[Federal Register: October 12, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 198)]
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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 Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    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 the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon.
    In 1891, human remains representing one individual were removed
from the Klamath Reservation, Oregon by D.S. Moncrieff, who donated the
human remains to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in
1893. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    Museum documentation describes the human remains as ``Snake.''
Historical documents and consultation information indicate that the
Yahooskin Band of Snake Indians occupied the area where the remains
were collected during the 19th century, and that the Yahooskin Band of
Snake Indians joined with the Klamath Indians on the Klamath
Reservation beginning in 1864. The attribution of such specific
cultural affiliation to the individual by the collector indicates that
the interment belongs to the period that the area was occupied by the
Snake people. Consultation information also confirms that the Yahooskin
Band of Snake Indians shares a unified government with, and continues
to be represented by, the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon.
    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 that 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. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains

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should contact Barbara Isaac, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue,
Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 495-2254, before November 13,
2000. 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 4, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-26145 Filed 10-11-00; 8:45 am]
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