FR Doc E9-24592[Federal Register: October 13, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 196)]
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National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 
Riverside, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

    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 the 
Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Riverside, CA. The human remains were 
removed from Greybull, Bighorn County, WY.
    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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Riverside Metropolitan Museum professional staff in consultation with 
the Crow Tribe of Montana.
    In 1930, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from an exposed earth bank near Greybull, Bighorn County, 
WY, during highway construction by Lt. Col. R. J. Pilcher. Lt. Col. 
Pilcher donated the human remains to the Riverside Metropolitan Museum 
in 1957. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    It was determined that the human remains are Native American. 
Through collections research, and based on the geographic location of 
the discovery, the human remains are reasonably believed to be of Crow 
origin. Descendants of the Crow are members of the Crow Tribe of 
    Officials of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Riverside Metropolitan Museum 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 Crow Tribe of 
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Ennette 
Morton, Museum Director, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission 
Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, telephone (951) 826-5273, before 
November 12, 2009. Repatriation of the human remains to the Crow Tribe 
of Montana may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
    The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Crow Tribe of Montana that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 8, 2009
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E9-24592 Filed 10-9-09; 8:45 am]


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