[Federal Register: December 5, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 234)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the National
Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains and associated
funerary objects in the possession of the National Museum of Health and
Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 43 CFR 10.2 (c). The
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of these Native
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this
notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by National
Museum of Health and Medicine professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma and the
Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation,
Montana.
    In 1879, human remains representing one individual were sent to the
Army Medical Museum (now the National Museum of Health and Medicine,
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology) by U.S. Army Assistant Surgeon A.
Girard following the removal of bone fragments from an individual
during medical treatment. This individual has been identified as Black
Horse, a Cheyenne man. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Accession records from the National Museum of Health and Medicine,
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology indicate that these human remains
are those of Black Horse, a Cheyenne man. Early in 1879, Black Horse
was wounded by a settler on the ``Niobrara'' (river) and subsequently
captured with Little Wolf's band and treated by U.S. Army surgeons at
Fort Keogh, Custer County, MT. Biological evidence of the human remains
is consistent with the accession records.
    On October 6, 2000, Gilbert Brady, Sr., as the great-grandson and
authorized representative of the descendants of Black Horse, claimed
Black Horse's remains as a lineal descendent, tracing his ancestry
directly and without interruption by means of the traditional kinship
system of the Northern Cheyenne. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana supports this claim.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the National
Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology,
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 National Museum of Health and
Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (b)(1), Gilbert Brady, Sr. can trace his
ancestry directly and without interruption by means of the traditional
kinship system of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne
Indian Reservation, Montana to the human remains of Black Horse. This
notice has been sent to Gilbert Brady, Sr., Annie Brady, Anne
Limberhand, Genevieve Bearquiver, and officials of the Cheyenne-Arapaho
Tribes of Oklahoma and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana. Any other individuals who believe
themselves to be lineal descendants of Black Horse should contact
Lenore Barbian, Ph.D., Anatomical Collections Manager, National Museum
of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter
Reed Army Medical Center, Building 54, Washington, DC 20306-6000,
telephone (202) 782-2203, facsimile (202) 782-3573, before January 4,
2001. Repatriation of the human remains to Mr. Brady may begin after
that date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: November 17, 2000.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
[FR Doc. 00-30847 Filed 12-4-00 ; 8:45 am]
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