[Federal Register: March 20, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 54)]
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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 Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    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 Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe
of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; the Bay
Mills Indian Community of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa
Indians, Bay Mills Reservation, Michigan; the Boise Fort Band of the
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; the Citizen Potawatomi Nation,
Oklahoma; the Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; the Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin
Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin; the Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and
Chippewa Indians of Michigan; the Hannahville Indian Community of
Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of Michigan; Huron Potawatomi, Inc.,
Michigan; the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon
Band of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation, Michigan; the Lac
Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac
Courte Oreilles Reservation of Wisconsin; the Lac Vieux Desert Band of
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; the Leech Lake Band of the
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; the Little River Band of Ottowa
Indians of Michigan; the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians of
Michigan; the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of
Michigan; the Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Indians of Michigan; the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians, Kansas;
the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; the
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake Reservation,
Minnesota; the Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska;
the Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma; the Sac and Fox Tribe of the
Mississippi in Iowa; the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan,
Isabella Reservation; the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; the Sokagon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of
Chippewa Indians, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin,
St. Croix Reservation; and the White Earth Band of the Minnesota
Chippewa Indian Tribe, Minnesota.
    In 1887, human remains representing two individuals were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by A.V. Kidder. No
known individuals were identified. The 12 associated funerary objects
are bone beads, a wooden knife handle, a brass kettle, and a wooden
dish.
    Museum records indicate that at an unknown date, these human
remains were collected from a grave on the bank of the Dead River,
about 2 miles north of Marquette, MI. An Ojibwe village is known to
have been in this area circa C.E. 1810. Based on geographical,
biological, archeological, historical, and oral tradition evidence,
these human remains and associated funerary objects are likely from an
Ojibwe burial. Based on the preponderance of geographical, biological,
archeological, historical, and oral tradition evidence, these human
remains and associated funerary objects are considered to be affiliated
with the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon Band of
Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation, Michigan.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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.
Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the 12 objects listed
above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the
death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology 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
associated funerary objects and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of
L'Anse and Ontonagon Band of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse
Reservation, Michigan. This notice has been sent to officials of the
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the
Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; the Bay Mills Indian Community of the
Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians, Bay Mills Reservation,
Michigan; the Boise Fort Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; the Fond du Lac
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; the Forest County
Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin Potawatomi Indians, Wisconsin; the
Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; the
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan; the
Hannahville Indian Community of Wisconsin Potawatomie Indians of
Michigan; Huron Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; the Keweenaw Bay Indian
Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon Band of Chippewa Indians of the
L'Anse Reservation, Michigan; the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation of
Wisconsin; the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
of Michigan; the Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; the Little River Band of Ottowa Indians of Michigan; the
Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians of Michigan; the Match-e-be-
nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; the Mille Lacs
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; the Ottawa Tribe of
Oklahoma; the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan; the
Prairie Band of Potawatomi Indians, Kansas; the Red Cliff Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; the Red Lake Band of Chippewa
Indians of the Red Lake Reservation, Minnesota; the Sac and Fox Nation
of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; the Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma;
the Sac and Fox Tribe of the

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Mississippi in Iowa; the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan,
Isabella Reservation; the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; the Sokagon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of
Chippewa Indians, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin,
St. Croix Reservation; and the White Earth Band of the Minnesota
Chippewa Indian Tribe, Minnesota. Representatives of any other Indian
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human
remains and associated funerary objects should contact Barbara Isaac,
Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 495-2254,
before April 19, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains and associated
funerary objects to the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and
Ontonagon Band of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 1, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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