[Federal Register: July 18, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 138)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the American Heritage Center, University of
Wyoming, Laramie, WY

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 American Heritage Center (AHC), University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.
This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by AHC
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Rosebud
Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota.
    In 1964, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the AHC by Elizabeth Oskamp. This individual has been identified as Ah-
Ho-Ap-Pa, daughter of Spotted Tail. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Documentation for these human remains indicates that Ms. Oskamp's
father collected them when he visited Fort Laramie, WY at an unknown
date. Based on donor information, this individual has been identified
as Native American, specifically Ah-Ho-Ap-Pa. No evidence exists to
contradict this information.

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    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the American
Heritage Center have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of one
individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the American
Heritage Center have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e),
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and the Rosebud
Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Rick Ewig, Associate Director,
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming, P.O. Box 3924,
Laramie, WY 82071; telephone: (307) 766-4114, before August 17, 2000.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the
Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota may begin after that date if
no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: June 13, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-18136 Filed 7-17-00; 8:45 am]
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