[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19297-19298]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07357]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11979; PCU00RP14.R50000-PPWOCRADN0]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, 
Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, has 
completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, 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 
and associated funerary objects may contact the Burke Museum acting on 
behalf of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology. 
Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary 
objects should contact the University of Washington at the address 
below by April 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 
353010, Seattle, WA 98195, 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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the University of 
Washington, Department of Anthropology and in the physical custody of 
the Burke Museum. The human remains and associated funerary objects 
were removed from San Juan 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) 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 and associated funerary 
objects was made by the Burke Museum and University of Washington 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Lummi 
Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Nooksack Indian Tribe; 
Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, 
Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe; 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. In 
1995, as part of the NAGPRA compliance process, these remains were 
reported to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; 
Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; Confederated Tribes of 
the Colville Reservation; 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); Nooksack

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Indian Tribe; Port Gamble Band 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; Quinault Indian Nation (previously listed 
as the Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington); Sauk-
Suiattle Indian Tribe; Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe 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); Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation; 
Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as 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 all tribes listed in this section are 
referred to as ``The Consulted and Notified Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
(Specimen 10) were removed from San Juan Island, WA. No known 
individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is one 
lot of non-human bone.

Determinations Made by the University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology, have determined that:
     Based on cranial and dental morphology, 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.
     The Point Elliot Treaty of January 22, 1855, was signed by 
representatives from the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation; 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian 
Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington); Nooksack Indian 
Tribe; Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian 
Tribe, Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe; 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 Tribes''). The Point Elliot 
Treaty provided an agreement between The Aboriginal Tribes and the 
United States Government for land in western Washington. The land from 
which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects 
were removed (San Juan Island) was a part of the aboriginal land ceded 
by the Point Elliot Treaty.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described 
above is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near 
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the 
death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to The Aboriginal 
Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
object 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 
and associated funerary object to The Aboriginal Tribes may proceed 
after that date if no additional requestors come forward.
    The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology is 
responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: March 4, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-07357 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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