FR Doc E6-19786
[Federal Register: November 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 225)]
[Notices]               
[Page 67635-67636]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, 
WY

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 and 
control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Yellowstone National Park, Mammoth Hot Springs, WY. The human remains 
were removed from an area near Logan, Gallatin 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 
superintendent, Yellowstone National Park.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Yellowstone 
National Park professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; 
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, 
Montana; Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of 
Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, 
South Dakota; Coeur D'Alene Tribe of the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, 
Idaho; Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead 
Reservation, Montana; Crow Tribe of Montana; Flandreau Santee Sioux 
Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort 
Belknap Reservation of Montana; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Lower 
Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation, South Dakota; 
Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern 
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine 
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian

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Reservation, South Dakota; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall 
Reservation of Idaho; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
    Prior to 1886, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from a site near Logan, Gallatin County, MT, 
outside park boundaries. Non-destructive analysis of the human remains 
determined that the human remains are Native American (Willey and Key 
1992). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The incomplete skull, recovered by a sheepherder near his camp 
northeast of Logan, MT, was obtained by W.H. Everson of Bozeman, MT, in 
1886. Mr. Everson sold the human remains to Senator F.C. Walcott and 
Mr. George Pratt, who donated them to Yellowstone National Park in 
1930. Parts of the cranium appear to have been painted or stained red, 
though it is not known when that occurred. Writings by Mr. Everson 
state that he encountered ``several lodges of Flatheads'' when he 
camped in the area in 1884. Representatives of the Confederated Salish 
& Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana confirm that 
their ancestors camped near Logan, MT, around 1884.
    Officials of Yellowstone National Park 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 Yellowstone National Park 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 Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of 
the Flathead Reservation, Montana.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Suzanne 
Lewis, superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, P.O. Box 168, 
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, telephone (307) 344-2229, before 
December 22, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, 
Montana may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    Yellowstone National Park is responsible for notifying the Arapaho 
Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux 
Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Blackfeet Tribe of 
the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe 
of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Coeur D'Alene Tribe of 
the Coeur D'Alene Reservation, Idaho; Confederated Salish & Kootenai 
Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana; Crow Tribe of Montana; 
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian 
Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Kiowa Indian 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Sioux 
Reservation, South Dakota; Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; Northern Cheyenne 
Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala 
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux 
Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Shoshone Tribe 
of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the 
Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 23, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-19786 Filed 11-21-06; 8:45 am]

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