FR Doc 03-25540
[Federal Register: October 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 195)]
[Notices]               
[Page 58134-58135]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: 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 here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory 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. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
site 45KL242, also known as Millers Island site 20 and 21, Klickitat 
County, WA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of 
the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the 
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 catalog 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 Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon.
    In 1926, human remains representing at least 24 individuals were 
excavated from site 45KL242, also known as Millers Island site 20 and 
21, Klickitat County, WA, by Dr. Julian H. Steward and donated the same 
year to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology by H.J. Biddle. No 
known

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individuals were identified. The 1,610 associated funerary objects are 
bracelets, metal fragments, copper fragments, copper tubes, copper 
pendants, copper pendant fragments, copper buttons, iron fragments, 
wooden pins, glass beads, ochre-stained leather fragments, matting 
fragments, board fragments, basketry fragments, shell beads, shell 
pendants, dentalium shells, a bark fragment with copper, tube pipes, 
bone buttons, bone point fragments, bone implement fragments, bear 
claws, an incised tooth pendant, whalebone war club handles and 
fragments, bone gaming sticks and fragments, bone carvings and 
fragments, an ivory pendant, metal buttons, Phoenix metal buttons, 
arrow points, a mortar and pestle, a stone dish, ochre fragments, awl 
fragments, a carved lava fragment, headdress fragments and carvings, 
rock fragments, and an iron tomahawk head.
    The style of manufacture of associated funerary objects and burial 
contexts indicate that the human remains are of Native American 
individuals. The presence of items of Euroamerican manufacture date the 
burials to the 19th century. The site is located within the aboriginal 
territory of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, specifically the 
Tenino, based on the territory described in Volume 12 of the Handbook 
of North American Indians.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of at least 24 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A. 
Hearst Museum of Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 1,610 objects described above are reasonably 
believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at 
the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. 
Lastly, officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects 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 November 7, 2003. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 27, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-25540 Filed 10-7-03; 8:45 am]

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