FR Doc E8-8300[Federal Register: April 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 75)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR

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 control of Oregon 
State University Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human 
remains were removed from an unknown location in Kodiak Island, AK.
    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 Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Kodiak Alutiiq Sugpiaq 
Repatriation Commission acting on behalf of the Afognak Native 
Corporation; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Ayakuklik, Inc.; Bell Flats Natives, 
Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka 
Woody Island); Litnik, Inc.; Native Village of Afognak; Native Village 
of Akhiok; Native Village of Karluk; Native Village of Larsen Bay; 
Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; Natives of 
Kodiak, Inc.; Old Harbor Native Corporation; Ouzinkie Native 
Corporation; Shuyak, Inc.; Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak; Uganik Natives, 
Inc.; Uyak, Inc.; and Village of Old Harbor.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from an unknown location in Kodiak Island, AK. 
No additional information about previous donors or records is known. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Consultation with the Kodiak Alutiiq Sugpiaq Repatriation 
Commission and collection records indicate that the human remains are 
from Kodiak Island, AK, and are culturally affiliated with the Native 
Alaskan tribes who traditionally occupy Kodiak Island. Descendants of 
the tribes who

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traditionally occupy Kodiak Island are members of the Afognak Native 
Corporation; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Ayakuklik, Inc.; Bell Flats Natives, 
Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka 
Woody Island); Litnik, Inc.; Native Village of Afognak; Native Village 
of Akhiok; Native Village of Karluk; Native Village of Larsen Bay; 
Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; Natives of 
Kodiak, Inc.; Old Harbor Native Corporation; Ouzinkie Native 
Corporation; Shuyak, Inc.; Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak; Uganik Natives, 
Inc.; Uyak, Inc.; and Village of Old Harbor.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of two 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology have also 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 Afognak Native Corporation; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; 
Ayakuklik, Inc.; Bell Flats Natives, Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, 
Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Litnik, Inc.; 
Native Village of Afognak; Native Village of Akhiok; Native Village of 
Karluk; Native Village of Larsen Bay; Native Village of Ouzinkie; 
Native Village of Port Lions; Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; Old Harbor 
Native Corporation; Ouzinkie Native Corporation; Shuyak, Inc.; Sun'aq 
Tribe of Kodiak; Uganik Natives, Inc.; Uyak, Inc.; and Village of Old 
Harbor.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
David McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 
Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-4515, before May 
19, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Afognak Native 
Corporation; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; Ayakuklik, Inc.; Bell Flats Natives, 
Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka 
Woody Island); Litnik, Inc.; Native Village of Afognak; Native Village 
of Akhiok; Native Village of Karluk; Native Village of Larsen Bay; 
Native Village of Ouzinkie; Native Village of Port Lions; Natives of 
Kodiak, Inc.; Old Harbor Native Corporation; Ouzinkie Native 
Corporation; Shuyak, Inc.; Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak; Uganik Natives, 
Inc.; Uyak, Inc.; and Village of Old Harbor may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Afognak Native Corporation; Akhiok-Kaguyak, Inc.; 
Ayakuklik, Inc.; Bell Flats Natives, Inc.; Kaguyak Village; Koniag, 
Inc.; Leisnoi, Inc.; Lesnoi Village (aka Woody Island); Litnik, Inc.; 
Native Village of Afognak; Native Village of Akhiok; Native Village of 
Karluk; Native Village of Larsen Bay; Native Village of Ouzinkie; 
Native Village of Port Lions; Natives of Kodiak, Inc.; Old Harbor 
Native Corporation; Ouzinkie Native Corporation; Shuyak, Inc.; Sun'aq 
Tribe of Kodiak; Uganik Natives, Inc.; Uyak, Inc.; and Village of Old 
Harbor that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-8300 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]

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