FR Doc E9-5333[Federal Register: March 12, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 47)]
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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 Peabody Museum 
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.
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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 possession of the 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, MA. The human remains were removed from Columbia 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.
    This notice corrects the list of culturally affiliated groups 
listed in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal 
Register (66 FR 17736, April 3, 2001). Information derived from recent 
consultations has resulted in the addition of the Coeur D'Alene Tribe 
of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the 
Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm 
Springs Reservation of Oregon; and Wanapum Band, a non-Federally 
recognized Indian group, to the culturally affiliated list.
    The notice published in the Federal Register (66 FR 17736, April 3, 
2001) is replaced with the following:
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene 
Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; Spokane Tribe of the

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Spokane Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian 
group,
    In 1871, human remains representing one individual were collected 
from the banks of the Snake River at the mouth of Tucannon, near Fort 
Taylor, Columbia County, WA, by C.R. Greenleaf. In 1872, Mr. Greenleaf 
gifted these human remains to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Museum documentation identifies this individual as a "Palouse 
Indian." The attribution of such a specific cultural affiliation to 
the human remains indicates that the interment post-dates sustained 
contact between indigenous groups and Europeans beginning in the early 
19th century. The human remains were from an area commonly considered 
to be traditional Palouse territory during this period. Oral traditions 
and historic evidence indicate that although some Palouse people 
occupied their traditional territory until the mid-1900s, many Palouse 
people went to live on neighboring reservations beginning in the late 
19th century, where they continue to maintain their group identity as 
Palouse people. Based on consultation with the Indian Tribes listed 
above, the present-day tribes representing the Palouse people are the 
Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho; 
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce 
Tribe, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and 
Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian group.
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 
Harvard University 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 Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 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 Coeur D'Alene Tribe 
of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; Confederated 
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes 
of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and 
Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a non-
Federally recognized Indian group.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Patricia 
Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, 
telephone (617) 496-3702, before April 13, 2009. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene 
Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, 
Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian 
group, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
is responsible for notifying the Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur 
D'Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; Spokane Tribe of the 
Spokane Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla 
Indian Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation, Washington; and Wanapum Band, a non-Federally recognized Indian 
group, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 13, 2009
Sangita Chari,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-5333 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]

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