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Federal Defendants' September 2000 DNA Analysis Progress Report

Declaration of Francis P. McManamon, Ph.D.

Lois J. Schiffer
Assistant Attorney General

Aimee S. Bevan
US Department of Justice
Environment & Natural Resources Div.
General Litigation Section
P. O. Box 663
Washington, D.C.

Kristine Olson
United States Attorney
Timothy Simmons
Assistant United States Attorney
District of Oregon
1000 SW 3rd Ave., Ste 600
Portland, Oregon 97204-2902
(503) 727-1156
(503) 727-1117


ROBSON BONNICHES, et al., Plaintiffs


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, et al., Defendants

Declaration of Francis P. McManamon, Ph.D.

I, Francis P. McManamon declare as follows:

1. I am Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service and the Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the U. S. Department of the Interior. My duties and responsibilities in this capacity are as set forth in my declaration filed with this court on April 1, 2000. This declaration is being submitted in support of the Federal Defendants' filing regarding the fourth monthly progress report on the completion of DNA analysis for the Kennewick human remains.

2. DNA testing and analysis of bone samples taken from the Kennewick human remains is continuing at the University of California-Davis, University of Michigan, and Yale University DNA laboratories. To date, none of the laboratories has successfully reported the extraction and amplification of DNA from these bones samples. All three of the laboratories will continue their efforts to extract and amplify DNA using a variety of protocols. I anticipate that by September 1, 2000, the laboratories will either have completed the DNA analysis or have determined that testing is not viable.

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed this 1st day of August, 2000.
(signed) Francis P. McManamon, Ph.D.

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