FR Doc E9-25963[Federal Register: October 28, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 207)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: South Dakota State Historical 
Society-Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD

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 possession of the South Dakota State Historical Society-
Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Lawrence County, SD.
    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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by South Dakota 
State Historical Society- Archaeological Research Center professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Cheyenne Sioux Tribe 
of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux 
Tribe of South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; and Yankton 
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
    In 2007, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were

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removed from a coffin burial at the Old Deadwood (Ingleside) Cemetery 
(39LA3000/07-59) in Lawrence County, SD, by personnel from the 
Archaeological Research Center during improvements to a retaining wall. 
No known individual was identified. The two associated funerary objects 
are a coffin and a soil sample.
    The manner of burial and historic documentation suggests that the 
human remains are associated with the Early Historic Period (A.D. 1876-
1878). A physical anthropological assessment of the human remains 
resulted in a determination that the individual is most likely Native 
American. An evaluation by the South Dakota State Historical Society-
Archaeological Research Center professional staff on the manner and 
location of the burial also supports an identification of the human 
remains as Native American, and most likely culturally identifiable as 
Lakota. The Lakota are represented by the Cheyenne Sioux Tribe of the 
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe 
of South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 
South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, 
South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of 
South Dakota.
    Officials of the South Dakota State Historical Society-
Archaeological Research Center 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 South Dakota State Historical Society-Archaeological 
Research Center also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 
(3)(A), the two 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 South Dakota State Historical Society-Archaeological Research 
Center 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 Cheyenne Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, 
South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Oglala 
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux 
Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux 
Nation, Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Rose Estep Fosha, staff archaeologist, South 
Dakota State Archaeological Research Center, 2425 E. St. Charles, Rapid 
City, SD 57703, telephone (605) 394-1936, before November 27, 2009. 
Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to 
the Cheyenne Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South 
Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Oglala Sioux 
Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe 
of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, 
Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archaeological Research 
Center is responsible for notifying the Cheyenne Sioux Tribe of the 
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe 
of South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 
South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, 
South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of 
South Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 7, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-25963 Filed 10-27-09; 8:45 am]

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