FR Doc 2010-6575[Federal Register: March 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 57)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Central Washington University, 
Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg, WA, and Thomas Burke Memorial 
Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, 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 control of the 
Central Washington University, Department of Anthropology, Ellensburg, 
WA, and the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke 
Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, 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 Burke Museum 
and Central Washington University professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot 
Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, 
Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, 
Washington; and Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington.
    In 1920, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a Georgetown neighborhood along the Duwamish River in 
Seattle, King County, WA. The remains were removed by T.H. Vincent and 
transferred to the King County Coroner's Office. In 1920, the human 
remains were subsequently transferred to the Burke Museum (Burke Accn. 
1800). In 1974, the Burke Museum staff legally transferred 
elements associated with the individual to Central Washington 
University (CWU ID AS). No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from Fauntleroy Park in King County, WA, by Mr. Hall. The 
remains were uncovered by a steam shovel while widening the road. Mr. 
Hall transferred the human remains to the King County Coroner's Office. 
They were subsequently transferred to the Burke Museum later that same 
year (Burke Accn. 2056). In 1974, the Burke Museum staff 
legally transferred elements associated with the individuals to Central 
Washington University (CWU ID AS). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The above-mentioned human remains have been determined to be Native 
American based on a variety of sources, including archeological and 
biological evidence. The human remains were determined to be consistent 
with Native American morphology as evidenced either through cranial 
deformation, bossing of the cranium, presence of wormian bones, or 
shovel shaped incisors. Information available in the original accession 
files helped affirm these determinations.
    The above-mentioned sites fall within the Southern Lushootseed 
language group of Salish cultures. The Duwamish people primarily 
occupied this area (Ruby and Brown 1986:72). As per the terms of the 
1855 Point Elliot Treaty, the Duwamish were assigned to the Suquamish 
Reservation (called Fort Kitsap at the time). After 1856, due to 
violence between whites and Native Americans, as well as the 
competition over available resources, many Duwamish left the Suquamish 
Reservation. The Indian agent subsequently assigned them to the 
Muckleshoot Reservation. The Duwamish people are represented by the 
following present-day tribes: the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the 
Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; 
Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington; and 
Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of the Burke Museum and Central Washington University 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains listed above represent the physical remains of three 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Burke Museum 
and Central Washington University have also 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 Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the 
Port Madison Reservation, Washington; and Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip 
Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Lourdes 
Henebry-DeLeon, NAGPRA Program Director, Department of Anthropology, 
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544, telephone 
(509) 963-2671 or Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of 
Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195-3010, telephone (206) 685-
3849, before April 26, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; 
Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port 
Madison Reservation, Washington; and Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip 
Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Muckleshoot 
Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe 
of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington, Suquamish Indian Tribe of the 
Port Madison Reservation, Washington; and Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip 
Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 3, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-6575 Filed 3-24-10; 8:45 am]
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