[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 34 (Friday, February 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9597-9598]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3763]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 [2253-665]

Notice of Inventory Completion: Denver Museum of Nature & 
Science, Denver, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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SUMMARY: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
Tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the remains and any present-day Tribe. Representatives of any 
Indian Tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the 
human remains may contact the museum. Disposition of the human remains 
to the Tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come 
forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the museum 
at the address below by March 21, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Any Tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with 
the human remains should contact Dr. Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Denver 
Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, 
telephone (303) 370-6378.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    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 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO. The human remains were 
removed from an unknown location in Wyoming.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Denver 
Museum of Nature & Science professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, 
Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian 
Reservation, Montana; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone 
Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Cheyenne and Arapaho 
Tribes, Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River 
Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek 
Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Death Valley Timbi-
Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the 
Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Flandreau 
Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian Community of 
the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Fort McDermitt Paiute and 
Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and 
Oregon; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band 
of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of 
the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community 
in the State of Minnesota; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern 
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine 
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop 
Community of the Bishop Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of 
the Lone Pine Community of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; 
Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud 
Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee 
Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of 
Minnesota; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; 
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; 
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; 
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; 
Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & 
South Dakota; Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada (Four 
constituent bands: Battle Mountain Band; Elko Band; South Fork Band and 
Wells Band); Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, 
North Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; Ute Indian Tribe of the 
Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute 
Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Yankton Sioux Tribe 
of South Dakota; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba Reservation, 
Nevada (hereinafter referred to as "The Tribes").

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1867 and 1870, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were obtained from an unknown location, possibly near Ft. 
Fetterman, in Wyoming. In 1982, the human remains were donated to the 
Denver Museum by Linda Stebbins and Mark Andrews, who obtained them 
from Charles D. Cobb. The human remains were accessioned into the 
collections (A1224.3 (CUI 22)). The remains consist of 10 inches of 
black human hair and scalp. The edge of the scalp has been perforated 
and laced with sinew. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Denver Museum

     Based on non-destructive physical analysis and catalogue 
records, the human remains are determined to be Native American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe.

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     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Big Pine Band of Owens Valley Paiute 
Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine Reservation, California; Cheyenne and 
Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne 
River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow 
Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Death Valley 
Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the 
Duckwater Reservation, Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Flandreau 
Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone 
Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Lac 
Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Lower 
Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower 
Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Northern Cheyenne 
Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala 
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Paiute-
Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop Colony, 
California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community of the 
Lone Pine Reservation, California; Prairie Island Indian Community in 
the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee 
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Shoshone Tribe of the Wind 
River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall 
Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley 
Reservation, Nevada; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse 
Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing 
Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Te-Moak Tribe of Western 
Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; Yankton 
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the Yomba 
Reservation, Nevada.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine 
and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Big Pine 
Band of Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Indians of the Big Pine 
Reservation, California; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma; 
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South 
Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South 
Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Death Valley Timbi-Sha Shoshone Band of 
California; Duckwater Shoshone Tribe of the Duckwater Reservation, 
Nevada; Ely Shoshone Tribe of Nevada; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of 
South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap 
Reservation of Montana; Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of 
the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Keweenaw Bay 
Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; 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; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Bishop Community of the Bishop 
Colony, California; Paiute-Shoshone Indians of the Lone Pine Community 
of the Lone Pine Reservation, California; Prairie Island Indian 
Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; 
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Shoshone Tribe of 
the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the 
Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck 
Valley Reservation, Nevada; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake 
Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; 
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Te-Moak Tribe of 
Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; 
Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe of the 
Yomba Reservation, Nevada.
     Other credible lines of evidence, including consultation 
with Tribal representatives, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine 
and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne 
and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower 
Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the 
State of Minnesota; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of 
Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, 
South Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; 
Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New 
Mexico & Utah; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native 
American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian Tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Dr. Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Denver Museum of Nature & 
Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205, telephone (303) 370-
6378, before March 21, 2011. Disposition of the human remains to The 
Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come 
forward.
    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 15, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-3763 Filed 2-17-11; 8:45 am]
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