[Federal Register: May 17, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 95)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC and University of Colorado 
Museum, Boulder, CO

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 and associated funerary 
objects in the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau 
of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC and in the possession of the 
University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human remains were 
removed from the Crow Indian Reservation, 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 University 
of Colorado Museum professional staff in consultation with the Bureau 
of Indian Affairs professional staff and representatives of the Crow 
Tribe of Montana.
    In 1912, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Crow Indian Reservation, 18 miles south of 
Billings, MT, near Pryor Creek, by Ralph Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard later 
sent the human remains to the University of Colorado Museum (Catalog 
number 4799). No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Based on the provenience and physical morphology, the human remains 
are those of a Native American adult male. Based on the provenience, 
the human remains are Crow. Descendants of the Crow are members of the 
Crow Tribe of Montana.
    Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs and University of Colorado Museum 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs and University of Colorado Museum 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 Donald 
Sutherland, Acting Chief, Division of Environmental and Cultural 
Resources Management, 1849 C St. NW, Washington, DC 20240, telephone 
(703) 390-6470, or Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of 
Colorado Museum, Henderson Building, Campus Box 218, Boulder, CO 80309-
0218, telephone (303) 492-6671, before June 18, 2007. Repatriation of 
the human remains to the Crow Tribe of Montana may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Crow Tribe of Montana that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 4, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-9451 Filed 5-16-07; 8:45 am]

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