[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25742-25743]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10503]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Northwest Museum of Arts & 
Culture, Spokane, WA; 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

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completion of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 
formerly Eastern Washington State Historical Society, Spokane, WA. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
Lincoln, Ferry, and Stevens counties, 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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects 
reported in the Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal 
Register (75 FR 58429-58430, September 24, 2010). The museum staff 
recently discovered additional associated funerary objects related to 
the human remains published in the earlier notice.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58429-58430, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph six is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Human remains representing a minimum of nine individuals were 
removed from Site 2 (45-LI-27), opposite the mouth of the Sanpoil, in 
Lincoln County, WA. No known individuals were identified. The 13 
associated funerary objects are 1 basalt piece, 1 bone awl, 2 unworked 
and worked cache forms, 1 scraper, 2 pestles, 1 blade fragment, 1 piece 
of wood, 3 projectile points, and 1 knife.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58429-58430, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph 11 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Human remains representing a minimum of 27 individuals were removed 
from Site 24 (45-FE-24), in Ferry County, WA. No known individuals were 
identified. The 503 associated funerary objects are 2 arrow shaft 
smoothers, 1 bone harpoon, 1 bone awl, 4 knives, 6 projectile points, 1 
string of copper bone beads, 100 dentalia (11 of which are dentalia 
beads), 1 clam shell disc bead, 7 rolled copper beads, 1 hand maul, 4 
bear penis bones, 2 gravers, 13 perforated elk teeth, 2 abalone 
gorgets, 6 copper pendants, 5 worked bone fragments, 1 copper bracelet, 
1 rectangular perforated copper plate, 52 olivellae, 2 antler digging 
sticks, 270 glass beads, 1 shell bead, 14 sets of wooden burial marker 
sacks, 3 sets ``fill-over burial'' sacks, 1 hammerstone, 1 scraper, and 
1 end scraper.
    In the Federal Register (75 FR 58429-58430, September 24, 2010), 
paragraph 15 is corrected by substituting the following paragraphs:

Determinations Made by the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

    Officials of The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of 61 individuals of Native 
American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 576 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.
     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 Colville Indian Reservation, Washington.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Mr. Michael Holloman, The Northwest Museum of 
Arts & Culture, 2316 West First Ave., Spokane, WA 99201, telephone 
(509) 363-5337, before May 31, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the 
Colville Indian Reservation, Washington, may proceed after that date if 
no additional claimants come forward.
    The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is responsible for notifying 
the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation, Washington 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 26, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-10503 Filed 4-30-12; 8:45 am]
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