[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19298-19299]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07360]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12389; PCU00RP14.R50000-PPWOCRADN0]


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, 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 April 29, 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 
removed from an unknown location, most likely near the Snake River, 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

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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); Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as 
the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids, a 
non-Federally recognized Indian group. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of 
the Fort Hall Reservation and the Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River 
Indian Reservation, Wyoming, were invited to consult but did not 
participate. In 1995, these remains were originally 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 Quileute 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 (previously listed as the Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington); 
Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; Swinomish 
Indians of the Swinomish Reservation; 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, Invited, and 
Notified Tribes.''

History and description of the remains

    In 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
(Specimen 7) were removed from an unknown location along the 
Snake River, most likely in Washington. 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 Walla Walla, Palus, and Nez 
Perce. The Walla Walla are represented by the present day members of 
the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously 
listed as the confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon). 
The Palus are represented by the present day 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); and the Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as Nez 
Perce Tribe of Idaho) (hereafter 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 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 were removed is the 
aboriginal land of The Aboriginal Land Tribes 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 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 Land Tribes and the Wanapum 
Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group.

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 April 29, 2013. 
Disposition of the human remains to The Aboriginal Land Tribes and the 
Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group may proceed after 
that date if no additional requestors come forward.
    The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology is 
responsible for notifying The Consulted, Invited, and Notified Tribes 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 19, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-07360 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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