FR Doc E8-20106[Federal Register: August 29, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 169)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Minnesota 
Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.
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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 
Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, St. Paul and Bemidji, MN. The human 
remains were removed from Goodhue County, MN.
    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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    This notice is an addition of a minimum number individuals removed 
from the Bryan site (21GD4), Goodhue County, MN, which were previously 
described in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal 
Register of July 23, 1999 (FR Doc 99-18890, pages 40039-40040). An 
additional seven individuals were discovered in the collection.
    In the Federal Register of July 23, 1999, the notice is corrected 
by adding the following paragraphs:
    In 1983, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals 
were removed from the Bryan site (21GD4), Goodhue County, MN, during 
archeological excavations conducted by the University of Minnesota. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1999-2000, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from the Bryan site (21GD4), Goodhue County, 
MN, during archeological excavations conducted by the Institute for 
Minnesota Archaeology. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In the Federal Register of July 23, 1999, paragraph numbers 30 and 
31 are corrected by substituting the following paragraphs:
    Officials of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of 124 individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council 
have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 57 
objects described above are reasonably believed to have been placed 
with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as 
part of the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Minnesota 
Indian Affairs Council 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 
associated funerary objects and the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, 
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Mr. James L. (Jim) Jones, Cultural Resource 
Director, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, 3801 Bemidji Avenue North, 
Suite 5, Bemidji, MN 56601, telephone (218) 755-3223, before September 
29, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of 
Oklahoma, and Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Minnesota Indian Affairs Council is responsible for notifying 
the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, and 
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: August 4, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-20106 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]

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