[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 93 (Friday, May 13, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28075-28076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-11809]

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]

Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, 
Beloit College, Beloit, 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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit 
College, Beloit, WI. The human remains and associated funerary objects 
were removed from Ashland 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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Logan 
Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 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; 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; 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.
    In 1975, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
(``Burial 2'') were removed from the Marina site (47As24), La Pointe 
Township, Madeline Island, Ashland County, WI, by crews from Beloit 
College. The excavation was directed by Robert J. Salzer under the 
terms of an agreement between Beloit College and the Interagency 
Archeological Services branch of the National Park Service. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1977, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
(``Burial 12'') were removed from the Marina site (47As24), La Pointe 
Township, Madeline Island, Ashland County, WI, by workers installing a 
sewer line. No known individual was identified. The nine associated 
funerary objects are copper bracelets.
    The Marina site is a multi-component habitation and mortuary site 
that represents at least 200 years of human activity at La Pointe, WI, 
including Indian villages and cemeteries as well as Catholic missions. 
It was a focal point of the western Great Lakes fur trade. Near the end 
of the fur trade era, Frederick Baraga established a cemetery for his 
Catholic mission's Indian and mixed-blood congregation. Archeological 
excavations were conducted in 1975 to salvage information that was 
under threat of destruction from planned construction of a sewer main. 
All human remains excavated from the site, with the exception of those 
reported here, were transferred in 1976 from Beloit College to the Red 
Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin.
    Burial 2 was located in the central part of the Marina site near 
several other burials that likely date to circa 1715-1770. Burial 12 
was located in close proximity to the Baraga Mission cemetery 
established in the 1830s and most likely dates to the mission era or 
later (post 1835). Both individuals are Native American based on the 
archeological context. La Pointe is a traditional home of the Lake 
Superior Ojibwa, although other tribes lived there periodically. The 
Federally-recognized Lake Superior Ojibwa Indian tribes affiliated to 
this area are the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Indians of the Bad 
River Reservation, 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 Community of Wisconsin; and Sokaogon Chippewa Community, 
Wisconsin.
    Officials of the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, have 
determined, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Logan Museum of 
Anthropology, Beloit College, also have determined, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), that the nine objects described above are reasonably 
believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at 
the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. 
Lastly, officials of the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 
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 associated funerary 
objects and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Indians of the Bad 
River Reservation, 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 Community of Wisconsin; and

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Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact William Green, Director, Logan Museum of 
Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363-
2119, fax (608) 363-7144, before June 13, 2011. Repatriation of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Bad River Band of 
Lake Superior Indians of the Bad River Reservation, 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 Community of 
Wisconsin; and Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin, may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College 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; 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; 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, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 9, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-11809 Filed 5-12-11; 8:45 am]
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