FR Doc E6-14930
[Federal Register: September 11, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 175)]
[Notices]               
[Page 53475-53476]
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 
and Associated Funerary Objects from LaCrosse, Wisconsin, in the 
Possession of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin 
(also known as Wisconsin Historical Society), Burial Sites Office, 
Madison, WI. The human remains and cultural items were removed from 
LaCrosse County, WI.
    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.
    This notice corrects a previously published notice by increasing 
the number of human remains from 46 to 48 and the number of associated 
funerary objects from 38 to 39.
    In the Federal Register of March 26, 1999, FR Doc. 99-7502 (pages 
14757 and 14758), paragraph number three is corrected by substituting 
the following paragraph:
    During 1989-1991, human remains representing a minimum of 48 
individuals were recovered from the Gunderson Clinic site (47-Lc-0394) 
by field crews of the Mississippi Valley Archeological Center during 
parking lot expansion of the Gunderson Clinic, LaCrosse, WI. No known 
individuals were identified. The 39 associated funerary objects are 8 
ceramic pots and sherds; 10 projectile points; 13 tools, including 
knives, scrapers, awls, and modified flakes; 3 shells; 2 copper 
fragments; 1 mammal bone; and 2 burned wood fragments.
    Paragraph number five is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:
    Officials of the Wisconsin Historical Society have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of 48 individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Wisconsin Historical Society also have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 39 objects 
described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or 
near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of 
the death rite or ceremony. Lastly, officials of the Wisconsin 
Historical Society 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 
associated funerary objects and the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and 
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and

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associated funerary objects should contact Jennifer Kolb, Deputy 
Director, Museum Division, Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State 
Street, Madison, WI 53706-1482, telephone (608) 264-2461, before 
October 11, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of 
Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Wisconsin Historical Society is responsible for notifying the 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: August 21, 2006
C. Timothy McKeown,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-14930 Filed 9-8-06; 8:45 am]

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