[Federal Register: February 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 35)]
[Notices]
[Page 11045]
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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 U.S.
Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office,
Anchorage, AK

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 and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the U.S. Department of Interior,
Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK.
    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 Bureau of
Land Management and University of Alaska Museum professional staff in
consultation with representatives of Nulato Village.
    In 1948, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
near Nulato Village, AK, from the surface of two fallen-in graves
during legally authorized archeological investigations conducted by
Wendell Oswalt. No known individuals were identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    Based on geographic location, these individuals have been
identified as Native American. Based on the estimated age of these
human remains (19th-early 20th century), oral tradition, and continuity
of occupation of the area of the Nulato Village, these individuals have
been culturally affiliated with the Nulato Village.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau
of Land Management 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
Nulato Village.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Nulato Village.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
Robert E. King, Alaska State NAGPRA Coordinator, Bureau of Land
Management, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513-7599,
telephone (907) 271-5510, before March 23, 2001. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Native Village of Nulato may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 6, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-4299 Filed 2-20-01; 8:45 am]
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