[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5198-5199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01312]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11980; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, 
Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, has 
completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has 
determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains 
and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe 
that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains 
may contact the Burke Museum acting on behalf of the University of 
Washington, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human 
remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional 
requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the 
University of Washington at the address below by February 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 
353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under 
the control of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology 
and in the physical custody of the Burke Museum. The human remains were 
most likely removed from the area of the Columbia River Plateau, WA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Burke 
Museum and University of Washington professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as the 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Nez Perce Tribe 
(previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and the Wanapum Band, 
a non-Federally recognized Indian group. In 1995, as part of the NAGPRA 
compliance process, these remains were reported to the Confederated 
Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; Confederated Tribes of the 
Chehalis Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; 
Hoh Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh 
Indian Reservation, Washington); Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe; Kalispel 
Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation; Lower Elwha Tribal 
Community (previously listed as the Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the 
Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington); Lummi Tribe of the Lummi 
Reservation; Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation; 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian 
Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington); Nisqually Indian 
Tribe (previously listed as the Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington); Nooksack Indian Tribe; Port Gamble Band of 
S'Klallam Indians (previously listed as the Port Gamble Indian 
Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington); Puyallup Tribe 
of the Puyallup Reservation; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute 
Reservation; Quinault Indian Nation (previously listed as the Quinault 
Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian 
Tribe; Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian 
Reservation (previously listed as the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the 
Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington); Skokomish Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington); Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation; 
Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Washington); Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison 
Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of 
Washington; Tulalip Tribes of Washington (previously listed as the 
Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington); and the Upper 
Skagit Indian Tribe (hereafter all tribes listed in this section are 
referred to as ``The Consulted and Notified Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, most likely prior to 1965, human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual (Specimen 5) were 
removed from an unknown area most likely within the Columbia Plateau, 
WA. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.

Determinations Made by the University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology, have determined that:
     Based on cranial morphology, the human remains are Native 
American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of 
the Yakama Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously 
listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and the 
Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho).
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; Confederated 
Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; and the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as 
Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho).
     Other credible lines of evidence, indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human remains were removed is the 
aboriginal land of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian

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Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as Nez Perce 
Tribe of Idaho); and the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized 
Indian group (hereafter referred to as ``The Aboriginal Tribes'').
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Aboriginal Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, 
Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849, before February 25, 2013. 
Disposition of the human remains to The Aboriginal Tribes may proceed 
after that date if no additional requestors come forward.
    The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology is 
responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-01312 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]
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