FR Doc E7-11986
[Federal Register: June 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 119)]
[Notices]
[Page 34274-34275]
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: American Museum of Natural
History, New York, 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
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. The human remains
were collected from 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. The National Park Service is not responsible
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the American
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation,
Washington.
    In 1899, human remains representing a minimum of one individual
were collected from the surface of Burton, King County, WA, by Harlan
I. Smith. Mr. Smith was a member of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition
that was sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The individual has been identified as Native American based on the
presence of cranial reshaping. A bioarcheologist who examined the human
remains estimated them to be of a recent age. Geographic location is
consistent with the traditional and post-contact territory of the
S'Homamish people, who were incorporated into the Puyallup Tribe of the
Puyallup Reservation, Washington in 1854.
    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History 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 American Museum of Natural History
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 Nell
Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192,
telephone (212) 769-5837, before July 23, 2007. 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.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying
the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington that this
notice has been published.

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    Dated: May 21, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-11986 Filed 6-20-07; 8:45 am]

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