FR Doc 03-6213
[Federal Register: March 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 50)]
[Notices]               
[Page 12376]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State Museum of 
Anthropology, Eugene, OR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5, of 
the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of 
the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, Eugene, OR. These human 
remains were removed from the vicinity of Dufur, Wasco County, OR.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003, Sec. 5 
(d)(3). 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. The National Park 
Service is not responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Oregon 
State Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon.
    In 1963, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed by the Oregon State Highway Department from the vicinity 
of Dufur, south of The Dalles, Wasco County, OR. The human remains were 
eroding from the edge of Highway 197, approximately 3 miles south of 
Dufur. The human remains were transferred to the Oregon State Museum of 
Anthropology during the museum curator's visit to the site in September 
1963. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Historical documents, ethnographic sources, and oral history 
indicate that the Tenino people have occupied this area of north-
central Oregon since precontact times. Based on archeological context, 
the individual listed above was determined to be Native American and of 
possible Tenino cultural affiliation. The Tenino is one of the 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.
    Officials of the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001, Sec. 2 (9-10), the human 
remains listed above represent the physical remains of one individual 
of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State Museum of 
Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001, 
Sec. 2 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can 
be reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and 
the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact C. 
Melvin Aikens, Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, 1224 University of 
Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1224, telephone (541) 346-5115, before April 
14, 2003. Repatriation of these human remains to the Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Oregon State Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 7, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 03-6213 Filed 3-13-03; 8:45 am]

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