[Federal Register: June 2, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 105)]
[Page 29739]
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National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Alaska in the Possession of the Field Museum of Natural History,
Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice


    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 Alaska
in the possession of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Field Museum
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Native
Village of Teller.
    In 1893, human remains representing two individuals were collected
by Miner H. Bruce and recieved by the Field Museum. One individual was
removed from Grantley Harbor, AK, and the second individual was removed
from Port Clarence, AK. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Around 1898, human remains representing one individual were
recieved from Miner H. Bruce by the Field Museum. This individual was a
native woman from Port Clarence, AK who died at the Cook County
Hospital, Chicago, IL. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Accession records state these three individuals are from Grantley
Harbor and Port Clarence, AK.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Field
Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of three individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
Field Museum have also 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 the
Native Village of Teller.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Native Village of
Teller, the Teller Native Corporation, and the Bering Straits
Foundation. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should
contact Jonathan Haas, MacArthur Curator of North American
Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt Road at Lake
Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605; telephone: (312) 922-9410, ext. 641,
before July 2, 1997. Repatriation of the human remains to the Native
Village of Teller may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: May 19, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-14310 Filed 5-30-97; 8:45 am]

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