[Federal Register: August 13, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 156)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects From Lemhi County, ID, in the Control
of the Idaho State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID

Editorial Note: FR document 97-20323 was originally published on page
41414 in the issue of Friday, August 1, 1997. It was inadvertently
published with incorrect text. The correct text appears below.
AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in the control of the Idaho State Office,
Bureau of Land Management, Boise, ID.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Bureau of
Land Management professional staff in consultation with representatives
of Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Shoshone-
Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation, and the Northwestern Band
of Shoshoni Indians of Utah.
    In 1965, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
from site 10LH 66, Lemhi County, ID during legally authorized
excavations by the Idaho State University Museum. No known individuals
were identified. The 31 associated funerary objects include glass
beads, leather, harness fragments, metal buttons, a metal bracelet,
textile fragments, and metal ornament fragments.
    The presence and types of associated funerary objects indicates
these individuals are Native American. The associated funerary objects
are consistent with 19th century burials of the Lemhi Band of the
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes who lived in this region until moved to the
Fort Hall Reservation in 1907.
    In 1996, one unassociated funerary object, a stone point, was
located during the Bureau of Land Management's review of collections.
This unassociated funerary object was originally associated with human
remains and other associated funerary objects reburied in 1982
following criminal investigation of the looting and vandalizing of site
10LH 412, within the Lemhi reservation cemetery, by person(s) unknown.
No known individuals were identified during this incident.
    The Lehmi reservation cemetery (site 10LH 412) is a known
historical cemetery of the Lehmi Band of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes.
The Lehmi Band left the Lehmi Reservation in 1907 and went to the Fort
Hall Reservation.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Bureau
of Land Management have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d), the 32 objects listed above are reasonably believed to have been
placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or
later as part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the
Bureau of Land Management 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 Native American human remains and
associated funerary objects and the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck
Valley Reservation, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall
Reservation, and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Indians of Utah.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Shoshone-Paiute
Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the
Fort Hall Reservation, and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Indians of
Utah. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to
be culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated
funerary objects should contact Daniel J. Hutchinson, State Office
Archeologist, Idaho State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1387 South
Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709; telephone: (203) 373-3816, before
September 12, 1997. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley
Reservation, Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation, and
the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Indians of Utah may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: July 23, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-20323 Filed 8-12-97; 8:45 am]
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