[Federal Register: January 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 18)]
[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 Milwaukee
Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service.

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 Milwaukee Public Museum,
Milwaukee, WI.
    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 Milwaukee
Public Museum professional staff and contract specialists in physical
anthropology, in consultation with representatives of the Aleut
Corporation.
    In 1934, human remains representing one individual were removed
from a cave on ``Dorathy Island'' (probably Dora Island, AK, first
named in 1934) by R. J. Schwerbel while Mr. Schwerbel was stationed in
the Aleutian Islands with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Schwerbel donated the
remains to the Milwaukee Public Museum in 1934. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on cranial morphology and dental traits, this individual is
identified as Native American. The mode of interment in a cave and the
geographical location of the burial is consistent with the traditional
territory of the Aleut Corporation.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
Milwaukee Public Museum 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
Milwaukee Public Museum 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
Aleut Corporation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Native Village of
Atka, the Native Village of Akutan, the Native Village of Nelson
Lagoon, the Native Village of False Pass, the Agdaagux Tribe of King
Cove, the Native Village of Nikolski, St. George Island Village
Council, the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, the Qagun Tayagungin
Tribe of Sand Point, the Native Village of Unga, the Qawalangin Tribe
of Unalaska, the Native Village of Belkofski, and the Aleut
Corporation. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should
contact Dr. Alex Barker, Anthropology Section Head, Milwaukee Public
Museum, 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, telephone (414)
278-2786, before February 26, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains
to the Aleut Corporation may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: January 15, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, Stewardship, and Partnerships.
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