[Federal Register: April 3, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 64)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Peabody Museum
of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota.
    In 1879, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Alexander Agassiz.
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Museum records indicate that these human remains were collected by
Brevet Colonel Coppinger at an unknown date. Peabody Museum of
Archaeology and Ethnology accession records indicate that the remains
are those of a ``Siouan, Ogallaga'' individual from the ``Plains
region.'' The specific site from which the remains were collected is
unknown. The attribution of such a specific cultural affiliation to the
human remains indicates that, at the time that the remains were
acquired, the collector probably had direct knowledge of the
individual's cultural affiliation. This information indicates that the
remains probably date to the historic period and are the remains of an
Oglala Sioux individual. The Oglala Sioux are represented by the
present-day Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South
Dakota.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the
physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry.
Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also have
determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship
of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these
Native American human remains and the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota.

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    This notice has been sent to officials of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of
the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Barbara Isaac, Repatriation
Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard
University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617)
495-2254, before May 3, 2001. Repatriation of the human remains to the
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota may
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 21, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 01-8172 Filed 4-2-01; 8:45 am]
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