FR Doc 05-23862
[Federal Register: December 9, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 236)]
[Notices]               
[Page 73266]
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: San Diego Museum of Man, San 
Diego, CA

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, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA. The human remains were removed 
from Blalock Island, Benton County, WA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the San 
Diego Museum of Man professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, 
Oregon.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Blalock Island by an unknown person. 
Subsequently, the human remains were donated to Stanford University by 
W.H. Spaulding of Portland, OR. In 1981, the San Diego Museum of Man 
acquired the human remains from the Stanford University Anatomy 
Department. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Blalock island, which is within the traditional lands of the 
Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes, and the ceded lands of the 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon was an 
important Native American fishing, camping, and burial site. The island 
is currently inundated by the waters of the John Day Dam Reservoir.
    Officials of the San Diego Museum of Man have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the San Diego Museum of Man also have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared 
group identity that can be reasonably traced between the human remains 
and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Javier 
Guerrero, NAGPRA Coordinator, San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, 
San Diego, CA 92101, telephone (619) 239-2001, before January 9, 2006. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The San Diego Museum of Man is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: October 11, 2005.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-23862 Filed 12-8-05; 8:45 am]

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