[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46119-46120]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18953]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10796; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Logan Museum of 
Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 
and the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, have completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs. Repatriation of 
the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no 
additional claimants come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs at the address 
below by September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, 
Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-6343.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under 
the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian 
Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the physical custody of the Logan 
Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI. The human remains 
were removed from the Old Kenel townsite, on the Standing Rock Indian 
Reservation, in Corson County, SD.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Logan 
Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South 
Dakota and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date prior to 1979, human remains representing, at 
minimum, one individual were removed by an unknown collector from the 
Old Kenel townsite on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Corson 
County, SD. No details are available on the precise site location or 
collecting methods. The Old Kenel townsite was a historic community of 
the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which was flooded after construction of 
Oahe Dam. This townsite was located on the site of a prehistoric Indian 
village that dates to the period of the Extended Middle

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Missouri variant of the Plains Village pattern. The human remains could 
be associated with either the historic or prehistoric settlement. The 
remains had been catalogued as Arikara, but there is no apparent basis 
for this designation. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains are determined to be Native American on the basis 
of the red pigment applied to the remains. If the remains are from the 
Extended Middle Missouri variant, they are culturally affiliated to 
Mandan descendants, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota. If the remains are Arikara, as the likely 
erroneous catalogue and ledger records state, they are culturally 
affiliated with the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota. If the remains are associated with the 
historic Lakota Sioux community of Old Kenel, they are culturally 
affiliated with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota, 
on whose reservation the site is located. Because the human remains 
could be associated with either the historic or prehistoric settlement, 
cultural affiliation is determined to be to both of the tribes.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of 
Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and the Logan Museum of Anthropology, 
Beloit College, Beloit, WI

    Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Logan Museum of 
Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & 
South Dakota and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Anna Pardo, 
Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Room 6084, 
Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390-6343, before September 4, 2012. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of 
North & South Dakota and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Bureau of Indian Affairs is responsible for notifying the 
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota and the Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 9, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-18953 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]
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