[Federal Register: April 9, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 68)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Barrow, AK in the Possession of the University of Nebraska State
Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Barrow, AK in
the possession of University of Nebraska State Museum, University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Nebraska-Lincoln professional staff in consultation with
representatives of North Slope Borough as the authorized representative
of the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government.
    Between 1914 and 1916, human remains representing one individual
were collected from Point Barrow by T.L. Richardson under unknown
circumstances. At a later date, these human remains were donated to the
University of Nebraska State Museum by Mrs. C. Boellstorff. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on the area from which these human remains were recovered and
the condition of the remains, this individual has been identifed as
Native American. Based on the location of these human remains, this
individual has been determined to be Inupiat.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln have also determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which
can be reasonably traced between these Native American human remains
and the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the North Slope Borough
and the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and

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associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Priscilla Grew,
University of Nebraska, 302 Canfield Administration Building, Lincoln,
NE 68588-0433; telephone: (402) 472-3123, before May 10, 1999.
Repatriation of the human remains to the North Slope Borough as the
authorized representative of the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat
Traditional Government may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: March 26, 1999.
    Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-8885 Filed 4-8-99; 8:45 am]
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