[Federal Register: December 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 232)]
[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 Carnegie Museum of Natural History,
Pittsburgh, PA

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 possession of
the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Carnegie
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    In 1899, human remains representing one individual were sold by
Thomas Howell Richards of Bunker Hill, IL to the Carnegie Museum of
Natural History. No known individual was identified. No associated
funerary objects are present.
    During the 1890s, Mr. Richards visited several reservations ``in
Dakota'', and purchased a large collection of primarily Sioux materials
during that time, of which these human remains are a part. Mr.
Richard's information identifies these human remains (a scalp lock) as
``Scalp lock taken by Running Bull (Sioux) from Pawnee Indian (sic) in
the last battle between those nations.'' Consultation with
representatives of the Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma indicates this
battle was probably at Massacre Canyon near Trenton, NE. No evidence
exists to contradict this information.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Carnegie
Museum of Natural History 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
Carnegie Museum of Natural History 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 Pawnee Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Pawnee Indian Tribe
of Oklahoma, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River
Reservation, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation,
the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, the Oglala
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Standing Rock Sioux
Tribe of North and South Dakota, and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South
Dakota. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Dr.
James B. Richardson, Curator, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 5800
Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206-3706; telephone: (412) 665-2601,
before January 3, 2000. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pawnee
Indian Tribe of Oklahoma may begin after that date if no additional
claimants come forward.
Dated: November 24, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-31364 Filed 12-2-99; 8:45 am]
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