FR Doc E7-24647
[Federal Register: December 19, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 243)]
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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: Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological 
Repository, Kodiak, AK

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 
Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human 
remains were removed from Larsen Bay, AK.
    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 Alutiiq 
Museum and Archaeological Repository professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Native Village of Larsen Bay.
    In May of 1991, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the private property of Chris Knowles in 
the City of Larsen Bay, AK. The human remains were turned over to the 
Village Public Safety Office and then shipped to Kodiak, AK, where 
Alaska State Troopers determined the human remains to be prehistoric 
(file 940037897). In 1994, after another investigation was 
done on the human remains, the human remains were transferred to the 
Kodiak Area Native Association's Alutiiq Culture Center. In 1995, the 
human remains were transferred to the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological 
Repository (number AM41). No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The 1994 investigation determined that the human remains are Native 
American, most likely Alutiiq. Based on these findings, officials of 
the Alutiiq Museum reasonably believe that the human remains are 
Alutiiq and related to the modern Native population of the Kodiak 
region. Specifically, the human remains are from an area traditionally 
used by the Native Village of Larsen Bay.
    Officials of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository 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 Alutiiq Museum and 
Archaeological Repository 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 Native Village of Larsen Bay.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Sven 
Haakanson, Jr., Executive Director, Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological 
Repository, 215 Mission Rd. Suite 101, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone 
(907) 486-7004, before January 18, 2008. Repatriation of the human 
remains to the Native Village of Larsen Bay may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository is responsible for 
notifying the Native Village of Larsen Bay that this notice has been 
published.


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    Dated: November 6, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-24647 Filed 12-18-07; 8:45 am]

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