[Federal Register: December 29, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 251)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Seneca Falls
Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY

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 and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the Seneca Falls Historical
Society, Seneca Falls, NY.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Seneca Falls
Historical Society professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Cayuga Nation of New York and the Seneca Nation
of New York.
    In 1932, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Seneca Falls Historical Society, Seneca Falls, NY, by Charles
Zacharie. A newspaper article published at the time of donation
reported that Dr. Zacherie had collected the remains at an unknown
location in the region of Seneca and Cayuga Lakes, NY. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the reported manner of interment, these remains are
determined to be Native American. The degree of preservation of the
remains indicates that they date to within the last 500 years. The
geographical location of the burial is consistent with the traditional
territory of the Cayuga Nation of New York.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Seneca
Falls 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. Officials of the Seneca
Falls Historical Society also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity that 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, the Seneca 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 Lisa Compton, Director, Seneca Falls Historical Society, 55
Cayuga Street, Seneca Falls, NY 13148, telephone (315) 568-8412, before
January 29, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains occurred on August
13,1999.

    Dated: December 14, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, Stewardship, and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-33273 Filed 12-28-00; 8:45 am]
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