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Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

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The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Museum Division, 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 State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at the address below by September 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Back to Top

Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

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 State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. The human remains were removed from Newaygo County, MI.

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 Back to Top

A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin professional staff in consultation with the following Federally recognized tribal entities belonging to the Michigan Anishinaabek Cultural Preservation and Repatriation Alliance (MACPRA): Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Nottawasppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (formerly the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan.

History and Description of the Remains Back to Top

Sometime prior to 1930, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a mound near the city of Newaygo in Newaygo County, MI. They were donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society in 1930 by the University of Wisconsin-Madison through George Wagner. The remains were originally in the collection of H.B. Ogden of Milwaukee, WI. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by State Historical Society of Wisconsin Back to Top

Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have determined that:

  • Based on skeletal analysis, 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.
  • 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 Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan.
  • Other credible lines of evidence, supplied by MACPRA participant tribes, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan.
  • 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 Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan.

Additional Requestors and Disposition Back to Top

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 Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 N Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, before September 13, 2012. Disposition of the human remains to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come forward.

The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for notifying the Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Nottawasppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (formerly the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan that this notice has been published.

Dated: July 19, 2012.

David Tarler,

Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.

[FR Doc. 2012-19928 Filed 8-13-12; 8:45 am]

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