FR Doc E8-20099[Federal Register: August 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 169)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State 
University, 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 Horner Collection, 
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. The human remains were removed 
from Lopez and Decatur Islands, San Juan 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 Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington. The 
following tribes were notified, but did not participate in 
consultations concerning the human remains in this notice: Confederated 
Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of 
the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Warm 
Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the 
Yakama Nation, Washington; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Hoh Indian 
Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington; Jamestown S'Klallam 
Tribe of Washington; Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha 
Reservation, Washington; Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, 
Washington; Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, 
Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho (formerly listed as Nez Perce Tribe 
of Idaho); Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Nooksack Indian Tribe of

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Washington; Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble 
Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington; 
Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle 
Indian Tribe of Washington; Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay 
Indian Reservation, Washington; Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Squaxin Island 
Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison 
Reservation, Washington; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish 
Reservation, Washington; Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, 
Washington; and Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington.
    At an unknown time, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from Lopez and Decatur Islands in San Juan 
County, WA. The human remains came into the Horner Collection at an 
unknown time, but are described in an inventory report conducted in the 
early 1970s. The human remains were located in Oregon State 
University's Anthropology Department during an inventory in 2006. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Both individuals appear to be part of the Ethan Allen Collection, 
as "Ethan Allen Collection" is written on each skull. The Ethan Allen 
Collection had been on loan to the Horner Collection sometime in the 
past. Ethan Allen was known to collect Native American artifacts from 
all over the Puget Sound area, including the San Juan Islands. 
Additional writing appears on both skulls. One individual has "Decatur 
Island, Puget Sound" and the other "Lopez Island, Puget Sound." 
Osteologist professionals of the Anthropology Department at Oregon 
State University have determined that both skulls are of Native 
American ancestry. Traditional territory for the Samish Indian Tribe 
includes Samish Island, Guemes Island, eastern Lopez Island, Cypress 
Island, and Fidalgo Island. Both Lopez and Decatur Islands are within 
Samish traditional territory and continue to be used by the Samish 
Indian Tribe, Washington.
    Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University 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 Horner Collection, Oregon 
State University 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 
Samish Indian Tribe, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Sabah 
Randhawa, Executive Vice President and Provost, President's Office, 
Oregon State University, 600 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, 
OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-8260, before September 29, 2008. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Samish Indian Tribe, 
Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Horner Collection, Oregon State University is responsible for 
notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, 
Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; 
Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian 
Reservation, Washington; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington; Lower 
Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington; 
Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Makah Indian Tribe of 
the Makah Indian Reservation, Washington; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of 
the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; 
Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; 
Nooksack Indian Tribe of Washington; Port Gamble Indian Community of 
the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, 
Washington; Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington; 
Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of 
Washington; Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian 
Reservation, Washington; Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington; Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington; Squaxin Island 
Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison 
Reservation, Washington; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish 
Reservation, Washington; Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, 
Washington; and Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: July 28, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-20099 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]

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