[Federal Register: March 12, 1996 (Volume 61, Number 49)]
[Page 10009-10010]
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Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
in the Control of the Fruitlands Museums, Harvard, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service

ACTION: Notice


    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C.
3003(d), of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the
control of the Fruitlands Museums, Harvard, MA.
    A detailed inventory and assessment of the human remains and
associated funerary objects has been made by Fruitlands Museums and
University of Massachusetts professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
    Museum records indicate these finger bones were purchased in 1929
from Mr. Henry T. Newman of Cedar Rapids, IA. Mr. Newman purchased
these finger bones from a unnamed person in Nebraska and identified the
provenance as ``Nebraska-Sioux'' . No morphological features on these
human remains indicate or suggest biological or cultural affinity. The
human remains consist of a minimum of three individuals. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
    Based on the above mentioned information, Fruitlands Museums
officials have determined, pursuant to 43 CFR 10 (d)(1), that the human

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remains listed above represent the physical remains of at least three
individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Fruitlands
Museums have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2),
there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be
reasonably traced between the human remains and the Santee Sioux Tribe
of Nebraska.
    On January 12, 1996, the human remains were transferred to Mr.
Sebastian LeBeau on behalf of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska. This
notice has been sent to officials of the Santee Sioux Tribe of
Nebraska, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the Omaha Tribe, the
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, the Pawnee
Tribe of Oklahoma, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe, the Sisseton-
Wahpeton Dakota Nation, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Yankton Sioux
Tribe, the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and the
Oglala Sioux Tribe. Any Indian tribe with questions or concerns related
to the repatriation of these human remains listed in this notice should
contact Mr. Sebastian LeBeau, Cultural Preservation Officer, Cheyenne
River Sioux Tribe, P.O. Box 590, Eagle Butte, SD 57625, phone (605)
Dated: March 6, 1996
Michele C. Aubry
Acting Departmental Consulting Archeologist
Archeology and Ethnography Program
[FR Doc. 96-5851 Filed 3-11-96; 8:45 am]

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