[Federal Register: November 5, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 214)]
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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 American
Museum of Natural History, New York, NY

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 American Museum of Natural
History, New York, NY.
    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 American
Museum of Natural History 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; Bay Mills
Indian Community of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians, Bay
Mills Reservation, Michigan; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky
Boy's Reservation, Montana; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa
Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon Bands
of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation, Michigan; Lac Courte
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac Courte
Oreilles Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of
Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota;
Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake
Reservation, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan,
Isabella Reservation; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of Chippewa
Indians, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, St. Croix
Reservation; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota;
and White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of four
individuals were collected by Frances Densmore from the vicinity of
Lake Superior, MN. The American Museum of Natural History purchased the
remains from Miss Densmore in 1920. No known individuals were
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    These individuals have been identified as Native American based on
the American Museum of Natural History's documentation and geographic
information. The original catalog refers to these remains as
``Ojibway.'' These remains were obtained from the postcontact territory
of the Ojibway (also known as Chippeway, Chippewa, or Ojibwa).
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the American
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 a minimum of four individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials
of the American Museum of Natural History 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 Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of
Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills
Indian Community of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians, Bay
Mills Reservation, Michigan; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky
Boy's Reservation, Montana; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa
Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon Bands
of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation, Michigan; Lac Courte
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac Courte
Oreilles Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of
Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota;
Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake
Reservation, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan,
Isabella Reservation; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of Chippewa
Indians, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, St. Croix
Reservation; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota;
and White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota.
    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; Bay Mills Indian Community of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of
Chippewa Indians, Bay Mills Reservation, Michigan; Bois Forte Band
(Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Chippewa-Cree
Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana; Fond du Lac Band of
the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Portage Band of the
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa &
Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse
and Ontonagon Bands of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation,
Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of
the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band
of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of
Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota;

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Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake
Reservation, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan,
Isabella Reservation; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of Chippewa
Indians, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, St. Croix
Reservation; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota;
and White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains should contact Martha
Graham, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192,
telephone (212) 769-5846, before December 5, 2001. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of
Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills
Indian Community of the Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians, Bay
Mills Reservation, Michigan; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky
Boy's Reservation, Montana; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa
Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of L'Anse and Ontonagon Bands
of Chippewa Indians of the L'Anse Reservation, Michigan; Lac Courte
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac Courte
Oreilles Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake
Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of
Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota;
Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake
Reservation, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan,
Isabella Reservation; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of
Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community of the Mole Lake Band of Chippewa
Indians, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, St. Croix
Reservation; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota;
and White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota may
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: August 28, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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