[Federal Register: August 26, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 165)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains
from Harper County, KS in the Possession of the Kansas State Historical
Society, Topeka, KS

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 Harper County,
KS in the possession of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka,
KS.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Kansas State
Historical Society (KSHS) professional staff in consultation with
representatives of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.
    In 1988, human remains representing four individuals were recovered
from the Hallman site (14HP524), Harper County, KS during excavations
directed by KSHS archeologists. No known individuals were identified.
No associated funerary objects were present.
    Based on archeological context, these individuals have been
identified as Native American. Based on material culture, geographic
location, and radiocarbon dates, the Hallman site has been identified
as a Bluff Creek Complex occupation dating from c. 1020 A.D. Based on
temporal position, geographic location, and general character of
material culture, the Bluff Creek Complex has been identified as
possibly being ancestral to the Wichita tribe.
    Based on the above mentioned information, officials of the Kansas
State Historical Society have determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains
of four individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the
Kansas State Historical Society 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 Wichita and Affiliated Tribes.
    This notice has been sent to officials of the Wichita and
Affiliated Tribes. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these human remains
should contact Randall Thies, Archeologist, Kansas State Historical
Society, 6425 SW Sixth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606-1099; telephone: (913)
272-8681, ext. 267, before September 27, 1999. Repatriation of the
human remains to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes may begin after that
date if no additional claimants come forward.
Dated: August 17, 1999.
Francis P. McManamon,
Departmental Consulting Archeologist,
Manager, Archeology and Ethnography Program.
[FR Doc. 99-22165 Filed 8-25-99; 8:45 am]
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