FR Doc E9-9984[Federal Register: April 30, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 82)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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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 in the control of the 
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, 
Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The human remains were removed from the Puget 
Sound region, WA.
    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 in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    An assessment of the human remains, catalogue records, and relevant 
associated documents was made by the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
Coast Salish speaking tribes, that include Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of 
the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the 
Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Port Gamble Indian Community of the 
Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup 
Reservation, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington; 
Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington; 
Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington; 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port 
Madison Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, 
Washington; Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington; and 
Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual (Catalogue record 12-2671) were removed from an unspecified 
location in the Puget Sound region by the University of California 
Medical Department. In 1914, the human remains were donated to the 
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology by Dr. J. V. Cook (Accession 
number 100DDD). No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Given the absence of associated funerary objects, the antiquity of 
the human remains is unknown. Puget Sound is located in the aboriginal 
territory of the Lushootseed-speakers of the Southern Coast Salish 
people. In the original museum ledger the human remains are described 
as a "skull with very flat head" with a comment stating that the 
individual was "probably Salish" (in parenthesis in the original 
document). The morphology of the skull shows clear signs of induced 
physical modification that happened during the life of the individual. 
The practice of skull modification by strapping infants (with the 
exception of slaves and the very poor) to hard cradleboards was a 
custom common to many Southern Coast Salish people and documented in

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the ethnographic literature. Descendants of the Southern Coast Salish 
speaking people of the Puget Sound area are members of the Muckleshoot 
Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually 
Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Port Gamble 
Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; Puyallup 
Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian 
Tribe of Washington; Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington; Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island 
Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; Suquamish 
Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the 
Swinomish Reservation, Washington; Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip 
Reservation, Washington; and Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of 
Anthropology also 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 Native American human remains and the Muckleshoot 
Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; Nisqually 
Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Port Gamble 
Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; Puyallup 
Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian 
Tribe of Washington; Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington; Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island 
Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; Suquamish 
Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the 
Swinomish Reservation, Washington; Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip 
Reservation, Washington; and Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington.
    Representatives of any other Indian Tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Judd 
King, Interim Director of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 
642-3682, before June 1, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington; 
Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington; Port 
Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble Reservation, Washington; 
Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington; Sauk-Suiattle 
Indian Tribe of Washington; Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish 
Reservation, Washington; Squaxin Island Tribe of the Squaxin Island 
Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington; Suquamish 
Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; Swinomish Indians of the 
Swinomish Reservation, Washington; Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip 
Reservation, Washington; and/or Upper Skagit Indian Tribe of Washington 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology is responsible for 
notifying the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, 
Washington; Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, 
Washington; Port Gamble Indian Community of the Port Gamble 
Reservation, Washington; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, 
Washington; Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe of Washington; Skokomish Indian 
Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington; Squaxin Island Tribe of 
the Squaxin Island Reservation, Washington; Stillaguamish Tribe of 
Washington; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; 
Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington; Tulalip 
Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington; and Upper Skagit Indian 
Tribe of Washington that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 1, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-9984 Filed 4-29-09; 8:45 am]

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