FR Doc 05-1956
[Federal Register: February 2, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 21)]
[Notices]               
[Page 5466]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Field Museum of Natural History, 
Chicago, IL

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 
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains were 
removed from the Crow Reservation, Bighorn County, MT.
    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 in 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 in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Field Museum 
of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of Crow Tribe of Montana.
    During 1901-1902, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were obtained from Crow Agency, on the Crow Reservation, 
Bighorn County, MT, by Stephen C. Simms for the Field Museum of Natural 
History. Field Museum of Natural History records indicate that 
Assistant Curator of Anthropology Stephen C. Simms traveled to the Crow 
Reservation in late December 1901 and early January 1902. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
the specific cultural and geographic attribution in Field Museum of 
Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as 
"Crow" from Crow Agency, Crow Reservation, MT. Crow descendants in 
Montana are represented by the present-day Crow Tribe of Montana.
    Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History 
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 Crow Tribe of 
Montana.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Helen 
Robbins, Repatriation Specialist, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 
South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, telephone (312) 665-
7317, before March 4, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Crow Tribe of Montana may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Crow Tribe of Montana that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 11, 2005.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-1956 Filed 2-1-05; 8:45 am]

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