[Federal Register: August 11, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 154)]
[Notices]
[Page 43713-43714]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the South Dakota State Archaeological Research
Center, Rapid City, SD

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 in the the
possession of the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center,
Rapid City, SD.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by South Dakota
State Archaeological Research Center (SARC) professional staff in
consultation with representatives of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the
Rosebud Indian Reservation and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower
Brule Reservation.
    Around 1870, human remains representing one individual were
recovered in eastern Montana by B.C. Coleman of Spearfish, SD. In 1995,
these human remains were discovered in the collections of the Adams
Memorial Museum, Deadwood, SD and were transferred that same year to
the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center. No known
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on cranial morphology and dentition, this individual has been
identified as Native American. Extensive copper staining on the cranium
indicates a post-1700 AD date for this burial. Based on crainometric
measurements, oral tradition, and historical evidence, the cultural
affiliation of this individual from eastern Montana is most likely with
the Brule division of the Lakota tribe. The Brule currently reside and
are represented by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian
Reservation and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule
Reservation.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the South
Dakota State Archaeological Research Center 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 South Dakota State Archaeological Research
Center have also 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 the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of
the Lower Brule Reservation.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of
the Lower Brule Reservation. Representatives of any other Indian tribe
that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and associated funerary objects should contact Renee Boen,

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Curator, State Archaeological Center, South Dakota Historical Society,
P.O. Box 1257, Rapid City, SD 57709-1257; telephone: (605) 394-1936,
before September 10, 1999. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation and the Lower
Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: August 3, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-20643 Filed 8-10-99; 8:45 am]
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