[Federal Register: July 9, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 131)]
[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 Phoebe A.
Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA

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 Phoebe A. 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.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalogue records and
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde
Community of Oregon.
    At an unknown date before 1901, human remains representing at least
one individual were recovered from a grave in an unknown location on
the south bank near the mouth of the Chetco River, Chetco, Curry
County, OR, by P.E. Goddard. Around 1901, these human remains were
donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology by Mrs. P.A.
Hearst. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    It is probable that this unknown location is Cidxu, an historic
Chetco village, where Mr. Goddard is known to have excavated. The
Athabascan inhabitants of Cidxu were removed to the reservation of the
Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Community of Oregon , where
descendants of this community continue to reside.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Phoebe
A. 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 A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology 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 Confederated

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Tribes of the Grande Ronde Community of Oregon.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Confederated Tribes
of the Grande Ronde Community of Oregon. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact C. Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA
Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of
California, Berkeley, Berkeley CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096,
before August 8, 2002. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Confederated Tribes of the Grande Ronde Community of Oregon may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: May 24, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-17084 Filed 7-8-02; 8:45 am]
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