Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of Agate Fossil Beds National Monume - PDF by NPS

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									33350                       Federal Register / Vol. 65, No. 100 / Tuesday, May 23, 2000 / Notices

objects to the Aleut Corporation may                 Montana; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of                     gravel pit along the North Platte River
begin after that date if no additional               Oklahoma; Comanche Indian Tribe,                        near Gering Nebraska, the Greenwood
claimants come forward.                              Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of                     Ranch, and Luckenbill Place near
  Dated: May 8, 2000.                                Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the                 Bridgeport, Nebraska. The exact
Francis P. McManamon,
                                                     Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation,                    provenience of the other seven
                                                     New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of                       individuals and precise date of
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
                                                     Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of                     acquisition is not known.
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography
Program.                                             the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico;                     Through the application of physical
                                                     Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation                    anthropological examinations,
[FR Doc. 00–12848 Filed 5–22–00; 8:45 am]
                                                     of Utah (Washakie); Oglala Sioux Tribe                  conducted by Peer Moore-Jansen of
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                                                     of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South                    Wichita State University in March 1995,
                                                     Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska;                        and the presence of diagnostic
                                                     Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma;                        associated funerary objects, 18 of the
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                                                     Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort                     individuals describe above were
National Park Service                                Hall Reservation of Idaho; Spirit Lake                  identified as Native American. The
                                                     Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock                      physical anthropological examinations
Notice of Inventory Completion for                   Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota;                    also determined that one of the
Native American Human Remains and                    and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South                    individuals described above is likely
Associated Funerary Objects in the                   Dakota were also invited to consult, but                Native American. Oral history evidence,
Possession of Agate Fossil Beds                      did not participate to the extent of the                presented by representatives of the
National Monument, National Park                     other Indian tribes.                                    consulting tribes listed above, identified
Service, Harrison, NE and Scotts Bluff                  In 1968, human remains representing                  a cultural affiliation to all of the above
National Monument, National Park                     eight individuals were donated to Agate                 described human remains held by Agate
Service, Gering, NE                                  Fossil Beds National Monument by                        Fossil Beds National Monument and
                                                     Margaret Cook. No known individuals                     Scotts Bluff National Monument. This
AGENCY:   National Park Service.                     were identified. The 11 associated                      oral history evidence addressed the
ACTION:   Notice.                                    funerary objects consist of one soil                    issue of a ‘‘shared group identity’’ of
                                                     burial matrix containing numerous glass                 ancient peoples of the Nebraska
   Notice is hereby given in accordance              beads, six shell buttons and button                     panhandle region and their relationship
with provisions of the Native American               fragments, one brass bell, one collection               to modern tribal groups recognized by
Graves Protection and Repatriation Act               of cloth and leather fragments, one                     the Unites States Federal government.
(NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9, of the                        collection of plant seeds, and one deer                    Utilizing expert opinion, collection
completion of an inventory of human                  bone.                                                   records, geographical, physical
remains and associated funerary objects                 Collection records indicate that all                 anthropological, and oral tradition
in the possession of Agate Fossil Beds               eight sets of human remains were                        evidence, it has been determined that
National Monument, Harrison,                         recovered from the Nebraska panhandle                   the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River
Nebraska, and Scotts Bluff National                  region. One individual is documented                    Reservation, Assiniboine and Sioux
Monument, Gering, Nebraska.                          as coming from a highway gravel borrow                  Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian
   A detailed assessment of the human                pit north of Mitchell, Nebraska, in 1955.               Reservation, Cheyenne River Sioux
remains and associated funerary objects              The exact provenience of the other                      Tribe of the Cheyenne River
was made by National Park Service                    seven individuals is not known. It is                   Reservation, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of
professional staff in consultation with              assumed that all eight individuals were                 the Crow Creek Reservation, Crow Tribe
representatives of the Arapahoe Tribe of             excavated by or given to Margaret’s                     of Montana, Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming;                 husband Harold Cook, a paleontologist,                  the Lower Brule Reservation, Northern
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort             geologist, and archeologist who                         Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana;                    operated a museum in the Cook home.                     Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Ponca
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the                    The remains of two individuals are                      Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Ponca
Cheyenne River Reservation, South                    known to have been given to Cook                        Tribe of Nebraska, Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the                around 1921 by a local physician from                   of the Rosebud Indian Reservation,
Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota;                Harrison, Nebraska.                                     Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee
Crow Tribe of Montana; Lower Brule                      Between 1935 and 1945, human                         Reservation, Shoshone Tribe of the
Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule                       remains representing four individuals                   Wind River Reservation, Shoshone-
Reservation, South Dakota; Northern                  were donated to Scotts Bluff National                   Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley
Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern                       Monument by Edgar McKinley, F.J.                        Reservation, and the Three Affiliated
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana;                Strasbaugh, A.C.G. Kaempher, and R.E.                   Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation,
Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma;                  Sweet. Scotts Bluff National Monument                   as well as the Flandreau Santee Sioux
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Rosebud Sioux               possesses an additional set of human                    Tribe, Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine
Tribe of the Rosebud Indian                          remains representing seven individuals.                 Ridge Reservation and the Yankton
Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux              No known individuals were identified.                   Sioux Tribe are culturally affiliated with
Tribe of the Santee Reservation of                   The five associated funerary objects                    the human remains and associated
Nebraska; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind                 consist of two bone awl tips, one jasper                funerary objects described above.
River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-                rock flake, and two animal bones.                          Based on the above mentioned
Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley                        Collection records indicate that all                 information, officials of the National
Reservation, Nevada; and the Three                   eleven sets of human remains, now held                  Park Service have determined that,
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold               at Scotts Bluff National Monument,                      pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1), the
Reservation, North Dakota. Several other             were recovered from the Nebraska                        human remains listed above represent
tribes, including the Apache Tribe of                panhandle region. The four donated sets                 the physical remains of 19 individuals
Oklahoma; Blackfeet Tribe of the                     of human remains came from generally                    of Native American ancestry. Officials of
Blackfeet Indian Reservation of                      known localities: the McKinley farm, a                  the National Park Service have also


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determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR                 Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge                    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
10.2(d)(2), the 16 associated funerary              Reservation, South Dakota; Omaha Tribe
objects listed above are reasonably                 of Nebraska; Pawnee Indian Tribe of                     National Park Service
believed to have been placed with or                Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of
near individual human remains at the                Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska;                      Notice of Inventory Completion for
time of death or later as part of the death         Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud                      Native American Human Remains from
rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the          Indian Reservation, South Dakota;                       Hawaii in the Possession of the
National Park Service have determined               Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee                        National Museum of Health and
that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there            Reservation of Nebraska; Shoshone                       Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of
is a relationship of shared group                   Tribe of the Wind River Reservation,                    Pathology, Washington, DC
identity that can be reasonably traced              Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of                     AGENCY:   National Park Service.
between these Native American human                 the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho;                     ACTION:   Notice.
remains and associated funerary objects             Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck
and the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind                  Valley Reservation, Nevada; Spirit Lake                    Notice is hereby given in accordance
River Reservation, Wyoming;                         Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock                      with provisions of the Native American
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort            Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota;                    Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana;                   Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort                     (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9, of the
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the                   Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and                 completion of an inventory of human
Cheyenne River Reservation, South                   the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South                        remains from Hawaii in the possession
Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the               Dakota. Representatives of any other                    of the National Museum of Health and
Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota;               Indian tribe that believes itself to be                 Medicine [formerly the Army Medical
Crow Tribe of Montana; Flandreau                    culturally affiliated with these human                  Museum (AMM)], Armed Forces
Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota;                 remains and associated funerary objects,                Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC.
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower                should contact Superintendent Ruthann                      A detailed assessment of the human
Brule Reservation, South Dakota;                    Knudson, Agate Fossil Beds National                     remains was made by National Museum
Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the                      Monument, 301 River Road, Harrison                      of Health and Medicine professional
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation,               Nebraska 69347-2734; telephone: (308)                   staff in consultation with
Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine             668-2211, fax: (308) 668-2318,                          representatives of Hui Malama I Na
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Ponca              ruthann—knudson@nps.gov, before                         Kupuna O Hawai’i Nei, Kauai/Niihau
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca                 June 22, 2000. Repatriation of these                    Island Burial Council, Molokai Island
Tribe of Nebraska; Rosebud Sioux Tribe              human remains and cultural items to                     Burial Council, Hawai’i Island Burial
of the Rosebud Indian Reservation,                  the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River                    Council, and the Office of Hawaiian
South Dakota; Santee Sioux Tribe of the             Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and                   Affairs.
Santee Reservation of Nebraska;                     Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian                       Before 1876, human remains
Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River                    Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River                    representing one individual were
Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Paiute               Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River                       collected from an unknown site in
Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation,              Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek                   Hawaii by W.H. Jones for the
Nevada; and the Three Affiliated Tribes             Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek                           Smithsonian Institution. In 1876, these
of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North             Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe                   human remains were transferred to the
Dakota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of                  of Montana; Flandreau Santee Sioux                      AMM from the Smithsonian Institution.
South Dakota.                                       Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule                      No known individuals were identified.
   This notice has been sent to officials           Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule                          No associated funerary objects are
of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma;                    Reservation, South Dakota; Northern                     present.
Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River                    Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern                             Based on accession records, this
Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and               Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana;                   individual has been identified as Native
Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian                Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge                    Hawaiian.
Reservation, Montana; Blackfeet Tribe of            Reservation, South Dakota; Ponca Tribe                     At an unknown date, human remains
the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of                 of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of                  representing one individual were
Montana; Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of                 Nebraska; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the                    removed from an ‘‘old battlefield’’ on
Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe                Rosebud Indian Reservation, South                       Oahu by W.R. DeWitt, Assistant
of the Cheyenne River Reservation,                  Dakota; Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee                Surgeon, U.S. Army. In 1862, these
South Dakota; Comanche Indian Tribe,                Reservation of Nebraska; Shoshone                       human remains were sent to the AMM.
Oklahoma; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of                 Tribe of the Wind River Reservation,                    No known individual was identified. No
the Crow Creek Reservation, South                   Wyoming; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of                      associated funerary objects are present.
Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana;                      the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada;                       Based on accession records, this
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South               Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort                     individual has been identified as Native
Dakota; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of                   Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and                 Hawaiian.
Oklahoma; Jicarilla Apache Tribe of the             Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota                        Before 1869, human remains
Jicarilla Apache Indian Reservation,                may begin after the above date if no                    representing one individual were taken
New Mexico; Kiowa Indian Tribe of                   additional claimants come forward.                      from Kauai by person(s) unknown under
Oklahoma; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of                                                                        unknown circumstances. In 1869, these
                                                      Dated: April 3, 2000.
the Lower Brule Reservation, South                                                                          human remains were transferred to the
Dakota; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the               Francis P. McManamon,                                   AMM from the Smithsonian Institution.
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico;                  Departmental Consulting Archeologist,                   No known individual was identified. No
Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the                      Manager, Archeology and Ethnography                     associated funerary objects are present.
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation,               Program.                                                   Based on accession records, this
Montana; Northwestern Band of                       [FR Doc. 00–12852 Filed 5–22–00; 8:45 am]               individual has been identified as Native
Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie);                 BILLING CODE 4310–70–F                                  Hawaiian.


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