[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19299-19301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07370]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12395; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Slater Museum of Natural History, 
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Slater Museum of Natural History, University of Puget 
Sound, has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with 
the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no 
cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian 
tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Burke 
Museum acting on behalf of the Slater Museum of Natural History. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may 
occur if no additional requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Burke 
Museum at the address below by April 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 
353010,

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Seattle, WA 98195-3010, telephone (206) 685-3849.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under 
the control of the Slater Museum of Natural History and in the physical 
custody of the Burke Museum. The human remains were removed from 
unknown locations, most likely in the state of Washington.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Slater 
Museum of Natural History and Burke Museum professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Coeur D'Alene Tribe 
(previously listed as the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene 
Reservation, Idaho); Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; Confederated 
Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe; 
Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation; Lower Elwha 
Tribal Community (previously listed as the Lower Elwha Tribal Community 
of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington); Lummi Tribe of the Lummi 
Reservation; Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation; 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian 
Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington); Nez Perce Tribe 
(previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); Nooksack Indian Tribe; 
Port Gamble of S'Klallam Indians (previously listed as the Port Gamble 
Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington); Puyallup 
Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation; Samish Indian Nation (previously 
listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington); Skokomish Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington); Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (previously listed as 
the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington); Spokane Tribe of the Spokane 
Reservation; Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as the 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington); Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port 
Madison Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of 
Washington; Tulalip Tribes of Washington (previously listed as the 
Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington); Upper Skagit 
Indian Tribe; and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group.
    The following tribes with aboriginal territory in the state of 
Washington were also invited to consult but did not participate: the 
Hoh Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh 
Indian Reservation, Washington); Nisqually Indian Tribe (previously 
listed as the Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington); Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation; Quinault 
Indian Nation (previously listed as the Quinault Tribe of the Quinault 
Reservation, Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe; and the 
Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation 
(previously listed as the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay 
Indian Reservation, Washington). Hereafter all tribes listed in this 
section are referred to as ``The Consulted and Invited Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    At unknown dates, human remains representing, at minimum, five 
individuals were removed from unknown sites located throughout the 
state of Washington. The human remains were not the result of 
systematic archaeological collections; rather they are believed to have 
been collected by the general public or by wildlife biologists during 
their fieldwork. The remains lack specific documentation but are 
believed to have most likely been removed from within Washington State. 
The majority of documented remains at one time in the Slater Museum of 
Natural History's possession were removed from locations in Washington 
State. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Slater Museum of Natural History

    Officials of the Slater Museum of Natural History have determined 
that:
     Based on cranial morphology and dental traits, the human 
remains are Native American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains and 
the associated funerary object were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Coeur D'Alene Tribe (previously listed as the Coeur D'Alene Tribe 
of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho); Confederated Tribes and Bands 
of the Yakama Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Confederated Tribes of 
the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); Confederated Tribes of the 
Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe; Hoh Indian 
Tribe (previously listed as the Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian 
Reservation, Washington); Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe; Kalispel Indian 
Community of the Kalispel Reservation; Lower Elwha Tribal Community 
(previously listed as the Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower 
Elwha Reservation, Washington); Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation; 
Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation; Muckleshoot Indian 
Tribe (previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the 
Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington); Nisqually Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington); Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as Nez 
Perce Tribe of Idaho); Nooksack Indian Tribe; Port Gamble of S'Klallam 
Indians (previously listed as the Port Gamble Indian Community of the 
Port Gamble Reservation, Washington); Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington; 
Quinault Indian Nation (previously listed as the Quinault Tribe of the 
Quinault Reservation, Washington); Samish Indian Nation (previously 
listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian 
Tribe; Shoalwater Bay IndianTribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian 
Reservation (previously listed as the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the 
Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington); Skokomish Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington); Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (previously listed as 
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Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington); Spokane Tribe of the Spokane 
Reservation; Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as the 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington); Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port 
Madison Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of 
Washington; Tulalip Tribes of Washington (previously listed as the 
Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington) and the Upper 
Skagit Indian Tribe (hereafter referred to as ``The Aboriginal Land 
Tribes'').
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains and the associated funerary object were 
removed is the aboriginal land of The Aboriginal Land Tribes.
     Other credible lines of evidence, indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human remains and the associated 
funerary object were removed is the aboriginal land of The Aboriginal 
Land Tribes; the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon; and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Aboriginal Land Tribes. The Confederated 
Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 
(previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon); Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation; 
Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, 
Washington); Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously 
listed as the Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington); Suquamish Indian 
Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; Tulalip Tribes of Washington 
(previously listed as the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, 
Washington); Upper Skagit Indian Tribe; and the Wanapum Band of Priest 
Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, all of which belong to 
the Washington State Inter-Tribal Consortium-Slater Museum, have come 
together to jointly claim the human remains. The Coeur D'Alene Tribe 
(previously listed as the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene 
Reservation, Idaho); Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe; Lummi Tribe of the Lummi 
Reservation; Skokomish Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Skokomish 
Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation); and the Snoqualmie Indian 
Tribe (previously listed as the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington) have 
stated their support for the disposition of the human remains to the 
Washington State Inter-Tribal Consortium-Slater Museum.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, 
Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849, before April 29, 2013. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Washington State Inter-Tribal 
Consortium-Slater Museum may proceed after that date if no additional 
requestors come forward.
    The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying The Consulted and 
Invited Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 20, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-07370 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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