FR Doc E8-8316[Federal Register: April 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 75)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR

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 control of Oregon 
State University Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human 
remains were removed from an unknown location, possibly from North 
Dakota, South Dakota, or Montana.
    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 Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes 
of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown location in either North 
Dakota, South Dakota, or Montana, by George Karl Neumann, a physical 
anthropologist working out of Indiana State University, Terre Haute, 
IN. In 1976, the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
acquired the Neumann Collection from Indiana State University. This 
individual is referenced in the accession records as N095 and 
identified in the collection records as a ``Lakotid Mandan skull.'' No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of 
Anthropology, in consultation with representatives of the Assiniboine 
and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana, and 
based on collection and database records, reasonably believe that the 
human remains are affiliated with present-day tribes belonging to the 
Lakota Mandan culture group. Tribes belonging to the Lakota Mandan 
culture group are the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne 
River Reservation, South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; and Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
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 Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology 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 Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne 
River Reservation, South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; and Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.

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    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
David McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 
Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-3850, before May 
19, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Assiniboine and 
Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne 
River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; 
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; and 
Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota 
may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 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; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; and Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-8316 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]

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