FR Doc E8-8315[Federal Register: April 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 75)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR

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 in the control of Oregon 
State University Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human 
remains were removed from Yakima County, 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 in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands 
of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington; and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Reservation, Oregon.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Natches Heights, Yakima, Yakima County, 
WA. The human remains, consisting of one cranial fragment, were donated 
to the Department of Anthropology by Dr. T. Tillman of the Oregon State 
University Physical Education Department upon his retirement (UNKNO-
027-0001). Dr. Tillman received the human remains from the widow of an 
unknown collector between 1940 and 1978. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The collection records state that the individual is ``Indian.'' 
According to collection records and tribal consultation, the human 
remains were removed from a location in the traditional and current 
territory of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, 
Washington.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of one 
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology have also 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 Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
David McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 
Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-4515, before May 
19, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes 
and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, 
Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington; and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-8315 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]

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