FR Doc E6-2444
[Federal Register: February 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 35)]
[Notices]               
[Page 9150-9151]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Sioux Indian Museum, Rapid City, SD

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 in the possession of the 
Sioux Indian Museum, Indian Arts and Crafts Board. The human remains 
were removed from an unknown location.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). 
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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Sioux 
Indian Museum's professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown location. The human remains 
consist of a scalp lock and were acquired from Turning Bear by John A. 
Anderson of Rapid City, SD. Mr. Anderson identified the scalp as that 
of a Pawnee Indian that had been taken by a Sioux Indian. In 1938, the 
Bureau of Indian Affairs purchased Mr. Anderson's collection of 
artifacts and photographs for its Sioux Indian Museum. The Sioux Indian 
Museum was transferred to the Indian Arts and Crafts Board in 1956. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

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    Officials of the Sioux Indian Museum have determined that, pursuant 
to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent 
the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Sioux Indian Museum have determined that, pursuant to 
25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity 
that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains 
and the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Ms. 
Paulette Montileaux, Curator, Sioux Indian Museum, Post Office Box 
1504, Rapid City, SD 57709, telephone (605) 394-2381 before March 24, 
2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pawnee Nation of 
Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Sioux Indian Museum is responsible for notifying the Pawnee 
Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published.a

    Dated: January 27, 2006.
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-2444 Filed 2-21-06; 8:45 am]

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