[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 23 (Tuesday, February 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6623-6624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02288]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14724; 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 and associated funerary objects, 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 associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary 
objects 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 March 6, 2014.

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

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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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from the Silverwood Farm Site, Kenosha 
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 and associated funerary 
objects. 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 January 1995, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual (HP.KN-0408.1) were removed from the Silverwood Farm Site 
(47-KN-0408) in Kenosha County, WI. The Silverwood Farm site is located 
near two known Potawatomi villages and a Potawatomi burial ground. 
There are also early settler accounts of the Potawatomi inhabiting this 
region of Kenosha County at the time of contact. The remains were 
disturbed by the landowner while digging postholes with an auger. The 
Historical Society's Burial Sites Preservation Program was notified of 
the discovery and the remains were transferred to them. The remains 
were determined to be those of a juvenile of indeterminate sex and 
ancestry. No known individuals were identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a piece of copper (HP.KN-0408.2).

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 based on Wisconsin Historical 
Society records, location and context of the burial, and the associated 
funerary object.
     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(3)(A), the one object described 
in this notice is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near 
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the 
death rite or ceremony.
     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 associated funerary object 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 and associated funerary objects were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the 
Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; 
Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; 
Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana; Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Tribe, Minnesota; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand 
Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Traverse 
Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian 
Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac 
Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du 
Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota 
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi 
Indians of Michigan; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 
Minnesota; Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan 
(previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; 
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band 
of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian 
Reservation, California & Arizona; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie 
Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, 
Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain 
Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the White Earth Band of 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Aboriginal Land Tribes'').
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to The Aboriginal 
Land Tribes.

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 and associated funerary objects 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 March 6, 2014. After that date, 
if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of 
the human remains and associated funerary objects The Aboriginal Land 
Tribes may proceed.
    The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for 
notifying The Aboriginal Land Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: December 23, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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