Notice of Inventory Completion: South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD, 60439-60441 [2019-24395]

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While you can ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Authority: 36 CFR 218 and 219; 40 CFR 1506.6 and 1506.10; 43 CFR 1610.2 and 3590. John F. Ruhs, State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office. Mel Bolling, Forest Supervisor, Caribou-Targhee National Forest. [FR Doc. 2019–24218 Filed 11–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029120; PCU00RP14.R50000–PPWOCRADN0] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 8, 2019. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects. ADDRESSES: Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390– 6343, email Anna.Pardo@bia.gov. 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 correction of an inventory of associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from sites on and around Black Mesa and Klethla Valley in Coconino and Navajo Counties, AZ. 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 the number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (84 FR 2920–2921, February 8, 2019). Additional associated funerary objects were located during preparations for repatriation. SUMMARY: Correction In the Federal Register (84 FR 2921, February 8, 2019), column 2, paragraph 2, sentence 3 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 10,951 associated funerary objects include ceramic vessels, beads, pollen and PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60439 soil samples, sherds, lithics, plant and wood materials, groundstone, shells, and faunal remains. In the Federal Register (84 FR 2921, February 8, 2019), column 2, paragraph 3, sentence 3 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 10,951 objects described in this notice 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. Additional Requestors and Disposition For questions related to this notice, contact Anna Pardo, Museum Program Manager/NAGPRA Coordinator, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Room 6084, Reston, VA 20191, telephone (703) 390–6343, email Anna.Pardo@bia.gov. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: October 15, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–24399 Filed 11–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029073; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 60440 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES funerary objects should submit a written request to the South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center at the address in this notice by December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Katherine Lamie, South Dakota State Historical SocietyArchaeological Research Center, 217 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, telephone (605) 394–1804, email katie.lamie@state.sd.us. 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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Marshall County, SD. 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 and associated funerary objects. 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 South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; and the Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 The following Indian Tribes were invited to consult, but deferred to the consulting Tribes by submitting letters of support: Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The following Indian Tribes were invited to consult, but did not participate: Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming (previously listed as the Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming); Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Mississippi in Iowa; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Hereafter, all tribes listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Notified Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In the 1970s, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 39ML11 in Marshall County, SD, by the private landowner. The landowner had discovered cranial and post cranial human remains while picking rocks in a former gravel pit. In 1998, the landowner showed the Marshall County Sheriff where the human remains were found, and turned the human remains over to law enforcement. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office then transferred the human remains to the Archaeological Research Center (accession 99–0064). The human remains belong to an adult male, 40–50 years old. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 39ML11 is recorded as a historic military installation associated with Fort Sisseton, which is located farther to the west. However, a physical anthropological assessment determined that the robust morphological features on the skeletal remains are consistent with populations that date to the Northeast Plains Woodland Period (400 B.C. to A.D. 1250). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals were removed from Marshall County, SD. At an unknown date, the human remains were given to the Prayer Rock Museum, which has no documentation on the human remains. In May 2005, a human cranium, representing one of the six individuals, was delivered to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office by a museum board member who discovered the human remains in a box at the museum. In June 2005, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office transferred the cranium to the Archaeological Research Center (accession 05–0289). In December 2005, human remains representing the other five individuals were delivered to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office after the new property owner discovered them in a shed that was attached to the former Prayer Rock Museum building. In December 2005, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office transferred these additional human remains to the Archaeological Research Center (added E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2019 / Notices to accession 05–0289). The human remains belong to one male adolescent, one female adolescent, two female young adults, one male young adult, and one male adult. All of the human remains are characterized by affixed soil and degrees of soil staining. Some elements show differential bleaching from exposure to sunlight, which suggests that they may have been originally recovered from a disturbed or eroded burial context. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on their physical condition, the human remains were most likely interred below the ground surface over 100 years ago. Whether the six individuals were interred within the same burial feature is unclear. The human remains are most likely Native American based on their morphological features and tooth wear pattern. In 2010, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from site 39ML18 in Marshall County, SD, by archeologists from the Archaeological Research Center during the investigation of a burial disturbance. All skeletal elements and associated funerary objects were recovered out of context, in previously disturbed fill that had been imported by the landowner from a former gravel pit as part of a home remodeling project. According to the landowner, human skeletal remains were rumored to have been discovered during gravel pit operations at the same location by county personnel in the 1940s and 1950s. The human remains and associated funerary objects recovered from the site were brought to the Archaeological Research Center for documentation at the completion of the field investigation (accession 10–0137). A physical anthropological assessment determined that the fragmentary skeletal elements are consistent with Native American archeological remains, and represent two adult males and one subadult of indeterminate sex, 2.5 to 3.5 years old. No known individuals were identified. The four associated funerary objects are one soil sample, one chert shatter, one possible stone bead, and one stone sample. Site 39ML18 was initially documented in the late 1800s as one of several local burial mound sites overlooking Kettle Lake near Fort Sisseton. Based on morphological features and the probable original burial context, the human remains may date to the Northeast Plains Woodland Period (400 B.C. to A.D. 1250). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Nov 07, 2019 Jkt 250001 Determinations Made by the South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center Officials of the South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on a physical anthropological assessment and an evaluation of the manner and location of burial. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of ten individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four objects described in this notice 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. • 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 associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Katherine Lamie, South Dakota State Historical SocietyArchaeological Research Center, 217 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, telephone (605) 394–1804, email katie.lamie@state.sd.us, by December 9, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60441 of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota may proceed. The South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: October 4, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–24395 Filed 11–7–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029124; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Arkansas Archeological Survey, Fayetteville, AR; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Arkansas Archeological Survey has corrected an inventory of human remains published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on February 24, 2017. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Arkansas Archeological Survey. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the address in this notice by December 9, 2019. ADDRESSES: Dr. George Sabo, Arkansas Archeological Survey, 2475 N Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, telephone (479) 575–3556, email gsabo@ uark.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: South Dakota State Historical 
Society, Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological 
Research Center has completed an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that 
there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and 
associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated

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funerary objects should submit a written request to the South Dakota 
State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the South Dakota State Historical Society, 
Archaeological Research Center at the address in this notice by 
December 9, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Katherine Lamie, South Dakota State Historical Society-
Archaeological Research Center, 217 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 
57701, telephone (605) 394-1804, email [email protected].

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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the South Dakota State 
Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD. The 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
Marshall County, SD.
    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 and associated funerary 
objects. 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 South 
Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research Center 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Oglala 
Sioux Tribe (previously listed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine 
Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud 
Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; 
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; 
Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & 
South Dakota; and the Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota.
    The following Indian Tribes were invited to consult, but deferred 
to the consulting Tribes by submitting letters of support: Cheyenne and 
Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as the Cheyenne-Arapaho 
Tribes of Oklahoma); Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component 
reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand 
Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); 
Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; 
Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; and the 
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota.
    The following Indian Tribes were invited to consult, but did not 
participate: Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; 
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, 
Montana; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians 
of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of 
the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Chippewa-Cree 
Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed as 
the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); 
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; 
Crow Tribe of Montana; Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River 
Reservation, Wyoming (previously listed as the Shoshone Tribe of the 
Wind River Reservation, Wyoming); Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South 
Dakota; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Fort Belknap 
Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Ho-Chunk 
Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of 
the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community 
in the State of Minnesota; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six 
component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; 
Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth 
Band); Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian 
Reservation, Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Ponca Tribe of Indians 
of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & 
Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Three 
Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; 
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; Winnebago 
Tribe of Nebraska; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.
    Hereafter, all tribes listed in this section are referred to as 
``The Consulted and Notified Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    In the 1970s, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 39ML11 in Marshall County, SD, by the 
private landowner. The landowner had discovered cranial and post 
cranial human remains while picking rocks in a former gravel pit. In 
1998, the landowner showed the Marshall County Sheriff where the human 
remains were found, and turned the human remains over to law 
enforcement. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office then transferred the 
human remains to the Archaeological Research Center (accession 99-
0064). The human remains belong to an adult male, 40-50 years old. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Site 39ML11 is recorded as a historic military installation 
associated with Fort Sisseton, which is located farther to the west. 
However, a physical anthropological assessment determined that the 
robust morphological features on the skeletal remains are consistent 
with populations that date to the Northeast Plains Woodland Period (400 
B.C. to A.D. 1250).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, six 
individuals were removed from Marshall County, SD. At an unknown date, 
the human remains were given to the Prayer Rock Museum, which has no 
documentation on the human remains. In May 2005, a human cranium, 
representing one of the six individuals, was delivered to the Marshall 
County Sheriff's Office by a museum board member who discovered the 
human remains in a box at the museum. In June 2005, the Marshall County 
Sheriff's Office transferred the cranium to the Archaeological Research 
Center (accession 05-0289). In December 2005, human remains 
representing the other five individuals were delivered to the Marshall 
County Sheriff's Office after the new property owner discovered them in 
a shed that was attached to the former Prayer Rock Museum building. In 
December 2005, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office transferred these 
additional human remains to the Archaeological Research Center (added

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to accession 05-0289). The human remains belong to one male adolescent, 
one female adolescent, two female young adults, one male young adult, 
and one male adult. All of the human remains are characterized by 
affixed soil and degrees of soil staining. Some elements show 
differential bleaching from exposure to sunlight, which suggests that 
they may have been originally recovered from a disturbed or eroded 
burial context. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Based on their physical condition, the human remains were most 
likely interred below the ground surface over 100 years ago. Whether 
the six individuals were interred within the same burial feature is 
unclear. The human remains are most likely Native American based on 
their morphological features and tooth wear pattern.
    In 2010, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from site 39ML18 in Marshall County, SD, by archeologists 
from the Archaeological Research Center during the investigation of a 
burial disturbance. All skeletal elements and associated funerary 
objects were recovered out of context, in previously disturbed fill 
that had been imported by the landowner from a former gravel pit as 
part of a home remodeling project. According to the landowner, human 
skeletal remains were rumored to have been discovered during gravel pit 
operations at the same location by county personnel in the 1940s and 
1950s. The human remains and associated funerary objects recovered from 
the site were brought to the Archaeological Research Center for 
documentation at the completion of the field investigation (accession 
10-0137). A physical anthropological assessment determined that the 
fragmentary skeletal elements are consistent with Native American 
archeological remains, and represent two adult males and one sub-adult 
of indeterminate sex, 2.5 to 3.5 years old. No known individuals were 
identified. The four associated funerary objects are one soil sample, 
one chert shatter, one possible stone bead, and one stone sample.
    Site 39ML18 was initially documented in the late 1800s as one of 
several local burial mound sites overlooking Kettle Lake near Fort 
Sisseton. Based on morphological features and the probable original 
burial context, the human remains may date to the Northeast Plains 
Woodland Period (400 B.C. to A.D. 1250).

Determinations Made by the South Dakota State Historical Society, 
Archaeological Research Center

    Officials of the South Dakota State Historical Society, 
Archaeological Research Center have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on a physical anthropological 
assessment and an evaluation of the manner and location of burial.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of ten individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four objects 
described in this notice 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.
     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 associated funerary objects and any present-day 
Indian Tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the 
Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Sisseton-
Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Katherine 
Lamie, South Dakota State Historical Society-Archaeological Research 
Center, 217 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, telephone (605) 
394-1804, email [email protected], by December 9, 2019. After 
that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota 
may proceed.
    The South Dakota State Historical Society, Archaeological Research 
Center is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 4, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-24395 Filed 11-7-19; 8:45 am]
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