[Federal Register: March 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 58)]
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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 Phoebe Hearst
Museum of Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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 Phoebe Hearst Museum of
Anthropology, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
    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 Phoebe
Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with
representatives of Chugach Alaska Corporation and the Native Village of
Eyak.
    Prior to 1878, human remains representing one individual [Cat.
12-3487] were recovered from the ``Aleutian Islands (Nutchuk
Id), Aleut'' (now known as Hinchinbrook Island), Prince William Sound,
AK, by B.G. McIntyre of the Alaska Commercial Company. In 1913, these
human remains were donated to the University of California Anthropology
Museum (now the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology) by the Bancroft
Library of the University of California. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on geographic evidence, linguistic evidence, published
folklore, and archeological evidence indicating over 2,000 years of
cultural continuity, this individual has been determined to be Native
American affiliated with Chugach Alaska Corporation and the Native
Village of Eyak.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Phoebe
Hearst Museum of 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
Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology 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 Chugach Alaska Corporation and the Native Village of
Eyak. This notice has been sent to officials of Chugach Alaska
Corporation and the Native Village of Eyak. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact C. Richard Hitchock, Interim
NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 643-7884, before April
25, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to Chugach Alaska
Corporation and the Native Village of Eyak may begin after that date if
no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 9, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-7436 Filed 3-23-01; 8:45 am]
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