Notice of Inventory Completion: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA, 67634 [E6-19788]

Download as PDF 67634 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 225 / Wednesday, November 22, 2006 / Notices demonstrate that disclosure would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of privacy. Unsupported assertions will not meet this burden. In the absence of exceptional, documental circumstances, this information will be released. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Dated: October 20, 2006. Joseph M. Lawler, Regional Director, National Capital Region. [FR Doc. 06–9331 Filed 11–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–59–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES ACTION: 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 Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA. The human remains were removed from a site in Poinsett County, AR. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Carnegie Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Cummin’s Place (also known as Cumming’s Place, site 3PO5) in Poinsett County, AR, by Emil Alam during a pedestrian survey of the site. Mr. Alam donated the human remains as part of a larger collection to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 1984. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Cummin’s Place is a Parkin phase site of the Mississippian nucleation VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:25 Nov 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 horizon (A.D. 1350–1650). Oral history evidence presented by representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma indicates that the region including Poinsett County has long been included in the traditional ancestral homelands and hunting territory of the Quapaw. European documentation concerning the geographical range of the Quapaw people, specifically French colonial documents and maps, indicate that only the Quapaw had villages in eastern Arkansas circa A.D. 1673–1720. Descendants of the Quapaw are members of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. In addition, the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma have previously repatriated Native American human remains and associated funerary objects from the Cummin’s Place in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Officials of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 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 Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. David R. Watters, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 5800 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15206, telephone (412) 665–2605, before December 22, 2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: October 23, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E6–19788 Filed 11–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Pierce College District, Lakewood, WA AGENCY: PO 00000 National Park Service, Interior. Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. 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 Pierce College District, Lakewood, WA. The human remains were removed from site 45–PI–07, also known as the Purdy 1 site, at Carr Inlet, Pierce County, WA. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Pierce College professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation, Washington. Between April 1975 and August 1976, the human remains of a number of Native American individuals were removed from site 45–PI–07, also known as the Purdy 1 site, at Carr Inlet, Pierce County, WA, by a Pierce College instructor, Dale McGinnis, and James Forrest, a Pierce College student. The human remains were initially brought to Fort Steilacoom Community College, now called Pierce College, for storage. At an unknown date, the human remains of an unknown number of individuals were re-interred by representatives of local Indian tribes and First Nations. In 1978, the human remains of a minimum of 29 individuals were transferred to the care of Mr. Forrest. In 2006, Mr. Forrest transferred the human remains to Pierce College. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 45–PI–07 is a shell mound measuring 5 feet high, 30 feet wide, and 120 feet long. Osteological and archeological analysis indicate that the human remains removed from site 45– PI–07 are of Native American ancestry, based on the presence of extreme degrees of dental ware, marked shoveling of the exposed permanent incisors, blunt nasal sills, rounded chins, squatting facets on the talus, and their flex-kneed burial position, and site context. Archeological materials recovered from the site indicate a wide range of use during the prehistoric and historic periods. Site 45–PI–07 is located within the area long occupied by the Shotlemamish, a Southern Lushootseed speaking group. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Carnegie Museum of Natural 
History, Pittsburgh, PA

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. 3003, of the 
completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of 
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA. The human remains 
were removed from a site in Poinsett County, AR.
    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. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.
    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Carnegie 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma.
    In 1974, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the Cummin's Place (also known as Cumming's Place, 
site 3PO5) in Poinsett County, AR, by Emil Alam during a pedestrian 
survey of the site. Mr. Alam donated the human remains as part of a 
larger collection to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in 1984. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The Cummin's Place is a Parkin phase site of the Mississippian 
nucleation horizon (A.D. 1350-1650). Oral history evidence presented by 
representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma indicates that 
the region including Poinsett County has long been included in the 
traditional ancestral homelands and hunting territory of the Quapaw. 
European documentation concerning the geographical range of the Quapaw 
people, specifically French colonial documents and maps, indicate that 
only the Quapaw had villages in eastern Arkansas circa A.D. 1673-1720. 
Descendants of the Quapaw are members of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma. In addition, the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma have 
previously repatriated Native American human remains and associated 
funerary objects from the Cummin's Place in accordance with the Native 
American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.
    Officials of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described 
above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native 
American ancestry. Officials of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History 
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 Quapaw Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. 
David R. Watters, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, 5800 Baum Blvd., 
Pittsburgh, PA 15206, telephone (412) 665-2605, before December 22, 
2006. Repatriation of the human remains to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: October 23, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E6-19788 Filed 11-21-06; 8:45 am]
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