Notice of Inventory Completion: Sheboygan County Historical Museum, Sheboygan, WI, 23501-23502 [2012-9467]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2012 / Notices Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: April 12, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–9437 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Item: University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, has determined that the cultural item meets the definition of unassociated funerary object and repatriation to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural item may contact the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the cultural item should contact the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology at the address below by May 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Anne Amati, NAGPRA Coordinator/Registrar, University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, 2000 E. Asbury, Sturm 146, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871–2687. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 a cultural item in the possession of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO (DUMA), that meets 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Apr 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items The one cultural object (no. 4217) consists of burned wooden and cord wrapped fragments attached to a glass slide. The cultural object came into the possession of Fallis F. Rees at an unknown date. In 1968, Mr. Rees donated his collection, including this item, to the University of Denver. In consultation with Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria representatives, this object was determined to be an unassociated funerary object under NAGPRA. Geographical and anthropological evidence supports cultural affiliation with the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria. Museum records indicate that the burned fragments originated from a cremation burial at Vernon Mound, in Sacramento County, CA. Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria representatives provided maps identifying aboriginal territory inclusive of Sacramento County as well as an ethnographic report identifying cremation as a traditional Yokut funerary practice. Determinations Made by the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology Officials of the University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the one cultural item described above is 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 is believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • 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 object and the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary object should contact Anne Amati, University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23501 Anthropology, 2000 E Asbury Ave., Sturm 146, Denver, CO 80208, telephone (303) 871–2687, before May 21, 2012. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary object to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; California Valley Miwok Tribe, California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California; Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California, Table Mountain Rancheria of California; Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice has been published. Dated: April 12, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–9459 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Sheboygan County Historical Museum, Sheboygan, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Sheboygan County Historical Museum has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Sheboygan County Historical Museum. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 23502 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2012 / Notices Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Sheboygan County Historical Museum at the address below by May 21, 2012. ADDRESSES: Tamara Lange, Collection Coordinator/Registrar, Sheboygan County Historical Museum, 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081, telephone (920) 458–1103. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under the control of the Sheboygan County Historical Museum, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The human remains are believed to have been removed from an unknown location in or adjoining to Sheboygan 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) 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. DATES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Sheboygan County Historical 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; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 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; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:10 Apr 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin; Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; and Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (herein referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date between 1899 and 1917, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a site believed to have been in or adjoining to Sheboygan County, WI, by Dr. Alphonse J. Gerend. At least a portion of Dr. Gerend’s collection was held at the Public Library in Sheboygan with the intention that the items be on exhibit there until a museum or other appropriate gallery was established in the city. At some time following the establishment of the Sheboygan County Historical Society in 1923, the Gerend Collection, including the human remains, was transferred to the custody of the Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum. The exact circumstances or date of the transfer are unknown. Later efforts by staff at the Museum to inventory Dr. Gerend’s collection included a 1994 inventory where the bone was misclassified as a potsherd (SCHM Object Number 3240.126). A subsequent inventory in the fall of 2009 uncovered the misidentification. The human remains consist of a single cranial fragment. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the Sheboygan County Historical Museum Officials of the Sheboygan County Historical Museum have determined that: • Based upon non-destructive physical analysis and the history and collecting practices of the donor (Dr. Alphonse Gerend), the human remains are Native American. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Other credible lines of evidence indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains is to The Tribes. Additional Requestors and Disposition 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 Tamara Lange, Collection Coordinator/Registrar, Sheboygan County Historical Museum, 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081, telephone (920) 458–1103, before May 21, 2012. Disposition of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come forward. The Sheboygan County Historical Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: April 12, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–9467 Filed 4–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Denver Department of Anthropology and Museum of Anthropology, Denver, CO, has completed an inventory of human SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Sheboygan County Historical 
Museum, Sheboygan, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Sheboygan County Historical Museum has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives 
of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated 
with the human remains may contact the Sheboygan County Historical 
Museum. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated 
below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.

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DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the 
Sheboygan County Historical Museum at the address below by May 21, 
2012.

ADDRESSES: Tamara Lange, Collection Coordinator/Registrar, Sheboygan 
County Historical Museum, 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081, 
telephone (920) 458-1103.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 under 
the control of the Sheboygan County Historical Museum, Sheboygan, 
Wisconsin. The human remains are believed to have been removed from an 
unknown location in or adjoining to Sheboygan 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) 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Sheboygan County Historical 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; Bois Forte 
Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South 
Dakota; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; 
Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Portage Band of 
the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Hannahville Indian Community, 
Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, 
Michigan; 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; Lac Vieux Desert Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in 
the State of Minnesota; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Mille Lacs 
Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Oneida Tribe of 
Indians of Wisconsin; Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas; 
Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Red Cliff 
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sac & Fox Nation 
of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & 
Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; 
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; Spirit Lake Tribe, North 
Dakota; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; White Earth 
Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; and Winnebago Tribe of 
Nebraska (herein referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date between 1899 and 1917, human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a site 
believed to have been in or adjoining to Sheboygan County, WI, by Dr. 
Alphonse J. Gerend. At least a portion of Dr. Gerend's collection was 
held at the Public Library in Sheboygan with the intention that the 
items be on exhibit there until a museum or other appropriate gallery 
was established in the city. At some time following the establishment 
of the Sheboygan County Historical Society in 1923, the Gerend 
Collection, including the human remains, was transferred to the custody 
of the Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum. The exact 
circumstances or date of the transfer are unknown. Later efforts by 
staff at the Museum to inventory Dr. Gerend's collection included a 
1994 inventory where the bone was misclassified as a potsherd (SCHM 
Object Number 3240.126). A subsequent inventory in the fall of 2009 
uncovered the misidentification. The human remains consist of a single 
cranial fragment. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Sheboygan County Historical Museum

    Officials of the Sheboygan County Historical Museum have determined 
that:
     Based upon non-destructive physical analysis and the 
history and collecting practices of the donor (Dr. Alphonse Gerend), 
the human remains are Native American.
     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.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
The Tribes.
     Other credible lines of evidence indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human remains were removed is the 
aboriginal land of The Tribes.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    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 Tamara Lange, Collection Coordinator/Registrar, Sheboygan 
County Historical Museum, 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081, 
telephone (920) 458-1103, before May 21, 2012. Disposition of the human 
remains to The Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional 
requestors come forward.
    The Sheboygan County Historical Museum is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 12, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-9467 Filed 4-18-12; 8:45 am]
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