[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 157 (Tuesday, August 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48533-48535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19932]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10855; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives 
of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated 
with the human remains may contact the Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes 
stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Robert 
S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at the address below by September 13, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Bonnie K. Sousa, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, 
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749-4490.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby 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 Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. The human 
remains were removed from an unknown location in the town of Bellevue, 
in Eaton County, MI.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.

Consultation

    The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology consulted with tribes 
in 1999 and 2011-2012. A detailed assessment of the human remains was 
made by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology professional staff 
in consultation with representatives of the Bay Mills Indian Community, 
Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; 
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Mille Lacs Band of the 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie 
Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa of North Dakota.
    The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology attempted consultation 
with the following tribes in 1999 or 2011-2012, though consultation did 
not occur: Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Bad 
River Reservation, Wisconsin; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's 
Reservation, Montana; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (five component reservations: Bois 
Forte Band (Nett Lake), Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, Leech 
Lake Band, White Earth Band); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; and the Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin.

History and Description of the Remains

    On an unknown date prior to 1901, fragmentary human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown 
location in Bellevue, MI. The human remains were donated to the Robert 
S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology by J.F. Smith in 1901. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

Determinations Made by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

    Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology have 
determined that:
     Based on examination by osteologist Michael Gibbons, the 
human remains are determined to be Native American and represent the 
fragmentary remains of one individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of 
Michigan.
     The Treaty with the Chippewa, September 24, 1819, 7 Stat. 
203, indicates that the land from which the Native American human 
remains were removed is part of the aboriginal land of the following 
tribes: The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Bad 
River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; 
Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana; Grand 
Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay 
Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (six 
component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake), Fond du Lac Band, 
Grand Portage Band, Leech Lake Band, Mille Lacs Band, White Earth 
Band); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian 
Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of 
Michigan; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa 
Community, Wisconsin; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, North 
Dakota.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to the six tribes from Michigan who requested 
disposition in a letter dated August 1, 2011. The tribes are the Bay 
Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 
Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; 
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe 
of Chippewa Indians of Michigan.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Bonnie Sousa, Registrar/Senior Collections Manager, The Robert 
S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810, 
telephone (978) 749-4490, before September 13, 2012. Disposition of the 
human remains to the Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand 
Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay 
Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; 
and Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan, may proceed 
after that date if no additional requestors come forward.
    The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 
Andover, MA, is responsible for notifying the Bad River Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay 
Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky 
boy's Reservation, Montana; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Courte 
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du 
Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux 
Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Minnesota 
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (six component reservations: Bois Forte Band 
(Nett Lake), Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, Leech Lake Band, 
Mille Lacs Band, White Earth Band); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie

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Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; and the Turtle 
Mountain Band of Chippewa, North Dakota, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 13, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-19932 Filed 8-13-12; 8:45 am]
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