FR Doc 03-17270
[Federal Register: July 9, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 131)]
[Notices]
[Page 41011-41012]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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 and associated funerary
objects in the possession of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from an
unknown site near ``New Dungeness,'' WA.
    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 within this notice are the sole responsibility of
the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within
this notice.
    An assessment of the human remains, and catalog records and
associated documents relevant to the human remains, was made by Phoebe
A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington;
Lower Elwah Tribal Community of the Lower Elwah Reservation,
Washington; Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble
Reservation, Washington; and Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish
Reservation, Washington.
    Around 1880, human remains representing at least one individual
were removed from an unknown site ``Near New Dungeness [WA], North
Pacific Coast,'' according to catalog records, by an unknown
individual. The human remains were labeled ``Clallam.'' In 1903, the
human remains were donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum by John W.
Stillman, through the University of California Museum of Paleontology.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on museum records, the human remains are identified as being
Native American. The degree of preservation, based on appearance,
indicates that the human remains date to the last several hundred
years. Based on geographical location, the human remains are determined
to be culturally affiliated with the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of
Washington; Lower Elwah Tribal Community of the Lower Elwah
Reservation, Washington; Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port
Gamble Reservation, Washington; and Skokomish Indian Tribe of the
Skokomish Reservation, Washington.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst 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 at least one
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A.
Hearst Museum of Anthropology 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 Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington; Lower Elwah Tribal
Community of the Lower Elwah Reservation, Washington; Port Gamble
Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; and
Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact C.
Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720,
telephone (510) 642-6096, before August 8, 2003. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington; Lower
Elwah Tribal Community of the Lower Elwah Reservation, Washington; Port
Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; and
Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington may
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for
notifying the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington; Lower Elwah
Tribal Community of the Lower Elwah Reservation, Washington; Port
Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; and
Skokomish Indian Tribe of the

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Skokomish Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 11, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-17270 Filed 7-8-03; 8:45 am]

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