[Federal Register: October 3, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 193)]
[Notices]
[Page 51716]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
From Unalakleet, AK, in the Control of the Alaska State Office, Bureau
of Land Management, Anchorage, AK

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in the control of the Alaska State Office,
Bureau of Land Management, Anchorage, AK.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bureau of
Land Management and University of Alaska Museum professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Native Village of Unalakleet.
    During the summer of 1990, human remains representing one
individual were recovered from site UKT-023 during a legally authorized
salvage project. No known individuals were identified. No associated
funerary object are present. Site UKT-023 has been identified as a 19th
century Eskimo habitation site based on architecture and written
accounts of the area from the 1860s. Oral history presented by
representative of the Native Village of Unalakleet, in addition to the
traditional Eskimo name for this site area, indicates this site is
associated with the Village of Unalakleet.
    Based on the above mentioned information, Bureau of Land Management
officials have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of one
individual of Native American ancestry. Bureau of Land Management
officials have also 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 Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Native Village of Unalakleet.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Native Village of
Unalakleet. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains and
associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Robert E. King, Alaska
State NAGPRA Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Avenue,
#13, Anchorage, AK 99513-7599; telephone: (907) 271-5510, before
November 4, 1996. Repatriation of the human remains to the Native
Village of Unalakleet may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: September 30, 1996,
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting, Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Acting Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 96-25349 Filed 10-2-96; 8:45 am]
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