[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 19, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11673-11675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03629]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12207; 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 associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribe. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects may contact the Burke Museum acting on behalf of the University 
of Washington, Department of Anthropology. Disposition of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary 
objects should contact the University of Washington at the address 
below by March 21, 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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the University of 
Washington, Department of Anthropology and in the physical custody of 
the Burke Museum. The human remains and associated funerary objects 
were removed from an unknown location, most likely in the state of 
Washington.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative

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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 Coeur D'Alene Tribe (previously listed as 
the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho); 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; Confederated Tribes 
of the Chehalis Reservation; 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; Cowlitz Indian Tribe; 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); Nez Perce Tribe 
(previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); 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; Samish Indian Nation 
(previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington); Skokomish 
Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the 
Skokomish Reservation, Washington); Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (previously 
listed as the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington); Spokane Tribe of the 
Spokane Reservation; Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island 
Reservation; Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously 
listed as the 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); Upper Skagit Indian Tribe; and the Wanapum Band of Priest 
Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. The following tribes 
with aboriginal territory in Washington State were also invited to 
consult, but did not participate: Hoh Indian Tribe (previously listed 
as the Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington); 
Nisqually Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Nisqually Indian Tribe 
of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington); Quileute Tribe of the 
Quileute Reservation; Quinault Indian Nation (previously listed as the 
Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington); Sauk-Suiattle 
Indian Tribe; and the Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay 
Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of 
the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington). Hereafter, all 
tribes listed in this section are referred to as ``The Consulted and 
Invited Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    At unknown dates, human remains representing, at minimum, eight 
individuals were removed from unknown sites most likely located in the 
state of Washington. The University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology, houses a teaching collection of human remains, collected 
through various means and by many individuals over time, including from 
archaeological sites, coroners, and donations from the public. The 
remains of the eight individuals described in this notice exhibit 
severe intentional cranial modification, which is a common Native 
American practice seen throughout Washington. No known individuals were 
identified. The two associated funerary objects are one unmodified 
stone and one lot of shells, twigs, and roots.

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 and dental traits, 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 and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Coeur D'Alene Tribe (previously listed as the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of 
the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho); Confederated Tribes and Bands of 
the Yakama Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Confederated Tribes of 
the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); Cowlitz Indian Tribe; 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); Nez Perce Tribe 
(previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); 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); Samish Indian Nation 
(previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, 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); Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (previously listed as 
the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington); Spokane Tribe of the Spokane 
Reservation; Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as the 
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

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referred to as ``The Aboriginal Land Tribes'').
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains and the associated funerary object were 
removed is the aboriginal land of The Aboriginal Land Tribes.
     Other credible lines of evidence, indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human remains and the associated 
funerary object were removed is the aboriginal land of The Aboriginal 
Land Tribes; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon; and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the two objects 
described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or 
near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of 
the death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Aboriginal Land Tribes; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; and the Wanapum Band of 
Priest Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. The 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; Confederated Tribes 
of the Chehalis Reservation; 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; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation; 
Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, 
Washington); Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously 
listed as the Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington); Suquamish Indian 
Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; Tulalip Tribes of Washington 
(previously listed as the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, 
Washington); Upper Skagit Indian Tribe; and the Wanapum Band of Priest 
Rapids, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, all of which belong to 
the Washington State Inter-Tribal Consortium, have come together to 
jointly claim the human remains and associated funerary objects. The 
Coeur D'Alene Tribe (previously listed as the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of 
the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho); Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe; Lummi 
Tribe of the Lummi Reservation; Skokomish Indian Tribe (previously 
listed as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, 
Washington); and the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (previously listed as the 
Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington) have stated their support for the 
disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
Washington State Inter-Tribal Consortium.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects 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 March 21, 2013. Disposition of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects to the Washington State Inter-Tribal 
Consortium 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 Invited Tribes that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: January 29, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-03629 Filed 2-15-13; 8:45 am]
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