[Federal Register: April 14, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 73)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
From the Norton Sound Region, AK 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 from the Norton
Sound Region,

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AK 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 Native Village of Unalakleet, the Native Village
of Shaktoolik, the Native Village of St. Michael, the Stebbins
Community Association, and the Bering Straits Native Foundation.
    In 1969, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from a site east of Kouwegok Slough near Unalakleet, AK during
excavations conducted under the auspices of the University of
Pennsylvania by archeologist Bruce Lutz. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on excavation records and accession information provided by
the collector, this individual has been identified as Native American
from the Post-Norton period (after 1000 A.D.). No further information
exists for this individual.
    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 one individual 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 Native Village of Unalakleet.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Native Village of
Unalakleet, the Native Village of Shaktoolik, the Native Village of St.
Michael, the Stebbins Community Association, and the Bering Straits
Native Foundation. 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 May 15, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains
to the Native Village of Unalakleet 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: April 7, 2000.
G. Mark Schoepfle,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Archeology and Ethnography
Program.
[FR Doc. 00-9296 Filed 4-13-00; 8:45 am]
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