[Federal Register: November 16, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 220)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, 
Museum Division, Madison, 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 
Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, Madison, WI. The human 
remains were removed from Taylor 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.

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    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Wisconsin 
Historical Society staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the 
Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Forest County Potawatomi Community, 
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; Red Cliff Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; and the Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin.
    In 1966, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from Indian Farms [47-Ta-0018], in Taylor County, WI. On 
July 17, 1966, archeologists from the Wisconsin Historical Society 
visited Indian Farms to investigate a report of recent looting. The 
archeologist contacted local law enforcement and recovered the 
fragmentary remains of a child found on the ground surface. The 
fragmentary remains were brought back to the Wisconsin Historical 
Society. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1966, the Indian Farms site was owned in part by the United 
States Forest Service and also in private ownership. While the exact 
location of the burial cannot be conclusively determined, it is 
believed the grave had been looted from a cemetery located on private 
land. The Indian Farms site consists of two close, but spatially 
separated communities referred to as Big and Little Indian Farms. 
Although a prehistoric component is present, most of the remains are 
attributed to a circa 1896-1908 occupation by a group of Potawatomi and 
Ojibwe, which are now represented by the Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin.
    Officials of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, 
have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Wisconsin Historical 
Society, Museum Division, also have determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(2), that there is a relationship of shared group identity that can 
be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the 
Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jennifer 
Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll St., Madison, WI 
53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, before December 16, 2010. Repatriation 
of the human remains to the Forest County Potawatomi Community, 
Wisconsin, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, is responsible 
for notifying the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa 
Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Forest County 
Potawatomi Community, 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; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; and the Sokaogon 
Chippewa Community, Wisconsin, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 5, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-28745 Filed 11-15-10; 8:45 am]
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