[Federal Register: March 3, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 41)]
[Notices]
[Page 10407-10408]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Fort Drane, Florida in the Possession of the Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Fort Drane,
Florida in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida,
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the
Independant Traditional Seminole Nation of Florida, a non-Federally
recognized Indian group.
    In 1878, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Clarence B. Moore.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on cranial morphology, this individual has been determined to
be Native American. Museum documentation indicates this individual was
killed in 1836 at Fort Drane, FL by U.S. troops under the command of
Lt. Col. F.K. Pearce, U.S. Army. Historical documents and Seminole oral
tradition indicate that Fort Drane was part of Seminole traditional
territory during the 1830s.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship
of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced between these
Native American human remains and the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of
Florida, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Seminole Tribe of Florida.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Miccosukee Tribe of
Indians of

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Florida, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Barbara
Issac, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138;
telephone: (617) 495-2254, before April 2, 1998. Repatriation of the
human remains and associated funerary objects to the culturally
affiliated tribes may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.
Dated: February 25, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-5408 Filed 3-2-98; 8:45 am]
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