[Federal Register: February 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 35)]
[Notices]
[Page 11046]
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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 Milwaukee
Public Museum, Milwaukee, WI

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 and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the Milwaukee Public Museum,
Milwaukee, WI.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Milwaukee
Public Museum professional staff and contract specialists in physical
anthropology, in consultation with representatives of the Pawnee Nation
of Oklahoma.
    In 1927, A.M. Brooking, founder of the Hastings Museum, Hastings,
NE, removed human remains representing one individual from a Skidi
Pawnee village four miles east of Cushing, Howard County, NE. In 1928,
the Hastings Museum donated these remains to the Milwaukee Public
Museum as part of a collection exchange. No known individual was
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on cranial morphology and dental characteristics, these human
remains are identified as Native American. Milwaukee Public Museum
records state that these remains were removed from a Pawnee village.
Consultation evidence indicates that the location of the village is
within the traditional territory of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the
Milwaukee Public 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
Milwaukee Public Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR
10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be
reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and the
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Pawnee Nation of
Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes
itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains should
contact Dr. Alex Barker, Anthropology Section Head, Milwaukee Public
Museum, 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, telephone (414)
278-2786, before March 23, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to
the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: February 5, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources, Stewardship, and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-4303 Filed 2-20-01; 8:45 am]
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