[Federal Register: September 13, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 176)]
[Notices]
[Page 49505]
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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 Wisconsin in the Possession of the
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 and associated
funerary objects from Wisconsin in the possession of the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by State
Historical Society of Wisconsin professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin.
    In 1966, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals
were recovered from site 47-TR-31, Mound 26, HB-1, also known as the
Trempealeau Lakes or Schwerts Mound Group, Trempealeau County, WI
during excavations conducted by field crews of the State Historical
Society of Wisconsin. No known individuals were identified. The 21
associated funerary objects include bracelets, rings, fabric fragments,
cowrie shells, tubular beads, seed beads, and coin earrings.
    Based on historic material culture, including a wood coffin,
associated with these burials and historic associated funerary objects,
these individuals have been identified as Native American from early
this century (1900-1920 A.D.). Based on the material culture and Ho-
Chunk oral history, these individuals have been identified as Ho-Chunk.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the State
Historical Society of Wisconsin have determined that, pursuant to 43
CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical
remains of a minimum of two individuals of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have also
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 21 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 State Historical
Society of Wisconsin have 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
associated funerary objects and the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Ho-Chunk Nation of
Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains and associated funerary objects should contact
Ms. Jennifer Kolb, Director, Museum Archeology Program, State
Historical Society of Wisconsin, 816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706;
telephone (608) 264-6560; e-mail: jlkolb@mail.shsw.wisc.edu before
October 13, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: August 24, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-23768 Filed 9-12-99; 8:45 am]
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