[Federal Register: June 11, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 112)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Washington State in the Possession of the Department of
Anthropology, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains from
Washington State in the possession of the Department of Anthropology,
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Department
of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives
of the Puyallup Indian Tribe of Indians and the Muckleshoot Indian
Tribe.
    In 1896, human remains representing one individual were removed
from ``under a fir tree'' by M. Choir near Lake Washington, Seattle,
King County, WA, and donated to the Burke Museum. In the 1970s, these
human remains were brought to the Department of Anthropology, Central
Washington University. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1913 or 1914, human remains representing one individual was
recovered by Mr. Williams during a re-grade of Jackson Street in
Seattle, King County, WA, and donated to the Burke Museum. In the
1970s, these human remains were brought to the Department of
Anthropology, Central Washington University. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1921, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals
were removed from Othello Street on Lake Washington in Seattle, King
County, WA during city street construction. These human remains were
donated to the Burke Museum that same year by the Seattle Coroner's
Office. In the 1970s, these human remains were brought to the
Department of Anthropology, Central Washington University. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Around 1925, human remains representing one individual were donated
to the Burke Museum by Prof. Trevor Kincaid. Accession information
indicates these human remains were recovered from an unknown location
in the vicinity of Seattle, WA. In the 1970s, these human remains were
brought to the Department of Anthropology, Central Washington
University. No known individuals were identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    In 1943, human remains representing one individual were removed by
Mr. Harold Hammer during a house construction in Seattle, King County,
WA, and donated to the Burke Museum by the Seattle Coroner's Office. In
the 1970s, these human remains were brought to the Department of
Anthropology, Central Washington University. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
removed from an unknown location in the vicinity of Seattle and donated
to the Burke Museum by Rev. Lester Pontius. In the 1970s, these human
remains were brought to the Department of Anthropology, Central
Washington University. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1959, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals
were removed from the Dash Point site (45-PI-41), Pierce County, WA, by
Mr. M.V. Petersen, Butler, and Garner and donated to the Burke Museum.
In the 1970s, these human remains were brought to the Department of
Anthropology, Central Washington University. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1966, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from the Beachcrest Addition, Thurston County, WA by the Thurston
County Sheriff's Office and donated to the Burke

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Museum. In the 1970s, these human remains were brought to the
Department of Anthropology, Central Washington University. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Morphological evidence indicates these individuals are Native
American based on dental patterns and cranial formation.
Anthropological evidence, including continuities of technology and
material culture, indicates continuous occupation by Salishan peoples
over the last 2,000 years in the Puget Sound region of Washington State
which includes the sites and vicinities listed above. Consultation
evidence, including oral history, presented by representatives of the
Puyallup Indian Tribe of Indians and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
further support this evidence of occupation.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
Department of Anthropology, Central Washington University have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains
listed above represent the physical remains of a minimum of ten
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Department of
Anthropology, Central Washington University 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 these Native American
human remains and Puyallup Indian Tribe of Indians and the Muckleshoot
Indian Tribe.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Puyallup Indian Tribe
of Indians and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Steven Hackenberger, Chair,
Department of Anthropology, Central Washington University, 400 E. 8th
Ave., Ellensburg, WA 98926-7544; telephone: (509) 963-3201, fax (509)
963-3215, before July 11, 1997. Repatriation of the human remains to
the Puyallup Tribe of Indians may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: June 3, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-15224 Filed; 6-10-97 8:45 am]
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