FR Doc E9-22777[Federal Register: September 22, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 182)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard 
University, Boston, MA

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 possession and 
control of the Warren Anatomical Museum, Harvard University, Boston, 
MA. The human remains were removed from an unknown location.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Warren Anatomical Museum 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cayuga 
Nation of New York; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe of Indians 
of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; 
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York; 
Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; and Tuscarora Nation of 
New York.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown location. In 1847, the human 
remains were removed from a public institution in the Boston area by 
John Collins Warren, MD, and donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum 
that same year. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Museum documentation identifies the individual as "an Indian, one 
of the Six Nations," suggesting that this individual is Iroquois. 
Osteological information suggests that this individual most likely 
dates from the Protohistoric to early Historic Periods. Based on museum 
records and osteological information, the human remains are determined 
to be Native American, and most likely removed from an area that was 
inhabited by at least one of the tribes of the Iroquois. The 
preponderance of evidence supports the cultural affiliation to Iroquois 
people, which are represented by the Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida 
Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Onondaga 
Nation of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York; Tonawanda Band of Seneca 
Indians of New York; and Tuscarora Nation of New York.
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and 
Warren Anatomical Museum 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 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Warren Anatomical 
Museum 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 Cayuga Nation 
of New York; Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe of Indians of 
Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New York; Seneca Nation of New York; 
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York; 
Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; and Tuscarora Nation of 
New York.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Patricia 
Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, 
telephone: (617) 496-2047, before October 22, 2009. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida Nation of New 
York; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of New 
York; Seneca Nation of New York; Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Saint 
Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New 
York; and Tuscarora Nation of New York may proceed after that date if 
no additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
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responsible for notifying the Cayuga Nation of New York; Oneida Nation 
of New York; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Onondaga Nation of 
New York; Seneca Nation of New York; Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, New York; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of 
New York; and Tuscarora Nation of New York that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: September 1, 2009.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-22777 Filed 9-21-09; 8:45 am]

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