[Federal Register: October 1, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 190)]
[Notices]
[Page 52747-52748]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Puget Sound, WA in the Possession of the University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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 from Puget Sound, WA
in the possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Pennsylvania Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Port Gamble
Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, and the Lower Elwha
Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
removed from Puget Sound, WA by Dr. David U. Egbert. In 1870, these
human remains were donated to the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
In 1915, these human remains were transferred to the University of
Pennsylvania Museum. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on original accession information, this individual has been
determined to be Native American. Based on the original accession
information from the Wistar Institute, this individual has been
determined to be S'Klallam. The northwestern region of Puget Sound,
which extends to the Dungeness River mouth, incorporates the
traditional territory of the Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation.
Geographical and historical evidence provided by representatives of the
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe indicates cultural affiliation between these
human remains and the present-day Port Gamble S'Klallam Indian
Community of the Port Gamble Reservation.
    In 1856, human remains representing one individual were removed
from Puget Sound, WA by person(s) unknown and donated to the Academy of
Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. In 1997, the control of these human

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remains were transferred to the University of Pennsylvania Museum. No
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on accession information, this individual has been determined
to be Native American. Based on the original accession information from
the Academy of Natural Sciences, this individual has been determined to
be S'Klallam. The northwestern region of Puget Sound, which extends to
the Dungeness River mouth, incorporates the traditional territory of
the Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation. Geographical and historical
evidence provided by representatives of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
indicates cultural affiliation between these human remains and the
present-day Port Gamble S'Klallam Indian Community of the Port Gamble
Reservation.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Pennsylvania Museum 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which
can be reasonably traced between these Native American human remains
and the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Port Gamble Indian Community of
the Port Gamble Reservation, and the Lower Elwha Tribal Community of
the Lower Elwha Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Jamestown S'Klallam
Tribe, the Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation,
and the Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
Jeremy Sabloff, the Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 33rd and Spruce Streets,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324; telephone: (215) 898-4051, fax: (215) 898-
0657, before [thirty days after publication in the Federal Register].
Repatriation of the human remains to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the
Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, and the
Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: September 25, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-26260 Filed 9-30-98; 8:45 am]
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