[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 48538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19928]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10885; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin, Madison, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Museum Division, 
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 Indian tribe. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin. Disposition of the human remains to 
the Indian tribe 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 State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin at the address below by September 13, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll 
Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461.

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 State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. 
The human remains were removed from Newaygo County, MI.
    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 State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin professional staff in consultation with 
the following Federally recognized tribal entities belonging to the 
Michigan Anishinaabek Cultural Preservation and Repatriation Alliance 
(MACPRA): Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of 
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, 
Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert 
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of 
Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan; Nottawasppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (formerly 
the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; 
and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan.

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime prior to 1930, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a mound near the city of Newaygo in 
Newaygo County, MI. They were donated to the Wisconsin Historical 
Society in 1930 by the University of Wisconsin-Madison through George 
Wagner. The remains were originally in the collection of H.B. Ogden of 
Milwaukee, WI. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by State Historical Society of Wisconsin

    Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have 
determined that:
     Based on skeletal analysis, the human remains are 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.
     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 Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa 
and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, 
Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Saginaw 
Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians of Michigan.
     Other credible lines of evidence, supplied by MACPRA 
participant tribes, indicate that the land from which the Native 
American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Bay 
Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, 
Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Saginaw 
Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians of Michigan.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice 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 Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan.

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 Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll 
Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, before September 
13, 2012. Disposition of the human remains to the Little River Band of 
Ottawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that date if no additional 
requestors come forward.
    The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for 
notifying the Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band 
of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, 
Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert 
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of 
Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan; Nottawasppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (formerly 
the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; 
and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 19, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-19928 Filed 8-13-12; 8:45 am]
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