Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Correction, 33328-33329 [2010-14043]

Download as PDF 33328 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 112 / Friday, June 11, 2010 / Notices 2009, the New York University College of Dentistry requested that the Review Committee recommend disposition of the culturally unidentifiable human remains of three individuals to the Osage Nation, Oklahoma. The Review Committee considered the proposal at its October 30–31, 2009, meeting and recommended disposition of the human remains to the Osage Nation, Oklahoma. A March 4, 2010, letter from the Designated Federal Official, writing on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, transmitted the authorization for the College to effect disposition of the physical remains to the Osage Nation, Oklahoma, contingent on the publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Louis Terracio, New York University College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th St., New York, NY 10010, telephone (212) 998–9917, before July 12, 2010. Disposition of the human remains to the Osage Nation, Oklahoma, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The New York University College of Dentistry is responsible for notifying the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and Osage Nation, Oklahoma, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 27, 2010 David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–14040 Filed 6–10–10; 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; Correction National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; correction. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: 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 and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, and Plymouth Counties, MA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Jun 10, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals, the list of culturally affiliated groups, and the name of a donor reported in a previous Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (68 FR 48626–48634, August 14, 2003) and a published correction Notice of Inventory Completion (71 FR 70979– 70980, December 7, 2006). The correction Notice of December 7, 2006, changed the number of associated funerary objects listed in the original Notice of August 14, 2003. Some of the human remains and associated funerary objects described in the above notices have since been repatriated. However, the human remains from the site described in this correction are still in the possession of the Peabody Museum. Since the publication of the original and correction Notice, one of the nonfederally recognized Indian groups has become a Federally-recognized Indian tribe. Therefore, throughout the Notices of August 14, 2003 and December 7, 2006 in the Federal Register, ‘‘Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe (a nonfederally recognized Indian group)’’ is corrected by substituting ‘‘Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts.’’ In addition, throughout each Notice the ‘‘cultural relationship’’ between the human remains and associated funerary objects and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stated in the previous notices is replaced by a ‘‘relationship of shared group identity.’’ Through a reassessment of human remains from Hingham, Plymouth County, MA, museum osteologists were able to re-associate elements of human remains and the current minimum number of individuals has decreased from the previously reported eight to five. In addition, the donor’s name is more accurately stated below as the Hingham Board of Health rather than Mayo Tolman as listed in the original notice of August 14, 2003. In the Federal Register of August 14, 2003, page number 48631, paragraph numbers 3 and 4 are corrected by substituting the following paragraphs: In 1932, human remains representing five individuals were removed from a construction site in Hingham, Plymouth County, MA, by an unknown collector PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and were donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by the Hingham Board of Health through Secretary Mayo Tolman in the same year. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Contextual information suggests that these individuals are likely Native American. The interment most likely dates to the Historic/Contact period (post-A.D. 1500). The pattern of copper stains on the human remains suggests that the human remains were interred some time after contact. Oral tradition and historical documentation indicates that Hingham, MA, is within the aboriginal and historic homeland of the Wampanoag Nation. The present-day tribes that are most closely affiliated with members of the Wampanoag Nation are the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation (a nonfederally recognized Indian group). In the Federal Register of December 7, 2006, page number 70980, paragraph number 2 is corrected by substituting the following paragraphs: 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 235 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 113 objects 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. Lastly, officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 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 associated funerary objects and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts; and the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; and that there is a cultural relationship between the human remains and associated funerary objects and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation (a nonfederally recognized Indian group). Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 112 / Friday, June 11, 2010 / Notices University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, before July 12, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation (a nonfederally recognized Indian group) may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for notifying the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation (a nonfederally recognized Indian group) that this notice has been published. Dated: May 4, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–14043 Filed 6–10–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD 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 New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY. The human remains were removed from Lovelock Cave, Churchill County, NV. 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 New York University College of Dentistry professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:04 Jun 10, 2010 Jkt 220001 Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada. In 1924, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from Lovelock Cave, Churchill County, NV. The remains were removed by M.R. Harrington during excavations jointly conducted by the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, and the University of California, Berkeley. In 1956, the remains were transferred to Dr. Theodore Kazamiroff, New York University College of Dentistry. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The remains date to the Early Lovelock I Phase occupation of the cave, circa 2500–1500 B.C. The morphology of the remains is consistent with an individual of Native American ancestry. Archeological, linguistic, and oral tradition evidence indicate that different groups of people occupied the region over time. By at least A.D. 1500, Lovelock Cave was part of the territory of the Northern Paiute. The Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, and Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, identify the region surrounding Lovelock Cave as part of their traditional homeland. Officials of the New York University College of Dentistry 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 New York University College of Dentistry also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot reasonably be traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific actions for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. In July 2009, the New York University College of Dentistry requested that the Review Committee recommend disposition of the culturally unidentifiable human remains of one individual to the PaiuteShoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada, on PO 00000 Frm 00092 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33329 behalf of a coalition of tribes in the Great Basin region. The Review Committee considered the proposal at its October 30–31, 2009, meeting and recommended disposition of the human remains to the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada. A March 4, 2010, letter from the Designated Federal Official, writing on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior, transmitted the authorization for the College to effect disposition of the human remains to the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada, contingent on the publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Louis Terracio, New York University College of Dentistry, 345 East 24th St., New York, NY 10010, telephone (212) 998–9917, before July 12, 2010. Disposition of the human remains to the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The New York University College of Dentistry is responsible for notifying the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribes of the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation, Nevada and Oregon; Lovelock Paiute Tribe of the Lovelock Indian Colony, Nevada; PaiuteShoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada; Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada; Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Nevada; Walker River Paiute Tribe of the Walker River Reservation, Nevada; and Yerington Paiute Tribe of the Yerington Colony & Campbell Ranch, Nevada, that this notice has been published. Dated: April 27, 2010 David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–14041 Filed 6–10–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: New York University College of Dentistry, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act E:\FR\FM\11JNN1.SGM 11JNN1

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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; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Barnstable, Bristol, 
Dukes, and Plymouth Counties, MA.
    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.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals, the list of 
culturally affiliated groups, and the name of a donor reported in a 
previous Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal 
Register (68 FR 48626-48634, August 14, 2003) and a published 
correction Notice of Inventory Completion (71 FR 70979-70980, December 
7, 2006). The correction Notice of December 7, 2006, changed the number 
of associated funerary objects listed in the original Notice of August 
14, 2003. Some of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
described in the above notices have since been repatriated. However, 
the human remains from the site described in this correction are still 
in the possession of the Peabody Museum.
    Since the publication of the original and correction Notice, one of 
the nonfederally recognized Indian groups has become a Federally-
recognized Indian tribe. Therefore, throughout the Notices of August 
14, 2003 and December 7, 2006 in the Federal Register, ``Mashpee 
Wampanoag Indian Tribe (a nonfederally recognized Indian group)'' is 
corrected by substituting ``Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts.'' 
In addition, throughout each Notice the ``cultural relationship'' 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects and the 
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe stated in the previous notices is replaced by a 
``relationship of shared group identity.''
    Through a reassessment of human remains from Hingham, Plymouth 
County, MA, museum osteologists were able to re-associate elements of 
human remains and the current minimum number of individuals has 
decreased from the previously reported eight to five. In addition, the 
donor's name is more accurately stated below as the Hingham Board of 
Health rather than Mayo Tolman as listed in the original notice of 
August 14, 2003.
    In the Federal Register of August 14, 2003, page number 48631, 
paragraph numbers 3 and 4 are corrected by substituting the following 
paragraphs:
    In 1932, human remains representing five individuals were removed 
from a construction site in Hingham, Plymouth County, MA, by an unknown 
collector and were donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and 
Ethnology by the Hingham Board of Health through Secretary Mayo Tolman 
in the same year. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Contextual information suggests that these individuals are likely 
Native American. The interment most likely dates to the Historic/
Contact period (post-A.D. 1500). The pattern of copper stains on the 
human remains suggests that the human remains were interred some time 
after contact. Oral tradition and historical documentation indicates 
that Hingham, MA, is within the aboriginal and historic homeland of the 
Wampanoag Nation. The present-day tribes that are most closely 
affiliated with members of the Wampanoag Nation are the Mashpee 
Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) 
of Massachusetts; and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation (a 
nonfederally recognized Indian group).
    In the Federal Register of December 7, 2006, page number 70980, 
paragraph number 2 is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraphs:
    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 235 individuals of 
Native American ancestry. Officials of the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology also have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 113 objects 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. 
Lastly, officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology 
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 associated funerary 
objects and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts; and the 
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; and that there 
is a cultural relationship between the human remains and associated 
funerary objects and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation (a 
nonfederally recognized Indian group).
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Patricia Capone, Repatriation Coordinator, 
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard

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University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-
3702, before July 12, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, 
Massachusetts; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; 
and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation (a nonfederally recognized 
Indian group) may proceed after that date if no additional claimants 
come forward.
    Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for 
notifying the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, Massachusetts; Wampanoag Tribe 
of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts; and the Assonet Band of the 
Wampanoag Nation (a nonfederally recognized Indian group) that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: May 4, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-14043 Filed 6-10-10; 8:45 am]
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