FR Doc 03-18704
[Federal Register: July 23, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 141)]
[Notices]               
[Page 43550]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Springfield Science Museum, 
Springfield, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the 
Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA. The human remains were 
removed from an unknown site in North McGregor, Clayton County, IA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of 
the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the 
Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Springfield 
Science Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Prairie Island 
Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation of 
Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox 
Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee 
Reservation of Nebraska; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Upper Sioux 
Community, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux 
Tribe of South Dakota.
    In 1860, a human cranium representing one individual was removed 
from an unknown site in North McGregor, IA, near the Mississippi River 
by Mr. H. Davis. In 1862, Mr. Davis donated the human remains to the 
Springfield Science Museum. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. The physical anthropological 
characteristics indicate that the individual is Native American.
    Based on the geographical location of North McGregor, IA, within 
the area recognized by the Indian Claims Commission as aboriginal land 
of the Sac & Fox Nation, the human remains are likely affiliated with 
the Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox 
Nation, Oklahoma; and Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. The 
land recognized by the Indian Claims Commission is included in the 
terms of the Treaty of September 21, 1832 (7 Stat., 374) between the 
Sauk and Fox and the United States, a cession required of the Sauk and 
Fox as indemnity for the expenses of the Black Hawk War.
    Officials of the Springfield Science Museum have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Springfield Science Museum also have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can reasonably be traced 
between the Native American human remains and the Sac & Fox Nation of 
Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; and Sac & 
Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact David 
Stier, Director, Springfield Science Museum, 220 State Street, 
Springfield, MA 01103, telephone (413) 263-6800, extension 321, before 
August 22, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains to the Sac & Fox 
Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, acting on behalf of the Sac & Fox 
Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska and Sac & Fox Nation, 
Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Springfield Science Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Prairie Island 
Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation of 
Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox 
Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee 
Reservation of Nebraska; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Upper Sioux 
Community, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux 
Tribe of South Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 28, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-18704 Filed 7-22-03; 8:45 am]

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