FR Doc 2010-17475[Federal Register: July 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 137)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, 
Museum Division, Madison, WI

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 
Wisconsin Historical Society, (aka State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin), Museum Division, Madison, WI. The human remains were 
removed from Furnas 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 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.
    An assessment of the human remains was made by the Wisconsin 
Historical Society professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from a grave near Cambridge, Furnas County, NE. 
In 1911, the skull was donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Analysis performed by staff at the Wisconsin Historical Society 
determined that the remains represent one individual of Native American 
ancestry. According to historical records, the Pawnee traditionally 
inhabited the central-eastern region of

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Nebraska until their removal to their present-day reservation in 
Oklahoma in 1875. The Kitkahahki or Republican band of the Pawnee lived 
in villages along the Republican River. Cambridge, NE, is also located 
along the Republican River. Historical records also suggest that the 
Pawnee inhabited this region to the exclusion of other tribes.
    Officials of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Wisconsin Historical 
Society, Museum Division, 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 Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jennifer 
L. Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 
53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, before August 18, 2010. Repatriation 
of the human remains to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, is responsible 
for notifying the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 9, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-17475 Filed 7-16-10; 8:45 am]
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