FR Doc. 03-21339
[Federal Register: August 20, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 161)]
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[Page 50183]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Oregon State 
Museum of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Correction

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 Oregon State Museum of Anthropology. 
The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
site 35UM35, within the town of Umatilla, OR.
    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 these 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The 
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within 
this notice.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the 
number of associated funerary objects that were reported in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion published November 17, 1998 (FR Doc. 98-30681, 
pages 63945-63946). A review of Oregon State Museum of Anthropology 
collections resulted in the identification of 2 additional sets of 
Native American human remains and 11 additional associated funerary 
objects from site 35UM35, all culturally affiliated with the same tribe 
listed in the original notice. The notice also corrects the total 
number of associated funerary objects.
    The sixth paragraph in the original notice is corrected by 
substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1965, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals 
were recovered from site 35UM35, within the town of Umatilla, OR, 
during legally authorized excavations conducted by University of Oregon 
archeologists. No known individuals were identified. The 16 associated 
funerary objects are 1 pounder, 1 piece of quartzite, bones of a gray 
fox, fragments of mussel shell, unworked flakes, 1 steatite bead, 1 
dentalium shell bead, 1 piece of antler, 6 chert tools, and 2 basalt 
fragments.
    The ninth paragraph in the original notice is corrected by 
substituting the following paragraph:
    Officials of the Oregon State 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 12 individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State Museum of 
Anthropology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(3)(A), the 17 objects described above are reasonably believed to have 
been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death 
or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of 
the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology 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 associated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Reservation, Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should contact C. Melvin Aikens, Oregon State Museum 
of Anthropology, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97402-1224, 
telephone (541) 346-5115, before September 19, 2003. Repatriation of 
the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying 
the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: July 9, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-21339 Filed 8-19-03; 8:45 am]

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