FR Doc E7-12712
[Federal Register: July 2, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 126)]
[Notices]               
[Page 36030]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Pierce College District, 
Lakewood, WA; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003 (5), of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
Pierce College District, Lakewood, WA. The human remains were removed 
from site 45-PI-07, also known as the Purdy 1 site, at Carr Inlet, 
Pierce County, WA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the number of tribes that were determined to 
be culturally affiliated in a Notice of Inventory Completion previously 
published in the Federal Register of November 22, 2006 (FR Doc E6-
19790, pages 67634-67635) by adding the Nisqually Indian Tribe of the 
Nisqually Reservation, Washington.
    After publication in the Federal Register of the Notice of 
Inventory Completion, Pierce College District determined that the 
Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington were 
also culturally affiliated with the Native American human remains from 
site 45-PI-07, also known as the Purdy 1 site, at Carr Inlet, Pierce 
County, WA.
    In the Federal Register of November 22, 2006, on page 67634, 
paragraph number 5, is corrected by substituting the following:
    Site 45-PI-07 is a shell mound measuring 5 feet high, 30 feet wide, 
and 120 feet long. Osteological and archeological analysis indicate 
that the human remains removed from site 45-PI-07 are of Native 
American ancestry, based on the presence of extreme degrees of dental 
wear, marked shoveling of the exposed permanent incisors, blunt nasal 
sills, rounded chins, squatting facets on the talus, and their flex-
kneed burial position, and site context. Archeological materials 
recovered from the site indicate a wide range of use during the 
prehistoric and historic periods. Site 45-PI-07 is located within the 
area long occupied by the Shotlemamish, a Southern Lushootseed speaking 
group. Members of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington speak the Southern Lushootseed language. Around 1870s, 
remaining Shotlemamish, in what is now the Purdy I area, moved to the 
Puyallup Reservation where there were already Shotlemamish living on 
the reservation. Officials of Pierce College have reasonably determined 
that there is also a shared group identity through marriage between the 
Burley Lagoon, Purdy Washington Shotlemamish and Nisqually Indian Tribe 
of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington. Descendants of the 
Shotlemamish are members of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of the Pierce College District have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of 29 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Pierce College District also have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared 
group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually 
Reservation, Washington and Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington. Lastly, officials of the Pierce College District have 
determined that there is a preponderance of the evidence in favor of 
the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington's claim.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Chris 
MacKersie, District Director of Safety & Security and Assistant 
Director of Facilities, Pierce College District, 9401 Farwest Drive SW, 
Lakewood, WA 98498, telephone (253) 912-3655, before August 1, 2007. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Pierce College District is responsible for notifying the Nisqually 
Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington and Puyallup 
Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: June 13, 2007
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-12712 Filed 6-29-07; 8:45 am]

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