Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Springfield Science Museum, Springfield, MA, 5742-5744 [E7-1969]

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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 7, 2007 / Notices responsibilities of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control over the cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The 111 cultural items are unassociated funerary objects removed from multiple sites in Arkansas, Crittendon, Cross, Jefferson, Lee, Lincoln, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis Counties, AR, by C.B. Moore. Mr. Moore donated the cultural items to the Springfield Science Museum in 1908, 1910, 1911, and 1912. At an unknown date, 18 cultural items were removed from Menard Mound (Arkansas site number 3AR4), Arkansas County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The 18 unassociated funerary objects are 1 pottery disk, 2 bird head pottery handles, 2 copper beads, 3 Mississippian Plain bottles, 1 Old Town bottle, 2 Carson Red on Buff bowls, 2 Mississippian Plain jars, 4 Mississippian Plain bowls, and 1 clay figurine with face. At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from Old River Landing, (Arkansas site number 3AR14), Arkansas County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The two unassociated funerary objects are one small Mississippian Plain dish and one Nodena Red and White bottle. At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from near Sawyer’s Landing, Arkansas County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is a Mississippian Plain frog effigy bowl. At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from Bradley Place (Arkansas site number 3CT7), Crittenden County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is a Bell Plain effigy jar. At an unknown date, four cultural items were removed from a mound in Crittenden County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The four unassociated funerary objects are pottery disks with drilled holes. At an unknown date, three cultural items were removed from a cemetery at Jones Place (Arkansas site number 3CS25), Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The three unassociated funerary objects are one Bell Plain jar/bottle, one Mississippian Plain bowl, and one Bell Plain pedestal bottle. At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from a cemetery at Parkin (Arkansas site number 3CS29), Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is a Bell Plain bottle. At an unknown date, four cultural items were removed from a cemetery at Neely’s Ferry (Arkansas site number 3CS24), Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The four unassociated funerary VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:36 Feb 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 objects are one Mississippian Plain pedestal bottle, one Mississippian Plain bottle, and two Parkin Punctated jars. At an unknown date, 16 cultural items were removed from Rose Mound (Arkansas site number 3CS27), Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The 16 unassociated funerary objects are 2 Old Town red bottles, 1 small decorated bowl, 3 Bell Plain bottles, 2 Mississippian Plain bottles, 1 Bell Plain jar, 1 Bell Plain short bottle, 1 Mississippian Plain effigy jar, 1 Bell Plain fish effigy bottle, 1 Old Town red bowl, 1 Bell Plain tripod bottle, and 2 Mississippian Plain bowls. At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from Turkey Island (Arkansas site number 3CS78), Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The two unassociated funerary objects are one Bell Plain effigy bowl and one widemouth pedestal bottle. At an unknown date, three cultural items were removed from a mound near Turkey Island, Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The three unassociated funerary objects are one sample of red ochre and two worked shells. At an unknown date, 18 cultural items were removed from the Greer site (Arkansas site number 3JE50), Jefferson County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The 18 unassociated funerary objects are 5 Wallace Incised bowls, 5 Mississippian Plain bowls, 5 Wallace Incised bottles, 2 Mississippian Plain bottles, and 1 Old Town red effigy bottle. At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from a cemetery at Forest Place, Lee County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The two unassociated funerary objects are one Mississippian Plain teapot and one Mississippian Plain bottle. At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from Kent Place (Arkansas site number 3LE8), Lee County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is an Old Town red bottle. At an unknown date, 11 cultural items were removed from a mound near Douglas (Arkansas site number 3LI19), Lincoln County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The 11 unassociated funerary objects are 1 Mississippian Plain bottle, 1 Mississippian Plain crucible, 1 Nodena Red and White bottle, and 8 shell beads. At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from a mound in Mississippi County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is a pottery disk. At an unknown date, 13 cultural items were removed from Pecan Point (Arkansas site number 3MS78), Mississippi County, AR, by C. B. Moore. The 13 unassociated funerary objects are PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5743 6 pottery disks with drilled holes, 1 Bell Plain effigy bowl, 1 small Bell Plain jar, 1 wide mouth Bell Plain bottle, 1 Bell Plain bottle, 1 Carson Red on Buff bottle, and 2 Bell Plain pedestal bottles. At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from Avenue (Arkansas site number 3PH3), Phillips County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is a Nodena Red and White bottle. At an unknown date, three cultural items were removed from a cemetery at Cummings Place, also known as Cummins Place (Arkansas site number 3PO5), Poinsett County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The three unassociated funerary objects are two Bell Plain bottles and one Mississippian Plain bottle. At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from Miller Mound (Arkansas site number 3PO24), Poinsett County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The two unassociated funerary objects are one Bell Plain pedestal bottle and one Bell Plain jar. At an unknown date, four cultural items were removed from Castile Place (Arkansas site number 3SF12), St. Francis County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The four unassociated funerary objects are one Mississippian Plain bowl, two Mississippian Plain bottles, and one Parkin Punctated jar. The Quapaw Tribe, prior to European contact and during 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. European documentation concerning the geographical range of the Quapaw supports their presence in Arkansas, including the 10 counties listed above. 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 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 111 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 Springfield E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 5744 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 7, 2007 / Notices 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 unassociated funerary objects and the Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects 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 unassociated funerary objects 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. E7–1969 Filed 2–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 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 the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains were removed from Walla Walla 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 Burke Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:36 Feb 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; and Wanapum Band, a non–federally recognized Indian group. In 1910, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an island at Burbank on the Columbia River below Pasco, Walla Walla County, WA, by Mr. Herbert J. Mohr. In 1966, the human remains were received from Mr. Mohr and accessioned by the Burke Museum (Burke Accn. #1966–24). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American based on osteological analysis of the cranium, as well as geographic information. The specific burial context of this individual is unknown, however, the human remains were found on an island on the Columbia River, which is consistent with ethnographic burial practices documented among the Palouse, Walla Walla, Wanapum, and Yakama. Burbank is on the southeast bank of the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers in Walla Walla County, WA. This area is located within the overlapping aboriginal territory of the Nez Perce, Palouse, Walla Walla, Wanapum, and Yakama. According to Indian Land Areas Judicially Established by the Indian Court of Claims in 1978 (Index #96), as well as early and late ethnographic documentation, this area is within the aboriginal territory of the Walla Walla. Furthermore, early ethnographic evidence indicates that the Palouse, Wanapum, and Yakama also occupied this area. Descendants of the Palouse, Walla Walla, Wanapum, and Yakama are members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; and Wanapum Band, a non–federally recognized Indian group. Officials of the Burke Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Burke 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 Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington; and Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. Furthermore, officials of the Burke Museum have determined there is a cultural relationship between the human remains and the Wanapum Band, a non–federally recognized Indian group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Peter Lape, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195–3010, telephone (206) 685–2282, before March 9, 2007. Repatriation of the human remains to the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; and Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington on behalf of themselves and the Wanapum Band, a non–federally recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho; and Wanapum Band, a non–federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: January 10, 2007. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E7–1967 Filed 2–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 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 a cultural item in the possession of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (also known as the Wisconsin Historical Society), that meets the definition of ‘‘sacred object’’ 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 E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: 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. 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

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responsibilities of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has 
control over the cultural items. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations in this notice.
    The 111 cultural items are unassociated funerary objects removed 
from multiple sites in Arkansas, Crittendon, Cross, Jefferson, Lee, 
Lincoln, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett, and St. Francis Counties, AR, 
by C.B. Moore. Mr. Moore donated the cultural items to the Springfield 
Science Museum in 1908, 1910, 1911, and 1912.
    At an unknown date, 18 cultural items were removed from Menard 
Mound (Arkansas site number 3AR4), Arkansas County, AR, by C.B. Moore. 
The 18 unassociated funerary objects are 1 pottery disk, 2 bird head 
pottery handles, 2 copper beads, 3 Mississippian Plain bottles, 1 Old 
Town bottle, 2 Carson Red on Buff bowls, 2 Mississippian Plain jars, 4 
Mississippian Plain bowls, and 1 clay figurine with face.
    At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from Old River 
Landing, (Arkansas site number 3AR14), Arkansas County, AR, by C.B. 
Moore. The two unassociated funerary objects are one small 
Mississippian Plain dish and one Nodena Red and White bottle.
    At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from near 
Sawyer's Landing, Arkansas County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one 
unassociated funerary object is a Mississippian Plain frog effigy bowl.
    At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from Bradley 
Place (Arkansas site number 3CT7), Crittenden County, AR, by C.B. 
Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is a Bell Plain effigy jar.
    At an unknown date, four cultural items were removed from a mound 
in Crittenden County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The four unassociated funerary 
objects are pottery disks with drilled holes.
    At an unknown date, three cultural items were removed from a 
cemetery at Jones Place (Arkansas site number 3CS25), Cross County, AR, 
by C.B. Moore. The three unassociated funerary objects are one Bell 
Plain jar/bottle, one Mississippian Plain bowl, and one Bell Plain 
pedestal bottle.
    At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from a cemetery 
at Parkin (Arkansas site number 3CS29), Cross County, AR, by C.B. 
Moore. The one unassociated funerary object is a Bell Plain bottle.
    At an unknown date, four cultural items were removed from a 
cemetery at Neely's Ferry (Arkansas site number 3CS24), Cross County, 
AR, by C.B. Moore. The four unassociated funerary objects are one 
Mississippian Plain pedestal bottle, one Mississippian Plain bottle, 
and two Parkin Punctated jars.
    At an unknown date, 16 cultural items were removed from Rose Mound 
(Arkansas site number 3CS27), Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The 16 
unassociated funerary objects are 2 Old Town red bottles, 1 small 
decorated bowl, 3 Bell Plain bottles, 2 Mississippian Plain bottles, 1 
Bell Plain jar, 1 Bell Plain short bottle, 1 Mississippian Plain effigy 
jar, 1 Bell Plain fish effigy bottle, 1 Old Town red bowl, 1 Bell Plain 
tripod bottle, and 2 Mississippian Plain bowls.
    At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from Turkey 
Island (Arkansas site number 3CS78), Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. 
The two unassociated funerary objects are one Bell Plain effigy bowl 
and one wide-mouth pedestal bottle.
    At an unknown date, three cultural items were removed from a mound 
near Turkey Island, Cross County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The three 
unassociated funerary objects are one sample of red ochre and two 
worked shells.
    At an unknown date, 18 cultural items were removed from the Greer 
site (Arkansas site number 3JE50), Jefferson County, AR, by C.B. Moore. 
The 18 unassociated funerary objects are 5 Wallace Incised bowls, 5 
Mississippian Plain bowls, 5 Wallace Incised bottles, 2 Mississippian 
Plain bottles, and 1 Old Town red effigy bottle.
    At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from a cemetery 
at Forest Place, Lee County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The two unassociated 
funerary objects are one Mississippian Plain teapot and one 
Mississippian Plain bottle.
    At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from Kent Place 
(Arkansas site number 3LE8), Lee County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one 
unassociated funerary object is an Old Town red bottle.
    At an unknown date, 11 cultural items were removed from a mound 
near Douglas (Arkansas site number 3LI19), Lincoln County, AR, by C.B. 
Moore. The 11 unassociated funerary objects are 1 Mississippian Plain 
bottle, 1 Mississippian Plain crucible, 1 Nodena Red and White bottle, 
and 8 shell beads.
    At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from a mound in 
Mississippi County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The one unassociated funerary 
object is a pottery disk.
    At an unknown date, 13 cultural items were removed from Pecan Point 
(Arkansas site number 3MS78), Mississippi County, AR, by C. B. Moore. 
The 13 unassociated funerary objects are 6 pottery disks with drilled 
holes, 1 Bell Plain effigy bowl, 1 small Bell Plain jar, 1 wide mouth 
Bell Plain bottle, 1 Bell Plain bottle, 1 Carson Red on Buff bottle, 
and 2 Bell Plain pedestal bottles.
    At an unknown date, one cultural item was removed from Avenue 
(Arkansas site number 3PH3), Phillips County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The 
one unassociated funerary object is a Nodena Red and White bottle.
    At an unknown date, three cultural items were removed from a 
cemetery at Cummings Place, also known as Cummins Place (Arkansas site 
number 3PO5), Poinsett County, AR, by C.B. Moore. The three 
unassociated funerary objects are two Bell Plain bottles and one 
Mississippian Plain bottle.
    At an unknown date, two cultural items were removed from Miller 
Mound (Arkansas site number 3PO24), Poinsett County, AR, by C.B. Moore. 
The two unassociated funerary objects are one Bell Plain pedestal 
bottle and one Bell Plain jar.
    At an unknown date, four cultural items were removed from Castile 
Place (Arkansas site number 3SF12), St. Francis County, AR, by C.B. 
Moore. The four unassociated funerary objects are one Mississippian 
Plain bowl, two Mississippian Plain bottles, and one Parkin Punctated 
jar.
    The Quapaw Tribe, prior to European contact and during 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. European documentation concerning the geographical range of the 
Quapaw supports their presence in Arkansas, including the 10 counties 
listed above. 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 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 111 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 Springfield

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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 unassociated funerary objects and the 
Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects 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 unassociated funerary objects 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.
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