[Federal Register: August 26, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 165)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Museum of
Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO

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), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the Museum of Anthropology,
University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Museum of
Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of
the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, the
Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, the Sac and Fox Tribe of Missouri, and
the Sac and Fox Nation of the Mississippi in Iowa.
    In 1964, human remains representing two individuals were recovered
along the Chariton River, Adair County, MO following their disturbance
during farming activity by Richard Marshall and Marvin Kay, staff
members of the American Archaeology Division, Department of
Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia. No known individuals
were identified. The 23 associated funerary objects include prismatic
gun flints, trade silver earrings, brooches and bracelets, textiles, a
hand-blown green glass bottle, white porcelain beads, brown glass seed
beads, pewter buttons, and brass buttons.
    Based on manner of interment and associated funerary objects, these
individuals have been determined to be Native American. The associated
funerary objects date these burials to the late eighteenth and early
nineteenth centuries (1785-1809 A.D.). The age, location, and manner of
interment are all consistent with Sac and Fox (Mesquaki) cultures
present in this area at the close of the eighteenth century.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Museum
of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of two
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Museum of
Anthropology have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2),
the 23 objects listed 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 Museum of
Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there
is a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and associated
funerary objects and the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, the Sac and
Fox Tribe of Missouri, and the Sac and Fox Nation of the Mississippi in
Iowa.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Iowa Tribe of
Oklahoma, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, the Sac and Fox Nation
of Oklahoma, the Sac and Fox Tribe of Missouri, and the Sac and Fox
Nation of the Mississippi in Iowa. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and associated funerary objects should contact Dr. Michael J.
O'Brien, Director, Museum of Anthropology, 317 Lowry Hall, University
of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211; telephone: (573) 882-4421, before
September 25, 1998. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, the Sac and Fox
Tribe of Missouri, and the Sac and Fox Nation of the Mississippi in

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Iowa may begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: August 21, 1998.
Veletta Canouts,
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Deputy Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-22888 Filed 8-25-98; 8:45 am]
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