[Federal Register: May 17, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 97)]
[Notices]
[Page 24950-24951]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from the Straits of Juan de Fuca, WA, in the Control of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains from the
Straits of Juan de Fuca, WA, in the control of the Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Lower Elwa
Klallam Tribe, and the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe.
    In 1868, human remains representing two individuals were removed
from two burial locations at New Dungeness, Straits of Juan de Fuca,
WA, and donated to the museum by David Mack, Jr. No known individuals
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    During 1875-1906, Myron Eells stated that the New Dungeness
cemetery area was used for S'Klallam community interments identical in
manner to the burials of these human remains now in the Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology's collection. Oral tradition evidence
presented by the representatives of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the
Lower Elwa Klallam Tribe, and the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe indicates
these individuals were removed from known traditional S'Klallam
cemetery areas.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry.
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 which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and associated funerary
objects and the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Lower Elwa Klallam
Tribe, and the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Jamestown S'Klallam
Tribe, the Lower Elwa Klallam Tribe, and the Port Gamble S'Klallam
Tribe. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated
funerary objects should contact Barbara Issac, Repatriation
Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard
University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; telephone: (617)
495-2254, before June 17, 1996. Repatriation of the human remains to
the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Lower Elwa Klallam Tribe, and the
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: May 8, 1996
Veletta Canouts
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist
Deputy Chief, Archeology and Ethnography Program
[FR Doc. 96-12495 Filed 5-16-96; 8:45 am]
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