FR Doc 03-29510
[Federal Register: November 26, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 228)]
[Notices]
[Page 66486-66487]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum,
Springfield, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 in the possession of
Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL. The human remains were removed
from Fort Robinson, Dawes County, NE.
    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 within 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 within this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Illinois
State Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of
the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation,
Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation,
South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation,
South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South
Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South
Dakota; and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota.
    Prior to 1962, human remains representing one individual were
removed from Fort Robinson, Nebraska, by an unidentified person or
persons. The remains were later donated to the Quincy Museum of Natural
History and Art, Quincy, IL. In 1991, the Quincy Museum of Natural
History and Art transferred possession and control of the human remains
to the Illinois State Museum. The transfer inventory identifies the
remains as ``Sioux female. Fort Robinson, Neb.'' No known individual
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The cranial morphology of the human remains indicates that the
individual is likely to be Native American. Fort Robinson was an
important military post in the Sioux territory. The Sioux Indians are
represented by six present-day Indian tribes, the Assiniboine and Sioux
Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River
Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Lower
Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Oglala
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux
Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; and Standing
Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota.
    Officials of the Illinois State Museum have determined that,
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the Illinois State Museum also have determined
that, 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 Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of
the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the
Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
of North & South Dakota.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr.
Robert E. Warren, Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum, 1011
East Ash Street, Springfield, IL, telephone (217) 524-7903, before
December 26, 2003. Repatriation of the human remains to the Assiniboine
and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne
River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota;
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota;
Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud
Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; and
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota may proceed after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Illinois State Museum is responsible for notifying the
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation,
Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation,
South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation,
South Dakota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South
Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South
Dakota; and

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota that this notice has
been published.

    Dated: September 10, 2003.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources.
[FR Doc. 03-29510 Filed 11-25-03; 8:45 am]
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