[Federal Register: July 21, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 141)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, DoI.

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 in the possession of
the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL. This notice is published as
part of the National Park Service's administrative responsibilities
under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The determinations within this notice
are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal
agency that has control of these Native American human remains. The
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within
this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Illinois
State Museum professional staff in written consultation with
representatives of Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the
Santa Ynez Reservation, California.
    Prior to 1962, human remains representing two individuals were
collected by an unknown individual in Orange County, CA. The
circumstances surrounding the recovery of the remains are unknown. At
an unknown date, the remains were donated to the Quincy Museum in
Quincy, IL by an unknown individual. In 1991, Dr. John Snow assisted in
the transfer of the remains to the Illinois State Museum. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The transfer inventory, completed by Dr. Snow, lists one skull
(catalog number 100-440) with an associated mandible (catalog number
100-440A) and notes an attached tag. This tag presumably was attached
prior to donation to the Quincy Museum. The tag read, ``Shumasha
culture Orange Co. Calif.'' The inventory, also completed by Dr. Snow,
lists a second skull (catalog number 100-443) with an associated
mandible (catalog number 100-443A) and notes an attached tag. This tag
also presumably was attached prior to its donation to the Quincy
Museum.
    The tag read, ``Male Skull Shumash culture Orange, Co. CA.'' The
tags are no longer attached to the remains, although one skull has
writing on it in several places which reads, ``ORANGE CO. CALIF.
1930.'' The 1930 date may imply the date of the collection.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Illinois
State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of two
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Illinois
State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there
is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and the Santa Ynez
Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation,
California.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Santa Ynez Band of
Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
Robert E. Warren, Associate Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State
Museum, 1011 East Ash Street, Springfield, IL, telephone (217) 524-
7903, before August 21, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez
Reservation, California may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.

    Dated: July 13, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-18461 Filed 7-20-00; 8:45 am]
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