[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 159 (Friday, August 16, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50104-50105]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20045]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13623; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday 
Harbor, WA, and Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Correction; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
San Juan Island National Historical Park has corrected an inventory of 
human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a corrected 
Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on March 12, 
2009. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number 
of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives 
of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in 
this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human 
remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request 
to San Juan Island National Historical Park. If no additional 
requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to San Juan Island National Historical Park at 
the address in this notice by September 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Lee Taylor, Superintendent, San Juan Island National 
Historical Park, P.O. Box 429, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, telephone (360) 
378-2240, email lee_taylor@nps.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3003, of the correction of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, San Juan Island National 
Historical Park, Friday Harbor, WA, and in the physical custody of the 
Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), 
University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from three prehistoric archeological 
sites within the boundaries of San Juan Island National Historical 
Park, San Juan 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 
Superintendent, San Juan Island National Historical Park.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and number 
of associated funerary objects published in a corrected Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (74 FR 10766-10767, March 
12, 2009). During a review of faunal material in Burke Museum 
collections, additional human remains representing 42 individuals and 9 
associated funerary objects were found. Transfer of control of the 
items in this correction notice has not occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (74 FR 10766-10767, March 12, 2009), 
paragraph five, sentence one is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    In 1946 and 1947, human remains representing a minimum of eight 
individuals were removed from the Cattle Point Site (45-SJ-01) on 
San Juan Island in San Juan County, WA, during legally authorized 
excavations by University of Washington archeologist Arden King.

    In the Federal Register (74 FR 10766-10767, March 12, 2009), 
paragraph nine is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    In 1970, 1971, and 1972, human remains representing a minimum of 
36 individuals were removed from the English Camp Site in San Juan 
County, WA, during University of Idaho field schools directed by Dr. 
Roderick Sprague. The human remains and associated funerary objects 
were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National 
Park Service. No known individuals were identified. The 60 
associated funerary objects are 1 splinter awl made from deer bone, 
1 tip of an antler tine, 1 square nail fragment, 1 wood fragment, 1 
Horse Clam shell fragment, 6 basalt flakes, 47 non-human skeletal 
fragments and non-human teeth, and 2 bags of non-human bone.

    In the Federal Register (74 FR 10766-10767, March 12, 2009), 
paragraph 10 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    Between 1984 and 1990, human remains representing a minimum of 
14 individuals were removed from the English Camp Site in San Juan 
County, WA, during legally authorized excavations by Professor Julie 
Stein of the University of Washington. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and 
accessioned by the National Park Service. No known individuals were 
identified. The 34 associated funerary objects are 28 non-human bone 
fragments, 1 miniature bone club, and 5 bags of non-human bone.

    In the Federal Register (74 FR 10766-10767, March 12, 2009), 
paragraph 11, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    In 1951, human remains representing a minimum of eight 
individuals were removed from the North Garrison Bay Site (45-SJ-25) 
in San Juan County, WA, during a summer field school in archeology 
under the direction of Professor Carroll Burroughs of the University 
of Washington.

    In the Federal Register (74 FR 10766-10767, March 12, 2009), 
paragraph 12, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Based upon non-destructive osteological analysis, archeological 
data, geographic context and accession data, the 76 individuals from 
the four San Juan Island sites are of Native American ancestry.

    In the Federal Register (74 FR 10766-10767, March 12, 2009), 
paragraph 14, sentences 1 and 2 are corrected by substituting the 
following sentences:

    Officials of San Juan Island National Historical Park have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of 76 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of San Juan 
Island National Historical Park also have determined that, pursuant 
to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 143 associated funerary objects 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.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Lee Taylor, Superintendent, San Juan Island 
National Historical Park, P.O. Box 429, Friday Harbor, WA 98250, 
telephone (360) 378-2240, email lee_taylor@nps.gov, by September 16, 
2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation may proceed.
    San Juan Island National Historical Park is responsible for 
notifying the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation; Samish Indian 
Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington); and 
Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of Washington that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: July 24, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-20045 Filed 8-15-13; 8:45 am]
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