[Federal Register: June 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 108)]
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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 Control of the Sioux City Public
Museum, Sioux City, IA

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 control of the Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux
City, IA.
    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 Sioux City
Public Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives
of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation,
South Dakota.
    In 1965, human remains representing one individual were recovered
from the Larson Village site (32BL9) on the bluff of the Missouri
River, Burleigh County, near Bismark, ND, and donated to the Sioux City
Public Museum by Mrs. J. Rodder. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Excavation data show that the Larson Village site was a Mandan
village occupied between C.E. 1600 and 1780.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Sioux
City Public Museum 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 Sioux
City Public Museum 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
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.
    On May 18, 1994, these human remains were repatriated to Sebastian
(Bronco) LeBeau on behalf of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota. Questions or concerns related
to the repatriation of the human remains described in this notice can
be directed to Sebastian (Bronco) LeBeau, Cultural Preservation
Officer, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 590, Eagle Butte, SD
57625, telephone (605) 964-4155.This notice has been sent to officials
of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation,
South Dakota; and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold
Reservation, North Dakota. Representatives of any other Indian tribe
that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains should contact Mr. Daniel Truckey, NAGPRA Representative, Sioux
City Public Museum, 2901 Jackson Street, Sioux City, IA 51104-3697,
telephone (712) 224-5001, before July 5, 2001.

    Dated: May 11, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-14072 Filed 6-4-01; 8:45 am]
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