FR Doc E8-11991[Federal Register: May 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 104)]
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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

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University, Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human 
remains were removed from Douglas 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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Oregon State 
University, Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon.
    In the summer of 1978, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from 35DO83 in Douglas County, OR. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Site 35DO83 was excavated on privately owned land by Oregon State 
University archeologists in conjunction with the Confederated Tribes of 
Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw of Oregon in 1978. The site includes a 
prehistoric component and well-documented Lower Umpqua village. Of the 
human remains discovered at the site, a femur and several teeth were 
returned to the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and 
Siuslaw Indians of Oregon during the excavation. The three additional 
molars were found in the Department of Anthropology's archeology 
collections in winter 2007. Collection and site records, as well as 
consultation with archeologists and the tribe, indicate that the human 
remains are Native American.
    According to tribal consultation, 35DO83 is located within the 
ancestral territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower 
Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon as outlined in Resolution No. 910-
010. The site holds significant archeological, oral history, and burial 
information for the tribes.
    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 one 
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State 
University, Department 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 Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and 
Siuslaw Indians of Oregon.
    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) 737-45215, before June 
30, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes 
of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University, Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony 
of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw 
Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Coquille 
Tribe of Oregon; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon; Klamath 
Tribes, Oregon; and Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian 
Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 31, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-11991 Filed 5-28-08; 8:45 am]

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