[Federal Register: April 12, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 71)]
[Notices]
[Page 18980-18981]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr12ap01-102]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

AGENCY:  National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    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 the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Forest
County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin;
Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of
Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Huron Potawatomi, Inc.,
Michigan; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma;
Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians;
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of
Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin;
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon
Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan; Prairie Band of Potawatomi
Indians, Kansas; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and
Nebraska;
Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi
in Iowa;
and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
    In 1959, human remains representing two individuals were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by the Warren
Anatomical Museum, Harvard University Medical School. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Museum records indicate that these human remains were obtained by
the Warren Anatomical Museum from a Dr. Morton of Alton, IL.
Documentation that accompanies the remains identifies them as
``Menomonee,'' although the exact location from which the remains were
collected is unknown. The specific cultural attribution of the remains
indicates that they are likely those of Menominee individuals. The
Menominee are represented by the present-day Menominee Indian Tribe of
Wisconsin.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also 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 Menominee Indian Tribe of
Wisconsin.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Citizen Potawatomi
Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin
Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community of
Wisconsin Potawatomie

[[Page 18981]]

Indians of Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Huron Potawatomi,
Inc., Michigan; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of
Oklahoma; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of
Indians; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of
Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin;
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon
Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan; Prairie Band of Potawatomi
Indians, Kansas; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and
Nebraska;
Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi
in Iowa;
and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Barbara Isaac, Repatriation
Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard
University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617)
495-2254, before May 14, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 30, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-8984 Filed 4-11-01; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-70-F
Back to the top

Back to National NAGPRA