[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2014)]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-00765]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14613; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural 
History, New York, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The American Museum of Natural History has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there 
is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or 
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 American 
Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, 
Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice 
may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or 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 
American Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by 
February 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum 
of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 
10024-5192, telephone (212) 769-5837, email nmurphy@amnh.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 American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. 
The human remains are believed to have been removed from the Missouri 
River region, ND.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). 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 American 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.

History and Description of the Remains

    On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 1 
individual, were removed from what we believe to be the Missouri River 
region of North Dakota. The remains of one adult of unknown sex were 
found among the American Museum of Natural History's collections during 
a recent collections review. The American Museum of Natural History has 
no information on the circumstances of the acquisition of these 
remains. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present. The individual has been identified as Native 
American based on museum documentation that refers to the remains as 
``Arikikara Indianer.''
    These remains have not been directly dated and although no 
information regarding the initial recovery of these remains is 
available, a provenience tag reading ``Arikikara Indianer Missouri'' 
was present. ``Arikikara'' likely represents an alternate spelling of 
Arikara and the mention of Missouri likely denotes the portion of the 
Missouri River drainage included in Sahnish (Arikara) aboriginal lands.

Determinations Made by the American Museum of Natural History

    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 1 individual of Native 
American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or 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 Nell 
Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural 
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, 
telephone (212) 769-5837, email nmurphy@amnh.org., by February 18, 
2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Three Affiliated Tribes 
of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, may proceed.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North 
Dakota, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 4, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-00765 Filed 1-15-14; 8:45 am]
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