[Federal Register: May 14, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 93)]
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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
Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver,
CO

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 Denver
Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO.
    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
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of
Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of
the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine
and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana;
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the
Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of
South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation,
South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton
Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Prairie Island
Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie
Island Reservation, Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee
Reservation of Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of
Minnesota (Prior Lake); Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake
Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
(formerly known as the Devils Lake Sioux Tribe); Standing Rock Sioux
Tribe of North and South Dakota; Upper Sioux Indian Community of the
Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South
Dakota.
    In 1933, human remains representing three individuals were
recovered from an unknown location in Nebraska by an unknown person.
The remains were given to Dr. E.B. Renaud, founder of the University of
Denver Department of Anthropology, who brought them to the museum. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    The physical anthropological characteristics of these remains
indicate that they are Native American. The museum's records of Dr.
Renaud's research and collecting in Nebraska show that he collected
remains only in western Nebraska, making it likely that these remains
are from that portion of the state.
    In 1933, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
from an unknown site in Bridgeport, Morrill County, NE, by Paul
Henderson. The remains were given to Dr. E.B. Renaud, of the University
of Denver Department of Anthropology, who brought them to the museum.
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects
are present.
    The physical anthropological characteristics of these remains
indicate that they are Native American.
    In 1933, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from Benkelman, Dundy County, NE, by Dr. E.B. Renaud, of the University
of Denver Department of Anthropology. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The physical anthropological characteristics of these remains
indicate that they are Native American.
    Collections documentation is nonexistent concerning possible dates,
cultural affiliation(s), or the circumstances under which these Native
American human remains were found. The ``Indian Land Areas Judicially
Established 1978 Map'' indicates the legal claim to land based upon
traditional use for the Southern Cheyenne, Southern Arapaho, Northern
Cheyenne, Northern Arapaho, Sioux, and Pawnee. The ``Early Indian
Tribes, Culture Areas, and Linguistic Stocks Map'' establishes the
presence of the Arapaho, Sioux, and Pawnee at the time of contact with
Europeans. Representatives of the Pawnee Nation presented oral
testimony connecting the Pawnee geographically to western Nebraska.
Representatives of seven Sioux tribes presented oral testimony during
consultation that placed the Sioux in Nebraska, which was the site of
many conflicts. The seven Sioux tribes are the Cheyenne River Sioux
Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud

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Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee
Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux
Tribe of South Dakota.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of
Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2(d)(1), the
human remains listed above represent the physical remains of six
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the University of
Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology 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 Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River
Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck
Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma;
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South
Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South
Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux
Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian
Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux;
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Pawnee
Nation of Oklahoma; Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island Reservation, Minnesota;
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota;
Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota (Prior Lake); Sisseton-
Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota;
Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota (formerly known as the Devils Lake
Sioux Tribe); Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota;
Upper Sioux Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota;
and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Arapahoe Tribe of the
Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the
Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of
Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation,
South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation,
South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule
Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux
Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Lower
Sioux; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota;
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island Reservation, Minnesota;
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota;
Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota (Prior Lake); Sisseton-
Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota;
Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota (formerly known as the Devils Lake
Sioux Tribe); Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota;
Upper Sioux Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota;
and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Jan I. Bernstein, Collections
Manager and NAGPRA Coordinator, University of Denver Department of
Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, 2000 Asbury, Sturm Hall S-146,
Denver, CO 80208-2406, e-mail jbernste@du.edu, telephone (303) 871-
2543, before June 13, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and
Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne-
Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne
River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow
Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South
Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South
Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux
Indians of the Lower Sioux; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Prairie Island
Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie
Island Reservation, Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee
Reservation of Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of
Minnesota (Prior Lake); Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake
Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota
(formerly known as the Devils Lake Sioux Tribe); Standing Rock Sioux
Tribe of North and South Dakota; Upper Sioux Indian Community of the
Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South
Dakota may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.

    Dated: April 20, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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