FR Doc 2010-17476[Federal Register: July 19, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 137)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service
 
Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC and Wisconsin 
Historical Society, Museum Division, Madison, WI

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. 3005, of the 
intent to repatriate cultural items in the control of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, 
and in the possession of the Wisconsin Historical Society, (aka State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin), Museum Division, Madison, WI, that 
meet the definition of unassociated funerary object under 25 U.S.C. 
3001.
    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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    In 1928, human remains and funerary objects were removed from at 
least two mounds located within the boundaries of the Menominee Indian 
Tribe Reservation, Menominee County (formerly Shawano County), WI, by 
Arthur P. Kannenberg and John V. Satterlee. The exact location of these 
mounds is not known. In 1950, the Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum 
Division, obtained the human remains, associated funerary objects, and 
unassociated funerary objects from the wife of Arthur P. Kannenberg. 
The human remains and associated funerary objects are described in a 
companion Notice of Inventory Completion. The 91 unassociated funerary 
objects are 89 earrings and earring fragments, and 2 silver brooches.
    The Menominee Indian Reservation falls within the ancestral and 
historic territory of the Menominee people. Archeological investigation 
has uncovered additional historic burials in this area. Additionally, 
archeological research shows that earrings and brooches, similar to the 
ones mentioned above, are commonly found within historic Indian burials 
throughout the Great Lakes region. Furthermore, Menominee oral history 
states that the origin of the Menominee people began at the mouth of 
the Menominee River, which is approximately 60 miles from the present-
day Menominee Reservation.
    Officials of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wisconsin Historical 
Society, Museum Division, have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 
3001(3)(B), the 91 cultural items 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 and 
are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed 
from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials 
of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Wisconsin Historical Society, 
Museum Division, also 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 unassociated funerary objects and the 
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Jennifer L. Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N. Carroll 
St., Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, before August 18, 
2010. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the 
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Wisconsin Historical Society, Museum Division, is responsible 
for notifying the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: July 9, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-17476 Filed 7-16-10; 8:45 am]
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