FR Doc E6-6262
[Federal Register: April 26, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 80)]
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[Page 24750]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural 
History, New York, NY

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 
American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. The human remains 
were collected from North Dakota.
    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 American 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota.
    In 1909, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were collected from North Dakota, by Rev. Gilbert L. Wilson during an 
American Museum of Natural History expedition. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The individual has been identified as Native American based on the 
catalog description, which states that the remains are ``Mandan-
Hidatsa.''
    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History 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 American Museum of Natural History 
also 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 Three Affiliated 
Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Nell 
Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural 
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, 
telephone (212) 769-5837, before May 26, 2006. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North 
Dakota that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 3, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-6262 Filed 4-25-06; 8:45 am]

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