[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46118-46119]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18956]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10797: 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and Logan Museum of 
Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
and Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, have completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribe, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between 
the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of 
any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with 
the human remains may contact the U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional claimants come 
forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address 
below by September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-6343.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under 
the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the physical custody of the Logan 
Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI. The human remains 
were removed from an unknown location on the Fort Berthold Reservation, 
McLean 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.

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Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Logan 
Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime in 1925, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a site on the Fort Berthold Reservation in 
McLean County, ND, by Eric C. Jacobsen. No details are available on the 
precise site location or collecting methods. It is unknown whether the 
remains came to the Logan Museum through Alfred Bowers, who conducted 
archaeological work in association with the museum in the 1920s and 
1930s, or if they arrived directly from Jacobsen or through some other 
party. The remains are labeled as ``Arikara Indian. Reservation Grave. 
Jacobsen Collection.'' Cranial morphology is consistent with Arikara 
patterns. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    At an unknown date prior to 1979, human remains representing, at 
minimum, one individual were removed from the Fort Berthold Reservation 
in McLean County, ND, by an unknown collector. No details are available 
on the precise site location or collecting methods. The remains are 
labeled ``Mandan Indian (Modern), Ft. Berthold Reservation.'' Cranial 
morphology is consistent with Mandan patterns. The pattern of dental 
wear suggests the remains date to the 19th century, and the weathering 
and light color of the remains suggests they were collected from an 
exposed context. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    The human remains are determined to be Native American on the basis 
of physical characteristics and provenience within the Fort Berthold 
Reservation. Cultural affiliation is based on provenience, catalog 
records, and morphology. Both the Arikaras (Sahnish) and Mandans are 
part of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, 
North Dakota.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Logan Museum of Anthropology, 
Beloit College, Beloit, WI

    Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Logan Museum of 
Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     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.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Anna Pardo, 
Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, room 6084, 
Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-6343, before September 4, 2012. 
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 Bureau of Indian Affairs is responsible for notifying the Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 9, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-18956 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]
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