Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 115 (Wednesday, June 15, 2011)
[Notices]
[Page 35013]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14772]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-655]

Notice of Inventory Completion; U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, 
Vancouver, WA; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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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 and 
control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver, WA. The human remains 
were removed from Clark 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 
Superintendent, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals for a Notice 
of Inventory Completion (NIC) previously published in the Federal 
Register (74 FR 24874-24875, May 26, 2009). A reassessment of the human 
remains by a physical anthropologist prior to disposition and reburial 
resulted in an increase in the number of individuals from 9 to 14 for 
one of the two sites described in the notice. There are no changes to 
the minimum number of two individuals for the other site listed in the 
previous NIC. Therefore, the total number of individuals in the 
previous NIC will be changed from 11 to 16.

Paragraph Number 4 in the NIC is Corrected by Substituting the 
Following Paragraph

    In the 1950s, human remains representing a minimum of 14 
individuals were removed from the I-5 corridor in Clark County, WA. The 
human remains were displaced by I-5 construction and donated to Fort 
Vancouver National Historic Site. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.

Paragraph Number 7 in the NIC is Corrected by Substituting the 
Following Paragraph

    Officials of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site have determined, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of 16 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site also have 
determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), that a relationship of 
shared group identity cannot reasonably be traced between the Native 
American human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe.

The Second Sentence of Paragraph Number 8 in the NIC is Corrected by 
Substituting the Following Sentence by Deleting the Reference to the 
Number of Individuals

    In August 2008, Fort Vancouver National Historic Site requested 
that the Review Committee recommend disposition of the culturally 
unidentifiable human remains to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal Consortium 
on behalf of the following signatories: Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated 
Tribes; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane 
Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of 
Washington; and Wanapum Band.
    Disposition of the human remains to the Vancouver Inter-Tribal 
Consortium on behalf of the Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Snoqualmoo Tribe; Spokane 
Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of 
Washington; and Wanapum Band, occurred after the 30 day comment period 
expired for the original May 26, 2009, Notice of Inventory Completion.
    Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is responsible for notifying 
the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Spokane Tribe of the Spokane 
Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; and three 
non-Federally recognized Indian groups--Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated 
Tribes, Snoqualmoo Tribe, and Wanapum Band, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: June 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-14772 Filed 6-14-11; 8:45 am]
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