[Federal Register: May 2, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 86)]
[Notices]
[Page 19635]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Florida in the Possession of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003(d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains from
Florida in the Possession of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the museums
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Seminole
Nation of Oklahoma. The Seminole Tribe of Florida declined to
participate in consultation. However, the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
was consulted, and an official for the Nation confirmed that the
Seminole of Oklahoma are very interested in repatriation and firmly
believe that Seminole remains removed from Oklahoma should be returned
to Oklahoma, and that remains removed from Florida should be returned
to Florida.
    This set of human remains include 17 bones. Hood Museum records
indicate that these remains entered the collection prior to 1913 from
an unknown source. The remains are further identified as coming from a
``Seminole Burial Ground'' in ``Oak Lodge, Florida''.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Hood
Museum of Art have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of one
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Hood Museum of
Art have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is
a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and the Seminole Tribe of
Florida.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Seminole Tribe of
Florida and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Kellen G. Haak, Registrar and
repatriation Coordinator, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College,
Hanover, NH 03755; telephone: (603) 646-3109, before June 3, 1996.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Seminole Tribe of Florida may
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: April 26, 1996
Francis P. McManamon
Departmental Consulting Archeologist
Chief, Archeology and Ethnography Program
[FR Doc. 96-10958 Filed 5-1-96; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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