Notice of Inventory Completion Central Washington University Department of Anthropology and Museum Ellensburg WA and Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum University of Washington Seattle WA by NPS

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                                          Nation, Oklahoma; Otoe–Missouria                        DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                            funerary objects include 3 stone
                                          Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee                                                                            abraders; 2 adze blades; 5 unmodified
                                          Nation of Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Nation                    National Park Service                                 antler fragments; 9 antler tools and
                                          of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac                                                                       modified fragments; 7 awls (bone and
                                                                                                  Notice of Inventory Completion:                       antler); 3 basketry fragments; 6 lots of
                                          & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox
                                                                                                  Central Washington University,                        beads (seed, shell, copper); 3 stone
                                          Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; and
                                                                                                  Department of Anthropology,                           blades; 11 lots of bone (bird, fish, and
                                          Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort
                                                                                                  Ellensburg, WA, and Thomas Burke                      mammal); 2 lots of sand, wood, and
                                          Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.                     Memorial Washington State Museum,                     dentalium shells; 10 bone points; 17
                                             Representatives of any other Indian                  University of Washington, Seattle, WA                 bone tools; 2 lots of charcoal; 36
                                          tribe that believes itself to be culturally                                                                   chipped stone tools; 1 clay fragment; 2
                                          affiliated with the human remains                       AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.
                                                                                                                                                        silver coins; 4 bone combs; 9 composite
                                          should contact Dr. Duane H. King,                       ACTION:   Notice.                                     toggling harpoon point fragments; 1
                                          Executive Director, or LaLena Lewark,                      Notice is here given in accordance                 copper pendant; 5 lots of copper ore
                                          Senior NAGPRA Coordinator,                              with the Native American Graves                       fragments; 6 lots of fiber cordage; 15 lots
                                          Southwest Museum of the American                        Protection and Repatriation Act                       of dentalium shell (modified and
                                          Indian, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles,                  (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the                      unmodified); 1 stone discoid; 1 petrified
                                          CA 90065, telephone (323) 221–2164,                     completion of an inventory of human                   wood drill; 2 copper earrings; 27 stone
                                          extension 241, before October 15, 2007.                 remains and associated funerary objects               flakes; 7 bone gaming pieces; 1 ground
                                          Repatriation of the human remains to                    in the control of the Central Washington              stone tool; 13 fragments of copper
                                          the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska;                  University, Department of                             headdress; 1 lot of dentalium shell
                                          Otoe–Missouria Tribe of Indians,                        Anthropology, Ellensburg, WA, and                     headdress attached to twine; 7
                                          Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma;                    Thomas Burke Memorial Washington                      fragments of copper ornaments; 1 iron
                                          Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas                  State Museum (Burke Museum),                          tool; 5 stone knives; 9 fragments of
                                          and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation,                         University of Washington, Seattle, WA.                leather (2 that have copper attached); 1
                                                                                                                                                        lot of fiber mat fragments; 1 lot of soil
                                          Oklahoma; and Sac & Fox Tribe of the                    The human remains and associated
                                                                                                                                                        matrix; 4 mauls; 5 mica flakes; 35
                                          Mississippi in Iowa may proceed after                   funerary objects were removed from
                                                                                                                                                        modified bone fragments; 1 modified
                                          that date if no additional claimants                    Grant and Kittitas Counties, WA.
                                                                                                                                                        shell; 1 bone needle; 9 stone netweights;
                                          come forward.                                              This notice is published as part of the
                                                                                                                                                        12 lots of red ochre; 2 lots of organic
                                                                                                  National Park Service’s administrative
                                             The Southwest Museum of the                                                                                materials; 5 abalone shell ornament
                                                                                                  responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25
                                          American Indian, Autry National Center                                                                        fragments; 57 shell pendants and
                                                                                                  U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations
                                          is responsible for notifying the                                                                              fragments; 1 bone pendant; 25 copper
                                                                                                  in this notice are the sole responsibility
                                          Absentee–Shawnee Tribe of Indians of                                                                          pendants and fragments; 11 stone pipes;
                                                                                                  of the museum, institution, or Federal
                                          Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation,                                                                                   71 stone points; 58 stone scrapers; 11
                                                                                                  agency that has control of the Native                 lots of shell; 14 lots of shell beads; 1
                                          Oklahoma; Choctaw Nation of                             American human remains and
                                          Oklahoma; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of                                                                            fragment of slag; 2 steatite fragments; 2
                                                                                                  associated funerary objects. The                      unmodified stones; 4 string fragments; 1
                                          Oklahoma; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and                      National Park Service is not responsible
                                          Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena                                                                        bone toggle; 8 teeth (non–1human); 84
                                                                                                  for the determinations in this notice.                utilized flakes; 2 antler wedges; 1 bone
                                          Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana;                        A detailed assessment of the human                 whistle; 9 lots of wood fragments (some
                                          Kaw Nation, Oklahoma; Mississippi                       remains was made by the Burke                         burned); 1 wood fragment; 1 seed; 2
                                          Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi;                   Museum and Central Washington                         wire fragments; 3 glass fragments; 1 lot
                                          Osage Tribe, Oklahoma; Otoe–Missouria                   University professional staff in                      of copper, wood, and organic material;
                                          Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee                      consultation with representatives of the              1 lot of copper and cordage; 1 lot of
                                          Nation of Oklahoma; Quapaw Tribe of                     Confederated Tribes and Bands of the                  cordage; 1 lot of organic material and
                                          Indians, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Nation of                  Yakama Nation, Washington;                            seeds; and 2 bone fragments (modified).
                                          Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac &                  Confederated Tribes of the Colville                      ‘‘Hall Site #7’’ appears to have been
                                          Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe                   Reservation, Washington; Confederated                 a large and important site largely
                                          of the Mississippi in Iowa; Shawnee                     Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation,                   destroyed by local collectors before any
                                          Tribe, Oklahoma; and Three Affiliated                   Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the                    systematic recovery was attempted. Dr.
                                          Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation,                Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon;                   F.S. Hall with Earl O. Roberts and M.
                                          North Dakota that this notice has been                  Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; and Wanapum                 Mohr of the University of Washington
                                          published.                                              Band, a non–federally recognized Indian               conducted partially controlled
                                                                                                  group.                                                excavations in 1920 and 1921 at Pot
                                            Dated: August 28, 2007                                   In 1920, human remains representing                Holes and a number of other nearby
                                          Sherry Hutt,                                            a minimum of 35 individuals were                      sites.
                                          Manager, National NAGPRA Program.                       removed from the Pot Holes site or Hall                  In 1920–1921, human remains
                                          [FR Doc. E7–18103 Filed 9–12–07; 8:45 am]               Site #7 (later assigned 45–GR–131)                    representing a minimum of three
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                                                                                                  located on the east bank of the Columbia              individuals were removed from an area
                                                                                                  River, south of Trinidad, Grant County,               near Vantage Ferry in Kittitas County,
                                                                                                  WA, by Dr. F.S. Hall of the Washington                WA, by F.S. Hall of the Washington
                                                                                                  State Museum. The human remains                       State Museum. The human remains
                                                                                                  were accessioned by the museum in                     were accessioned in 1920 (Burke Accn.
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                                                                                                  later that same year. In 1974, the Burke              #1860). No known individuals were
                                                                                                  Museum legally transferred portions of                identified. No associated funerary
                                                                                                  the human remains to Central                          objects are present.
                                                                                                  Washington University. No known                          In 1953–1954, human remains
                                                                                                  individuals were identified. The 685                  representing a minimum of four


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                                          individuals were removed from site 45–                  3001 (2), there is a relationship of                  DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                                          KT–20, Kittitas County, WA, as part of                  shared group identity that can be
                                          a University of Washington Field                        reasonably traced between the Native                  National Park Service
                                          Expedition led by Dr. Earl Swanson, Jr.                 American human remains and
                                          The human remains were transferred                                                                            Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural
                                                                                                  associated funerary objects and the
                                          from the University of Washington                                                                             Items: Thomas Burke Memorial
                                                                                                  Confederated Tribes and Bands of the
                                          Department of Anthropology and                                                                                Washington State Museum, University
                                                                                                  Yakama Nation, Washington;
                                          accessioned by the Burke Museum in                                                                            of Washington, Seattle, WA
                                                                                                  Confederated Tribes of the Colville
                                          1966 (Burke Accn. #1966–95). No                         Reservation, Washington; Confederated                 AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.
                                          known individuals were identified. The                  Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation,                   ACTION:   Notice.
                                          42 funerary objects are 1 lot of plant                  Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the
                                          fiber; 7 lots of beads (shell and bone, 4               Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon;                      Notice is here given in accordance
                                          lots include cordage fragments); 9 lots of                                                                    with the Native American Graves
                                                                                                  and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho.
                                          bone (mammal, rodent, fish); 1 chipped                                                                        Protection and Repatriation Act
                                                                                                  Furthermore, officials of the Burke
                                          stone tool; 5 lots of cordage; 9 flakes; 1                                                                    (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent
                                          shell pendant; 2 lots of fiber mat                      Museum and Central Washington                         to repatriate cultural items in the
                                          fragments; 1 scatological specimen; 1                   University have determined that there is              control the Thomas Burke Memorial
                                          shell fragment; 2 points; 1 wood                        a cultural relationship between the                   Washington State Museum (Burke
                                          fragment; and 2 unmodified stones.                      human remains and associated funerary                 Museum), University of Washington,
                                             Early and late published ethnographic                objects and the Wanapum Band, a non–                  Seattle, WA, that meet the definition of
                                          documentation indicates that the sites                  federally recognized Indian group.                    ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ under
                                          described above are the aboriginal                         Representatives of any other Indian                25 U.S.C. 3001.
                                          territory of the Moses–Columbia or                      tribe that believes itself to be culturally              This notice is published as part of the
                                          Sinkiuse, and Yakima (Daugherty 1973,                   affiliated with the human remains and                 National Park Service’s administrative
                                          Miller 1998, Mooney 1896, Ray 1936,                     associated funerary objects should                    responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25
                                          Spier 1936). Descendents of the Moses–                  contact Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum,                 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations
                                          Columbia, Sinkiuse, and Yakima are                      University of Washington, Box 353010,                 in this notice are the sole responsibility
                                          members of the Confederated Tribes of                   Seattle, WA 98195–3010, telephone                     of the museum, institution, or Federal
                                          the Colville Reservation, Washington                    (206) 685–2282 or Lourdes Henebry-                    agency that has control of the cultural
                                          and Confederated Tribes and Bands of                                                                          items. The National Park Service is not
                                                                                                  DeLeon, NAGPRA Program Director,
                                          the Yakama Nation, Washington.                                                                                responsible for the determinations in
                                                                                                  Department of Anthropology, Central
                                          Furthermore, information provided by                                                                          this notice.
                                          the two tribes during consultation                      Washington University, Ellensburg, WA                    In 1920–1921, unassociated funerary
                                          indicates that the aboriginal ancestors                 98926–7544, telephone (509) 963–2671,                 objects were removed from two graves at
                                          occupying this area were highly mobile                  before October 15, 2007. Repatriation of              ‘‘Hall Site #8’’in the vicinity of 45–GR–
                                          and traveled the landscape for gathering                the human remains and associated                      134, Grant County, WA, during a
                                          resources as well as trade, and are part                funerary objects to the Confederated                  museum expedition by F. S. Hall, Earl
                                          of the more broadly defined Plateau                     Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation,                O. Roberts, and M. Mohr. The cultural
                                          communities. Descendents of these                       Washington; Confederated Tribes of the                items were accessioned by the museum
                                          Plateau communities are now widely                      Colville Reservation, Washington;                     in 1920 (Burke Accn. #1860). The 31
                                          dispersed and enrolled in the                           Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla                   unassociated funerary objects are 1 lot
                                          Confederated Tribes and Bands of the                    Reservation, Oregon; Confederated                     of beads (possibly made of juniper
                                          Yakama Nation, Washington;                              Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation                berries), 4 metal fragments, 22 bone
                                          Confederated Tribes of the Colville                     of Oregon; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho               tools, 2 bird bones, 1 lot of shell beads,
                                          Reservation, Washington; Confederated                   for themselves and on behalf of the                   and 1 lot of olivella shell beads.
                                          Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation,                     Wanapum Band, a non–federally                            In 1920 and 1921, unassociated
                                          Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the                      recognized Indian group, may proceed                  funerary objects were removed from an
                                          Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon;                     after that date if no additional claimants            unknown location in Grant County, WA,
                                          Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; and Wanapum                   come forward.                                         during a museum expedition by F. S.
                                          Band, a non–federally recognized Indian                                                                       Hall, Earl O. Roberts, and M. Mohr. The
                                                                                                     Central Washington University is                   cultural items were accessioned by the
                                          group.
                                             Officials of the Burke Museum and                    responsible for notifying the                         museum in 1920 (Burke Accn. #1860).
                                          Central Washington University have                      Confederated Tribes and Bands of the                  The 28 unassociated funerary objects are
                                          determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.                  Yakama Nation, Washington;                            1 lot of metal fragments, 2 dentalium
                                          3001 (9–10), the human remains                          Confederated Tribes of the Colville                   shells, 11 dentalium shell beads (some
                                          described above represent the physical                  Reservation, Washington; Confederated                 strung on fiber), 3 dentalium shell
                                          remains of 42 individuals of Native                     Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation,                   fragments, 2 lots of red ochre, 8 small
                                          American ancestry. Officials of the                     Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the                    rocks, and 1 seed.
                                          Burke Museum and Central Washington                     Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon;                      The burial pattern and unassociated
                                          University also have determined that,                   Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; and Wanapum                 funerary objects are consistent with
                                          pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the                  Band, a non–federally recognized Indian               Native American plateau customs.
                                          727 objects described above are                         group that this notice has been                       Museum documentation indicates that
                                          reasonably believed to have been placed                 published.                                            the cultural items were found in
                                          with or near individual human remains                                                                         connection with human remains. The
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                                                                                                    Dated: August 28, 2007
                                          at the time of death or later as part of                                                                      cultural items are consistent with
                                                                                                  Sherry Hutt,
                                          the death rite or ceremony. Lastly,                                                                           cultural items typically found in context
                                          officials of the Burke Museum and                       Manager, National NAGPRA Program.                     with burials in eastern Washington.
                                          Central Washington University have                      [FR Doc. E7–18091 Filed 9–12–07; 8:45 am]                Early and late published ethnographic
                                          determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.                  BILLING CODE 4312–50–S                                documentation indicates that the sites


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