FR Doc 2010-31283[Federal Register: December 14, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 239)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Colorado Museum, 
Boulder, CO

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.
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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 in the possession of the

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University of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. The human remains were 
removed from an unknown geographic location in Wisconsin.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by University 
of Colorado Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Forest County 
Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du 
Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; 
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; and Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown location in Wisconsin, by D.M. 
Andrews. In 1963, Mrs. Walter Steele donated the human remains to the 
museum. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The remains of this individual are ear bones. Although ear bones do 
not contain unique indicators, the human remains are reasonably 
believed to be Native American based on the collecting history of the 
museum as well as the types of items included in the Steele donation of 
the D.M. Andrews collection.
    Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity 
cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains 
and any present-day Indian Tribe.
    Wisconsin is the aboriginal land of the Bad River Band of the Lake 
Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, 
Wisconsin; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk 
Nation of Wisconsin; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Menominee 
Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; and 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin, based on Indian Land Cessions 
1784-1894 and oral tradition. The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin 
moved to Wisconsin from New York. In the Treaty of 1821 and the Treaty 
of 1822, 8 million acres of land held by the Menominee in present-day 
Wisconsin were provided for the use of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of 
Wisconsin. On August 18, 1821, the Stockbridge Munsee Community 
(Wisconsin) purchased 2 million acres along the Fox River, in present-
day Wisconsin. Today, the reservation boundaries encompass the two 
townships of Red Springs and Bartelme. Subsequently, they left New 
York, sold their New York land holdings, and moved to the land 
purchased from the Menominee and Winnebago Tribes. The Tribes listed in 
this paragraph represent all of the Federally-recognized Indian Tribes 
residing in Wisconsin. These Tribes are members of the Wisconsin Inter-
Tribal Repatriation Committee. The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; and Sokaogon Chippewa Community, 
Wisconsin, signed the disposition agreement that was presented to all 
of the Tribes consulted. None of the Tribes opposed disposition of the 
human remains described above to these four Indian Tribes.
    Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry. Lastly, officials of the University of Colorado Museum have 
determined, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac Courte 
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Oneida 
Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; and Sokaogon Chippewa Community, 
Wisconsin.
    Representatives of any Indian Tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian Tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of Colorado 
Museum, in care of Jan Bernstein, NAGPRA Consultant, Bernstein & 
Associates, 1041 Lafayette St., Denver, CO 80218, telephone (303) 894-
0648, before January 13, 2011. Disposition of the human remains to the 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; 
and Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin, may proceed after that date 
if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the 
Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Forest County Potawatomi Community, 
Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of 
Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Oneida Tribe of Indians 
of Wisconsin; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sokaogon Chippewa 
Community, Wisconsin; and Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 7, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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