FR Doc E7-21374
[Federal Register: October 31, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 210)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA


AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. 
The human remains were removed from Morton County, ND.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Robert 
S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort 
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; 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 Community of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of 
the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Prairie Island Indian 
Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; 
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton 
Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake 
Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; 
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota;

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Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South 
Dakota.
    At an unknown time between 1904 and 1908, human remains 
representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Fort 
Lincoln site, Morton County, ND, by Ernst R. Steinbrueck. The Robert S. 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology purchased Mr. Steinbrueck's Fort Lincoln 
site collections in 1910. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The Fort Lincoln site is the historically documented On-A-Slant 
Village. Based on stylistic characteristics of lithic, ceramic, bone, 
and shell artifacts (but which are not in the museum's possession), the 
village was occupied between A.D. 1550 - 1675. Archeological research, 
historical documentation, and oral history all confirm that the Mandan 
Tribe lived in the Knife-Heart River region of the Great Plains, where 
the Fort Lincoln site is located, during the 17th, 18th, and 19th 
centuries. Oral history indicates that On-A-Slant Village was a Mandan 
community. Descendents of the Mandan Tribe are members of the Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.
    Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), 
there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably 
traced between the Native American human remains 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 the human remains should contact Malinda 
S. Blustain, Director, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, 
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749-4490, before 
November 30, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology is responsible for 
notifying the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian 
Reservation, Montana; 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 Community of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the 
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Prairie Island Indian Community 
in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee 
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of 
the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North 
Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Upper 
Sioux Community, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 26, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-21374 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]

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