FR Doc 03-29772
[Federal Register: December 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 230)]
[Notices]               
[Page 67208-67209]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Longyear Museum of Anthropology, 
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

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 human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate 
University, Hamilton, NY. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Madison and Oneida Counties, NY.
    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

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responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Oneida Nation of New York.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Buyea site (Ond-13), Smithfield, 
Madison County, NY, by Herbert Bigford, Sr. In 1959, the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology purchased the human remains. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Occupation of the Buyea site is dated to approximately A.D. 1450.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Diable site (Msv-2), Stockbridge, 
Madison County, NY, by Herbert Bigford, Sr. In 1959, the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology purchased the human remains. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Occupation of the Diable site is dated to approximately A.D. 1550-
1570.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Diable site (Msv-2), Stockbridge, 
Madison County, NY, by Walter Bennett. In 1965, Mr. Bennett donated the 
human remains to the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Marshall site (Msv-7), Stockbridge, 
Madison County, NY, by Herbert Bigford, Sr. In 1959, the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology purchased the human remains. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Occupation of the Marshall site is dated to approximately A.D. 
1630-1650.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Quarry site (Msv-4), Stockbridge, 
Madison County, NY, by Herbert Bigford, Sr. In 1959, the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology purchased the human remains. No known individual 
was identified. The eight associated funerary objects are one lot of 
perforated canine teeth, one paint pouch, one lot of wampum beads, iron 
scissors, one iron knife, one iron axe, one lot of pottery sherds, and 
one clam shell.
    Occupation of the Quarry site is dated to approximately A.D. 1640-
1650.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Thurston site (Msv-1), Stockbridge, 
Madison County, NY, by Theodore Whitney. In 1980, Mr. Whitney donated 
the human remains to the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Occupation of the Thurston site is dated to approximately A.D. 
1625-1637.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Lanz-Hogan site (Ond-2), Vernon, 
Oneida County, NY, by Herbert Bigford, Sr. In 1959, the Longyear Museum 
of Anthropology purchased the human remains. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Occupation of the Lanz-Hogan site is dated to approximately A.D. 
1720-1750.
    The sites from which the human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed are located in the aboriginal territory of the 
Oneida Iroquois, and the dates of occupation correspond to a time when 
the Oneida Iroquois are known, from historical sources, to have 
occupied the region. Consultation with representatives of the Oneida 
Nation of New York confirmed cultural affiliation of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects with the Oneida Iroquois, who are 
ancestral to the Oneida Nation of New York.
    Officials of the Longyear 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 seven individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology 
also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the eight 
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 Longyear 
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 Oneida Indian Nation of New York.
    The human remains and associated funerary objects were repatriated 
to NAGPRA representatives of the Oneida Nation of New York on June 26, 
1995, and January 9, 2002. Representatives of any other Indian tribe 
that wishes to comment on this repatriation should contact Dr. Jordan 
Kerber, Curator of Collections, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, 
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University, Hamilton, 
NY 13346, telephone (315) 228-7559.
    The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying 
the Oneida Nation of New York and the Oneida Tribe of Indians of 
Wisconsin that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 1, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-29772 Filed 11-28-03; 8:45 am]

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