[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2875-2876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-00770]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14687; 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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 no cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 Indian tribes 
or Native Hawaiian

[[Page 2876]]

organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: 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 February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 
353010, Seattle, WA 98195-3010, 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. The human remains were removed from an 
unknown location in Sandpoint, ID.
    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 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 Salish and Kootenai 
Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Kalispel Indian Community of the 
Kalispel Reservation; Kootenai Tribe of Idaho; and the Lower Pend 
D'Oreille Tribe of Indians, a non-Federally recognized Indian group 
(hereafter referred to as ``Consulted Tribes and Group'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1949, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from Sandpoint in Bonner County, ID. The human remains 
were removed by Mr. Clark Craig and donated to the Burke Museum in 1950 
(Burke Accn. 3607). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Burke Museum

    Officials of the Burke Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological evidence.
     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), 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 or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel 
Reservation.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    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 98195-3010, telephone (206) 685-
3849, email plape@uw.edu, by February 18, 2014. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel 
Reservation may proceed.
    The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Consulted Tribes 
and Group that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 16, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-00770 Filed 1-15-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P

Back to the top