[Federal Register: September 13, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 176)]
[Notices]
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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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,
PA

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 in the possession of
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Pennsylvania professional staff in consultation with representatives
of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of
Nebraska.
    During the 1850s, human remains representing two individuals were
removed from an unknown site by P. Gregg. In 1893, these human remains
were acquired by the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA. In
1966, these remains were placed on loan at the University of
Pennsylvania Museum and were officially transferred into the University
of Pennsylvania Museum's collections in 1998. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on original accession information, these individuals have
been identified as Native American. Also based on original accession
information, these individuals have been identified as Winnebago. No
further information exists for these individuals.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University of Pennsylvania Museum 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. Lastly,
officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum 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 the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and the
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Ho-Chunk Nation of
Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Representatives of any
other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated
with these human remains should contact Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, the
Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology, 33rd and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324;
telephone: (215) 898-4051, fax (215) 898-0657, before October 13, 1999.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin
and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
Dated: August 23, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-23771 Filed 9-10-99; 8:45 am]
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