[Federal Register: June 2, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 105)]
[Page 29738-29739]
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National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Possession of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.


    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003(d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the
possession of the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Field Museum
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cayuga
Indian Nation.
    In 1885, human remains representing one individual was purchased
from F.M. Noe, a dealer in Indianapolis, IN by Franz Boas. In 1894, the
Field Museum purchased these human remains from Franz Boas. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
    Accession documents state these human remains are the remains of a
``Cayuga chief''.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Field
Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Field
Museum have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there
is a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably
traced between these Native American human remains and the Cayuga
Indian Nation and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Cayuga Indian Nation
and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Jonathan Haas, MacArthur Curator of
North American Anthropology, Field Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt
Road at Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60605; telephone: (312) 922-9410,
ext. 641, before july 2, 1997.

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Repatriation of the human remains to the Cayuga Indian Nation may begin
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations
within this notice.
Dated: May 19, 1997.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 97-14309 Filed 5-30-97; 8:45 am]

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