FR Doc E6-2448
[Federal Register: February 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 35)]
[Notices]               
[Page 9154]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, 
Lacey, WA

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 
Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, Lacey, WA. The human remains were 
removed from King 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 Saint 
Martin's Waynick Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington.
    In 1938, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from a cist burial mound on Vashon-Maury Island, King 
County, WA, by Lynne ``Black Eagle'' Waynick. Mr. Waynick later donated 
the human remains to the Saint Martin's Waynick Museum. The human 
remains were found in the museum's collection in 2003. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The morphology of the human remains is consistent with that of 
Native American populations. Archeological and historical documentation 
identifies Vashon-Maury Island as a site of several Puyallup villages 
at or before the signing of the Medicine Creek Treaty of 1854. The 
Vashon-Maury Island is located in the historically documented 
traditional territory of the Puyallup tribe. Descendants of the 
Puyallup are members of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington.
    Officials of Saint Martin's Waynick Museum have determined that to 
the best of their ability, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of two 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of Saint Martin's 
Waynick Museum 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 Native American human remains and the 
Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Brother 
Luke Devine, Curator, Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, 5300 Pacific 
Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98503, telephone (360) 438-4458, before March 24, 
2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the Puyallup Tribe of the 
Puyallup Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Saint Martin's Waynick Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: February 9, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-2448 Filed 2-21-06; 8:45 am]

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