Federal Register /  Vol. 60 No.  137 / Tuesday,  July 18, 1995  /
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          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



          National Park Service



          Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains from

          the State of Maine in the  Possession of the Robert S. Peabody Museum

          of Archaeology, Andover, MA



          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior



          ACTION:   Notice



          _____________________________________________________________________



          Notice  is hereby given in  accordance with provisions  of the Native

          American Graves  Protection and Repatriation Act,  25 U.S.C. 3003(d),

          of  completion of  the inventory  of human  remains presently  in the

          possession of the  Robert S. Peabody Museum  of Archaeology, Phillips

          Academy, Andover, MA, from one site in the State of Maine.



          A detailed inventory and  assessment of these human remains  has been

          made   by  the   Robert  S.   Peabody  Museum   of   Archaeology  and

          representatives  of the  Penobscot  Indian Nation,  the Passamaquoddy

          Tribe, the Houlton Band  of Maliseet Indians, and the  Aroostook Band

          of Micmac Indians, known collectively as the Wabanaki Confederacy.



          The isolated  human remains from a  male between 25 and  30 years old

          were  recovered  in  1921  from  the  Ludlow's  Point  Shellheap   in



          Penobscot, ME.  The Ludlow's Point Shellheap is believed to have been

          occupied between A.D. 900 and 1500.  The individual from this site is

          believed to have been interred during that occupation.



          The  Ludlow's  Point  Shellheap  is  located  within  the  aboriginal

          territory  of the  people known  historically as  the Etchemin.   The

          Etchemin are considered ancestral to the Penobscot Indian Nation  and

          the Passamaquoddy Tribe.



          Inventory of the human remains from Ludlow's Point Shellheap, results

          of  the consultation with the Wabanaki Confederacy, and review of the

          accompanying documentation indicates  that no known individuals  were

          identifiable.  



          Based on the  available archaeological and  ethnohistorical evidence,

          as well as the  geographical and oral tradition evidence  provided by

          the tribes of the Wabanaki Confederacy during consultation, officials

          of  the Robert S. Peabody Museum have  determined that pursuant to 25

          U.S.C.  3001(2), there  is a  relationship of  shared  group identity

          which can be reasonably  traced between these human remains  from the

          Ludlow's Point  Shellheap and  the Penobscot  Indian  Nation and  the

          Passamaquoddy Tribe.



          This  notice has been sent  to officials of  the Wabanaki Confederacy

          (the Penobscot  Indian Nation,  the Passamaquoddy Tribe,  the Houlton

          Band  of Maliseet Indians, and the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians).

          Representatives of any other Indian tribe which believes itself to be

          culturally affiliated  with these human remains  should contact James

          W.  Bradley, Director of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology,

          Phillips  Academy, Andover,  MA  01810;  telephone:  (508)  749-4490,



          before August 17, 1995.   Repatriation of these human remains  to the

          Penobscot Indian Nation and the  Passamaquoddy Tribe may begin  after

          that date if no additional claimants come forward.



          Dated: July 10, 1995





          Francis P. McManamon

          Departmental Consulting Archeologist, and

          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division

          [FR Doc. 95-17544 Filed 7-17-95; 8:45 am]

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