[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 44596]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17716]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13408; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin, Madison, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin has completed an 
inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any 
present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of 
these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at the address 
in this notice by August 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll 
Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, email 
Jennifer.Kolb@wisconsinhistory.org .

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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Waupaca 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) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; and the Menominee Indian Tribe of 
Wisconsin.

History and Description of the Remains

    In1963, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were 
removed from a burial located just below the plow zone at Riverbend 1 
Site in Waupaca County, WI. The fragmentary human remains were 
excavated by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin and the 
Wisconsin Department of Transportation. As the burial had been 
partially disturbed by plowing, some of the remains were recovered 
during a surface survey prior to the excavation. The human remains were 
determined to be those of an adult Native American female. No known 
individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are a 
quartz shatter and a quartzite flake.

Determinations Made by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

    Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on skeletal analysis.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed 
is the aboriginal land of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical 
Museum, 30 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 
261-2461, email Jennifer.Kolb@wisconsinhistory.org , by August 23, 2013. 
After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Menominee Tribe of 
Wisconsin may proceed.
    The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for 
notifying the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk 
Nation of Wisconsin; and the Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: June 27, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-17716 Filed 7-23-13; 8:45 am]
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