FR Doc 2010-17477[Federal Register: July 20, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 138)]
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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 Wisconsin Historical 
Society, Museum Division, Madison, WI

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 
Wisconsin Historical Society, (aka State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin), Museum Division, Madison, WI. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from the Menominee 
Reservation, Menominee County (formerly Shawano County), WI.
    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 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 Wisconsin 
Historical Society, Museum Division, staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
    In 1928, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a mound located within the boundaries of the 
Menominee Indian Tribe Reservation, Menominee County (formerly Shawano 
County), WI, by Arthur P. Kannenberg and John V. Satterlee. The exact 
location is not known. In 1950, the museum obtained the human remains, 
associated funerary objects, and unassociated funerary objects from the 
wife of Arthur P. Kannenberg. No known individual was identified. The 
three associated funerary objects are earrings.
    The human remains, associated funerary objects, and unassociated 
funerary objects removed by Arthur P. Kannenberg and John V. Satterlee 
were from at least two mounds. The 91 unassociated funerary objects are 
described in a companion Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items.
    The Menominee Indian Reservation falls within the ancestral and 
historic territory of the Menominee people. Archeological investigation 
has uncovered additional historic burials in this area. Additionally, 
archeological research shows that copper ornaments and earrings, 
similar to the objects mentioned above, are commonly found within 
historic Indian burials throughout the Great Lakes region. Furthermore, 
Menominee oral history states that the origin of the Menominee people 
began at the mouth of the Menominee River, which is approximately 60 
miles from the present-day Menominee Reservation.
    Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wisconsin Historical 
Society, Museum Division, have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical 
remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum 
Division, also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), 
the three 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 
Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum 
Division, 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 Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
    Representatives of any other Indian Tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Jennifer L. Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 
30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, before 
August 19, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, is responsible 
for notifying the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: July 9, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-17477 Filed 7-19-10; 8:45 am]
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