Notice of Inventory Completion: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA, 5742 [E7-1949]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 5742 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 7, 2007 / Notices Archeological evidence indicates that the burials found at sites 45–OK–52 and 45–OK–66 date to the prehistoric and historic period. The most common method of interment was tightly flexed in a supine position beneath a cedar cist and a rock cairn. This pattern is consistent in all details, except the cist, with the ethnohistorically reported mortuary practices of the Sinkaietk people of the southern Okanogan River. Descendants of the Sinkaietk are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. The geographical location of the burials are consistent with the prehistoric and historic territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Consultation evidence provided by representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington indicates that Okanogan County is part of the traditional and historically known occupation territory of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Officials of Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of five individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County also 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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Lourdes Henebry– DeLeon, NAGPRA Program Director, Department of Anthropology and Museum, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA 98926– 7544, telephone (509) 963–2671 before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington this notice has been published. Dated: December 21, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–1966 Filed 2–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:36 Feb 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: 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 the Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA. The human remains were removed from Mississippi 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 Springfield Science Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed by an unknown individual from the Central Mississippi River Valley of Arkansas. The human remains were donated to the museum by an unknown individual at an unknown date. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Nodena Mound (3MS3 or 3MS4), Mississippi County, AR, by an unknown individual. In the 1960s, the human remains were donated to the museum by Herman Elston. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on the skeletal and dental morphology, the human remains have been identified as Native American. The Quapaw Tribe, prior to European contact and in the Historic period, resided along both sides of the Mississippi River until an epidemic swept through their villages in the latter part of the 17th century. The Quapaw consolidated their villages on the western side of the Mississippi River near the confluence of the White and Arkansas Rivers. The Quapaw PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 maintained a presence in the Central Mississippi Valley until the tribe’s removal to northwest Louisiana in 1824 when all of their land in the Territory of Arkansas was ceded to the United States. Present–day descendants of the Quapaw people are members of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. Officials of the Springfield Science Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S. C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Springfield Science Museum 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 David Stier, Director, Springfield Science Museum, 220 State Street, Springfield, MA 01103, (413) 263–6800, ext. 321, before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Springfield Science Museum is responsible for notifying the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: December 28, 2006. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–1949 Filed 2–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA, 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 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Springfield Science Museum, 
Springfield, MA

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 the 
Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA. The human remains were 
removed from Mississippi 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 Springfield 
Science Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed by an unknown individual from the Central 
Mississippi River Valley of Arkansas. The human remains were donated to 
the museum by an unknown individual at an unknown date. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from Nodena Mound (3MS3 or 3MS4), Mississippi 
County, AR, by an unknown individual. In the 1960s, the human remains 
were donated to the museum by Herman Elston. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Based on the skeletal and dental morphology, the human remains have 
been identified as Native American. The Quapaw Tribe, prior to European 
contact and in the Historic period, resided along both sides of the 
Mississippi River until an epidemic swept through their villages in the 
latter part of the 17th century. The Quapaw consolidated their villages 
on the western side of the Mississippi River near the confluence of the 
White and Arkansas Rivers. The Quapaw maintained a presence in the 
Central Mississippi Valley until the tribe's removal to northwest 
Louisiana in 1824 when all of their land in the Territory of Arkansas 
was ceded to the United States. Present-day descendants of the Quapaw 
people are members of the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma.
    Officials of the Springfield Science Museum have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S. C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of the Springfield Science Museum 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 David 
Stier, Director, Springfield Science Museum, 220 State Street, 
Springfield, MA 01103, (413) 263-6800, ext. 321, before March 9, 2007. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Springfield Science Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 28, 2006.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E7-1949 Filed 2-6-07; 8:45 am]
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