[Federal Register: March 9, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 45)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from Idaho County, ID in Possession of
the Cottonwood District Office, Bureau of Land Management, Cottonwood,
ID

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from Idaho County, ID that are in possession of the
Cottonwood District Office, Bureau of Land Management (BLM),
Cottonwood, ID.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary
objects from Idaho County, ID was made by the Bureau of Land Management
professional staff in consultation with the Nez Pearce Tribe of Idaho.
    In 1963, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
from site 10IH57, Idaho County, ID during legally authorized
exacavations by Idaho State University personnel prior to the
construction of Idaho State Highway 95 through the site. No known
individuals were identified. The minimum of 350 associated funerary
objects includes beads, glass, mirrors, bracelets, cloth, wood, rings,
nails, iron hooks, hoops, shells, and non-human bone.
    Based on the associated funerary objects, these human remains have
been determined to be Native American from the historic period.
Continuities of material culture, ethnographic information, and
historical documents indicate the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho has occupied
this area from precontact times into the historic period.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(2), the minimum of 350 objects listed above are reasonably believed
to have been placed with or near the individual human remains at the
time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly,
officials of the Bureau of Land Management have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR

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10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Nez Perce Tribe of
Idaho. Representatives of any other tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Dave Sisson, Cottonwood District Office, BLM,
Route 3, Box 181, Cottonwood, ID 83522; telephone: (208) 962-3782
before April 8, 1998. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: March 3, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-5916 Filed 3-6-98; 8:45 am]
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