[Federal Register: July 23, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 141)]
[Notices]
[Page 40041]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr23jy99-128]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects from Montgomery County, IL in the
Possession of the University Museum, University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, AR

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects from Montgomery County, IL in the possession of the
University Museum, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
    In 1963, human remains representing 11 individuals were recovered
from site CIPS 5 Dam site during salvage excavations conducted by
Michael P. Hoffman, a graduate student at Harvard University and a crew
of students. No known individuals were identified. The 103 associated
funerary objects include ceramic sherds, stone flakes, deer bones,
ground stone tools and stone core fragments.
    Based on the associated funerary objects, these individuals have
been identified as Native American. Based on ceramic temper and styles,
these burials date to the Bluff Culture of the Late Woodland Period
(700-900 A.D.). The Bluff Culture is at least partially ancestral to
the Middle Mississippian Culture of southern Illinois. Based on
geographical continuity, the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is
likely to be descendant of archeological cultures of the Woodland and
Mississippian periods in central and southern Illinois.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the
University Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1),
the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of 11
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the University
Museum have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(2), the
103 objects listed above are 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. Lastly, officials of the University
Museum have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a
relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and associated funerary
objects and the  Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Peoria Tribe of
Indians of Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
and associated funerary objects should contact Michael P. Hoffman,
Curator of Anthropology, University Museum, University of Arkansas,
Fayetteville, AR 72702; telephone: (501) 575-3855, before August 23,
1999. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects
to the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma may begin after that date if
no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: July 15, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-18887 Filed 7-22-99; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-70-F

Back to the top

Back to National-NAGPRA