FR Doc E8-8290[Federal Register: April 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 75)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Homeland 
Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 13th Coast Guard District, Seattle, WA, and 
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 the U.S. 
Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, 13th Coast Guard 
District, Seattle, WA, and in the possession of Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human remains were 
removed from Chiefs Island and Gregory Point, Coos County, 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 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 on behalf of 
the U.S. Coast Guard, 13th Coast Guard District, in consultation with 
representatives of Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and 
Siuslaw Indians of Oregon.
    In 1977, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from 35CS011 in Coos County, OR, during a cultural 
resource evaluation project conducted under the supervision of John 
Draper and Glenn Hartmann of the Department of Anthropology, Oregon 
State University. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    The site, near Cape Arago lighthouse installation, is on United 
States Coast Guard property. The site is located on Chiefs Island and 
Gregory Point, an area that is used for burials by the Confederated 
Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. The site is also 
located within the ancestral territory of the Confederated Tribes of 
the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon as outlined in 
tribal Resolution No. 91-010.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of 
Anthropology, on behalf of the U.S. Coast Guard, 13th Coast Guard 
District, 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, on behalf of the U.S. Coast 
Guard, 13th Coast Guard District, 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 Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw 
Indians of Oregon.
    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 
of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Burns Paiute Tribe of the Burns Paiute Indian Colony 
of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw 
Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Coquille Tribe of 
Oregon; Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Indians of Oregon; and Klamath Tribes, 
Oregon that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 12, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-8290 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]

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