FR Doc E9-4683[Federal Register: March 5, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 42)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: School District of Rhinelander, 
Rhinelander High School, Rhinelander, WI

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 
School District of Rhinelander, Rhinelander High School, Rhinelander, 
WI. The human remains were removed from Oneida County, WI.
    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 School 
District of Rhinelander professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bois Forte 
Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Fond du 
Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Grand Portage 
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Keeweenaw Bay Indian 
Community, Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux 
Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Leech Lake 
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Mille Lacs Band of 
the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; and White Earth Band 
of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota.
    In approximately 1969, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Lake Nokomis area, Oneida County, WI, 
by an unknown individual. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    According to school district records, at the time of removal, the 
Oneida County Sheriff's Department conducted an investigation. The 
human remains are between 2,500 and 3,000 years old. Based on the age 
of the human remains and their association to an area with a Native 
American presence, the human remains are determined to be Native 
American. Since the area has been occupied by many tribes, the Native 
American human remains are determined to have a broad cultural 
affiliation with tribes that inhabited the

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area. The tribes that have inhabited this area are the Bad River Band 
of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River 
Reservation, Wisconsin; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota 
Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Keeweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac 
Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du 
Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota 
Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa 
Community, Wisconsin; and White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota.
    Officials of the School District of Rhinelander 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 School District of Rhinelander 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 Bad River Band of the 
Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, 
Wisconsin; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Keeweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Courte 
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du 
Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau 
Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa 
Community, Wisconsin; and White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Terry 
Fondow, Principal, Rhinelander High School, 665 Coolidge Ave., 
Rhinelander, WI 54501, telephone (715) 365-9500, before April 6, 2009. 
Repatriation of the human remains has occurred to the Wisconsin Inter-
tribal Repatriation Committee, which represents the Bad River Band of 
the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River 
Reservation, Wisconsin; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; 
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Oneida Tribe of Indians of 
Wisconsin; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa 
Community, Wisconsin; and Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    The School District of Rhinelander is responsible for notifying the 
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the 
Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the 
Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Fond du Lac Band of the 
Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Keeweenaw Bay Indian 
Community, Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux 
Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Leech Lake 
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Menominee Indian 
Tribe of Wisconsin; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Red Cliff Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; and White Earth Band 
of the Minnesota Chippewa Indians, Minnesota that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: February 13, 2009.
Sangita Chari,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-4683 Filed 3-4-09; 8:45 am]

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