Notice of Inventory Completion: Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, NE, 30968-30969 [E8-12000]

Download as PDF 30968 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of the University of New Hampshire 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 Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire, a non–federally recognized Indian group, and Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook–Abenaki People, a non– federally recognized Indian group. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Bruce Mallory, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of New Hampshire, Thompson Hall 207, Durham, NH 03824, telephone (603) 862–3290, before June 30, 2008. Disposition of the unassociated funerary objects to the Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire, a non–federally recognized Indian group, and the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook–Abenaki People, a non– federally recognized Indian group, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of New Hampshire is responsible for notifying the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians of Maine; Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians of Maine; Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe; Passamadquoddy Tribe of Maine; Penobscot Tribe of Maine; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, non–federally recognized Indian group; Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire, non–federally recognized Indian group; Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook–Abenaki People, a non– federally recognized Indian group; First Nation of New Hampshire, a non– federally recognized Indian group; and Wampanoag Confederacy, a non– federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: April 29, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–11989 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, NE National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, NE. The human remains were removed from Douglas County, NE. 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 Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe–Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma. On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of three individuals were removed from unknown sites in the area of Omaha, Douglas County, NE. The human remains were donated to the Hastings Museum by A.M. Brooking and cataloged between 1926 and 1931 (03194, 03195, 03196). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown site in the area of Omaha, Douglas County, NE. The human remains were donated to the Hastings Museum by J.E. Wallace and cataloged between 1926 and 1931 (01611). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The above human remains have been identified in morphology reports as being of Native American descent. The region near Omaha has been occupied by numerous cultures that have been identified in the archeological records. These cultures include Plains Woodland, Central Plains Tradition, Oneota, and historic tribes of the Oto– Missouria and Omaha. Pawnee oral tradition states that the Central Plains Tradition people are ancestors to the Arikara and Pawnee, and possibly the Wichita. According to Pawnee oral history, the Plains Woodlands people are ancestors to the Pawnee, Mandan, Arikara, Hidatsa, and Crow. Oral history PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information has some of the people of Mill Creek staying behind and becoming part of the Central Plains Tradition based on common oral traditions through origin and corn stories. Museum officials have determined based on museum records, geographic location, Pawnee oral tradition, and anthropological research that the Central Plains Tradition people are ancestors to the Arikara and Pawnee, and possibly the Wichita. In addition, museum officials have determined based on museum records, geographic location, and oral tradition that the Plains Woodland people are ancestors of the Arikara, Crow, Hidatsa, Mandan, and Pawnee. Based on museum records, geographical location, and morphology reports, museum officials have determined that the human remains are possibly Plains Woodland, Central Plains Tradition, Oneota, Omaha, or Oto–Missiouria. Descendants of the Plains Woodland, Central Plains Tradition, Oneota, Omaha, or Oto– Missiouria are members of the Crow Tribe of Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe–Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Oklahoma. The Arikara, Pawnee, and Wichita have entered into an agreement that human remains and funerary objects located between the Missouri River and the Smokey Hill River shall be claimed by the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. The Hidatsa have agreed that the Pawnee shall make the claim for the human remains and cultural items affiliated with the Plains Woodland from Nebraska. The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe–Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska also have agreed to allow the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma to claim the human remains. Officials of the Hastings Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Hastings 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 Crow Tribe of Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe– Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 104 / Thursday, May 29, 2008 / Notices Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Oklahoma. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Teresa Kreutzer–Hodson, Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1330 N Burlington, PO Box 1286, Hastings, NE 68902, telephone (402) 461–2399, before June 30, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History is responsible for notifying the Crow Tribe of Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe– Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: March 27, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–12000 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion for Human Remains in the Possession of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 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 and control of the Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI. The human remains were removed from Lanai Island, HI. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 May 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 This notice corrects the Native Hawaiian Organizations to whom the human remains will be repatriated. In the Federal Register of October 10, 2002 (FR Doc 02–25871, pages 63151– 63152), paragraph numbers 6 and 7 are corrected by substituting the following paragraphs: Officials of the Bishop 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 Hawaiian ancestry. Officials of the Bishop 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 Hawaiian human remains and Hui Kako‘o and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei. Lastly, officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that Hui Kako‘o is the most appropriate claimant for repatriation of the human remains. Representatives of any other Native Hawaiian Organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Betty Lou Kam, Vice President, Cultural Studies, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 848–4144, before June 30, 2008. Repatriation to Hui Kako‘o will proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying Hui Kako‘o, Lana‘i Island Burial Council, Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei, and Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Dated: April 23, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–12003 Filed 5–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, 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 Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. The human remains were removed from Barnstable County, MA. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30969 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 Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Wampanoag Repatriation Confederation, on behalf of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; and Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a non–federally recognized Indian group. In 1951, a human remain representing a minimum of one individual was removed from the Rich Site (19–BN– 163) in Barnstable County, MA, by Harold Curtis. The human remains were transferred at an unknown date to Ross Moffett and later donated to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology in 1969. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The isolated tooth documented in this inventory appears to come from the ‘‘black earth and shell’’ strata, an upper level of the site that is presumably a Middle Woodland/Late Woodland occupation. The Rich site (19–BN–163) is one of several sites on the Outer Cape that reflects a pattern of year–round occupation and increasing sedentism in the late Middle Woodland to the Late Woodland (Massachusetts Historical Commission 1987 Historic and Archaeological Resources of Cape Cod and the Islands). In addition to the area around Truro, where the Rich site is located, other comparable cores on the Outer Cape include Wellfleet Harbor and the Nauset area in Eastham. In each site, there is a concentration of settlement not previously seen in the archeological record and strong evidence for year–round occupation. This includes floral and faunal data, as well as an array of site locations (and orientations) in each core area that fits the known range of seasonally exploited resources (Francis P. McManamon, ed. Chapters in the Archaeology of Cape Cod, Volumes I and II, 1984). Concomitant with this evidence for year–round occupation are mortuary data that indicate a significantly different pattern than evident on earlier sites. This includes the use of defined cemeteries, as well as ossuaries, which elsewhere in the Northeast are strongly E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Hastings Museum of Natural and 
Cultural History, Hastings, NE

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 
Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Hastings, NE. The 
human remains were removed from Douglas County, NE.
    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 Hastings 
Museum of Natural and Cultural History professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-
Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated 
Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and 
Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of three 
individuals were removed from unknown sites in the area of Omaha, 
Douglas County, NE. The human remains were donated to the Hastings 
Museum by A.M. Brooking and cataloged between 1926 and 1931 (03194, 
03195, 03196). No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unknown site in the area of Omaha, 
Douglas County, NE. The human remains were donated to the Hastings 
Museum by J.E. Wallace and cataloged between 1926 and 1931 (01611). No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The above human remains have been identified in morphology reports 
as being of Native American descent. The region near Omaha has been 
occupied by numerous cultures that have been identified in the 
archeological records. These cultures include Plains Woodland, Central 
Plains Tradition, Oneota, and historic tribes of the Oto-Missouria and 
Omaha. Pawnee oral tradition states that the Central Plains Tradition 
people are ancestors to the Arikara and Pawnee, and possibly the 
Wichita. According to Pawnee oral history, the Plains Woodlands people 
are ancestors to the Pawnee, Mandan, Arikara, Hidatsa, and Crow. Oral 
history information has some of the people of Mill Creek staying behind 
and becoming part of the Central Plains Tradition based on common oral 
traditions through origin and corn stories.
    Museum officials have determined based on museum records, 
geographic location, Pawnee oral tradition, and anthropological 
research that the Central Plains Tradition people are ancestors to the 
Arikara and Pawnee, and possibly the Wichita. In addition, museum 
officials have determined based on museum records, geographic location, 
and oral tradition that the Plains Woodland people are ancestors of the 
Arikara, Crow, Hidatsa, Mandan, and Pawnee.
    Based on museum records, geographical location, and morphology 
reports, museum officials have determined that the human remains are 
possibly Plains Woodland, Central Plains Tradition, Oneota, Omaha, or 
Oto-Missiouria. Descendants of the Plains Woodland, Central Plains 
Tradition, Oneota, Omaha, or Oto-Missiouria are members of the Crow 
Tribe of Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, 
Oklahoma.
    The Arikara, Pawnee, and Wichita have entered into an agreement 
that human remains and funerary objects located between the Missouri 
River and the Smokey Hill River shall be claimed by the Pawnee Nation 
of Oklahoma. The Hidatsa have agreed that the Pawnee shall make the 
claim for the human remains and cultural items affiliated with the 
Plains Woodland from Nebraska. The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-
Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; and Ponca Tribe of Nebraska also have agreed to allow the 
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma to claim the human remains.
    Officials of the Hastings Museum have determined that, pursuant to 
25 U.S.C. 3001 (9-10), the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Hastings 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 Crow Tribe of Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria 
Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca

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Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated 
Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and 
Affiliated Tribes, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Teresa 
Kreutzer-Hodson, Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1330 
N Burlington, PO Box 1286, Hastings, NE 68902, telephone (402) 461-
2399, before June 30, 2008. Repatriation of the human remains to the 
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History is responsible 
for notifying the Crow Tribe of Montana; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-
Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Ponca 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Three Affiliated 
Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and Wichita and 
Affiliated Tribes, Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 27, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-12000 Filed 5-28-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-S