[Federal Register: September 20, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 183)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the American
Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

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 and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the American Museum of Natural
History, New York, NY.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by American
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot
Reservation, Washington; and the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port
Madison Reservation, Washington.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one
individual were collected by an unknown individual from Alki Point,
Seattle, King County, WA. Also at an unknown date, these human remains
came into the possession of the American Museum of Natural History and
may never have been accessioned into the collections. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the assigned culture name, ``Salish'', and the geographic
location where these human remains were found, this individual has been
identified as Native American. These human remains derive from the
post-contact territory of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the
Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; and the Suquamish Indian Tribe of
the Port Madison Reservation, Washington. Based on geographical
evidence and on archeological expert opinion, these human remains are
most likely culturally affiliated with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of
the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; and the Suquamish Indian Tribe
of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the American
Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of a minimum of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials
of the American Museum of Natural History also have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group
identity that can be reasonably traced between these Native American
human remains and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot
Reservation, Washington; and the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port
Madison Reservation, Washington. This notice has been sent to officials
of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation,
Washington; and the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison
Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Martha Graham, Director of Cultural Resources, American
Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York,
NY 10024-5192, telephone (212) 769-5846, before October 20, 2000.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of
the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; and the Suquamish Indian Tribe
of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: September 14, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-24126 Filed 9-19-00; 8:45 am]
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