[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46120-46121]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18947]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10776; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: 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 hereby 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Burlington, Gloucester, 
and Mercer Counties, NJ, and Chester County, PA.
    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 cultural affiliation of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects listed in a Notice of Inventory 
Completion (NIC) published in the Federal Register (73 FR 58625-58626, 
October 7, 2008), which itself corrected an earlier NIC published in 
the Federal Register (72 FR 41524-41525, July 30, 2007). After 
publication of the notices cited above and prior to any transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects, the 
Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma, regained Federal recognition as an 
Indian entity eligible for the special programs and services provided 
by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians (74 
FR 40218-40219, August 11, 2009). Consequently, the Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma is an Indian tribe under NAGPRA (25 U.S.C. 3001 (7)). 
Based on the restoration of Federal recognition, officials of the 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that there 
is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably 
traced between the Delaware people (from Middle Woodland through 
Historic period) and the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register (73 FR 58625-58626, October 7, 2008), 
paragraph five, sentence three is corrected by substituting the 
following sentence:
    Lastly, officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology 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 Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    In the Federal Register (73 FR 58625-58626, October 7, 2008), 
paragraph six is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects 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 
September 4, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; and the Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin, that this notice has been published.


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    Dated: July 5, 2012.
Mariah Soriano,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-18947 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]
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