[Federal Register: March 25, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 57)]
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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 human remains was made by Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Aleut Corporation; Aleutian/Pribilof Islands
Association Inc.; Chaluka Corporation; and the Native Village of
Nikolski, which is represented by the Nikolski IRA Council.
    In 1874, human remains representing one individual were collected
from Kagamil Island, AK, by Captain Hennings of the Alaska Commercial
Company. These human remains were donated to the Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology by the Alaska Commercial Company through the
Smithsonian Institution in 1875. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum documentation and published sources describe the human
remains as an ``Aleut'' and date them to the 18th century. Historical
documents and consultation information indicate that the Native Village
of Nikolski, which is today represented by the Nikolski IRA Council and
the Chaluka Corporation, occupied the area where the human remains were
collected during the 18th century.
    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 the Native Village of Nikolski, which
is represented by the Nikolski IRA Council and the Chaluka Corporation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Aleut Corporation;
Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.; the Native Village of
Nikolski; the Nikolski IRA Council; and the Chaluka Corporation.
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 April 24, 2002. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Native Village of Nikolski, which is represented
by the Nikolski IRA Council and the Chaluka Corporation, may begin
after that date if no other additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 5, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-7005 Filed 3-22-02; 8:45 am]
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