FR Doc 2010-20949[Federal Register: August 24, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 163)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of 
Dentistry, New York, NY

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 
New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY. The human 
remains were removed from an unknown location.
    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

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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 New York 
University College of Dentistry professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, Seminole 
Nation of Oklahoma, and Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, 
Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown location. The human remains 
were acquired by Dr. Joseph Jones of Louisiana at an unknown date. In 
1906, the widow of Dr. Jones sold his collection to the Museum of the 
American Indian, Heye Foundation. In 1956, the Museum of the American 
Indian transferred the human remains to Dr. Theodore Kazamiroff, New 
York University College of Dentistry. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum records indicate that the human remains are from an unknown 
location, and are the human remains of a Seminole individual whose last 
name was Tigertail. This name is a known surname among the Seminole. 
The identification of a surname and tribal affiliation indicates that 
the human remains date to post-Contact times. Although a surname is 
listed for the individual, lineal descendants could not be identified 
because the full name of the individual could not be determined. 
Despite the inability to determine lineal descendants, no information 
from the museum records, osteological assessment, or consultation 
conflicts with the identification of the human remains as "Seminole." 
During consultations, tribal representatives supported the 
identification of the human remains as Seminole. Today, descendants of 
the Seminole are members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, 
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Seminole Tribe of Florida.
    Officials of New York University College of Dentistry have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of New York University College of 
Dentistry 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 Miccosukee 
Tribe of Indians of Florida, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Seminole 
Tribe of Florida.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
Louis Terracio, New York University College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th 
St., New York, NY 10010, telephone (212) 998-9917, before September 23, 
2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the Miccosukee Tribe of 
Indians of Florida, Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, and Seminole Tribe of 
Florida, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The New York University College of Dentistry is responsible for 
notifying the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, Seminole Nation 
of Oklahoma, and Seminole Tribe of Florida, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: August 18, 2010.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-20949 Filed 8-23-10; 8:45 am]
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