FR Doc E8-8319[Federal Register: April 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 75)]
[Notices]               
[Page 20947-20948]
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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 Stutsman County, ND.
    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 Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes 
of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from Indian Mounds in Jamestown, Stutsman 
County, ND. The human remains, consisting of two skulls, were donated 
to the Department of Anthropology by Dr. T. Tillman of the Oregon State 
University Physical Education Department upon his retirement. Dr. 
Tillman received the human remains from the widow of an unknown 
collector between 1940 and 1978. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    The collection records state that both individuals are ``Indian,'' 
and the Department of Anthropology's physical anthropology faculty 
confirms that the skulls have cranial morphology consistent with Native 
American ancestry. According to collection records and tribal 
consultation, the human remains were removed from the traditional 
territory of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian 
Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River 
Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek 
Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule 
Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of 
Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South 
Dakota; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; 
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; 
Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & 
South Dakota. Consultation with the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the 
Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana supports the origins of the 
individuals from the Stutsman County area.
    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 two 
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 Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne 
River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow 
Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower 
Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the 
State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 
South Dakota; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of 
Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South 
Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of 
North & South Dakota.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
David McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 
Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-4515, before May 
19, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Assiniboine and 
Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne 
River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow 
Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Lower 
Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower 
Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of 
the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Prairie Island Indian 
Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; and 
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian 
Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River 
Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek 
Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule 
Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of 
Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South 
Dakota; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; 
Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; 
Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & 
South Dakota that this notice has been published.


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    Dated: March 18, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-8319 Filed 4-16-08; 8:45 am]

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