FR Doc 03-21344
[Federal Register: August 20, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 161)]
[Notices]               
[Page 50189-50190]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum 
of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

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 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 
Philadelphia, PA. The human remains were removed from northern Indiana 
and other areas in the Great Lakes region.
    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 University 
of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Miami Tribe of 
Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of five 
individuals were removed from an unknown site in the Great Lakes region 
by an unknown individual. The human remains were in the possession of 
the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, for an unknown 
period of time and in 1997 were transferred to the University of 
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. According to 
museum records, at least one set of human remains dates to the Historic 
period. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    At an unknown date, probably between 1800 and 1853, human remains 
representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown 
site in Indiana by Dr. Tuley. At an unknown date, the human remains 
were donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences by Dr. Tuley, and in 
1997, were transferred to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology. According to museum records, the human 
remains date to the Historic period. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in the Great Lakes region 
by Dr. Enos Lowe. At an unknown date, the human remains were donated to 
the Academy of Natural Sciences by Dr. Lowe, and in 1997, were 
transferred to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology. Original catalog documentation identifies the individual 
as ``Big-Fire, a Miami Chief.'' No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, probably between 1800 and 1853, human remains 
representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown 
site in Indiana by J.W. Davies. At an unknown date, the human remains 
were donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences by Mr. Davies, and in 
1997, were transferred to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology. Original catalog documentation identifies 
the individual as ``Miami Capt. Jim, a Miami Chief.'' No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, probably between 1800 and 1853, human remains 
representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from an 
unknown site near Pendleton, Madison County, IN, by Dr. Edwin Fussel. 
At an unknown date, the human remains were donated to the Academy of 
Natural Sciences by Dr. Fussell, and in 1997, were transferred to the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 
Museum records do not contain any information on the age of the human 
remains. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1845, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from an unknown site in the Great Lakes region by Rev. 
W.F. Ferguson. In 1845, the human remains were donated to the Academy 
of Natural Sciences by Rev. Ferguson, and in 1997, were transferred to 
the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 
Museum records do not contain any information on the age of the human 
remains. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The human remains described above have been identified as Native 
American based on accession information that identifies them as 
``Miami.''

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 Archeological, historical, and ethnographic information, along with 
information provided by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, indicate that 
northern Indiana, including Madison County, and adjacent areas of the 
Great Lakes region are within the aboriginal and historic homeland of 
the Miami people. The Miami people are represented today by the Miami 
Tribe of Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma.
    Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology 
and Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-
10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains 
of 12 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology also 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a 
relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced 
between the Native American human remains and the Miami Tribe of 
Oklahoma and the Peoria Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma. The Peoria Tribe 
of Indians in Oklahoma has agreed to the repatriation of the human 
remains to the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
Jeremy Sabloff, the Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania 
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324, 
telephone (215) 898-4051, facsimile (215) 898-0657, before September 
19, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains to the Miami Tribe of 
Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma 
and the Peoria Tribe of Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 15, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-21344 Filed 8-19-03; 8:45 am]

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