[Federal Register: October 18, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 200)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Kiska Island, AK in the Possession of the University of Nebraska
State Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 Kiska Island,
AK in the possession of the University of Nebraska State Museum,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Nebraska-Lincoln professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Tanadgusix (TDX) Corporation.
    In 1943, human remains representing one individual were excavated
from a village site on Kiska Island, AK by Lt. (J.G.) Paul Fuenning,
U.S. Naval Reserve, who donated it to the University of Nebraska-
Lincoln State Museum in 1947. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Accession information describes the Kiska Island site as an ``old
Aleut village''. Based on the geographic location of the site, reported
material culture of the site, and the condition of the human remains,
this individual has been identified as Native American of the Aleut
culture.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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
University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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
Tanadgusix (TDX) Corporation, the Aleut Corporation, and the Pribilof
Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Tanadgusix (TDX)
Corporation, the Aleut Corporation, and the Pribilof Islands Aleut
Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains and associated funerary objects should contact
Dr. Priscilla Grew, NAGPRA Coordinator, 301 Bessey Hall, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0433; telephone: (402) 472-7854,
before November 17, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Tanadgusix (TDX) Corporation, the Aleut Corporation, and the Pribilof
Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul and St. George Islands may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: September 23, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-27121 Filed 10-15-99; 8:45 am]
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