[Federal Register: May 2, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 86)]
[Notices]
[Page 19636]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the possession of the Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma,
WA

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given under the Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d), of the completion of an
inventory of Native American human remains currently in the possession
of the Washington State Historical Society, Tacoma, WA.
    A detailed inventory and assessment has been made by the Washington
State Historical Society staff and representatives of the Puyallup
Tribe of Indians of Washington.
    The human remain consists of one isolated skull from a male, 20 to
30 years of age which was recovered near Rodondo, Washington. The skull
was donated to the museum in 1930 by Dr. W. T. Thomas of Tacoma,
Washington. A second skull from a male, 35 to 45 years, was recovered
in 1908 on the Puyallup Indian Reservation. This skull was donated to
museum's possession in 1915 by C. Arthur Foss of Tacoma, Washington. No
known individuals were identified.
    Redondo, WA is within the boundaries of the original Puyallup
reservation as defined in the Medicine Creek Treaty of 1854. Robert
Hunt in ``Tacoma, Its History and its Builders, A Half a century of
Activity'', 1916, identifies the Puyallup as occupying of the area for
`` * * *unnumbered centuries, * * *''. Archeological evidence is
consistent with long uninterrupted occupation of the area.
    Based on the available records as well as ethno-historical and
geographical evidence reviewed by the Tribe during consultation,
officials of the Washington State Historical Society have determined
that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10 (d)(1), the human remains listed above
represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the Washington State Historical Society have
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship
of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced between the
human remains and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians of Washington.
    This notice has been sent to Puyallup Tribe of Indians of
Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should
contact Lynn D. Anderson, Head of Collections, Washington State
Historical Society, 315 N. Stadium Way, Tacoma, WA 98403, telephone
(206) 597-4232, before June 3, 1996. Repatriation of the human remains
to the Puyallup Tribe may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: April 26, 1996
Francis P. McManamon
Departmental Consulting Archeologist
Chief, Archeology and Ethnography Program
[FR Doc. 96-10960 Filed 5-1-96; 8:45 am]
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