[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 140 (Thursday, July 21, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 43712]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-18346]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC and Oregon Museum of Science 
and Industry, Portland, OR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Oregon Museum of Science 
and Industry have completed an inventory of human remains, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and determined that 
there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a 
present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may 
contact the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no 
additional claimants come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs through the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry at 
the address below by August 22, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Lori Erickson, Curator, Oregon Museum of Science and 
Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214, telephone (503) 797-
4582.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the physical custody of the Oregon 
Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, OR. The human remains were 
removed from an area within the boundaries of the Hopi Reservation in 
Arizona.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Oregon 
Museum of Science and Industry professional staff on behalf of the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs in consultation with representatives of the 
Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

History and Description of the Remains

    In the early 1940s, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an area of the Hopi Reservation in Arizona 
by Ray Ghents, Dr. Hewitt, and Dr. Fischer. The exact location of the 
area is unclear from museum records. Mr. Paul Ghents donated the 
remains to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on November 10, 
1977. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
observable dental traits and museum documentation. The remains are 
approximately 500 years old.

Determinations Made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Oregon 
Museum of Science and Industry

    Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Oregon Museum of 
Science and Industry have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 Hopi Tribe of Arizona.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Lori 
Erickson, Curator, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water 
Ave., Portland, OR 97214, telephone (503) 797-4582, before August 22, 
2011. Repatriation of the human remains to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Oregon Museum of Science and 
Industry are responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 14, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-18346 Filed 7-20-11; 8:45 am]
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