Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, Jackson, MS, 49947-49948 [05-16880]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 164 / Thursday, August 25, 2005 / Notices Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington. Historical evidence presented during consultation supports this determination. Officials of the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of a minimum of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Louise Hall, Chief Deputy Coroner, Kitsap County Coroner’s Office, 714 Division Street MS–17, Port Orchard, WA 98366, telephone (360) 337–5603, before September 26, 2005. Repatriation of the human remains to the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Kitsap County Coroner’s Office is responsible for notifying the Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated: July 22, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–16879 Filed 8–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science, Baton Rouge, LA; Correction AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; correction. Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 43 CFR 10.8 (f), that, upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science, Baton Rouge, LA, rescinds the notice of inventory completion published in the Federal Register of December 13, 2000 (FR Doc 00–31659, 77908) because the Louisiana State University Museum of VerDate jul<14>2003 15:58 Aug 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 Natural Science has determined that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, Jackson, MS, has legal control of the human remains and associated funerary objects from the Fatherland site (22AD001), Adams County, MS. 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. The December 13, 2000, notice identified the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science as having possession of human remains and associated funerary objects from the Fatherland site (22AD001), Adams County, MS. Following publication of the notice, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division submitted additional documentation regarding control of the aforementioned items to the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science. Upon evaluation of the new documentation, Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science reconsidered its control of the human remains and associated funerary objects from the Fatherland site (22AD001) and transferred possession to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division in March 2005. The human remains and associated funerary objects are now in the possession and control of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, as the museum in control of the human remains and associated funerary objects, is responsible for determining cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects from the Fatherland site (22AD001). The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division will consult and notify the proper groups once cultural affiliation is determined. Representatives of any tribal government who wish to comment on this notice should address their comments to Pamela D. Edwards, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone (601) 576–6940. Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science is responsible for PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49947 notifying the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana that this notice has been published. Dated: July 22, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–16884 Filed 8–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, Jackson, MS AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. 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 cultural items in the possession of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, Jackson, MS, that meet the definition of ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ 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 the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. An assessment of the cultural items was made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma. In the summer of 1937, one cultural item was removed from the McCullough site (MLe11), Lee County, MS, along a ridgetop south of Kings Creek, by Moreau Chambers, an archeologist with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division as part of an ongoing survey and legally authorized excavation. The excavation and survey were undertaken to study Chickasaw culture in Lee County, MS, and to find the location of the Battle of Ackia, as part of the process for establishing Ackia Battleground National Monument. The one cultural item, a shell gorget, was found in association with Native American human remains. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 49948 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 164 / Thursday, August 25, 2005 / Notices The McCullough site (MLe11) was determined by Mr. Chambers not to be the location of the Battle of Ackia, but a multi-component site consisting of a possibly late prehistoric component, an early Chickasaw component, and a later historic Chickasaw component based on the type of prehistoric and historic artifacts found, ethnohistorical maps, local tradition, and archeological findings (Atkinson 1985; B. Lieb, personal communication 2005; Stubbs 1982). The ethnohistorical maps show this area to be inhabited by historic Chickasaw. Allotment records also show that Ah Thla Tubby, a Chickasaw, was allotted this section of land in 1836 (Stubbs 1982). In the summer of 1937, Mr. Chambers removed cultural items from the AlstonWilson site (MLe14), Lee County, MS. The 550 cultural items are 1 shell ear plug; 6 grog-tempered potsherds; 1 gunspall; 1 clear, cut-faceted, crystal bead; 455 blue seed beads (Type IIA4); 15 large, wound, glass necklace beads with a heavy patina (Type WIA6); 29 wound, mold-faceted, clear, glass necklace beads (Type WIIA2); 12 blue, faceted glass necklace beads (Type WIIA3); 1 wound, mold-faceted, amber glass necklace bead (Type WIIA4); 9 drawn and wound, black and white (‘‘rattlesnake’’) beads (Type WIIIA5); 1 drawn, spiral-striped, black and white bead (Type WIIIA3); 18 tubular, faceted, translucent beads (Type WIIC1); and 1 translucent, oval-shaped, faceted necklace bead (Type WIC1). The 550 cultural items were found in association with Native American human remains. The human remains associated with these cultural items from the McCullough and Alston-Wilson sites were stored in an off-site repository in Jackson, MS. In the 1940s, the repository burned and the human remains were destroyed and are no longer in the possession of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division. The Alston-Wilson site, now better known as MLe14 because of later excavations by Jesse Jennings in 1939 on behalf of the National Park Service, was excavated one month after the McCullough site and has a major occupation dating to A.D.1730–1750. Archeological evidence found at the Alston-Wilson site suggests that this site was part of a major historic Chickasaw village. In the 1730s, there were two major villages in the vicinity of the Alston-Wilson site that were occupied by the Chickasaw: Tchichatala and Falatchao. Tchichatala was a major Chickasaw village. Falatchao was a ‘‘white mother town’’ meaning it was VerDate jul<14>2003 15:58 Aug 24, 2005 Jkt 205001 both a ‘‘white’’ town (or a peace town, as opposed to a ‘‘red’’ war town) and ‘‘mother’’ town from which other towns emerged (Hudson 1976:238–239: Nairne [1708] 1988:38). Both Tchichatala and Falatchao are recognized in historical documents as being occupied by the Chickasaw. However, because of the fluid nature of Chickasaw village occupation, it is difficult to identify the specific boundaries of historic Chickasaw villages. Therefore, based on the archeological evidence that the site was part of a major Chickasaw village and at that time both villages were in the area, the Alston-Wilson site is most probably part of either the village of Tchichatala or Falatchao (Atkinson 1985, 2004; Brad Lieb, personal communication 2004; Cook et al. 1980; Jennings 1941; Johnson et al. 2004). Based on historical evidence that Lee County, MS, where both the AlstonWilson site (MLe14) and the McCullough site (MLe11) are located, was occupied by the Chickasaw until their removal to Oklahoma from 1837 until 1850, both sites are probably Chickasaw. The Chickasaws are represented by the present-day Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma. Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 551 cultural items described above 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division also have determined that, 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 objects and the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the 551 unassociated funerary objects should contact Pamela D. Edwards, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, P. O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone (601) 576–6940, before September 26, 2005. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division is responsible for notifying the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: July 26, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–16880 Filed 8–24–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Green Bay, WI AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. 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 Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Green Bay, WI, that meets the definition of ‘‘objects of cultural patrimony’’ 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 the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The cultural item is a wampum belt, 30 inches long and 2 inches wide, composed of white beads strung on hemp with four intersecting rows of black beads. Neville Public Museum of Brown County professional staff consulted with the representatives of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin and Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. In 1923, the cultural item was purchased by Arthur Neville, Director of the Green Bay City Museum. The Green Bay City Museum became the Neville Public Museum of Brown County in 1927. According to museum documentation, the wampum belt was purchased from Phoebe Quinney for $10.00. Mrs. Quinney was the widow of Osceola Quinney, Sachem of the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Mr. Quinney had inherited the title and wampum belt from his father, John Quinney. E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, 
Jackson, MS

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    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 cultural items in the possession of the Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division, 
Jackson, MS, that meet the definition of ``unassociated funerary 
objects'' 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 the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    An assessment of the cultural items was made by the Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma.
    In the summer of 1937, one cultural item was removed from the 
McCullough site (MLe11), Lee County, MS, along a ridgetop south of 
Kings Creek, by Moreau Chambers, an archeologist with the Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation Division as 
part of an ongoing survey and legally authorized excavation. The 
excavation and survey were undertaken to study Chickasaw culture in Lee 
County, MS, and to find the location of the Battle of Ackia, as part of 
the process for establishing Ackia Battleground National Monument. The 
one cultural item, a shell gorget, was found in association with Native 
American human remains.

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    The McCullough site (MLe11) was determined by Mr. Chambers not to 
be the location of the Battle of Ackia, but a multi-component site 
consisting of a possibly late prehistoric component, an early Chickasaw 
component, and a later historic Chickasaw component based on the type 
of prehistoric and historic artifacts found, ethnohistorical maps, 
local tradition, and archeological findings (Atkinson 1985; B. Lieb, 
personal communication 2005; Stubbs 1982). The ethnohistorical maps 
show this area to be inhabited by historic Chickasaw. Allotment records 
also show that Ah Thla Tubby, a Chickasaw, was allotted this section of 
land in 1836 (Stubbs 1982).
    In the summer of 1937, Mr. Chambers removed cultural items from the 
Alston-Wilson site (MLe14), Lee County, MS. The 550 cultural items are 
1 shell ear plug; 6 grog-tempered potsherds; 1 gunspall; 1 clear, cut-
faceted, crystal bead; 455 blue seed beads (Type IIA4); 15 large, 
wound, glass necklace beads with a heavy patina (Type WIA6); 29 wound, 
mold-faceted, clear, glass necklace beads (Type WIIA2); 12 blue, 
faceted glass necklace beads (Type WIIA3); 1 wound, mold-faceted, amber 
glass necklace bead (Type WIIA4); 9 drawn and wound, black and white 
(``rattlesnake'') beads (Type WIIIA5); 1 drawn, spiral-striped, black 
and white bead (Type WIIIA3); 18 tubular, faceted, translucent beads 
(Type WIIC1); and 1 translucent, oval-shaped, faceted necklace bead 
(Type WIC1). The 550 cultural items were found in association with 
Native American human remains.
    The human remains associated with these cultural items from the 
McCullough and Alston-Wilson sites were stored in an off-site 
repository in Jackson, MS. In the 1940s, the repository burned and the 
human remains were destroyed and are no longer in the possession of the 
Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Preservation 
Division.

    The Alston-Wilson site, now better known as MLe14 because of later 
excavations by Jesse Jennings in 1939 on behalf of the National Park 
Service, was excavated one month after the McCullough site and has a 
major occupation dating to A.D.1730-1750. Archeological evidence found 
at the Alston-Wilson site suggests that this site was part of a major 
historic Chickasaw village. In the 1730s, there were two major villages 
in the vicinity of the Alston-Wilson site that were occupied by the 
Chickasaw: Tchichatala and Falatchao. Tchichatala was a major Chickasaw 
village. Falatchao was a ``white mother town'' meaning it was both a 
``white'' town (or a peace town, as opposed to a ``red'' war town) and 
``mother'' town from which other towns emerged (Hudson 1976:238-239: 
Nairne [1708] 1988:38).
    Both Tchichatala and Falatchao are recognized in historical 
documents as being occupied by the Chickasaw. However, because of the 
fluid nature of Chickasaw village occupation, it is difficult to 
identify the specific boundaries of historic Chickasaw villages. 
Therefore, based on the archeological evidence that the site was part 
of a major Chickasaw village and at that time both villages were in the 
area, the Alston-Wilson site is most probably part of either the 
village of Tchichatala or Falatchao (Atkinson 1985, 2004; Brad Lieb, 
personal communication 2004; Cook et al. 1980; Jennings 1941; Johnson 
et al. 2004).
    Based on historical evidence that Lee County, MS, where both the 
Alston-Wilson site (MLe14) and the McCullough site (MLe11) are located, 
was occupied by the Chickasaw until their removal to Oklahoma from 1837 
until 1850, both sites are probably Chickasaw. The Chickasaws are 
represented by the present-day Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma.
    Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 
Historic Preservation Division have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 551 cultural items described above 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have 
been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American 
individual. Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and 
History, Historic Preservation Division also have determined that, 
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 objects and the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the 551 unassociated funerary objects 
should contact Pamela D. Edwards, Mississippi Department of Archives 
and History, Historic Preservation Division, P. O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 
39205, telephone (601) 576-6940, before September 26, 2005. 
Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Chickasaw 
Nation, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants 
come forward.
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic 
Preservation Division is responsible for notifying the Chickasaw 
Nation, Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 26, 2005.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-16880 Filed 8-24-05; 8:45 am]
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