FR Doc E9-5325[Federal Register: March 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 47)]
[Notices]               
[Page 10774]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, San Juan Island National 
Historical Park, Friday Harbor, WA and Thomas Burke Memorial Washington 
State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, 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. 3005, of the intent 
to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Thomas Burke 
Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of 
Washington, Seattle, WA, and in the control of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, 
WA, that meet the definition of "unassociated funerary objects" under 
25 U.S.C 3001.
    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, San Juan Island National Historical Park.
    This notice corrects the number of unassociated funerary objects 
reported in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate published in the Federal 
Register (73 FR 50989 - 50990, August 29, 2008). After the notice was 
published it was discovered that several unassociated funerary objects 
were counted twice.
    In the Federal Register (73 FR 50989 - 50990, August 29, 2008), 
paragraph numbers 4-5 are corrected by substituting the following 
paragraphs:
    Four objects were recovered in 1970 from the same stratum in which 
a burial was found. The human remains were transferred to the 
University of Idaho before being repatriated to the Lummi Tribe of the 
Lummi Reservation, Washington on June 26, 1991. The four funerary 
objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the 
National Park Service. The four unassociated funerary objects are one 
portion of a non-human mammalian limb bone, one basalt shatter 
fragment, one triangular basalt point fragment, and one ground abrader 
fragment.
    The 1972 excavation recovered 28 objects that were associated with 
three burials. The human remains were transferred to the University of 
Idaho and subsequently repatriated to the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi 
Reservation, Washington on June 26, 1991. The funerary objects were 
transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National Park 
Service. The 28 unassociated funerary objects are 2 fish vertebrae, 1 
antler tine fragment, 1 fused bird wing bone, 23 fragments of nonhuman 
bone, and 1 piece of fire modified rock.
    Paragraph number 9 is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Officials of San Juan Island National Historical Park have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 281 cultural 
items described above are 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of 
the evidence, to have been removed from specific burial sites of Native 
American individuals. Officials of San Juan Island National Historical 
Park 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 unassociated funerary objects and the Lummi Tribe of 
the Lummi Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Peter Dederich, superintendent, San Juan Island National 
Historical Park, P.O. Box 429, Friday Harbor, WA 98250-04289, telephone 
(360) 378-2240, before April 13, 2009. Repatriation of the unassociated 
funerary objects to the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, 
Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    San Juan Island National Historical Park is responsible for 
notifying the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish 
Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish 
Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 26, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-5325 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]

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