[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 155 (Monday, August 12, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48900-48901]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-19382]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13409; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


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 has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there 
is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-
day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of 
any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this 
notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains 
should submit a written request to the State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to the State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin at the address in this notice by 
September 11, 2013.

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

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 under 
the control of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. 
The human remains were removed from Outagamie 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) 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 
representatives of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; and the Menominee Indian Tribe of 
Wisconsin.

History and Description of the Remains

    In about 1943, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Shiocton Burial Ground at the Wolf 
River site in Outagamie County, WI, by Robert Hall, Robert Link, and 
Warren Witty. The human remains were donated to the State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin in 1956. The human remains were determined to be 
those of an adult age 25-40, possible male. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

    Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American.
     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.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed 
is the aboriginal land of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical 
Museum, 30 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 
261-2461, email Jennifer.Kolb@wisconsinhistory.org, by September 11, 
2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Menominee Indian Tribe 
of Wisconsin may proceed.
    The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for 
notifying the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk 
Nation of Wisconsin; and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 27, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-19382 Filed 8-9-13; 8:45 am]
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