FR Doc 04-16148
[Federal Register: July 16, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 136)]
[Notices]               
[Page 42772]
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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 in the possession of the 
Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. The 
human remains were found in Poinsett County, AR.

    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 in the 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 in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with a 
representative of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date between 1940 and 1979, human remains 
representing a minimum of one individual were donated to or purchased 
by the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. No records concerning the human 
remains are available, except for the following information written on 
the remains: ``Mound Builders Skull from Mound on Little River near 
Marked Tree, Ark'' and ``C-5.'' The source of this information is 
unknown. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Marked Tree is located in Poinsett County in northeastern Arkansas. 
Removal from a mound site suggests that the human remains are Native 
American and date to a relatively late time period. Northeast Arkansas 
is part of the traditional territory of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma. Based on the geographic location and the relatively late date 
attributed to the human remains, the human remains are most likely 
culturally affiliated with the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma.
    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 one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology 
also 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 the Quapaw Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains 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, before August 16, 2004. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying 
the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: June 1, 2004
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 04-16148 Filed 7-15-04; 8:45 am]

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