[Federal Register: March 25, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 57)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
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.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of human remains was made by the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Bering Straits Native Corporation, the
Unalakleet Native Corporation, and the Native Village of Unalakleet.
    In 1869, human remains representing one individual were collected
from Norton Sound, AK, by William H. Dall, who donated these human
remains to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in the same
year. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology documentation describes
the remains as ``Unaleet [sic], Eskimo.'' Given the proximity of Norton
Sound to the village of Unalakleet, the human remains are probably from
Unalakleet. Historical documents and consultation information indicate
that the Native Village of Unalakleet has traditionally occupied the
area from which the human remains were collected.
    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 one individual of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship
of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these
Native American human remains and the Native Village of Unalakleet.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Native Village of
Unalakleet, Unalakleet Native Corporation, and Bering Straits Native
Corporation. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains 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 April 24, 2002.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Native Village of Unalakleet
may begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 5, 2002.
Robert Stearns,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 02-7007 Filed 3-22-02; 8:45 am]
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