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Posted 09/01/2021
Ends 09/15/2021

Notice of Intended Disposition 1. Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.6 (c), of the intent to transfer custody of Native American human remains in the control of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by USFWS officials and the Washington State Physical Anthropologist in consultation with representatives of the Chinook Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. 2. 18 human teeth and 3 human bone fragments were removed from 45-CL-00001, Clark County, Washington. Either identified as deciduous (freely given) or later determined human during analysis of the collection generated by the Portland State University formal excavation of the site between June 1994 and July 1995. No known individuals or burials were identified. No specific chronological dates were determined. 3. Officials of USFWS have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 21 individuals of Native American ancestry. 4. Lastly, officials of the USFWS have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.6 (a): the human remains were removed from Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge lands from an archaeological site. For the purposes of repatriation, the non-federally recognized Chinook Nation, the federally Recognized Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and the federally recognized Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde have coordinated and are in agreement with the disposition. Representatives of any other Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization that wishes to claim ownership or control of the human remains should contact Juliette Fernandez, Refuge Manager, US Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 457, Ridgefield, WA 98642, telephone (360) 887-4106 x126, before Friday, October 15, 2021. Disposition of the human remains to the Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Sept. 1, 15 - 575830

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Posted 09/01/2021
Ends 09/15/2021

Notice of Intended Disposition 1. Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.6 (c), of the intent to transfer custody of Native American human remains in the control of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by USFWS officials and the Washington State Physical Anthropologist in consultation with representatives of the Chinook Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe. 2. 18 human teeth and 3 human bone fragments were removed from 45-CL-00001, Clark County, Washington. Either identified as deciduous (freely given) or later determined human during analysis of the collection generated by the Portland State University formal excavation of the site between June 1994 and July 1995. No known individuals or burials were identified. No specific chronological dates were determined. 3. Officials of USFWS have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 21 individuals of Native American ancestry. 4. Lastly, officials of the USFWS have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.6 (a): the human remains were removed from Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge lands from an archaeological site. For the purposes of repatriation, the non-federally recognized Chinook Nation, the federally Recognized Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and the federally recognized Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde have coordinated and are in agreement with the disposition. Representatives of any other Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization that wishes to claim ownership or control of the human remains should contact Juliette Fernandez, Refuge Manager, US Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 457, Ridgefield, WA 98642, telephone (360) 887-4106 x126, before Friday, October 15, 2021. Disposition of the human remains to the Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Sept. 1, 15 - 575830