[Federal Register: January 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 18)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Milwaukee
Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI

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 and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the Milwaukee Public Museum,
Milwaukee, WI.
    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 and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Milwaukee
Public Museum professional staff and contract specialists in physical
anthropology, in consultation with representatives of Central Council
of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
removed from an unknown location in Rudyerd Bay, AK, by Walter Pelzer.
Mr. Pelzer donated the human remains to the Milwaukee Public Museum in
1946. At the time of donation, Mr. Pelzer identified the context of
removal as a burial. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    Based on cranial morphology and dental traits, this individual is
identified as Native American. The geographical location of the grave
is consistent with the historic territory of the Tlingit people.
Consultation evidence provided by representatives of the Central
Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska indicates that the
Rudyerd, AK, area is part of the aboriginal territory of the Tlingit
and Haida peoples.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
Milwaukee Public Museum 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
Milwaukee Public Museum also 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
Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Central Council of
Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe,
Douglas Indian Association, Angoon Community Association, Hoonah Indian
Association, the Organized Village of Kake, Chilkat Indian Village
(Klukwan), Craig Community Association, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Hydaburg
Cooperative Association, Organized Village of Kasaan, Sealaska Heritage
Foundation, Cape Fox Corporation, Ketchikan Indian Corporation, and the
Organized Village of Saxman. Representatives of any other Indian tribe
that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains should contact Dr. Alex Barker, Anthropology Section Head,
Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233,
telephone (414) 278-2786, before February 26, 2001. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes
of Alaska may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.

    Dated: January 15, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, Stewardship, and Partnerships.
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