[Federal Register: March 27, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 59)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003 (d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the
possession of the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Heard Museum
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe,
the Devil's Lake Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the Standing
Rock Sioux Tribe, and the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota.
    In 1991, human remains representing two individuals were discovered
during inventory of the Heard Museum's collections. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present. One individual has a note stating the human remains came from
the Midwest.
    During 1994 -1996, consultation with tribal representatives and
traditional religious leaders was conducted for these two individuals.
During these consultations, a traditional religious leader determined
through ceremony that these remains were Cheyenne.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Heard
Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human
remains listed above represent the physical remains of two individuals
of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Heard Museum have also
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a
relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and the Cheyenne-Arapaho
Tribes of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Cheyenne-Arapaho
Tribes of Oklahoma, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Devil's Lake
Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, the
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the Three Affiliated Tribes of North
Dakota. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself
to be culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated
funerary objects should contact Martin Sullivan, Director, Heard
Museum, 22 E. Monte Vista Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85004-1480; telephone: (602)
252-8840, before April 28, 1997. Repatriation of the human remains to
the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma may begin after that date if no
additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.

Dated: March 19, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-7795 Filed 3-26-97; 8:45 am]
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