FR Doc 2010-17484[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 the Pueblo of Zuni, Catron County, NM.
    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 done by Wisconsin 
Historical Society professional staff in consultation with the Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    Sometime prior to 1892, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were excavated from a depth of several feet below the 
surface of the present-day Pueblo of Zuni, Catron County, NM, by the 
Hemenway expedition. The Hemenway Expedition 1886-1896, was directed by 
Frank Hamilton Cushing, then Director of the Department of Ethnology at 
the National Museum. Mary E. Harper donated the remains to the 
Wisconsin Historical

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Society in 1892. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Wisconsin Historical Society professional staff determined the 
human remains represent the physical remains of an individual of Native 
American ancestry. Based on geographical location, the Society 
reasonably believes the human remains are culturally affiliated to the 
Zuni Tribe.
    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 
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 Zuni Tribe of the 
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico.
    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 Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Wisconsin Historical Society is responsible for notifying the 
Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: July 9, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-17484 Filed 7-16-10; 8:45 am]
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