[Federal Register: November 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 225)]
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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 Palmer
Foundation for Chiropractic History, Palmer College of Chiropractic,
Davenport, IA

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 Palmer Foundation for
Chiropractic History, Davenport, IA.
    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 Palmer
Foundation for Chiropractic History professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, the
Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York, the Haudenosaunee
Standing Committee on Burials and Regulations, and the Seneca Nation of
New York.
    At an unknown time prior to 1960, human remains representing one
individual were removed from an unknown location in Baldwinsville, NY,
by unknown persons. They were donated to the Palmer School of
Chiropractic prior to 1960 by an unknown person. No known individual
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum records and osteological characteristics identify these
human remains as Native American. The degree of preservation of these
remains indicates a date of burial within the last millennium.
Consultation with representatives of the Seneca Nation of New York
indicates that Baldwinsville, NY, is located within the traditional
territory of the Seneca people, and indicates that a relationship
exists between these human remains and the Seneca people. Officials of
the Palmer Foundation for Chiropractic History have found it reasonable
to affiliate these remains, based on consultation results, with the
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians
of New York, and the Seneca Nation of New York.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Palmer
Foundation for Chiropractic History 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 Palmer Foundation for Chiropractic 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 Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma,
the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York, and the Seneca Nation
of New York.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe
of Oklahoma, the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York, the
Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on Burials and Regulations, and the
Seneca Nation of New York. Representatives of any other Indian tribe
that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains should contact Alana Callender, Palmer Foundation for
Chiropractic History, Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1000 Brady
Street, Davenport, IA 52803, telephone (319) 884-5404, before December
21, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains to the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe
of Oklahoma, the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York, and the
Seneca Nation of New York may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: November 16, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, Stewardship, and Partnerships.
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