[Federal Register: January 29, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 19)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remain
From the Vicinity of Silver City, ID in the Possession of the
Archaeological Survey of Idaho--Western Repository, Idaho State
Historical Society, Boise, ID

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    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 an inventory of human remains and
associated funerary objects in the possession of the Archaeological
Survey of Idaho--Western Repository, Idaho State Historical Society,
Boise, ID.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Idaho State
Historical Society professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and the Shoshone-Paiute
Indian Tribe.
    In 1914, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Idaho State Historical Society by Mr. O.D. Brumbaugh of Silver
City, ID. Mr. Brumbaugh identified these remains as Chief Buffalo Horn,
a Bannock Indian leader during the Bannock War. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    A document associated with this donation identified the skull as
that of Chief Buffalo Horn, and states that the skull was traced and
identified by one of the Silver City volunteers, Jim Griffin, a
participant in the Bannock War battle at South Mountain of 1878 in the
vicinity of Silver City. Although at least three alternatives of the
fate of Chief Buffalo Horn are discussed in official reports and oral
histories, the characteristics of this skull, including an injury to
the left side of the skull, and the circumstances regarding its
recovery and donation to the Idaho State Historical Society support its
identification as Chief Buffalo Horn. Ms. Rosphine J. Coby, a great-
great-great grandchild of Chief Buffalo Horn has made a claim of lineal
descent on behalf of herself and four other great-great-great
grandchildren of Chief Buffalo Horn.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Idaho
State Historical Society have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Idaho
State Historical Society have also determined that, pursuant to 25
U.S.C. 3005 (a)(5)(A), Ms. Rosphine Coby can trace her ancestry
directly and without interruption by means of the traditional kinship
system of the Bannock Tribe to Chief Buffalo Horn.
    This notice has been sent to Ms. Rosphine Coby and officials of the
Shoshone-Bannock Tribe and the Shoshone-Paiute Indian Tribe.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Robert
Yohe, Director, Idaho Archaeological Survey, Idaho State Historical
Society, 210 Main Street, Boise, ID 83702; telephone: (208) 334093847
before February 28, 1997. Repatriation of the human remains to Ms.
Rosphine Coby may begin after that date if no additional claimants come
forward.

    Dated: January 22, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-2111 Filed 1-28-97; 8:45 am]
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