[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59955-59956]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23817]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13940; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington 
State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University 
of Washington (Burke Museum), has completed an inventory of human 
remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural 
affiliation between the human remains

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and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal 
descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request to the Burke Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, 
Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice 
may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to the Burke 
Museum at the address in this notice by October 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 
353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849, email 
plape@uw.edu.

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 Burke Museum, Seattle, WA. The human remains were 
removed from Nome, AK.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Burke 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
King Island Native Community, Native Village of Council, and the Nome 
Eskimo Community. The Burke Museum also consulted with the following 
Native Alaska Corporations: Bering Straits Native Corporation, Council 
Native Corporation, King Island Native Corporation, and the Sitnasauk 
Native Corporation. All of the tribes and corporations listed in this 
section are hereafter referred to as ``The Consulted Tribes and 
Corporations.''

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, most likely between 1914 and 1922, human 
remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Nome 
Beach, AK, by C.J. Albrecht. The human remains were found in 
collections at the Burke Museum in 1973 (Burke Accn. 1973-58). 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    The human remains have been determined to be Native American based 
on anthropological evidence. The present-day Nome Eskimo Community is 
related to the aboriginal Native Inupiat archeological village sites 
documented in the Nome area. These archaeological sites date between 
1000 and 1700 A.D., and confirm that these Native populations have 
continuously occupied the area since that time.

Determinations Made by the Burke Museum

    Officials of the Burke Museum have determined that:
     Based on archaeological evidence, the human remains have 
been determined to be Native American.
     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 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 Nome Eskimo Community.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Peter 
Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 
98195, telephone (206) 685-3849, email plape@uw.edu, by October 30, 
2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Nome Eskimo Community 
may proceed.
    The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes 
and Corporations that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 27, 2013.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-23817 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]
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