FR Doc 03-29767
[Federal Register: December 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 230)]
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[Page 67212]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Completion of Inventory of Native American Human 
Remains and Associated Funerary Objects from Washington County, Rhode 
Island, in the Possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    Notice is here 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.
    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 within 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 within 
this notice.
    This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects 
reported in a notice of inventory completion published in the Federal 
Register on May 7, 1993 (FR Doc. 93-10848, page 27309). A review of 
museum records resulted in the identification of three additional 
associated funerary objects from Ninigret Burial Hill, also called the 
Indian Burial Hill, in Charlestown, RI.
    Paragraph 4 of the May 7, 1993, notice is corrected by substituting 
the following paragraph:
    From the first grave came an adult female human cranium (PM 23-6-
10/90374/471), a silver chain in two pieces, two fragments of brass 
soles and one leather sole, fragments of kettle bales, the remnant of a 
knife, two circle pins, one oval-shaped metal ring, a fragment of 
glass, a hollow glass stem containing liquid, a silver or pewter vessel 
with handles and a link chain, a corroded brass container (PM 23-6-10/
94193-94200), and three silver brooches. From the second grave came an 
adult male human femur (PM 23-6-10/60375). There are no associated 
funerary objects with the femur.
    Paragraph 7 of the May 7, 1993, notice is corrected by substituting 
the following three paragraphs:
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 
determined that pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology also have determined that pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 24 objects described above 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. 
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 human remains and associated funerary objects and the 
Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island.
    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 
December 31, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island may 
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: October 27, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-29767 Filed 11-28-03; 8:45 am]

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