[Federal Register: April 12, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 71)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Human Remains and Associated
Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, 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 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 the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the
Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of
South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap
Reservation of Montana; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe
of Oklahoma; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation,
South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton
Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux Reservation in Minnesota; Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria
Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca
Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island Reservation, Minnesota;
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake Reservation,
Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South
Dakota; Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in
Kansas and Nebraska; Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa;
Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe,
North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota;
Three
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota;
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; Upper Sioux
Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota; White Earth
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux
Tribe of South Dakota.
    In 1877, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by the Army Medical
Museum, Washington, D.C. No known individual was identified. No
associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum records indicate that these remains were collected in 1857
from a scaffold burial near Seven Mile Creek, between Fort Randall and
the Yankton Agency, SD, by Acting Assistant Surgeon George P.
Hachenberg. In March 1869, the remains were sent to the Army Medical
Museum, and in 1877, they were accessioned into the Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology. Museum records also indicate that the
remains are those of a ``Yankton warrior.''
    Based on the specific cultural attribution in museum records, and
geographical and historic evidence, these human remains are considered
to be affiliated with the Yankton Sioux tribe, which is represented by
the present-day Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
    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 are reasonably
believed to be the physical remains of one individual of Native
American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology 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 human remains and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South
Dakota.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Assiniboine and Sioux
Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River
Sioux Tribe

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of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux
Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort
Belknap Reservation of Montana; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa
Tribe of Oklahoma; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation,
South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton
Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux Reservation in Minnesota; Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria
Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca
Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island Reservation, Minnesota;
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake Reservation,
Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South
Dakota; Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in
Kansas and Nebraska; Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa;
Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe,
North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota;
Three
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota;
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; Upper Sioux
Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota; White Earth
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; and 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 Barbara Isaac, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138,
telephone (617) 495-2254, before May 14, 2001. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 30, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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