[Federal Register: March 25, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 57)]
[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 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.; Ounalashka Corporation; and the Qawalangin Tribe of
Unalaska.
    In 1872, human remains representing one individual were collected
from the Amaknak Spit site, Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, AK, by William H.
Dall, who donated these human remains to the Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology that same year. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1886, human remains representing one individual were collected
from a cave at Unalaska, AK, by Alice C. Fletcher, who donated these
human remains to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in
1887. No

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known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology documentation describes
both of these sets of human remains as ``Aleut.'' Historical documents
and consultation information indicate that the Qawalangin Tribe of
Unalaska, which is today represented by the Ounalashka Corporation, has
traditionally occupied the area of the Aleutian Islands from which the
human remains were collected.
    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 two individuals 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 Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska,
which is represented by the Ounalashka Corporation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Aleut Corporation;
Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Association, Inc.; Ounalashka Corporation;
and the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska. 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 Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska, which is represented by the
Ounalashka Corporation, may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 5, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-7006 Filed 3-22-02; 8:45 am]
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