[Federal Register: May 3, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 86)]
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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 U.S.
Department of Defense, National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed
Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

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 U.S. Department of Defense,
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of
Pathology (formerly the Army Medical Museum), Washington, DC.
    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 National
Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Kaw
Nation, Oklahoma.
    In 1868, human remains representing one individual were sent to the
National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of
Pathology by U.S. Army Surgeon B. E. Fryer of Fort Harker, KS. The
individual was wounded in 1867 near Fort Zara, Barton County, KS, and
later died at Fort Harker. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on accession records of the National Museum of Health and
Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the individual has been
determined to be Native American. Accession records also indicate that
the individual was a Kaw male who was wounded in a fight with the
Cheyenne, and died 20 days later. Biological evidence of the
individual's injury is consistent with the accession file information.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the National
Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 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 National Museum of Health and
Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 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 Kaw Nation, Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Lenore
Barbian, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Anatomical Collections, National
Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Building 54, Washington, DC 20306-
6000, telephone (202) 782-2203, before June 4, 2001. Repatriation of
the human remains to the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma may begin after that date
if no additional claimants come forward.

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    Dated: April 11, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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