Notice  of Completion  of  Inventory  of Native  American
          Human  Remains   from  Sand  Creek,   Colorado,  in   the
          Possession of  the Putnam  Museum of History  and Natural
          Science in Davenport, IA.

          AGENCY:   National Park Service, Interior.

          ACTION:   Notice.
          _________________________________________________________

          Notice is  hereby given in accordance  with provisions of
          the  Native American  Graves Protection  and Repatriation
          Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d), of the completion of an inventory
          of  human  remains  from  Sand Creek,  Colorado,  in  the
          Possession of  the Putnam  Museum of History  and Natural
          Science in Davenport, IA.

          A detailed inventory and  assessment of the human remains
          from Sand Creek has been made by the curatorial staff and
          representatives of the Southern Cheyenne of Oklahoma.

          The  human  remain is  identified as  the scalp  of White
          Antelope  and  was given  to  the  then Davenport  Public
          Museum  (now the  Putnam  Museum of  History and  Natural
          Science).   Associated  records indicate that  this scalp
          was taken  at the  Cheyenne encampment  at Sand  Creek in
          1865.

          The scalp is that of an adult Native American man.  While
          precise   identification   of  cultural   affiliation  is
          difficult,  the  historical  record   on  the  death  and
          mutilation of Chief White Antelope, and the manner of the
          arrangement of the hair strongly  suggests affiliation to
          the Southern Cheyenne and the lineal descendants of White
          Antelope.  There is no evidence to indicate otherwise.

          Based on  the above mentioned  information, officials  of
          the  Putnam Museum  of History  and Natural  Science have
          determined  pursuant to  25 U.S.C.  (2) that  there is  a
          relationship  of  shared  group  identity  which  can  be
          reasonably traced  between these remains and the present-
          day Southern Cheyenne of Oklahoma.

          Individuals or representatives of any other Indian  tribe
          that  believe they  may  be affiliated  with these  human
          remains are  advised that  they are being  transferred to
          representatives  of the  Southern  Cheyenne and  Antelope
          family  on November  29, 1993  after which  they will  be





          interred.   This notice has been sent to officials of the
          Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma.   Representatives
          of any  other Native American Tribe  that believes itself
          to  be  culturally affiliated  with  these human  remains
          should  contact  Mr. Michael  J.  Smith  director, Putnam
          Museum of  History and Natural Science,  1717 W. Division
          Street, Davenport, IA 52084,  (319) 324-1934 on or before
          November 29, 1993.

          Dated:  October 26, 1993




          Francis P. McManamon
          Departmental Consulting Archeologist
          Chief, Archeological Assistance Division
          [FR/Vol. 58, No. 208/Friday October 29, 1993/Page 58177]

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