[Federal Register: September 11, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 176)]
[Notices]               
[Page 57627-57628]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr11se02-79]                         

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 University of 
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 University of Pennsylvania 
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA.
    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

[[Page 57628]]

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 University 
of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Comanche Indian 
Tribe, Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were 
removed from an unknown location by A.E. Carothers. Carothers then 
donated these human remains to the Academy of Natural Sciences, 
Philadelphia, PA, and in 1997, these human remains were transferred to 
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    This individual has been identified as Native American based on 
accession information that refers to these human remains as a 
``Comanche chief.''
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum 
of Archaeology and 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 the Comanche Indian Tribe, Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Comanche Indian 
Tribe, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains 
should contact Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, the Williams Director, University of 
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324, telephone (215) 898-4051, fax (215) 898-
0657, before October 11, 2002. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Comanche Indian Tribe, Oklahoma may begin after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: August 8, 2002
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-23020 Filed 9-10-02; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-70-S



Back to the top

Back to National NAGPRA