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15724 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

62 / Monday, April 2, 2007 / Notices

introduced; as such, the cultural items DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Confederated Tribes of the Colville
are objects of cultural patrimony. Reservation, Washington.
According to Western Apache National Park Service Officials of the Burke Museum have
traditional cultural authorities, the 56 determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.
Notice of Inventory Completion: 3001 (9–10), the human remains
cultural items are made and handled Thomas Burke Memorial Washington
according to instructions received from described above represent the physical
State Museum, University of remains of one individual of Native
the Creator. The Creator is the only One Washington, Seattle, WA
who has the right to possess the cultural American ancestry. Officials of the
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. Burke Museum also have determined
items after their use by humans. The
ACTION: Notice. that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),
cultural items must be put away
there is a relationship of shared group
properly to return them to the Creator;
Notice is here given in accordance identity that can be reasonably traced
as such, the cultural items are sacred
with the Native American Graves between the Native American human
objects. The Western Apache are remains and the Confederated Tribes of
Protection and Repatriation Act
represented today by the federally the Colville Reservation, Washington.
(NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the
recognized San Carlos Apache Tribe of
completion of an inventory of human Representatives of any other Indian
the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona;
remains in the possession of the Thomas tribe that believes itself to be culturally
Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; White affiliated with the human remains
Burke Memorial Washington State
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort should contact Dr. Peter Lape, Burke
Museum (Burke Museum), University of
Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Washington, Seattle, WA. The human Museum, University of Washington, Box
Yavapai–Apache Nation of the Camp remains were removed from Chelan 353010, Seattle, WA 98195–3010,
Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona. County, WA. telephone (206) 685–2282, before May 2,
These four tribes are members of the This notice is published as part of the 2007. Repatriation of the human
Western Apache NAGPRA Working National Park Service’s administrative remains to the Confederated Tribes of
Group. responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 the Colville Reservation, Washington
Representatives of any other Indian U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations may proceed after that date if no
tribe that believes itself to be culturally in this notice are the sole responsibility additional claimants come forward.
affiliated with the objects of cultural of the museum, institution, or Federal The Burke Museum is responsible for
patrimony/sacred objects should contact agency that has control of the Native notifying the Confederated Tribes and
Dr. Duane H. King, Executive Director, American human remains. National Bands of the Yakama Nation,
or LaLena Lewark, Senior NAGPRA Park Service is not responsible for the Washington and Confederated Tribes of
Coordinator, Southwest Museum of the determinations in this notice. the Colville Reservation, Washington
American Indian, Autry National A detailed assessment of the human that this notice has been published.
Center, 234 Museum Drive, Los Angeles, remains was made by Burke Museum Dated: March 12, 2007
CA 90065, telephone (323) 221–2164 professional staff in consultation with Sherry Hutt,
extension 241, before May 2, 2007. representatives of the Confederated
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
Repatriation of the objects of cultural Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation,
Washington and Confederated Tribes of [FR Doc. E7–5978 Filed 3–30–07; 8:45 am]
patrimony/sacred objects to the San
the Colville Reservation, Washington. BILLING CODE 4312–50–S
Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos
Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Sometime before 1948, human
Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain remains representing a minimum of one
individual were removed from Stehekin DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache
Reservation, Arizona; and Yavapai– in Chelan County, WA, by Harold National Park Service
Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Wheeler. In 1948, the human remains
Indian Reservation, Arizona may were loaned to the Burke Museum by Notice of Inventory Completion:
proceed after that date if no additional Mr. Wheeler (Burke Accn. #3512). No University of Colorado Museum,
claimants come forward. known individual was identified. No Boulder, CO
associated funerary objects are present.
Southwest Museum is responsible for The human remains were previously AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
notifying the Apache Tribe of determined to not be Native American. ACTION: Notice.
Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of After further review based on
Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New osteological information, the Notice is here given in accordance
Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the preponderance of the evidence with the Native American Graves
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; identifies the human remains as Native Protection and Repatriation Act
San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San American. (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the
Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto According to early and late completion of an inventory of human
Apache Tribe of Arizona; White ethnographic documentation, the remains in the possession of the
Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Stehekin area was occupied by the University of Colorado Museum,
Apache Reservation, Arizona; and Chelan tribe and is their aboriginal land Boulder, CO. The human remains were
Yavapai–Apache Nation of the Camp (Miller 1998; Ray 1936; Ruby and removed from southeastern Colorado.
Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona that Brown 1986; and Spier 1936). This notice is published as part of the
this notice has been published. Information provided during National Park Service’s administrative
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Dated: March 14, 2007 consultation by representatives of the responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25
Confederated Tribes of the Colville U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations
Sherry Hutt,
Reservation, Washington confirms that in this notice are the sole responsibility
Manager, National NAGPRA Program. the Chelan tribe traditionally occupied of the museum, institution, or Federal
[FR Doc. E7–5977 Filed 3–30–07; 8:45 am] the Stehekin area. Descendants of the agency that has control of the Native
BILLING CODE 4312–50–S Chelan Tribe are members of the American human remains. The National

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