FR Doc E7-21368
[Federal Register: October 31, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 210)]
[Notices]               
[Page 61667-61668]
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: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Hells Canyon National 
Recreation Area, Baker City, OR; 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 
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, Baker City, OR. The human remains were 
removed from Wallowa County, OR.
    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.
    This notice corrects the cultural affiliation assigned to the human 
remains by the addition of two tribes: Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington and Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon.
    The Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register of June 
1, 2005

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(FR Doc 05-10821, Page 31523) paragraphs number 5 and 6 are corrected 
by substituting the following two paragraphs:
    Radiocarbon dates from the Knight Creek site (35WA767) range 
between 2,450 [120] years B.P and B.P. 1040 90 
years. Sahaptan[sol]Nez Perce speakers are believed to have occupied 
the central and eastern areas of the Columbia Plateau, and more 
specifically the area of Wallowa County, OR, and Snake River area of 
both Oregon and Idaho, for over 7,000 and possibly 10,000 years or 
more. Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington (specifically the Chief Joseph[sol]Wallowa Band); 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce 
Tribe of Idaho include Sahaptan[sol]Nez Perce speakers. The Knight 
Creek site is located within the ancestral and traditional lands of the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce 
Tribe of Idaho.
    Officials of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest 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 Wallowa-Whitman National Forest 
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 Confederated Tribes 
of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jen 
Fitzpatrick, Customer Service Staff Officer, Wallowa-Whitman National 
Forest, 1550 Dewey Avenue, Baker City, OR 97814, telephone (541) 523-
1222, before November 30, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to 
the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and[sol]or Nez 
Perce Tribe of Idaho may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; and Nez Perce 
Tribe of Idaho that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 1, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-21368 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]

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