[Federal Register: April 27, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 80)]
[Notices]
[Page 20648-20649]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Pierre, SD in the Possession of the South Dakota State
Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD

AGENCY: National Park Service.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is hereby given in accordance with provisions of the Native
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.9,
of the completion of an inventory of human remains from Pierre, SD in
the possession of the South Dakota State Archaeological Research
Center, Rapid City, SD.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by South Dakota
State Archaeological Research Center (SARC) professional staff and
contract specialists in physical anthropology and archeology in
consultation with representatives of the Three Affiliated

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Tribes of North Dakota and the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.
    In 1995, human remains representing one individual were placed in
the vehicle of James A. Vanderloo, a volunteer firefighter by person(s)
unknown during a fire call near Pierre, SD. These human remains were
turned over to the SARC by Mr. Vanderloo during the same year. No known
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are
present.
    Based on cranial morphology, these human remains have been
determined to be Native American. Crainometric measurements indicate
these human remains are consistent with Pawnee or Mandan populations.
Further, based on etchings on the remains indicative of plant roots,
the manner of interment is consistent with the inhumation of
traditional Mandan practice. Consultation with representatives of the
Three Affiliated Tribes indicates their aboriginal lands included
northern South Dakota and southern North Dakota along the Missouri
River.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the South
Dakota State Archaeological Research Center have determined that,
pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (d)(1), the human remains listed above
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American
ancestry. Officials of the South Dakota State Archaeological Research
Center have also determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is
a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced
between these Native American human remains and the Three Affiliated
Tribes of North Dakota.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Pawnee Tribe of
Oklahoma and the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota.
Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be
culturally affiliated with these human remains and associated funerary
objects should contact Renee Boen, Curator, South Dakota State
Archaeological Research Center, P.O. Box 1257, Rapid City, SD 57709-
1257; telephone: (605) 394-1936, before May 27, 1998. Repatriation of
the human remains to the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota may
begin after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: April 21, 1998.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 98-11105 Filed 4-24-98; 8:45 am]
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