[Federal Register: October 9, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 195)]
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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 Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of
Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South
Fork Band and Wells Band); Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute
Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Bridgeport
Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns
Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Death
Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe
of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada;
Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of
California; Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the
Fort Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and
Oregon; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation,
Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian
Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony,
Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian
Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone
Indian of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California;
Paiute- Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada;
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine
Reservation, California; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake
Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; San Juan
Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone -Paiute Tribes of the Duck
Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada;
Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of
the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; Winnemucca Indian Colony of
Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation,
California; Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell
Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation,
Nevada.
    Between 1844 and 1866, human remains representing one individual
were collected from an old battlefield near Austin, Lander County, NV,
by Dr. C.T. Jackson, a collector for the James C. White Collection.
These human remains were sold by the James C. White Collection to the
Boston Society of Natural History, Boston, MA. In 1916, the Boston
Society of Natural History donated these human remains to the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum documentation identifies this individual as ``Paiute.''
Osteological information suggests that this individual most likely
dates from the prothistoric to early historic periods. The human
remains were collected from an area commonly considered to be
traditional Paiute and Shoshone territory during those periods. While
these human remains were identified as Paiute, consultation with
representatives of Paiute and Shoshone tribes indicates that this
individual should be culturally affiliated to tribes representing both
Paiute and Shoshone peoples because the region was occupied and used by
both Paiute and Shoshone during the protohistoric and historic periods.
Consultation evidence also shows that these tribes were often
misidentified during the time that these human remains were collected.
Oral traditions and historical evidence support the cultural
affiliation to Paiute and Shoshone people, represented by the present-
day tribes of Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada
(Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South Fork

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Band and Wells Band); Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone
Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Bridgeport Paiute
Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute
Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Death Valley
Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the
Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort
Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California;
Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort
Independence Reservation, California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and
Oregon; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation,
Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian
Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony,
Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the Moapa River Indian
Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone
Indian of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, California;
Paiute- Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada;
Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine
Reservation, California; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake
Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; San Juan
Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck
Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada;
Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Walker River Paiute Tribe of
the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; Winnemucca Indian Colony of
Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation,
California; Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell
Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation,
Nevada.
    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 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 Te-Moak Tribes of Western Shoshone
Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko
Band; South Fork Band and Wells Band); Big Pine Band of Owens Valley
Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California;
Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute Tribe of
the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville Rancheria,
California; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California;
Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely
Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort
Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian Community
of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation, California;
Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian
Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the
Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians
of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the
Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute Indians of the
Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah;
Paiute-Shoshone Indian of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony,
California; Paiute- Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and
Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of
the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the
Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada;
San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone -Paiute Tribes of
the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit Lake Paiute Tribe of
Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Walker River Paiute
Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; Winnemucca Indian Colony
of Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute
Reservation, California; Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony
& Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba
Reservation, Nevada.
    This notice has been sent to officials of Te-Moak Tribes of Western
Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four constituent bands: Battle Mountain
Band; Elko Band; South Fork Band and Wells Band); Big Pine Band of
Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation,
California; Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Burns Paiute
Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony of Oregon; Cedarville
Rancheria, California; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of
California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation,
Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of
the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; Fort Independence Indian
Community of Paiute Indians of the Fort Independence Reservation,
California; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort
McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Kaibab Band of Paiute
Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Las Vegas Tribe of
Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada; Lovelock Paiute
Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; Moapa Band of Paiute
Indians of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, Nevada; Paiute Indian
Tribe of Utah; Paiute-Shoshone Indian of the Bishop Community of the
Bishop Colony, California; Paiute- Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon
Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone
Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Pyramid Lake
Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks
Indian Colony, Nevada; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona;
Shoshone -Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Summit
Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California;
Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada;
Winnemucca Indian Colony of Nevada; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the
Benton Paiute Reservation, California; Yerington Paiute Tribe of the
Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of
the Yomba Reservation, Nevada. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator,
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11
Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, before
November 8, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to the culturally
affiliated tribes may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.

    Dated: August 8, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-25153 Filed 10-5-01; 8:45 am]
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