[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 16 (Thursday, January 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5201-5202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01321]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11981; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Washington, 
Department of Anthropology, Seattle, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology, has 
completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural 
affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Burke 
Museum acting on behalf of the University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes 
stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the 
University of Washington at the address below by February 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 
353010, Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under 
the control of the University of Washington, Department of Anthropology 
and in the physical custody of the Burke Museum. The human remains were 
most likely removed from Lincoln 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) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Burke 
Museum and University of Washington professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation 
(previously listed as the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon); Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez 
Perce Tribe of Idaho); Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation; and 
the Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. In 1995, as 
part of the NAGPRA compliance process, these remains were reported to 
the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; Confederated 
Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation; Hoh Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Hoh Indian 
Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington); Jamestown S'Klallam 
Tribe; Kalispel Indian Community of the Kalispel Reservation; Lower 
Elwha Tribal Community (previously listed as the Lower Elwha Tribal 
Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington); Lummi Tribe of 
the Lummi Reservation; Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian 
Reservation; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington); 
Nisqually Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Nisqually Indian Tribe 
of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington); Nooksack Indian Tribe; Port 
Gamble Band of S'Klallam Indians (previously listed as the Port Gamble 
Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington); Puyallup 
Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute 
Reservation; Quinault Indian Nation (previously listed as the Quinault 
Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian 
Tribe; Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian 
Reservation (previously listed as the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the 
Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington); Skokomish Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington); Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation; 
Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Washington); Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison 
Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of 
Washington; Tulalip Tribes of

[[Page 5202]]

Washington (previously listed as the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip 
Reservation, Washington); and the Upper Skagit Indian Tribe (hereafter 
all tribes listed in this section are referred to as ``The Consulted 
and Notified Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, most likely prior to 1955, human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual (Specimen 6) were 
removed from an unknown area most likely within the Lincoln County, WA. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.

Determinations Made by the University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Washington, Department of 
Anthropology, have determined that:
     Based on cranial morphology, the human remains are Native 
American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation and the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Spokane 
Tribe of the Spokane Reservation.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation and the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, 
Seattle, WA 98195, telephone (206) 685-3849, before February 25, 2013. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation and the Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation 
may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come forward.
    The University of Washington, Department of Anthropology is 
responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: December 21, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-01321 Filed 1-23-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P

Back to the top