[Federal Register: July 29, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 145)]
[Notices]
[Page 41136-41137]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Kansas in the Possession of the Department of Anthropology,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of
the Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Department
of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives
of the Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from the Kansas Monument site (14RP1), Republic County, KS by
person(s) unknown. At an unknown date, these human remains were donated
to the Department of Anthropology by person(s) unknown. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on material culture and village organization, the Kansas
Monument site has been identified as an historic Pawnee cemetery and
village (c. 1820-1830s AD). Based on this information,

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these human remains are believed to be affiliated with the Pawnee
Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Tennessee 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
University of Tennessee have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and the
Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Pawnee Indian Tribe
of Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should
contact Dr. Jan Simek, Department of Anthropology, University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0720; telephone: (423) 974-4408, before
August 30, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pawnee Indian
Tribe of Oklahoma may begin after that date if no additional claimants
come forward.
Dated: July 21, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-19451 Filed 7-28-99; 8:45 am]
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