FR Doc E8-30886[Federal Register: December 30, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 250)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Oregon, Oregon 
State Museum of Anthropology, Eugene, 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 possession of the 
University of Oregon, Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, Eugene, OR. 
The human remains were removed from an unknown site in eastern Oregon.
    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 
Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Burns Paiute Tribe; Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm 
Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the 
Yakama Nation, Washington; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe 
of Idaho.
    In 1952, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were donated to the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology by the Crime 
Detection Laboratory, Oregon Medical School, Portland, OR. Museum 
records identify the human remains as an "Indian male from E. 
Oregon." No further information is available. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains were determined to be Native American based on 
skeletal morphology. Based on museum records of the provenience, the 
human remains are most likely culturally affiliated with tribes whose 
aboriginal lands lie in the area of eastern Oregon. Tribes that have 
aboriginal lands in eastern Oregon are represented by the present-day 
Burns Paiute Tribe; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian 
Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of 
Idaho.
    Officials of the Oregon State Museum 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 Museum 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 Burns Paiute Tribe; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Klamath 
Tribes, Oregon; and/or Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Pamela 
Endzweig Oregon State Museum of Anthropology, 1224 University of 
Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1224, telephone (541) 346-5115, before January 
29, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Burns Paiute Tribe; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Klamath 
Tribes, Oregon; and/or Nez Perce Tribe

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of Idaho may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Oregon State Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Burns Paiute Tribe; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington; Klamath Tribes, Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of 
Idaho that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 18, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-30886 Filed 12-29-08; 8:45 am]

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