FR Doc E8-8292[Federal Register: April 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 75)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Kingman Museum, Incorporated, 
Battle Creek, MI

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 
Kingman Museum, Incorporated, Battle Creek, MI. The human remains were 
removed from Jemez Indian Reservation, Sandoval County, NM.
    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.
    Prior to 2000, a detailed assessment of the human remains was made 
by Kingman Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico. The U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs does not exert 
control over the human remains in this notice.
    On September 17, 2002, Calhoun County Probate Court transferred the 
public trust for Kingman Memorial Museum of Natural History from Battle 
Creek Public Schools to Kingman Museum, Incorporated, a private, 
nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. In April of 2006, 
collection ownership was transferred from the Battle Creek Public 
Schools to Kingman Museum, Incorporated.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Jemez Indian Reservation, NM. It is 
unknown how the human remains were obtained, as no catalog number was 
assigned by the Kingman Museum of Natural History. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Papers located with the human remains indicate they belong to the 
Pueblo of Jemez. The original box in which the human remains were 
stored is lost. The cultural affiliation of the human remains is based 
upon geographical location determined from the papers accompanying the 
human remains. Based on museum records and geographical information, 
officials of the Kingman Museum, Incorporated reasonably believe that 
the human remains are Native American and culturally affiliated with 
the Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico.
    Officials of Kingman Museum, Incorporated have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of a minimum of one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of Kingman Museum, Incorporated 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 Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Katie 
Nelson, Collection Manager, Kingman Museum, Incorporated, 175 Limit 
Street, Battle Creek, MI 49037, telephone (269) 965-5117, before May 
19, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pueblo of Jemez, New 
Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    Kingman Museum, Incorporated is responsible for notifying the 
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 5, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-8292 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]

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