Oakland County

Published to the Federal Register on November 10, 2022.

This ancestor was returned to the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi on April 25, 2023.

20OK545, FA-033-17 - Repatriated

This collection was in the Forensic Anthropology Laboratory (FAL) in August of 2021, when the lab was moved from Fee Hall to Giltner Hall. It arrived at the FAL in 2017 from a private individual who had located the burials on their property as a child (in 1961). Other burials had been found previously in that location. It is unclear if the remains brought into the lab were new finds, or from that initial recovery in 1961. An image present with the forensic casefile would suggest several burials were present, potentially a cemetery site. The site has archaeological site number 20OK545. A single piece of charcoal is present.

MNI = 2

AFO = 1

Documentation: We have a newspaper clipping, images, and other notes from the forensic case file available upon request.

The Notice of Inventory Completion for these ancestors was published to the Federal Register (link to publication) on November 10, 2022.

Tribes Consulted and Invited to Consult

  • Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan
  • Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boys Reservation
  • Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Forest County Potawatomi Community
  • Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians
  • Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
  • Hannahville Indian Community
  • Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
  • Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians
  • Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan
  • 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 Potawatomi
  • Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
  • Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation
  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians
  • Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
  • Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska
  • Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma
  • Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
  • Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
  • Seneca Nation of Indians
  • Sokaogon Chippewa Community (Mole Lake Band)
  • St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin
  • Tonawanda Seneca Nation
  • Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
  • White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
  • Wyandotte Nation