[Federal Register: October 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 208)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Point Hope, AK in the Possession of the Nebraska State Historical
Society, Lincoln, NE

AGENCY: National Park Service, DOI.

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 Point Hope, AK
in the possession of the Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln,
NE.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Nebraska
State Historical Society professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Native Village of Point Hope and the Tigara
Corporation.
    In 1927, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Society by Charles H. Dietrich. No known individual was identified.
No associated funerary objects are present.
    During the summer of 1902, U.S. Senator Charles H. Dietrich of
Hastings, NE visited Alaska in the revenue cutter, Thetis. Dietrich's
catalog indicates that he acquired several Alaskan objects from a man
in Alaska who traded them to Dietrich in exchange for a box of
magazines and newspapers from the United States. Based on information
in the Society donor files, the original identification is recorded as,
``skull found at Point Hope, where the dead are not buried.''
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Nebraska
State Historical Society 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. Lastly, officials of the
Nebraska State Historical Society 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 Native Village of Point Hope and the Tigara Corporation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Native Village of
Point Hope and the Tigara Corporation. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Rob Bozell, Associate Director,
Nebraska State Historical Society, 1500 R Street, P.O. Box 82554,
Lincoln, NE 68501-2554; telephone: (402) 471-4789, before November 27,
1998. Repatriation of the human remains to the Native Village of Point
Hope and the Tigara Corporation may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: October 6, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-28810 Filed 10-27-98; 8:45 am]
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