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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

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 in the possession of the University of Nebraska-
Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
    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 University
of Nebraska-Lincoln professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River
Reservation, South Dakota; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Kickapoo
Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; the Oglala
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; the Omaha
Tribe of Nebraska; the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; the Ponca Tribe of
Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; the Rosebud Sioux
Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; the Santee Sioux
Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of
Nebraska; the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; and the North Dakota
Intertribal Reinterment Committee representing the Standing Rock Sioux
Tribe of North and South Dakota; the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota;
the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North
Dakota; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North
Dakota.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The collection number ``1-20-6-34'' has no known documentation. It
resembles the ``Barbour numbers'' used by the Museum during the first
half of the 20th century. Based on the condition of the human remains,
this individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The collection number ``11-0-13'' has no known documentation. It
resembles the ``Barbour numbers'' used by the Museum during the first
half of the 20th century. Based on dental morphology and the condition
of the human remains, this individual has been identified as Native
American, possibly from the pre-contact period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The collection number ``11-13-07'' has no known documentation. It
resembles the ``Barbour numbers'' used by the Museum during the first
half of the 20th century. This individual has been identified as Native
American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The collection number ``2-23-11-03'' has no known documentation. It
resembles the ``Barbour numbers'' used by the Museum during the first
half of the 20th century. Based on the condition of the human remains,
this individual has been identified as Native American possibly from
the pre-contact period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing seven individuals
were recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under
unknown circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska
State Museum in 1895 as part of the ``Moody Collection.'' No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The collection number ``28-22-4-95'' has no known documentation.
Much of the ``Moody Collection'' is known to have been derived from
Illinois or Ohio, but the source of these human remains is unknown.
These individuals have been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. The human remains with collection number ``4-28-3-31''
were donated in 1931 to the University of Nebraska State Museum by Mrs.
Charles Fritch of Pawnee County, Nebraska. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    This individual has been identified as Native American of an
unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The assigned number ``1229'' has no known documentation. Based on
the condition of the human remains, these individuals have been
identified as Native American possibly from the pre-contact period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing four individuals
were recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under
unknown circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska
State Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.

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    The assigned number ``1230'' has no known documentation. Based on
dental morphology and the condition of the human remains, these
individuals have been identified as Native American possibly of the
pre-contact period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``33StH Burial 1'' has no known documentation.
This individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``68/1929'' has no known documentation. Based
on the condition of the human remains, this individual has been
identified as Native American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned collection number ``8-1-07'' has no known
documentation. It resembles the ``Barbour numbers'' used by the Museum
during the first half of the 20th century. Based on the condition of
the human remains, this individual has been identified as Native
American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals
(collection number 977/1949) were recovered by Robert T. Gilder of
Omaha, NE from an unknown location under unknown circumstances. In
1974, these human remains were transferred from the Joslyn Art Museum,
Omaha, NE, to the University of Nebraska State Museum. These human
remains had been transferred earlier to the Joslyn Museum on permanent
loan from the Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NE. No known individuals
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the condition of the human remains, these individuals have
been identified as Native American, possibly of the Archaic or Woodland
periods.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned collection number ``A30.11.07'' has no known
documentation. Based on osteological evidence and dental morphology,
this individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``CK-39 B-35 (Mc008)'' has no known
documentation. Based on the condition of the human remains, this
individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``GV2(Mc008)'' has no known documentation. This
individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The assigned number ``LF27'' has no known documentation. These
individuals have been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing three individuals
were recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under
unknown circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska
State Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The assigned number ``LF28'' has no known documentation. These
individuals have been identified as Native American from an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The assigned number ``Lb.AK.1 (Mc008)'' has no known documentation.
These individuals have been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``Lf Be 1-26 (Mc008)'' has no known
documentation. These individual has been identified as Native American
of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``Lf Cpl (Mc008)'' has no known documentation.
This individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The assigned number ``MLvl (Mc008)'' has no known documentation.
These individuals have been identified as Native American of an unknown
period.

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    At an unknown date, human remains representing three individuals
were recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under
unknown circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska
State Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The assigned number ``Mc008'' has no known documentation. These
individuals have been identified as Native American of an unknown
period
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``Mc009'' has no known documentation. This
individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``N-4-1-7'' has no known documentation. Based
on osteological evidence and the condition of the human remains, this
individual has been identified as Native American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances as part of the
``Hugo T. Rice Collection.'' No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``Nelson Site (Mc008)'' has no known
documentation. The location of the ``Nelson Site'' is unknown. Based on
the condition of the human remains, these individuals have been
identified as Native American possibly of the historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. In 1981, they were transferred from the Zoology Division
of the University of Nebraska State Museum to the Anthropology Division
of the Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    The assigned collection number ``A81-4'' has no associated
documentation. Based on osteological evidence and the condition of the
human remains, these individuals have been identified as Native
American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. They were acquired by the University of Nebraska State
Museum at an unknown date under unknown circumstances. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The assigned number ``Wa-5 B15 (Mc008)'' has no known
documentation. This individual has been identified as Native American
of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing two individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. At an unknown date, they were acquired by the University
of Nebraska Department of Anthropology under unknown circumstances. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on copper staining and the condition of the human remains,
these individuals have been identified as Native American from the
historic period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing 43 individuals were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. At an unknown date, they were acquired by the University
of Nebraska Department of Anthropology under unknown circumstances. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    These individuals have been identified as Native American of an
unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing eleven individuals
were recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under
unknown circumstances. At an unknown date, they were acquired by the
University of Nebraska Department of Anthropology under unknown
circumstances. No known individuals were identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    The designation ``Bass, 1960, unprovenienced'' has no known
documentation. These individuals have been identified as Native
American of an unknown period.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing one individual were
recovered from an unknown location by person(s) unknown under unknown
circumstances. At an unknown date, they were acquired by the University
of Nebraska Department of Anthropology under unknown circumstances. No
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The designation ``Bass, 1960, unprovenienced'' has no known
documentation. Based on osteological evidence and the condition of the
human remains, this individual has been determined to be mixed-blood
Native American/Negroid or possibly Negroid from the historic period.
    At unknown date(s), human remains representing a minimum of 185
individuals were recovered from unknown location(s) by person(s)
unknown under unknown circumstances. At unknown date(s), they were
acquired by the University of Nebraska Department of Anthropology under
unknown circumstances. No known individuals were identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains were sorted by bone elements at unknown date(s)
and were part of the former teaching collection of the Department of
Anthropology, University of Nebraska. No documentation is available for
any of the human remains. These individuals have been identified as
Native American of unknown periods.
    At unknown dates, human remains representing a minimum of 41
individuals were recovered from unknown locations by persons unknown
under unknown circumstances. They were acquired by the University of
Nebraska at unknown dates under unknown circumstances. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The human remains were inventoried by Peer Moore-Jansen in 1998 and
1999. Four of the individuals have designations of unknown
significance: ``M002 G,'' ``7,'' ``8-875,'' and ``14-2.'' No
documentation is available for any of these human remains. Based on
osteological evidence and the condition of the human remains, these
individuals have been identified as Native American of unknown periods.
    The majority of documented Native American human remains in the
possession of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are derived from
Nebraska, making it likely that many of the human remains listed above
in this notice also were derived from the area of the present State of
Nebraska.

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    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
University of Nebraska have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of a minimum of 330 individuals of Native American ancestry. In
accordance with the recommendations of the NAGPRA Review Committee,
officials of the University of Nebraska have determined that, pursuant
to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is no relationship of shared group identity
that can reasonably be traced between these Native American human
remains and any present-day Indian tribe or group, and the disposition
of these Native American human remains will be to the following tribes
with historic or aboriginal cultural ties to the area of the present
State of Nebraska: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River
Reservation, South Dakota; the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Kickapoo
Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; the Oglala
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; the Omaha
Tribe of Nebraska; the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; the Ponca Tribe of
Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; the Rosebud Sioux
Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; the Santee Sioux
Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of
Nebraska; the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; and the North Dakota
Intertribal Reinterment Committee representing the Standing Rock Sioux
Tribe of North and South Dakota; the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota;
the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North
Dakota; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North
Dakota. This notice has been sent to officials of the Cheyenne River
Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; the Iowa
Tribe of Oklahoma; the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo
Reservation in Kansas; the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Pawnee
Nation of Oklahoma; the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of
Indians of Oklahoma; the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian
Reservation, South Dakota; the Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee
Reservation of Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; the Yankton
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; and the North Dakota Intertribal
Reinterment Committee representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of
North and South Dakota; the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; the Three
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and
the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
Priscilla Grew, NAGPRA Coordinator, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 301
Bessey Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0381, telephone (402) 472-7854, before
November 1, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains to the Cheyenne
River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; the
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo
Reservation in Kansas; the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; the Pawnee
Nation of Oklahoma; the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; the Ponca Tribe of
Indians of Oklahoma; the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian
Reservation, South Dakota; the Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee
Reservation of Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; the Yankton
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; and the North Dakota Intertribal
Reinterment Committee representing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of
North and South Dakota; the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; the Three
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and
the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: September 20, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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