FR Doc E9-31219[Federal Register: January 5, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 2)]
[Page 438]
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National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, 
Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

    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 of the 
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains were 
removed from Howkan, AK.
    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 Field Museum 
of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Hydaburg Cooperative Association.
    In 1902, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a grave south of Howkan, AK, by Charles F. Newcombe 
for the Field Museum of Natural History (Field Museum of Natural 
History accession number 850, catalog number 40935). No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American, based on 
the specific cultural and geographic attribution in Field Museum of 
Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as 
"Kaigani Haida" and "From Shaman's grave south of Howkan." 
Scholarly publications and consultation information provided by the 
Hydaburg Cooperative Association indicate that Howkan is considered to 
be within the traditional territory of the Kaigani Haida. The Kaigani 
Haida are represented by the Hydaburg Cooperative Association.
    Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History 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 Field Museum of Natural History 
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 Hydaburg Cooperative 
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Helen 
Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 
S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665-7317, 
before February 4, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Hydaburg Cooperative Association may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Field Museum is responsible for notifying the Hydaburg 
Cooperative Association that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 19, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-31219 Filed 1-4-10; 8:45 am]

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