FR Doc E8-23694[Federal Register: October 7, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 195)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Burlington, Gloucester, 
and Mercer Counties, NJ, and Chester County, PA.
    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 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the culturally affiliated groups listed in a 
Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register on 
July 30, 2007 (FR Do. E7-14625, pages 41524-41525), by the addition of 
the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. After publication of the 
notice, additional evidence derived from historical information and 
further consultations with the Stockbridge Munsee Community, led to 
this revised finding of cultural affiliation. Based on the additional 
evidence, officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 
have found that there is a relationship of shared group identity 
between the Delaware people (from Middle Woodland through Historic 
period) and the Munsee Delaware people who are represented by the 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Descendants of the Delaware 
people are represented by the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, on behalf of 
the Delaware Tribe of Indians; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; and 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register of July 30, 2007, paragraph numbers 20 and 
21 are corrected by substituting the following paragraphs:
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of 19 individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 16 objects 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. 
Lastly, officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 
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 associated funerary 
objects and the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, on behalf of the Delaware 
Tribe of Indians; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; and Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 
Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, before 
November 6, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, on behalf of the 
Delaware Tribe of Indians; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; and Stockbridge 
Munsee Community,

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Wisconsin may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and Delaware Tribe of Indians, 
a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: September 10, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-23694 Filed 10-6-08; 8:45 am]

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