[Federal Register: February 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 35)]
[Notices]
[Page 11043-11044]
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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 Hastings
Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, NE

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 Hastings Museum of Natural
and Cultural History, Hastings, NE.
    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 Hastings
Museum of Natural and Cultural History professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Klamath Indian Tribe of
Oregon.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from the Lava Beds, OR, and donated to the Hastings Museum by
W. Dunn between 1926 and 1931. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum records identify this individual as a Modoc person. Historic
documentation and consultation evidence indicate that the Modoc
traditionally occupied the area of southern Oregon and northern
California that includes lava beds.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location in California by person(s) unknown.
In 1936, the Hastings Museum purchased these remains from Vernon
Lemley. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
object are present.
    Museum records identify this individual as a Modoc person. Historic
documentation and consultation evidence indicate that the Modoc
traditionally occupied the area of southern Oregon and northern
California that includes lava beds.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Hastings
Museum of Natural and Cultural History have determined that, pursuant
to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural 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.
    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 should
contact Teresa J. Kreutzer, Curator, Hastings Museum of Natural and
Cultural History, P.O. Box 1286, Hastings, NE 68902, telephone (402)
461-2399, before March 23, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to
the Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.

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    Dated: January 31, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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