Federal Register / Vol. 59 No. 180 / Monday, September 19, 1994 /
          Notices                                        Page 47942 & 47943

          Notice of Inventory Completion  for Native American Human Remains
          and Associated  Funerary Objects in  the Possession of  the South
          Dakota State Archaeological Research Center.

          AGENCY:   National Park Service

          ACTION:   Notice.
          _________________________________________________________________

          Notice  is  hereby given  in  accordance with  provisions  of the
          Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C.
          3003(d), of the completion  of an inventory of human  remains and
          associated funerary objects in the possession of the South Dakota
          State Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City South Dakota.

          The detailed inventory  and assessment of  the human remains  and
          associated  funerary   objects  has   been  made  by   the  State
          Archaeological   Research   Center   (SARC)   curatorial   staff,
          contracted  specialists in physical anthropology and archaeology,
          and  representatives of  the  Cheyenne River  Sioux Tribe,  Lower
          Brule Sioux  Tribe,  Crow Creek  Sioux Tribe,  and Standing  Rock
          Sioux Tribe.

          The remains of an adult  and a child were recovered in  1953 from
          the  Cottonwood Site  (39HU43), in  Hughes County,  South Dakota.
          Excavation data  suggests the site  was occupied by  Dakota Sioux
          between  A.D. 1867-1900.  The Cottonwood Site is located adjacent
          to  the  Lower  Brule Sioux  Reservation.    Based  on the  above
          mentioned  information,  officials of  the  SARC  have determined
          that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there  is a relationship of
          shared  group identity  which  can be  reasonably traced  between
          these human remains and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe.
          The  remains  of two  individuals  were  recovered in  1961  from
          Sitting Crow Mounds  (39BF225), a Woodland  and Historic site  in
          Buffalo County, South Dakota.  Objects associated with  the adult
          female  and child  -- including  rings,  fragments of  fabric and
          metal, shoes,  buttons,  a  toy revolver,  and  the  remnants  of
          coffins -- help date the two burials to the Historic Period (post
          1750).   Craniometric measurements  are consistent with  those of
          Sioux populations.   Sitting Crow Mounds are  located adjacent to
          the Crow Creek (Sioux) Reservation.  Based on the above mentioned
          information, officials of the SARC have determined that, pursuant
          to  25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),  there is a  relationship of shared group
          identity  which  can be  reasonably  traced  between these  human
          remains and the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe.

          The remains  of two individuals were  recovered between 1966-1968
          at Fort Manuel (39CO5), in Corson County, South Dakota.  The site
          is  multicomponent,  representing  Extended Coalescent,  historic
          trading  post, and historic Sioux occupations.  The remains of an
          adult male  appear to have  been buried  in a pit  in the  cellar
          following  the  1813  abandonment of  the  fort.   The  weathered
          condition of  these remains is  indicative of  a scaffold  burial
          with  secondary interment,  a  practice common  among the  Sioux.
          Osteological information  indicates the child is  associated with
          the  Extended Coalescent component of  the  site.   However, wood
          fragments associated with these remains may represent remnants of
          a historic period coffin.  Fort Manuel is located adjacent to the
          Standing Rock  Sioux Reservation.   Based on the  above mentioned
          information, officials of the SARC have determined that, pursuant
          to 25 U.S.C. 3001  (2), there is a  relationship of shared  group
          identity  which  can be  reasonably  traced  between these  human
          remains and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.          The remains of  one individual  were recovered in  1979 from  the
          Three Horse Site  (39DW35) in  Dewey County, South  Dakota.   The
          site  is multicomponent, representing Archaic and historic period
          occupations.  The remains of the adult male were recovered from a
          disturbed  area  along a  cutbank.    Evaluation of  the  cranial
          morphology  by  K.  Richard  McWilliams suggests  an  Archaic  or
          earlier  temporal association  for the  human remains.   Physical
          anthropologists  from the  University  of Tennessee  suggest  the
          human remains are from  a Sioux population.  The Three Horse Site
          is located within  the exterior  boundary of  the Cheyenne  River
          (Sioux) Reservation.   Based on the  above mentioned information,
          officials of the SARC have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C.
          3001  (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity which
          can  be reasonably  traced between  these human  remains and  the
          Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

          On May 20, 1994, the above mentioned human remains and associated
          funerary  objects were  repatriated  to Mr.  Sebastian LeBeau  on
          behalf  of the Lower Brule  Sioux Tribe, Crow  Creek Sioux Tribe,
          Standing  Rock  Sioux  Tribe,  and Cheyenne  River  Sioux  Tribe.
          Questions  or concerns related  to the repatriation  of the human
          remains and associated funerary objects listed in this notice can
          be directed  to Sebastian (Bronco) LeBeau,  Cultural Preservation
          Officer, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe,  P.O. Box 590, Eagle  Butte,
          South Dakota 57625,  (605) 964-4155; Michael Jandreau,  Chairman,
          Lower  Brule Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 187, Lower Brule, South Dakota
          57548, (605)473-5561; Duane Big Eagle, Chairman, Crow Creek Sioux
          Tribe, P.O. Box 658 Fort Thompson, South Dakota 57339, (605) 245-
          2221; or Charles W. Murphy, Chairman, Standing Rock  Sioux Tribe,
          Ft Yates, North Dakota 58538, (701) 854-7231.

          Dated: September 6, 1994


          Francis P. McManamon
          Departmental Consulting Archeologist
          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
          [FR Doc. 23068 Filed 9-16-94; 8:45 am]
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