[Federal Register: January 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 10)]
[Notices]
[Page 2428]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, 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 in the possession of
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
Philadelphia, PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Pennsylvania Museum professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Cayuga Nation of New York.
    In 1894, human remains representing one individual were excavated
from a burial near Union Springs, Cayuga County, NY by William W.
Adams, who donated these human remains to the Academy of Natural
Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. In 1997, these human remains were
transferred from the Academy of Natural Sciences to the University of
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on accession information, this individual has been identified
as Native American. No further information exists for this individual.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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 Pennsylvania Museum
of Archaeology and Anthropology 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 Cayuga Nation of New York.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Cayuga Nation of New
York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, the Charles
K. Williams II 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
February 14, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains to the Cayuga
Nation of New York 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: January 5, 2000.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 00-902 Filed 1-13-00; 8:45 am]
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