[Federal Register: October 18, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 200)]
[Page 56223]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of Willamette University, Salem, OR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects in the possession of Willamette University, Salem, OR.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Willamette
University professional staff in consultation with representatives of
the Klamath Indian Tribe.
    In 1998, human remains representing one individual were found in
Willamette University's archeological collections. The human remains
are most likely those of Scarface Charlie, a Modoc man. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    The human remains are a lock of hair tied to a ``ladies' calling
card'' emprinted with ``Miss Maria (?) Parrish''. Handwritten on the
card is ``Scarface Charlie, Modoc (? illegible) June 24, 1875'' Miss
Parrish may have been a relative of Rev. Josiah Parrish, a member of
the Jason Lee missionary party, founders of Willamette University (c.
1840). However, Parrish is also a Modoc family name. There are no
records or information as to how or when this material came to be in
the university's possession, however, it is most likely that this lock
of hair is that of Scarface Charlie. Scarface Charlie (c. 1837-1896)
was the chief advisor, interpreter, and battlefield tactician of Modoc
leader Captain Jack and fought during the Modoc War of 1872-1873.
    Modoc descendants and descendants of Scarface Charlie presently
reside on the Klamath Reservation. Scarface Charlie's family has been
contacted by representatives of the Klamath Indian Tribe and the family
has authorized Rayson Tupper to take possession of this lock of hair.
Mr. Tupper is the great-great-great grandson of Scarface Charlie.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of Willamette
University 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. Officials of Willamette
University have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (b)(1),
Mr. Rayson Tupper can trace his ancestry directly and without
interruption by means of the traditional kinship system of the Modoc
people to the remains of Scarface Charlie.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Klamath Indian Tribe
and the Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains should contact John Olbrantz, Director, Hallie Ford Museum of
Art, Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem, OR 97301-3931;
telephone: (503) 370-6855, before November 17, 1999. Repatriation of
the human remains to Mr. Rayson Tupper may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: October 1, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist, Manager, Archeology and
Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-27123 Filed 10-15-99 ; 8:45 am]

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