FR Doc 2010-10380[Federal Register: May 4, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 85)]
[Page 23806-23807]
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National Park Service
Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, 
Museum Division, Madison, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

    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 in the possession of the 
Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division (aka State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin), Madison, WI. The human remains were removed from 
the Bell Site, Winnebago 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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    An assessment of the human remains was made by the Wisconsin 
Historical Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa.
    In 1959, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from a grave at the Bell Site, 47-Wn-0009, in Winnebago 
County, WI, during archeological excavations. The excavations were 
conducted by the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Wisconsin 
Archaeological Survey, and the Oshkosh Public Museum, all under the 
supervision of Warren Wittry. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    According to historical and archeological records, the Bell Site is 
the location of the historic Grand Village of the Meskwaki Nation, 
dating from approximately A.D. 1680 to 1730. Officials at the Wisconsin 
Historical Museum have determined that the human remains described 
above can be directly associated with the Sac & Fox Tribe of the 
Mississippi in Iowa, as the majority of the Meskwaki Nation resides in 
    Officials of the Wisconsin Historical Society have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Wisconsin Historical Society also have

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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 the Sac & Fox Tribe of the 
Mississippi in Iowa.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Jennifer 
L. Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll St., Madison, WI 
53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, before June 3, 2010. Repatriation of 
the human remains to the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Wisconsin Historical Society is responsible for notifying the 
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa that this notice has been 

    Dated: April 12, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-10380 Filed 5-3-10; 8:45 am]

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