FR Doc 03-6210
[Federal Register: March 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 50)]
[Notices]               
[Page 12376-12377]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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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; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. These human remains and 
cultural items were removed from three localities in Jefferson County, 
NY.
    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 and associated funerary 
objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations within this notice.
    This notice corrects the list of culturally affiliated tribes cited 
in a Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects published on October 5, 2001. During 
consultation following the publication of this notice, the museum 
determined that the human remains of 58 individuals and 6 associated 
funerary objects are culturally affiliated with the Onondaga Nation of 
New York, as well as the Oneida Nation of New York and the Oneida Tribe 
of Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register of October 5, 2001, FR doc. 01-24964, pages 
51062-51064, paragraphs 11 and 12 are corrected by substituting the 
following three paragraphs:
    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 58 individuals of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also have 
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the six associated 
funerary objects described above are reasonably believed to have been 
placed with or near individual human remains at the times of death or 
later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials at the 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 associated funerary objects and the Oneida Nation of 
New York, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, and Onondaga Nation of New York.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with these objects 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 14, 2003. Repatriation of these 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Oneida Nation of 
New York, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, and Onondaga Nation of New York 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for

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notifying the Cayuga Nation of New York; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida 
Tribe of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; St. Regis Band of 
Mohawk Indians of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; Seneca-Cayuga 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Mohican Indians of 
Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; Tuscarora 
Nation of New York; and the nonfederally recognized Mohawk Nation 
Council of Chiefs that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 31, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 03-6210 Filed 3-13-03; 8:45 am]

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