[Federal Register: April 3, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 64)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Human Remains and Associated
Funerary Objects in the Possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology
and Ethnology, Cambridge, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

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 an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the
possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard
University, Cambridge, MA.
    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 the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation
with representatives of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort
Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the
Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the
Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of
South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap
Reservation of Montana; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe
of Oklahoma; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe,
Minnesota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation,
South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota Mdewakanton
Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux Reservation in Minnesota; Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge
Reservation, South Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria
Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca
Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island Reservation, Minnesota;
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake Reservation,
Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South
Dakota; Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in
Kansas and Nebraska; Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa;
Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of Nebraska; Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe,
North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota;
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; Upper Sioux
Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota; White Earth
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; and Yankton Sioux
Tribe of South Dakota.
    In 1905, human remains representing one individual were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by G.F. Will and H.J.
Spinden. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary
objects are present.
    Museum records indicate that these remains were collected by
Messrs. Will and Spinden from the Mandan Village site (also known as
the Burgois or Double Ditch site, 32BL8), Mandan, ND, in 1905 as part
of a Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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expedition and were accessioned into the museum that year.
    Archeological evidence indicates that the Mandan Village site dates
to the Heart River complex (A.D. 1450-1780), which shows cultural
continuity with sites occupied by the Mandan tribe in the postcontact
period. Combined archeological, historical, and oral tradition evidence
indicate that there is a shared group identity between the Heart River
complex and the historic Mandan tribe. The Mandan tribe is represented
by the present-day Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold,
Reservation, North Dakota.
    In 1885, human remains representing two individuals were donated to
the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Henry W. Coe. No
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Museum records indicate that these remains were collected by Mr.
Coe from the Mandan Village site in Mandan, ND, in 1885, and were
accessioned into the museum the same year.
    Archeological evidence indicates that the Mandan Village site dates
to the Heart River complex (A.D. 1450-1780), which shows cultural
continuity with sites occupied by the Mandan tribe in the postcontact
period. Combined archeological, historical, and oral tradition evidence
indicates that there is a shared group identity between the Heart River
complex and the historic Mandan tribe. The Mandan tribe is represented
by the present-day Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold,
Reservation, North Dakota.
    Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the Peabody
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to
43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above are reasonably
believed to be the physical remains of three individuals of Native
American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and
Ethnology also have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there
is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably
traced between these human remains and the Three Affiliated Tribes of
the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Assiniboine and Sioux
Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River
Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek
Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau
Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fort Belknap Indian Community of
the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and
Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule
Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota
Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Lower Sioux Reservation in Minnesota;
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-
Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of
Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Island Indian Community of
Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of the Prairie Island Reservation,
Minnesota; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians of the Red Lake
Reservation, Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian
Reservation, South Dakota; Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac and Fox
Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac and Fox Tribe of the
Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Tribe of the Santee Reservation of
Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Sisseton-
Wahpeton Sioux Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota;
Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North &
South Dakota; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation,
North Dakota; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota;
Upper Sioux Indian Community of the Upper Sioux Reservation, Minnesota;
White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; and
Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Representatives of any other
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with
these human remains should contact Barbara Isaac, Repatriation
Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 11 Divinity
Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 495-2254, before May 3,
2001. Repatriation of the human remains to the Three Affiliated Tribes
of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.

    Dated: March 21, 2001.
John Robbins,
Assistant Director, Cultural Resources Stewardship and Partnerships.
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