FR Doc E6-16920
[Federal Register: October 12, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 197)]
[Notices]               
[Page 60192-60193]
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: Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, 
Lacey, WA; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction

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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 (5), of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
Saint Martin's Waynick Museum (Waynick Museum), Lacey, WA. The human 
remains were removed from Vashon Island, King 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 in 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 in this notice.
    This notice replaces the Notice of Inventory Completion published 
in the Federal Register on February 22, 2006 (FR Doc. E6-2448, page 
9154) in order to correct the number of human remains and collection 
history from a minimum of two individuals removed from one site to a 
minimum of six individuals removed from six sites.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Waynick 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington.
    In 2003, the Waynick Museum found bones in the museum collection. 
In April 2004, the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington notified the Waynick Museum of their belief that human 
remains were in the possession of the Waynick Museum. In May 2004, the 
bones were determined to be Native American human remains representing 
two individuals that were culturally affiliated with the Puyallup Tribe 
of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. A Notice of Inventory 
Completion was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2006.

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    Additional human remains were subsequently found in a storage room 
in the monastery. Dr. Stephen Fulton, Associate Professor of Biology at 
Saint Martin's University, assisted in determining the minimum number 
of individuals.
    In 1938, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a cist burial mound on Vashon-Maury Island, King 
County, WA, by Lynne ``Black Eagle'' Waynick. Mr. Waynick documented 
the removal of the cist burial and recorded it in his report, ``[a]mong 
the Clam Shell Mounds and Ancient Camp Sites of Vashon Island.'' In the 
early 1960s, the human remains were donated to Saint Martin's Abbey in 
Lacey, WA, as part of the original collection for the museum named 
after Mr. Waynick, known as Saint Martin's Waynick Museum. In 1996, the 
cranium of the individual was stored in a different building and was 
not reunited with the rest of the human remains until 2005. The human 
remains were incorrectly identified as two individuals in the February 
22, 2006 Notice of Inventory Completion. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date between 1920 and 1970, human remains 
representing a minimum of one individual were removed from a shell 
burial near Burton on Vashon Island, King County, WA, most likely by 
Lynne ``Black Eagle'' Waynick. An index card found with the human 
remains states: ''...skull found in a shell burial near Burton Wash.'' 
The human remains are believed to have been donated as part of the 
original collection of the Waynick Museum in the 1960s. In 1996, the 
human remains were stored in a different building and were not 
identified until 2005. Based on storage, museum documentation, 
excavator and museum history, the human remains are believed to be a 
Native American individual removed from Vashon Island. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date between 1920 and 1970, human remains 
representing a minimum of two individuals were probably removed from 
Vashon Island, King County, WA. Mr. Lynn ``Black Eagle'' Waynick may 
have been the excavator. The human remains were probably part of the 
original collection of the Waynick Museum and would have been in the 
possession of the museum since that time. Mr. Waynick was a resident of 
Vashon Island for many years and documented the excavation of another 
Native American individual from Vashon Island. The human remains were 
stored in a cardboard box in the Saint Martin's Abbey monastery 
building itself, but outside of the space designated for the museum's 
storage. Museum documentation did not provide the location of the human 
remains and they were found in collections in 2005. Based on storage, 
excavator and museum history, the human remains are probably Native 
American and removed from Vashon Island. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date between 1920 and 1970, human remains 
representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from most likely 
Vashon Island, King County, WA, probably by Lynn ``Black Eagle'' 
Waynick. The human remains were probably part of the original 
collection of the Waynick Museum and would have been in the possession 
of the museum since that time. Mr. Waynick was a resident of Vashon 
Island for many years and documented the excavation of another Native 
American individual from Vashon Island. The human remains were found in 
collections in 2003 and identified as human remains in 2004. The human 
remains were stored in a cardboard box commingled with other bones in 
Waynick Museum storage with no accession number or accompanying 
information; however, they were found in a box containing other Native 
American human remains, including the individual documented as being 
removed from the cist burial. Based on storage, excavator and museum 
history, the human remains are probably Native American and removed 
from Vashon Island. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Archeological and historical documentation identifies Vashon Island 
as a site of several Puyallup villages at or before the signing of the 
Medicine Creek Treaty of 1854. The Vashon-Maury Island is located in 
the historically documented traditional territory of the Puyallup 
tribe. Based on museum documentation, geographic location, storage, 
excavator and museum history, all individuals described in this Notice 
of Inventory Completion are believed to be Native American and 
culturally affiliated to the Puyallup. Descendants of the Puyallup are 
members of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of Saint Martin's Waynick Museum have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of six individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of Saint Martin's Waynick Museum 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 Puyallup Tribe of the 
Puyallup Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Brother 
Luke Devine, Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, 
Lacey, WA 98503, (360) 438- 4458, before November 13, 2006. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Saint Martin's Waynick Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: August 31, 2006
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-16920 Filed 10-11-06; 8:45 am]

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