Federal Register  / Vol. 60 No.  155 / Friday, August  11, 1995 /

          Notices                                                Page 41111



          DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR



          National Park Service



          Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains

          in the Possession of Knife River Indian Villages National

          Historic Site, National Park Service, Stanton, ND



          AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior



          ACTION: Notice



          _________________________________________________________________



          Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the

          Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA),

          25 U.S.C. 3003(d), of the completion of the inventory of human

          remains in the possession of the National Park Service at Knife

          River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Stanton, ND.



          A detailed inventory and assessment of these remains has been

          made by the staff of Knife River Indian Villages National

          Historic Site in consultation with representatives of the Three

          Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota.





          The human remains represent at least nine individuals from nine

          sites recovered within the Knife River Indian Villages National

          Historic Site during excavations conducted by the University of

          North Dakota during 1976-1981.  No associated funerary objects

          were identified.  Five bone fragments representing one individual

          were recovered from Hidatsa Site (32ME10).  Two partial human

          teeth representing one individual were recovered from Sakakawea

          Site (32ME11).  One bone fragment representing 1 individual was

          recovered from Scovill site (32ME409).  Two bone fragments

          representing one individual were recovered from Long Ridge

          Cemetery Site (32ME479).   Three bone fragments, 1 tooth

          fragment, and 1 molar tooth representing one individual were

          recovered from Soni Site (32ME492).  One bone fragment

          representing one individual was recovered from Ramble Site

          (32ME496).   Two concentrations of bone fragments and 1 tooth

          representing one individual were recovered from Small Site

          (32ME498).  Three bone fragments, two teeth fragments, and one

          molar tooth representing one individual were recovered from

          Sakakawea Cemetery Site (32ME493).  Four bone fragments and one

          tooth surface representing one individual were recovered from

          Buchfink Burial Area (32ME411).  No known individuals were

          identified. 



          Each of these nine sites has been identified as being within the

          Hidatsa's traditional occupation area based on cultural

          continuities, historic written records, and consultation with the

          Three Affiliated Tribes.  Based on the above mentioned





          information, officials of the National Park Service have

          determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a

          relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably

          traced between the Native American human remains and the Three

          Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota.



          This notice has been sent to officials of the Three Affiliated

          Tribes.  Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes

          itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains

          should contact Chas Cartwright, Superintendent, Knife River

          Indian Villages National Historic Site, P.O Box 9, Stanton, ND

          58571, telephone - (701)745-3309, before September 11, 1995. 

          Repatriation of the human remains the Three Affiliated Tribes of

          North Dakota will begin after that date if no additional

          claimants come forward.



          Dated: August 7, 1995





          Francis P. McManamon

          Departmental Consulting Archeologist

          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division

          [FR Doc. 95-19927 Filed 8-10-95; 8:45 am]

          BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

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