FR Doc 03-25542
[Federal Register: October 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 195)]
[Notices]               
[Page 58138-58139]
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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 University of 
Nebraska State Museum, Anthropology Research Division, Lincoln, NE; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the University of Nebraska State Museum, 
Lincoln, NE. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from six localities in Knox County, NE.
    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 and associated funerary objects. The 
National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within 
this notice.
    This notice corrects the list of associated funerary objects from 
the Ponca Fort Site (Nanza), 25KX001, in Knox County, NE. Officials of 
the University of Nebraska State Museum have identified the wing bone 
of an eagle in the museum collections and, based on museum records, 
have determined that it is an associated funerary object that was 
originally placed with the remains of an individual at this site.
    In the notice of inventory completion published on behalf of the 
museum in the Federal Register of September 19, 1995 (FR doc. 95-23153, 
pages 48522-48523), paragraphs 4, 16 and 17 are corrected by 
substituting the following three paragraphs:
    Human remains from the Ponca Fort Site (Nanza), 25KX001, Knox 
County, NE, represent 66 individuals. No known individuals were 
identified. A total of 5,311 cultural items are associated with these 
burials, including wood (bark fragments, scraper, shaft smoother, and 
shaft straightener), copper (beads, bracelets, bells, buttons, coils, 
neck rings, projectile points, rings, sheets, and cones), glass (beads 
and button), pipestone (banner stone and pipe fragments), bone (bison 
tools, pendant, hair pipe bead, and eagle wing bone), stone (grinding 
slab and unknown artifact), iron (ax, bracelets, projectile points and 
fragments), lead (bracelet and coils), leather fragments, and shell 
(unmodified shell and gorgets).
    Officials of the University of Nebraska State Museum have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of 86 individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the University of Nebraska State 
Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 
5,928 objects described

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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 University of Nebraska 
State Museum 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 associated 
funerary objects and the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and Ponca 
Tribe of Nebraska.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Priscilla Grew, NAGPRA Coordinator, University 
of Nebraska-Lincoln, 301 Bessey Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0381, telephone 
(402) 472-7854, before November 7, 2003. Repatriation of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Ponca Tribe of Indians 
of Oklahoma and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska may proceed after that date if 
no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Nebraska State Museum is responsible for 
notifying the Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma and Ponca Tribe of 
Nebraska that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 8, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-25542 Filed 10-7-03; 8:45 am]

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