[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 34 (Friday, February 18, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9606-9607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3753]


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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 South Dakota.
    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; 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; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Ho-
Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa 
Tribe of 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; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 
South Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Island Indian Community in 
the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and 
Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the 
Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee 
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of 
the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North 
Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Upper 
Sioux Community, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and Yankton 
Sioux Tribe of South Dakota (hereinafter referred to as "The 
Tribes").

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from a burial context at an unknown location 
in South Dakota. In 1972, the remains were found in the collections in 
a box marked "South Dakota" and were accessioned into the collections 
(A1992.1 (CUI 19) and A1992.2 (CUI 20)). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

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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.
     According to the final judgment of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land 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; Flandreau Santee Sioux 
Tribe of 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; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; 
Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; 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; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse 
Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing 
Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, 
Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
     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; Cheyenne 
River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow 
Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; 
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin; 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; Omaha 
Tribe of Nebraska; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; 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; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of 
the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North 
Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux 
Community, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and Yankton Sioux 
Tribe of South Dakota.
     Finally, 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; Crow Tribe of Montana; 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa 
Tribe of 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; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 
South Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Island Indian Community in 
the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and 
Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the 
Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee 
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of 
the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North 
Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Upper 
Sioux Community, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; 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 two individuals 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. 2011-3753 Filed 2-17-11; 8:45 am]
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