[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 248 (Thursday, December 26, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78378-78379]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-30680]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14498; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer 
Lodge, MT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site 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 Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic 
Site. 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 Grant-Kohrs Ranch 
National Historic Site at the address in this notice by January 27, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Jacqueline Lavelle, Superintendent, Grant-Kohrs Ranch 
National Historic Site, 266 Warren Lane, Deer Lodge, MT 59722, 
telephone 406-846-2070 x221, email jacque_lavelle@nps.gov.

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 Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge, 
MT. The human remains were removed from an unknown location likely 
within the boundaries of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, 
Powell County, MT.
    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 Superintendent, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National 
Historic Site.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Grant-Kohrs 
Ranch National Historic Site professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian 
Reservation of Montana; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's 
Reservation, Montana; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the 
Flathead Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; 
Crow Tribe of Montana; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort 
Belknap Reservation of Montana; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort 
Hall Reservation; and Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation 
(hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and description of the remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown location likely within the 
boundaries of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site in Powell 
County, MT. In 1970, the human remains were found in a tobacco box in 
one of the historic buildings at the ranch. Based on oral historical 
accounts from the ranch's owners, the remains likely originated from a 
burial in the park that was exposed by erosion prior to NPS ownership. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.

Determinations made by Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

    Officials of Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis and 
likely origin.
     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 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 final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation.
     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 Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of 
the Flathead Reservation and Confederated Tribes of the Colville 
Reservation.
     Other credible lines of evidence, including relevant and 
authoritative governmental determinations and information gathered 
during government-to-government consultation from subject matter 
experts, indicate that 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; Blackfeet 
Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Chippewa-Cree 
Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana; Crow Tribe of Montana; 
Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of 
Montana; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation; and 
Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Tribes.

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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 Jacqueline Lavelle, Superintendent, Grant-
Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, 266 Warren Lane, Deer Lodge, MT 
59722, telephone 406-846-2070 x221, email jacque_lavelle@nps.gov, by 
January 27, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes 
may proceed.
    Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 14, 2013.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-30680 Filed 12-24-13; 8:45 am]
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