FR Doc E8-13586[Federal Register: June 17, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 117)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: The Field Museum of Natural 
History, Chicago, 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 the 
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL. The human remains were 
removed from the area of Omaha, 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 in 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 in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Field Museum 
of Natural History 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; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow 
Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South 
Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South 
Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala 
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Prairie Island 
Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the 
Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, 
Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-
Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit 
Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South 
Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of 
South Dakota.
    In 1893, the Field Museum of Natural History purchased the skull of 
one individual from Ward's Natural Science Establishment of Rochester, 
NY (Field Museum of Natural History catalogue number 41882). Original 
Field Museum of Natural History records state that the human remains 
are "Sioux, killed 1861 (Omaha)." No known individual was identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
the specific cultural and geographic attribution in Field Museum of 
Natural History records. The records identify the human remains as 
"Sioux" from Omaha, NE. While the Santee Sioux Nation is the only 
Federally-recognized Sioux Indian tribe in Nebraska at the present 
time, the 1861 date of death predates the establishment of the Santee 
Sioux Reservation in Nebraska. Other Sioux groups were present in 
Nebraska at that time. "Sioux" descendants are represented by the 
present-day Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian 
Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River 
Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek 
Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South 
Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South 
Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala 
Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Prairie Island 
Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the 
Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, 
Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-
Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit 
Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South 
Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of 
South Dakota.
    Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History 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 Field Museum of Natural History 
also have determined that, pursuant 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; Crow Creek 
Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau 
Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the 
Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in 
the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State 
of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, 
South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux 
Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse 
Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing 
Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, 
Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Helen 
Robbins, Director of Repatriation, Field Museum of Natural History, 
1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496, telephone (312) 
665-7317, before July 17, 2008. 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; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, 
South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule 
Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux 
Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the 
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Prairie Island Indian Community 
in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian 
Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee 
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of

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the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North 
Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux 
Community, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, 
Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, 
South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, 
South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule 
Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux 
Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the 
Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the 
Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, 
Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-
Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit 
Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South 
Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux Tribe of 
South Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 4, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-13586 Filed 6-16-08; 8:45 am]

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