[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 94 (Thursday, May 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27928-27929]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11234]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15407; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
Department of Anthropology, Madison, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology 
has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 
and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of 
these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of 
Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice 
may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of 
Anthropology at the address in this notice by June 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Sissel Schroeder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 
Department of Anthropology, 1180 Observatory Drive, 5240 Social 
Sciences Building, Madison, WI 53706, telephone (608) 262-0317, email 
sschroeder2@wisc.edu.

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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the University of 
Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology, Madison, WI. The human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Lincoln 
County, WI.

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    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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 and associated funerary 
objects. 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 
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Forest County 
Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du 
Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; and the Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin. The following tribes were invited to consult but 
did not participate: The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bois Forte 
Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Fond du 
Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Portage Band 
of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Keweenaw Bay Indian 
Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 
Minnesota; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
and the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota.

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime before March 29, 1957, human remains representing, at 
minimum, two individuals were removed from an unknown site in Lincoln 
County, WI. The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) 
accessioned these human remains on March 29, 1957, with a handwritten 
note that states the remains were recovered by ``state police'' and 
examined by the Wisconsin Crime Laboratory. Catalog cards indicate that 
the human remains came from Lincoln County, in the vicinity of 
Tomahawk, WI. The human remains represent a male mid-age adult and an 
adult of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The 
six associated funerary objects are 2 quartz flakes, 2 additional 
flakes, and 2 pieces of float copper.

Determinations Made by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department 
of Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of 
Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on their examination by a 
physical anthropologist and their recovery from an archeological site 
with prehistoric artifacts.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the six objects 
described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed 
with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as 
part of the death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day 
Indian tribe.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the 
Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; 
Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; 
Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana; Fond du 
Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Portage Band 
of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Keweenaw Bay Indian 
Community, Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Leech Lake 
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Mille Lacs Band of the 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 
Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw 
Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians 
of North Dakota; and the White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 
Minnesota (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 

of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Sissel 
Schroeder, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Anthropology, 
1180 Observatory Drive, 5240 Social Sciences Building, Madison, WI 
53706, telephone (608) 262-0317, email sschroeder2@wisc.edu, by June 
16, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed.
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Anthropology is 
responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: March 31, 2014.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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