Point Site is believed to have been occupied between 900 and
          1500.   The fragmentary human  remains of a  sixteen to seventeen





          year  old male, were recovered  in 1913 from  the Hodgkins' Point
          Shellheap in  Lamoine, ME.  Hodgkins' Point Shellheap is believed
          to have been occupied  between 900 and 1500.   The partial  human
          remains of a thirty-five to forty year old male were recovered in
          1915 from the Holbrook Island site in Castine,  ME.  The Holbrook
          Island Site is  believed to  have been occupied  between 900  and
          1500.  The fragmentary human remains of a fifty to sixty year old
          male were recovered in 1915 from Hooper's Shellheap in Penobscot,
          ME.   A moose  incisor and  several lithic  flakes may  have been
          associated funerary  objects.  Hooper's Shellheap  is believed to
          have been  occupied between 900  and 1500.  The  human remains of
          two  individuals -- a twenty-five  to thirty year  old adult male
          and  the fragmentary human remains  of an adult  who was probably
          female -- were  recovered in  1915 from Richard's  Shellheap.   A
          bone  tool, a potsherd, a  beaver tooth, and  a lithic projectile
          point  fragment  may  have  been  associated  funerary   objects.
          Richard's Shellheap is believed to have been occupied between 900
          and 1500.  The  human remains of a forty-five  to fifty-five year
          old  male were recovered in 1915 from Wheeler's Shellheap in Blue
          Hill,  ME.  Wheeler's Shellheap is believed to have been occupied
          between  900  and  1500.   The  fragmentary  human  remains of  a
          fourteen  to fifteen year old female, were recovered in 1912 from
          an  unidentified site in Passadumkeag,  ME.  A  lithic flake, two
          pebbles, and a  lithic projectile point may have  been associated
          funerary objects.  The  individual from this site is  believed to
          have  been  interred between  900 and  1500.   The  Harbor Island
          Shellheap, High Point Site,  Hodgkins' Point Shellheap,  Holbrook
          Island site, Hooper's  Shellheap, Richard's Shellheap,  Wheeler's
          Shellheap,  and the  unidentified site  in Passadumkeag,  ME, are
          located  within  the aboriginal  territory  of  the people  known
          historically as the Etchemin.  Inventory of the human remains and
          associated funerary  objects from sites occupied  between 900 and
          1500  that are  located within  the  aboriginal territory  of the
          people  known  historically as  the  Etchemin and  review  of the
          accompanying  documentation indicates  that no  known individuals
          were identifiable.  The Etchemin are considered  ancestral to the
          Penobscot Indian Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

          Based   on  the  available   archaeological  and  ethnohistorical
          evidence, as well as the geographical and oral tradition evidence
          provided  by  the  Tribes  of  the  Wabanaki  Confederacy  during
          consultation,  officials  of  the  Robert S.  Peabody  Museum  of
          Archaeology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),
          there is a  relationship of  shared group identity  which can  be
          reasonably  traced  between  these  human  remains  and  possibly
          associated  funerary objects  from Harbor Island  Shellheap, High
          Point  Site,  Hodgkins' Point  Shellheap,  Holbrook  Island site,
          Hooper's Shellheap, Richard's Shellheap, Wheeler's Shellheap, and
          the  unidentified site  in  Passadumkeag, ME,  and the  Penobscot
          Indian Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

          This  notice has been sent  to officials of  the Penobscot Indian
          Nation,  the Passamaquoddy  Tribe, the  Aroostook Band  of Micmac
          Indians,   and   the   Houlton   Band    of   Maliseet   Indians.





          Representatives of  any other Indian tribe  which believes itself
          to  be  culturally  affiliated   with  these  human  remains  and
          associated  funerary objects  should  contact  James W.  Bradley,
          Director of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips
          Academy,  Andover,  MA 01810;  telephone: (508)  749-4490, before
          [thirty days after  the publication  date of this  notice in  the
          FEDERAL  REGISTER].   Repatriation  of  these  human remains  and
          associated  funerary  objects  to  the  Tribes  of  the  Wabanaki
          Confederacy may begin after that date if  no additional claimants
          come forward.

          Dated: January 5, 1995




          Francis P. McManamon
          Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
          [FR Doc. 95-561 Filed 1-9-95; 8:45 am]
          BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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