FR Doc E7-21378
[Federal Register: October 31, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 210)]
[Notices]               
[Page 61670-61672]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR

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 control of Oregon 
State University Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human 
remains were removed from Adams and Fulton Counties, IL, and unknown 
sites in Illinois and Indiana.
    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 Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; 
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation; Flandreau 
Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa 
Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 
Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Little 
Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Lower Sioux Indian 
Community in the State of Minnesota; Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of 
Connecticut; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; Omaha Tribe of 
Nebraska; Oneida Nation of New York; Onondaga Nation of New York; 
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; and Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota.
    Between 1930 and 1959, human remains representing a minimum of five 
individuals were removed from unknown sites in Adams County, IL, by 
George Karl Neumann, a physical anthropologist working out of Indiana 
State University, Terre Haute, IN. In 1976, the Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology acquired the Neumann Collection from Indiana 
State University. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    The human remains are labeled with a numerical identification 
followed by the letter ``A,'' which is believed to indicate they were 
removed from a site in Adams County, IL.
    Between 1930 and 1959, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in Fulton County, IL, by 
Dr. Neumann. In 1976, the Oregon State University Department of 
Anthropology acquired the Neumann Collection from Indiana State 
University. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The human remains are labeled with a numerical identification and 
followed by the letter ``F,'' which is believed to indicate they were 
removed from Fulton County, IL.
    Between 1930 and 1959, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from unknown sites in Illinois and Indiana, by 
Dr. Neumann. In 1976, the Oregon State University Department of 
Anthropology acquired the Neumann Collection from Indiana State 
University. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    The two individuals described above are not listed as being from 
Adams or Fulton county sites, but are described in the acquisition list 
as "Lenid type Hopewell" and "Hopewell," and are accompanied by a 
distribution map. In absence of detailed records pertaining to the 
human remains and in combination with the major areas of Dr. Neumann's 
work, this map provides some geographic reference for the affiliation 
of the human remains to most likely Illinois or Indiana.
    Dr. Neumann collected human remains from several archeological

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projects with a focus on Hopewell archeological sites, skeletal 
characteristics of Native American races, and general human physical 
variation and skeletal morphology. The culmination of this research is 
published as "Archaeology and Race in the American Indian," in the 
1952 Yearbook of Physical Anthropology Vol. 8. The Neumann Collection 
contained numerous Native American human remains, many from sites 
associated with Mound Builder cultures. The human remains are 
determined to be Native American based on skeletal morphology and 
collection records.
    The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of Kansas and 
Nebraska have provided both written and oral history of their 
traditional occupation of Midwest areas east of the Mississippi and 
have demonstrated land area claims in Illinois. The two tribes at one 
time constituted a single tribe with shared cultural affiliation. The 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska 
traditionally occupied areas that have been demonstrated to include 
Hopewell sites throughout Illinois. Specific published works cite the 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska 
having villages along the Rock River in Illinois, and between the Iowa 
and Des Moines Rivers to the confluence of the Salt and Mississippi 
Rivers. Documentation links early Ioway cultural heritage to the 
Hopewell culture group, citing Ioway mound builder cultural practices 
to be consistent with Hopewell religious practices. There is additional 
information linking the Hopewell culture group to geographic areas 
including western Missouri and the upper Mississippi River valley, 
including Effigy Mounds in northeastern Iowa and western Illinois. 
Based on the preponderance of the evidence, including the primary body 
of Dr. Neumann's work in Illinois, and collection records, officials of 
the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology reasonably 
believe that the human remains are affiliated with the Ho-Chunk Nation 
of Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of eight 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology 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 Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of 
Kansas and Nebraska.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact David 
McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 Waldo 
Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-4515, before November 
30, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska may proceed after that 
date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; 
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Bad 
River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad 
River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; 
Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; 
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Cayuga Nation of New York; Cherokee Nation, 
Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, 
South Dakota; Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, 
Oklahoma; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; 
Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; 
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek 
Reservation, South Dakota; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Flandreau Santee 
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Tribe, Minnesota; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Fort 
Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota 
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Huron 
Potawatomi, Inc., Michigan; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana; Kaw Nation, 
Oklahoma; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kialegee Tribal 
Town, Oklahoma; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation 
in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Little River Band of Ottawa 
Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South 
Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; 
Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band 
of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Menominee Indian Tribe of 
Wisconsin; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota 
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; 
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi; Modoc Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 
Oklahoma; Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island; Oglala Sioux Tribe 
of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; 
Oneida Nation of New York; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; 
Onondaga Nation of New York; Osage Tribe, Oklahoma; Otoe-Missouria 
Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of 
Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Poarch Band of Creek 
Indians of Alabama; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and 
Indiana; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; 
Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas; Prairie Island Indian 
Community in the State of Minnesota; Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; 
Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake 
Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in 
Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the 
Mississippi in Iowa; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Santee 
Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of 
Michigan; Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Seneca Nation of New York; 
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community 
of Minnesota; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the 
Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, 
Wisconsin; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; St. Croix Chippewa Indians 
of Wisconsin; St. Regis Band of Mohawk Indians of New York; Standing 
Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Stockbridge Munsee Community, 
Wisconsin; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma; Three Affiliated Tribes 
of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North

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Dakota; Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York; Tonkawa Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana; Turtle 
Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; Tuscarora Nation of 
New York; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma; Upper 
Sioux Community, Minnesota; White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa 
Tribe, Minnesota; Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco 
& Tawakonie), Oklahoma; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Wyandotte Nation, 
Oklahoma; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: September 12, 2007.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-21378 Filed 10-30-07; 8:45 am]

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