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MSP Case 58-1951

Published to the Federal Register on September 8, 2020. These ancestors were returned to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi on December 15, 2020.

On July 28, 1958, human remains were disturbed during the construction of a private boating club. Two construction workers discovered the remains when they uprooted the stump of an Elm tree to level the surface. The remains were embedded in the roots of the tree. The workers alerted the Michigan State Police, who assigned the remains with a case number (58‐1951). On October 4, 2017, the remains were found at Michigan State University's Forensic Anthropology Laboratory.

MNI = 2

AFO = 0

These individuals were not originally listed on MSU's NAGPRA inventory, as they were not associated with the MSU Museum but with the Forensic Anthropology Lab. In 2019, it was decided to condense our efforts and only have one department providing NAGPRA listings.


  • Michigan State Police Report
  • Skeletal inventory

 These individuals were published to the Federal Register (link to published notice) on September 8, 2020.

Tribes Consulted or Invited to Consult:

  • Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin
  • Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan
  • Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana)
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma
  • Delaware Nation
  • Delaware Tribe of Indians
  • Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin
  • Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan
  • Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan
  • Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas
  • Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas
  • Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
  • 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 of Michigan
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan
  • Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan
  • Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan
  • Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin
  • Miami Tribe 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)
  • Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.)
  • Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas)
  • 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 Mississippi in Iowa
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan
  • Seneca Nation of Indians
  • Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Shawnee Tribe
  • Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  • Stockbridge Munsee Community
  • Tonawanda Seneca Nation
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
  • Wyandotte Nation