[Federal Register: November 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 210)]
[Notices]
[Page 58857]
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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Oakland
Museum of California professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual was
recovered from an unknown location within Siskiyou County, CA by
person(s) unknown; and are currently in the collections of the Oakland
Museum of California. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    Based on skeletal morphology and geographic location, this
individual has been identified as Native American of possible Modoc or
Shasta affiliation. Historic documents, ethnographic sources, and oral
history indicate that Klamath and Modoc peoples have occupied the area
of south-central Oregon and northeastern California, including Siskiyou
County, CA since precontact times.
    Basedon the above mentioned information, officials of the Oakland
Museum of California 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
Oakland Museum of California 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
Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Klamath Indian Tribe
of Oregon and the Modoc Tribe of Okalahoma. Representives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Ms. Carey Caldwell, Chief Curator of
History, Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA
94607-4892; telephone: (510) 238-3842, before December 1, 1999.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon
may begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: October 18, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-28289 Filed 10-29-99; 8:45 am]
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