FR Doc 05-10814
[Federal Register: June 1, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 104)]
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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 a site along the Fox River in Illinois.
    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 the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Forest 
County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, 
Michigan; Huron Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish 
Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi 
Indians, Michigan and Indiana; and Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, 
Kansas.
    In 1933, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a site along the Fox River in Illinois by C.N. 
Ackerman. In November of the same year, Mr. Ackerman donated the human 
remains to the Field Museum of Natural History. No known individual was 
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 
"female middle age" from an "Old Potowotamie Graveyard, Fox River 
Ills. Burials in this place prior to 1837." Scholarly publications and 
consultation information indicate that the Fox River in Illinois is 
considered to be within the postcontact territory of the Potawatomi 
Indians. Potowatomi Indian descendants are represented by the present 
day Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Huron 
Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of 
Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 
Michigan and Indiana; and Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas.
    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 one individual 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 Citizen Potawatomi 
Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; 
Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Huron Potawatomi, Inc., 
Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of 
Michigan; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; and 
Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas.
    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 July 1, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Huron 
Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of 
Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 
Michigan and Indiana; and Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Huron 
Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of 
Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 
Michigan and Indiana; and Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 20, 2005.
Paul Hoffman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 05-10814 Filed 5-31-05; 8:45 am]

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