[Federal Register: July 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 141)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
PA

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 in the possession of
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Pennsylvania Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
removed from an unknown site by person(s) unknown. At an unknown date,
these human remains were donated to the University of

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Pennsylvania Museum by person(s) unknown. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the label on this skull, this individual has been
identified as Native American of Pawnee affiliation. The skull is
incised with symbols or pictures, and two man-made holes are present at
either side of its base. The cranium also exhibits parietal flattening
(artificial deformation). No further information exists for this
individual.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Pennsylvania Museum 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
University of Pennsylvania Museum have also 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 Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Pawnee Indian Tribe
of Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should
contact Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, the Williams Director, University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 33rd and Spruce
Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324; telephone: (215) 898-4051, fax
(215) 898-0657, before August 23, 1999. Repatriation of the human
remains to the Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: July 12, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-18888 Filed 7-22-99; 8:45 am]
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