[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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of
Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
Philadelphia, PA.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology professional
staff in consultation with representatives of the Sac and Fox Nation,
Oklahoma; the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; the Sac and
Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of
Nebraska; the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in
Kansas, and the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma. The Forest County
Potawatami Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin; Huron
Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; the Pokagan Band of Potawatomi Indians of
Michigan; the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians, Kansas; the
Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of
Michigan; the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; and the Kickapoo
Tribe of Oklahoma were invited to consult, but did not participate.
    At an unkown date, human remains representing one individual were
removed from an unknown location by person(s) unknown. Prior to 1915,
these human remains were received by the University of Pennsylvania
Museum, transferred to the Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA in 1915,
and transferred back to the University of Pennsylvania Museum in 1961.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Accession information from the Wistar Institute identifies this
individual as ``Native American shot in the Black Hawk War, 1905.'' No
further documentation is present to identify the recovery location, the
collector, or the cultural affiliation of this individual. While many
Sac and Fox people were killed during the Black Hawk War, groups of
Potawatomi, Winnebago, and Kickapoo allied themselves with the Sac and
Fox during this four-month conflict. No evidence exists to the contrary
of the Wistar Institute's accession information.
    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 one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
University of Pennsylvania Musuem 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 Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma; the Sac and Fox Tribe of the
Mississippi in Iowa; the Sac and Fox Nation in Kansas and Nebraska; the
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the
Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation,
Oklahoma; the Forest County Potawatami Community of Wisconsin
Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin; Huron Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; the
Pokagan Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan; the

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Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians, Kansas; the Hannahville Indian
Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of Michigan; the Kickapoo
Traditional Tribe of Texas; and the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Sac and Fox Nation,
Oklahoma; the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; the Sac and
Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of
Nebraska; the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in
Kansas, the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; the Forest County
Potawatami Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin; Huron
Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; the Pokagan Band of Potawatomi Indians of
Michigan; the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians, Kansas; the
Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of
Michigan; the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; the Kickapoo Tribe
of Oklahoma, and the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. 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 January 3, 2000.
Repatriation of the human remains to the Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma;
the Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; the Sac and Fox
Nation in Kansas and Nebraska; the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; the
Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas, the
Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; the Forest County Potawatami
Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin; Huron Potawatomi,
Inc., Michigan; the Pokagan Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan; the
Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians, Kansas; the Hannahville Indian
Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of Michigan; the Kickapoo
Traditional Tribe of Texas; and the Kickapoo 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. 99-31365 Filed 12-2-99; 8:45 am]
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