Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 28648-28649 [2010-12275]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 28648 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 98 / Friday, May 21, 2010 / Notices to be culturally affiliated with the Blackfeet Tribe, Crow Tribe, Fort Belknap Indian Community, and Three Affiliated Tribes (73 FR 8359–8360, February 13, 2008), and subsequently repatriated to the Blackfeet Tribe. The museum believed at that time that it had accounted for all of the human remains from Montana, and that the number of individuals listed in the Culturally Unidentifiable Human Remains Inventory was an error. However, on June 16, 2009, human remains representing two individuals from ‘‘Musselshell R., Montana’’ were found in the museum. This now accounts for all seven individuals originally listed in the inventory. Based on biological evidence, the human remains are probably Native American. Based on geographic evidence, including Indian Land Claims Commission decisions and oral tradition, the human remains are reasonably believed to be Blackfeet, Crow, Gros Ventre, or Assiniboine. The Gros Ventre and the Assiniboine are Federally-recognized as the Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana. The Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana confirmed that the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine ranged through the Meagher County area mainly in the form of hunting and war parties. Based on oral tradition Crow Nations migrated through this area seasonally. Officials of the University of Colorado Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the University of Colorado 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 Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana, Crow Tribe of Montana, and Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Steve Lekson, Curator of Anthropology, University of Colorado Museum, Henderson Building, Campus Box 218, Boulder, CO 80309–0218, telephone (303) 492–6671, before June 21, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana, Crow Tribe of Montana, and Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 May 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of Colorado Museum is responsible for notifying the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Crow Tribe of Montana; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; and Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: May 6, 2010. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–12272 Filed 5–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human remains were removed from Iosco County, MI. 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 the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. In 1856, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the western shore of Tawas Point, in Iosco County, MI, by Henry Gillman. They were donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Mr. Gillman in 1869. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 No known individual was identified. Mr. Gillman described finding a copper vessel and other ‘‘small articles’’ with the human remains. However, these items were not accessioned into the museum’s collection and their disposition is unknown. Therefore, no associated funerary objects are present. Museum documentation indicates that this individual was recovered from a burial mound. Contextual information suggests that this individual is most likely Native American. This interment likely dates to the Historic period due to the presence of a copper vessel. Information from manuscript maps of Douglass Houghton, the first Geologist for the State of Michigan, indicates that there was a village near the mouth of the Tawas River in 1838. He describes the village as that of Outawanse. Consultation with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan indicates that Outawanse was a chief of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe during the 19th century. The Tawas River flows into the western shore of Tawas Bay, directly across the water from Tawas Point, where these remains were recovered. Given the presence of the Saginaw Chippewa village in the specific area of the burial during the Historic period, it is likely that the human remains are ancestral Saginaw Chippewa. The present-day group that represents the Saginaw Chippewa people is the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 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 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, before June 21, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for notifying the Grand Traverse Band of E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 98 / Friday, May 21, 2010 / Notices Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan that this notice has been published. Dated: May 6, 2010. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–12275 Filed 5–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management releases. More information is available at http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/res/ resource_advisory.html. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC in advance of or at the meeting. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for receiving public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided above. Dated: May 13, 2010. Stephanie Snook, Acting District Manager. [LLIDC00000.L16400000.BF0000.241A.0; 4500012112] 28649 Advisory Council (RRAC), and has the authority to review all BLM and Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The afternoon meeting agenda on June 17, will include a brief review of the Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Working Group Report, REA Working Group meeting schedule and future BLM/FS recreation fee proposals. The RRAC will not review any recreation fee proposals at this meeting. 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On June 21, the meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the public comment period from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. On June 22, a field trip will be conducted from 8 a.m. to about 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Land Management Office, 1 Butte Drive, Cottonwood, Idaho. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Snook, RAC Coordinator, BLM Coeur d’Alene District, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 or telephone at (208) 769–5004. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Idaho. On June 21, the agenda topics include: the proposed M3 land exchange; overview of the Clearwater Basin Collaborative; and the proposed designation of the Lower Salmon River under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. On June 22, a field trip will be conducted to several sites within the field office area, including the Salmon River and Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Additional agenda topics or changes to the agenda will be announced in local press [LLAZ910000.L12100000.XP0000LXSS150 A00006100.241A] [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW175940] State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Arizona Resource Advisory Council meeting. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 98 (Friday, May 21, 2010)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, 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 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 
Cambridge, MA. The human remains were removed from Iosco County, MI.
    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 the Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; 
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of 
Oklahoma; and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
    In 1856, human remains representing a minimum of one individual 
were removed from the western shore of Tawas Point, in Iosco County, 
MI, by Henry Gillman. They were donated to the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology by Mr. Gillman in 1869. No known individual 
was identified. Mr. Gillman described finding a copper vessel and other 
``small articles'' with the human remains. However, these items were 
not accessioned into the museum's collection and their disposition is 
unknown. Therefore, no associated funerary objects are present.
    Museum documentation indicates that this individual was recovered 
from a burial mound. Contextual information suggests that this 
individual is most likely Native American. This interment likely dates 
to the Historic period due to the presence of a copper vessel. 
Information from manuscript maps of Douglass Houghton, the first 
Geologist for the State of Michigan, indicates that there was a village 
near the mouth of the Tawas River in 1838. He describes the village as 
that of Outawanse. Consultation with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 
of Michigan indicates that Outawanse was a chief of the Saginaw 
Chippewa Tribe during the 19th century. The Tawas River flows into the 
western shore of Tawas Bay, directly across the water from Tawas Point, 
where these remains were recovered. Given the presence of the Saginaw 
Chippewa village in the specific area of the burial during the Historic 
period, it is likely that the human remains are ancestral Saginaw 
Chippewa. The present-day group that represents the Saginaw Chippewa 
people is the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology have 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 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Patricia 
Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, 
telephone (617) 496-3702, before June 21, 2010. Repatriation of the 
human remains to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Grand Traverse Band of

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Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa 
Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 
of Michigan that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 6, 2010.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-12275 Filed 5-20-10; 8:45 am]
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