FR Doc 04-22828
[Federal Register: October 12, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 196)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University,
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Native American Graves Protection and
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
(museum that has control of the cultural items), determined that the
physical remains of 28 individuals of Native American ancestry in the
museum's collections, described below in Information about cultural
items, are culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes of the
Grand Ronde Community of Oregon.
The National Park Service publishes this notice on behalf of the
museum as part of the National Park Service's administrative
responsibilities under NAGPRA. The museum is solely responsible for
information and determinations stated in this notice. The National Park
Service is not responsible for the museum's determinations.
Information about NAGPRA is available online at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nagpra
DATES: Repatriation of the cultural items to the Indian tribe listed
above in Summary may proceed after November 12, 2004, if no additional
claimants come forward. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items
should contact the museum before November 12, 2004.
Authority. 25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq. and 43 CFR Part 10.
Contact Contact Orcilia Zuniga-Forbes, Vice President for
University Advancement, Oregon State University, 634 Kerr
Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-4875,
regarding determinations stated in this notice or to claim the cultural
items described in this notice.
Consultation.The museum identified the cultural items and the
cultural affiliation of the cultural items in consultation with
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community
of Oregon and Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon.
Information about cultural items. Between 1860 and 1919, Dr. J.L.
Hill or another individual removed human remains representing a minimum
of 13 individuals from the Calapooia Mounds site, Linn County, OR. A
published source states that Dr. Hill worked at the Calapooia Mounds
site in 1883, but it is not clear whether Dr. Hill removed the 13
individuals from the Calapooia Mounds site at that time. No other
provenance documentation is available. The status of the land at the
time of removal is unknown. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
Between 1860 and 1919, Dr. Hill, J.G. Crawford, or another
individual removed human remains representing a minimum of 15
individuals from the Tangent and/or Calapooia Mounds sites, Linn
County, OR. A 1930 document lists J.G. Crawford as an original donor
along with Dr. Hill. The museum does not have information about how Dr.
Hill or Mr. Crawford acquired the human remains. The only provenance
documentation available is a label on a rib, which says ``From Tangent
Mound,'' and a partial label on a femur, which says ``mound.'' The
status of the land at the time of removal is unknown. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
The human remains are part of the Dr. J.L. Hill collection. The
Museum of Oregon Country, Oregon Agricultural College acquired the
collection from Dr. Hill's son and daughter in 1925. The Museum of
Oregon Country was renamed the John B. Horner Museum of the Oregon
Country in 1936, and became commonly known as the Horner Museum. The
Oregon Agricultural College was renamed the Oregon State College in
1937, and became Oregon State University in 1962. The Horner Museum
closed in 1995. Currently, cultural items from the Horner Museum are
referred to as the Horner Collection, which is owned by, and in the
possession of, Oregon State University.
The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon is
made up of tribes from throughout western Oregon, which were later
located on the Grand Ronde Reservation. The ceded lands for the
Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon encompass
the Tangent and the Calapooia Mounds sites.
Determinations. Under 25 U.S.C. 3003, museum officials determined
that the human remains represent the physical remains of 28 individuals
of Native American ancestry. Museum officials determined that the human
remains are culturally affiliated with the Indian tribe listed above in
Notification. The museum is responsible for sending copies of this
notice to the Indian tribe listed above in Consultation.
Dated: August 16, 2004.
Manager, National NAGPRA Program
[FR Doc. 04-22828 Filed 10-8-04; 8:45 am]
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