[Federal Register: September 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 187)]
[Notices]
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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 Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon and the Modoc
Tribe of Oklahoma.
    In 1891, human remains representing a minimum of one individual
were collected by an unknown person, possibly D. Ream, M.D., from
Linkville (Klamath Falls) (?), Klamath County (?), OR (?). The human
remains were acquired by the American Museum of Natural History in 1896
as a purchase from the Giffort brothers. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    This individual has been identified as Native American based on
museum documentation. The documentation also indicates that these human
remains are Modoc, but does not indicate the age of the remains.
    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 Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon and the Modoc
Tribe of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Klamath Indian Tribe
of Oregon and the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. 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 26, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains to the Klamath
Indian Tribe of Oregon and the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: September 19, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-24651 Filed 9-25-00; 8:45 am]
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