FR Doc E8-11568[Federal Register: May 23, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 101)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Inventory Completion: Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR

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 control of Oregon 
State University Department of Anthropology, Corvallis, OR. The human 
remains were removed from mound sites in Fulton County, IL.
    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 Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; 
Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the 
Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma; and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
    Between 1963 and 1964, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in Fulton County, IL, by 
George Karl Neumann, a physical anthropologist working out of Indiana 
State University, Terre Haute, IN. In 1976, the Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology acquired the Neumann Collection from Indiana 
State University. The human remains are labeled as F85-81, which is 
believed to indicate they were removed from a mound site in Fulton 
County, IL. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    Between 1963 and 1964, human remains representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from unknown sites in Fulton County, IL, by 
George Karl Neumann, a physical anthropologist working out of Indiana 
State University, Terre Haute, IN. In 1976, the Oregon State University 
Department of Anthropology acquired the Neumann Collection from Indiana 
State University. The human remains

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are labeled as F85-56 and F85-58, which is believed to indicate they 
were removed from a mound site in Fulton County, IL. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In January of 1935, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Illinois Mound F14 in Fulton County, IL, 
by George Karl Neumann, a physical anthropologist working out of 
Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN. In 1976, the Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology acquired the Neumann Collection 
from Indiana State University. The human remains are labeled as F14-50, 
which is believed to indicate they were removed from a Spoon River 
Focus mound site in Fulton County, IL. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and 
Nebraska, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma, and Winnebago 
Tribe of Nebraska have provided both written and oral history of their 
traditional occupation of Midwest areas east of the Mississippi and 
have demonstrated land area claims in Illinois. The Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, 
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma, and Winnebago Tribe of 
Nebraska traditionally occupied areas that have been demonstrated to 
include sites in Illinois. The tribes at one time constituted a single 
tribe with shared cultural affiliation. Specific published works cite 
the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, 
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma, and 
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, as having villages in Illinois that 
included mound building cultural practices. Based on the preponderance 
of the evidence, including the primary body of Dr. Neumann's work in 
Illinois, and collection records, officials of the Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology reasonably believe that the human 
remains are affiliated with the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Iowa 
Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Otoe-Missouria 
Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma, and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
    Officials of the Oregon State University Department of Anthropology 
have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human 
remains described above represent the physical remains of four 
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Oregon State 
University Department of Anthropology have also 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 Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Iowa Tribe of 
Kansas and Nebraska, Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, Otoe-Missouria Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma, and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
David McMurray, Oregon State University Department of Anthropology, 238 
Waldo Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-4515, before June 
23, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, and Winnebago Tribe of 
Nebraska may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    Oregon State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River 
Reservation, South Dakota; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, 
Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation of 
Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge 
Reservation, South Dakota; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Prairie 
Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in 
Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the 
Mississippi in Iowa; and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: March 31, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-11568 Filed 5-22-08; 8:45 am]

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