[Federal Register: August 21, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 161)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, 
Lacey, WA

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 
Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, Lacey, WA. The human remains were 
removed from a site near the Grand Coulee Dam, Stevens 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 Saint 
Martin's Waynick Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from a site in or near Kettle Falls, located 
near the Grand Coulee Dam, Stevens County, WA. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The remains of this individual, consisting of a cranium and 
mandible, are identified in an accompanying note as being from ``Kettle 
Falls, Stevens County, Washington, near the Grand Coulee Dam.'' Most of 
the objects in the Saint Martin's Waynick Museum collection not linked 
to a specific donor are assumed to have been part of the original, 
founding collection of Mr. Lynne Waynick, and were donated to the care 
of Saint Martin's Abbey during the 1960s. As no other donor is 
identified, the human remains of this individual are assumed to be part 
of Mr. Waynick's collection.
    Archeological and historical documentation locates the Kettle Falls 
area (both before and after the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam) 
within the aboriginal territory of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington. Ethnographic sources associate the 
Kettle Falls area with the Colville and the Lakes Tribes or Bands 
(Kennedy and Bouchard 1998; Mooney 1896; Ray 1936; Spier 1936; Swanton 
1953). Both the Colville and the Lakes became part of the 12 tribes and 
bands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington. The Colville Reservation was created by Executive Order in 
1872.
    Officials of the Saint Martin's Waynick Museum 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 Saint Martin's Waynick Museum 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.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Brother 
Luke Devine, Saint Martin's Waynick Museum, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE., 
Lacey, WA 98503, telephone (360) 438-4458, before September 21, 2009. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Saint Martin's Waynick Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: August 7, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-20105 Filed 8-20-09; 8:45 am]

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