FR Doc E8-8313[Federal Register: April 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 75)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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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, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the control of Oregon 
State University Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human 
remains were removed from an unknown location in Western Kentucky.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; and Shawnee Tribe, 
Oklahoma.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in Western Kentucky, by 
George Karl Neumann, a physical anthropologist working out of Indiana 
State University, Terre Haute, IN. In 1976, the Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology acquired the Neumann Collection from Indiana 
State University. The human remains are identified in the collection 
records as a ``Western Kentucky, Shawnee.'' No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee 
Tribe of Oklahoma, and Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma traditionally occupied 
Western Kentucky. Consultation with the Delaware Nation supports the 
cultural affiliation of this individual with the Shawnee culture group.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of one 
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology 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 Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee 
Tribe of Oklahoma, and Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
David McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 
Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-4515, before May 
19, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Absentee-Shawnee 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, and 
Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North 
Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-8313 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]

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