[Federal Register: March 20, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 54)]
[Notices]
[Page 15745]
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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 Milwaukee
Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI

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 Milwaukee Public Museum,
Milwaukee, WI.
    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 Milwaukee
Public Museum professional staff and contract specialists in physical
anthropology, in consultation with representatives of Koniag, Inc., and
the Alutiiq Museum, Kodiak, AK. The Alutiiq Museum is authorized by
Alaska Native villages on Kodiak Island, AK, to act on behalf of these
communities in matters of cultural resources preservation.
    At an unknown time, human remains representing one individual were
removed from an unknown locality on Kodiak Island, AK, by Ken McQuin.
Mr. McQuin sold the remains to the Milwaukee Public Museum in 1967. No
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on cranial morphology and dental traits, these human remains
are identified as Native American. Consultation evidence provided by
representatives of Koniag, Inc., and by the Alutiiq Museum indicate
that the location of the burial is consistent with the traditional pre-
and post-European contact occupational territory of the peoples
represented by the Koniag, Inc.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
Milwaukee Public 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
Milwaukee Public Museum 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
peoples represented by the Koniag, Inc.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Kodiak Area Native
Association, the Native Village of Port Lions, the Native Village of
Karluk, the Native Village of Akhiok, the Shoonaq' Tribe of Kodiak, the
Native Village of Larsen Bay, the Village of Old Harbor, the Native
Village of Ouzinkie, Koniag, Inc., the Alutiiq Museum, and the Council
of Katmai Descendants. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Dr. Alex Barker, Anthropology Section Head, Milwaukee
Public Museum, 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, telephone
(414) 278-2786, before April 19, 2001. Repatriation of the human
remains to Koniag, Inc., and to the Alutiiq Museum may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 23, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-6845 Filed 3-19-01; 8:45 am]
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