Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects from Minnesota in the Control of the St Paul District U S Army Corps of Engineers St Paul MN by NPS

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									19510                    Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 75 / Monday, April 20, 1998 / Notices

survey in section 33, Township 20           DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                    DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
South, Range 54 East, of the Mount
Diablo Meridian, in the State of Nevada,    National Park Service                         National Park Service
under Group No. 771, was accepted
January 21, 1998.                           National Capital Area Parks East              Notice of Inventory Completion for
                                                                                          Native American Human Remains and
   This survey was executed to meet         Mary McLeod Bethune Council House             Associated Funerary Objects from
certain administrative needs of the         National Historic Site Advisory               Minnesota in the Control of the St. Paul
Bureau of Land Management.                  Commission; Public Meeting                    District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
   2. The Plat of Survey of the following                                                 St. Paul, MN
described lands was officially filed at        Notice is hereby given in accordance
the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada       with the Federal Advisory Committee           AGENCY:   National Park Service
on January 30, 1998:                        Act, that a meeting of the Federal            ACTION:   Notice
   The plat, representing the dependent     Advisory Commission for the Mary
resurvey of a portion of the west                                                            Notice is hereby given in accordance
                                            McLeod Bethune Council House
boundary and a portion of the                                                             with provisions of the Native American
                                            National Historic Site will be held on
subdivisional lines, and the subdivision                                                  Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
                                            April 30, 1998, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,        (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9, of the
of section 20, and a metes-and-bounds       at the Newberry Library, located at 6
survey in sections 19 and 20, Township                                                    completion of an inventory of human
                                            West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610.        remains and associated funerary objects
23 South, Range 62 East, of the Mount
Diablo Meridian, in the State of Nevada,       The Commission was authorized on           in the control of the St. Paul District,
under Group No. 770, was accepted           December 11, 1991, by Pub. L. 102–211,        U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul,
January 28, 1998.                           for the purpose of advising the Secretary     MN.
                                            of the Interior in the development of a          A detailed assessment of the human
   This survey was executed to meet                                                       remains was made by U.S. Army Corps
certain administrative needs of the         General Management Plan for the Mary
                                            McLeod Bethune Council House                  of Engineers and Hamline University
Bureau of Land Management.                                                                Osteology Laboratory professional staff
                                            National Historic Site.
   3. The Plat of Survey of the following                                                 in consultation with representatives of
described lands was officially filed at        The members of the Commission are
                                                                                          the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of
the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada       as follows: Dr. Dorothy I. Height; Ms.        the Lake Traverse Reservation, the
on March 5, 1998:                           Barbara Van Blake; Ms. Brenda Girton-         Upper Sioux Indian Community of the
   The plat, in four (4) sheets,            Mitchell; Dr. Savanna C. Jones; Dr.           Upper Sioux Reservation, the Crow
representing the dependent resurvey of      Bettye J. Gardner; Dr. Bettye Collier-        Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek
a portion of the west boundary (Reese       Thomas; Mr. Eugene Morris; Dr. Rosalyn        Reservation, Lower Sioux Mdewakanton
River Guide Meridian) of Township 12        Terborg-Penn; Mrs. Bertha S. Waters; Dr.      Community, Shakopee Mdewakanton
North, Range 43 East; and the               Frederick Stielow; Dr. Sheila Flemming;       Sioux community, Prairie Island
dependent resurvey of portions of the       Dr. Ramona Edelin; Mrs. Romaine B.            Community, Flandreau Santee Sioux
south and north boundaries and              Thomas; Ms. Brandi L. Creighton; and          Tribe, and Santee Sioux Tribe of the
subdivisional lines, and the                Dr. Janette Hoston Harris.                    Santee Reservation of Nebraska.
independent resurvey of portions of the        The purpose of this meeting will be to        In 1969, human remains representing
north boundary and subdivisional lines,     continue planning and developing a            a minimum of 35 individuals were
and the metes-and-bounds survey of          general management plan for the Mary          recovered from the Gull Lake dam site
Tracts 37 and 38, and the subdivision of    McLeod Bethune Council House                  (12 CA37) near Brainerd, MN during
certain sections, Township 12 North,                                                      legally authorized archeological
                                            National Historic Site. This meeting will
Range 42 East, of the Mount Diablo                                                        excavations by the University of
                                            be open to the public. Any person may
Meridian, in the State of Nevada, under                                                   Minnesota and the Minnesota Historical
Group No. 764, was accepted March 3,        file with the Commission a written
                                                                                          Society prior to improvements at the
1998.                                       statement concerning the matters to be
                                                                                          Gull Lake dam. No known individuals
                                            discussed. Persons who wish further           were identified. The 1,060 associated
   This survey was executed to meet
                                            information concerning this meeting or        funerary objects include ceramic
certain administrative needs of the
                                            wish to file a written statement or testify   vessels, ceramic sherds, pieces of lithic
Bureau of Land Management, U.S.
Forest Service and the Bureau of Indian     at the meeting may contact the Federal        debris, stone tools and tool fragments,
Affairs.                                    Liaison Officer for the Commission, at        two wood charcoal samples, and
                                            (202) 673–2402. Minutes of this meeting       fragments of canine, beaver, bear, avian,
   4. The above-listed surveys are now
                                            will be available for public inspection 4     and moose bone.
the basic records for describing the
lands for all authorized purposes. These    weeks after the meeting at the Mary              Based on continuities of material
surveys have been placed in the open        McLeod Bethune Council House                  culture in ceramic styles and
files in the BLM Nevada State Office        National Historic Site, located at 1318       construction, archeological evidence
and are available to the public as a        Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington,             indicates long-term occupation of this
matter of information. Copies of the        D.C. 20005.                                   area by the same cultural group, from
surveys and related field notes may be        Dated: April 13, 1998.
                                                                                          the archeologically-defined Brainerd to
furnished to the public upon payment of                                                   Kathio-Clam River-Blackduck to
                                            John Hale,
the appropriate fees.                                                                     Psinomani. The Psinomani, present
                                            Acting Superintendent, National Capital       during the Late Woodland and early
  Dated: March 31, 1998.                    Parks East.                                   Contact periods, are generally regarded
Robert H. Thompson,                         [FR Doc. 98–10073 Filed 4–17–98; 8:45 am]     as the ancestors of the Dakota. Historic
Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Nevada.    BILLING CODE 4310–70–M                        documents indicate that Eastern Dakota
[FR Doc. 98–10269 Filed 4–17–98; 8:45 am]                                                 bands (Mdewakanton, Wahpekute,
BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P                                                                    Sisseton, and Wahpeton), and related
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groups (Teton, Yankton, and                   remains and associated funerary objects        Based on the cemetary location and
Yanktonai), occupied the headwaters           to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of     use, these human remains have been
area of the Mississippi into the contact      the Lake Traverse Reservation, the          identified as Native American. Based on
period. Archeological evidence, Dakota        Upper Sioux Indian Community of the         the associated funerary object, these
oral tradition, and the continuities of       Upper Sioux Reservation, the Crow           human remains are also estimated to
material culture, together with the well-     Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek         date from the late nineteenth century.
established and historically documented       Reservation, Lower Sioux Mdewakanton        This cemetery is known to have been
presence of these Eastern Dakota bands,       Community, Shakopee Mdewakanton             exclusively used by the Spirit Lake
particularly the Mdewakanton and              Sioux community, Prairie Island             Sioux Tribe during this time.
Wahpeton, in the Gull Lake area during        Community, Flandreau Santee Sioux              In 1946, human remains representing
the early contact period indicates the        Tribe, and Santee Sioux Tribe of the        four individuals were recovered from
Eastern Dakota are affiliated with the        Santee Reservation of Nebraska may          the Saienga Mound, Chippewa County,
burials in this particular mound group.       begin after that date if no additional      MN during excavations conducted by
   Based on the above mentioned               claimants come forward.                     L.A. Wilford of the University of
information, officials of the U.S. Army       Dated: April 14, 1998.                      Minnesota. No known individuals were
Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District         Francis P. McManamon,
                                                                                          identified. The eight associated funerary
have determined that, pursuant to 43                                                      objects include a catlinite elbow pipe,
                                              Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains                                                        iron nails, gunflints, a striking steel, a
listed above represent the physical           Manager, Archeology and Ethnography         coiled spring, a ring, a broken knife, and
                                              Program.
remains of a minimum of 35 individuals                                                    a ‘‘washer’’ ornament.
of Native American ancestry. Officials of     [FR Doc. 98–10355 Filed 4–17–98; 8:45 am]      Based on the associated funerary
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St.         BILLING CODE 4310–70–F                      objects, these individuals have been
Paul District have also determined that,                                                  identified as Native American. These
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 1,060                                                 burial are from the post contact period,
objects listed above are reasonably           DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR                  and represent intrusive burials into a
believed to have been placed with or                                                      precontact mound. Based on the trade
                                              National Park Service
near individual human remains at the                                                      goods present and manner of interment,
time of death or later as part of the death   Notice of Inventory Completion for          these individuals have been identified
rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the    Native American Human Remains and           as Sisseton-Wahpeton.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul        Associated Funerary Objects in the             In 1963, human remains representing
District have determined that, pursuant       Possession of the Minnesota Indian          one individual were recovered from the
to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a                                                            Kemnitz site, Renville County, MN
                                              Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN
relationship of shared group identity                                                     during excavations conducted by
which can be reasonably traced between        AGENCY:   National Park Service             Anderson and Norquist of the
these Native American human remains           ACTION:   Notice                            University of Minnesota. No known
and associated funerary objects and the                                                   individual was identified. The ten
Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the             Notice is hereby given in accordance     associated funerary objects include
Lake Traverse Reservation, the Upper          with provisions of the Native American      metal earrings, a coffin nail, a bone
Sioux Indian Community of the Upper           Graves Protection and Repatriation Act      comb, glass beads, human hair, a
Sioux Reservation, the Crow Creek             (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9, of the               feather, iron scissors, fabric, fabric with
Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek                 completion of an inventory of human         feathers, and coffin wood fragments.
Reservation, Lower Sioux Mdewakanton          remains and associated funerary objects        Based on the associated funerary
Community, Shakopee Mdewakanton               in the possession of the Minnesota          objects, these individuals have been
Sioux community, Prairie Island               Indain Affairs Council, Bemidji, MN.        identified as Native American. The
Community, Flandreau Santee Sioux                A detailed assessment of the human       location, age of the associated funerary
Tribe, and Santee Sioux Tribe of the          remains was made by Hamline                 objects, and manner of interment of
Santee Reservation of Nebraska.               University professional staff in            these individuals indicate affiliation
   This notice has been sent to officials     consultation with representatives of the    with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux
of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of       Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South       Tribe.
the Lake Traverse Reservation, the            Dakota, Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska,        In 1940, human remains representing
Upper Sioux Indian Community of the           Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of            six individuals were recovered from the
Upper Sioux Reservation, the Crow             South Dakota, Lower Sioux Indian            Huber Mound site, Scott County, MN
Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek           Community of Minnesota, Spirit Lake         during excavations conducted by L.A.
Reservation, Lower Sioux Mdewakanton          Sioux Tribe of North Dakota, Prairie        Wilford of the University of Minnesota.
Community, Shakopee Mdewakanton               Island Mdewakanton Sioux Community          No known individuals were identified.
Sioux community, Prairie Island               of Minnesota, Yankton Sioux Tribe of        The one associated funerary object is a
Community, Flandreau Santee Sioux             South Dakota, Shakopee Dakota               scraper.
Tribe, and Santee Sioux Tribe of the          Community of Minnesota, and the                Based on material culture, the Huber
Santee Reservation of Nebraska.               Upper Sioux Indian Community of the         Mound site has been identified at a Late
Representatives of any other Indian tribe     Upper Sioux Reservation.                    Woodland—Kathio phase (900-1300
that believes itself to be culturally            In 1938, human remains representing      A.D.) occupation. Based on continuities
affiliated with these human remains and       one individual were removed from a          of material culture in ceramic styles and
associated funerary objects should            Spirit Lake Sioux cemetery overlooking      construction, archeological evidence
contact Ms. Sissel Johannessen,               the river near Tokio, ND by unknown         indicates long-term occupation of this
Environmental Resources Section, St.          person(s) and ‘‘dropped off’’ at the        area by the same cultural group, from
Paul District, Corps of Engineers, 190-       University of Minnesota. No known           the archeologically-defined Brainerd to
5th Street East, St. Paul, MN 55101;          individual was identified. The one          Kathio-Clam River-Blackduck to
telephone: (612) 290–5263 before May          associated funerary object is a celluloid   Psinomani. The Psinomani, present
20, 1998. Repatriation of the human           pin.                                        during the Late Woodland and early

								
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