Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI, 36671-36672 [2010-15577]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 123 / Monday, June 28, 2010 / Notices Dated: June 22, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–15570 Filed 6–25–10; 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; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD 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 and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Lopez Island, San Juan 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 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 from one site (45–SJ–278), the name used to describe another site (45–SJ–288), and the number of associated funerary objects from a third site (45–SJ–185) reported in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (75 FR 5105–5106, February 1, 2010). In the Federal Register, paragraph number 7, page 5106, is corrected by the addition of one more individual to site 45–SJ–278 and substituting the following paragraph: In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from site 45–SJ–278, Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The human remains were removed by a University of Washington field party led by David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the University of Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in the 1970s, and was formerly accessioned in 1996 (Burke Accn. #1996–121). In 1998 and VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:02 Jun 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 2010, the human remains were found in level bags at the museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In the Federal Register, paragraph number 8, page 5106, is corrected by replacing the site name with the site number (45–SJ–288) and substituting the following paragraph: In 1968, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from site 45–SJ–288, Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The human remains were removed by a University of Washington Field Party led by David Munsell. The collection was transferred from the University of Washington Anthropology Department to the Burke Museum in the 1970s, and was formerly accessioned in 1996 (Burke Accn. #1996–121). In 2000, the human remains were found in level bags at the museum. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is one bag of mammal and fish bones. In the Federal Register, paragraph number 9, page 5106, is corrected by the addition of two associated funerary objects, which brings the total to seven, and substitutes the following paragraph: In 1945, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Richardson site (45– SJ–185), Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The human remains were excavated by a University of Washington field school under the supervision of Mr. Carroll Burroughs, and transferred to the Burke Museum in 1951 (Burke Accn. #3649). In 2000, the human remains were found in the collection. No known individual was identified. The seven associated funerary objects are six mammal bones and one projectile point. In the Federal Register, paragraph number 11, page 5106, is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: Officials of the Burke Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of at least 30 individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of the Burke Museum also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 82 objects listed 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 Burke Museum 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 Lummi Tribe of the PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36671 Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington. 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, telephone (206) 685–3849, before July 28, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Burke Museum is responsible for notifying the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington, that this notice has been published. Dated: June 22, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–15572 Filed 6–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI 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 and associated funerary objects in the possession of Western Michigan University, Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Kent 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES 36672 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 123 / Monday, June 28, 2010 / Notices A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Western Michigan University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan. In 1984, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Front and Leonard Street intersection, Kent County, MI, during the excavation of a building foundation. George Davis, then president of the Wright L. Coffinberry Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society, recovered as much of the material as possible after they had tumbled from the shovel of the tractor during the construction. It is not clear how or why they were transferred to Western Michigan University. No known individuals were identified. The five associated funerary objects are three turtle shell fragments, a badly rusted nail, and a kaolin pipe stem fragment. The human remains were determined to be of Native American ancestry based on skeletal and dental morphology. The determination of an early 19th century date is based on typology of the kaolin pipe and the close proximity of these remains to a known 19th century Ottawa settlement, Noondays Village (20KT114). Consequently, the preponderance of osteological, historical, and consultation evidence connects the remains found at Front Avenue and Leonard Street to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan. In 1990, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals were removed from Riverside Drive, Lowell, Kent County, MI. The remains were uncovered during installation of a fire hydrant and water main. Upon discovery, Dr. Robert Sundick was called to the site to conduct an excavation of the remains. After completion, the remains were sent with Sundick to Western Michigan University for curation and analysis. The 68 associated funerary objects are 1 leather garment fragment decorated with small round cuprous brooches, 1 decorative cuprous item (possible ear wheel fragment), 3 cuprous Saturnshaped bells, 8 wrought iron nails with remnants of wood which may be remains of a coffin, 53 glass beads (representing 27 black glass tubular beads and 26 purple glass seed beads), 1 small bag of very fragmented faunal remains, and 1 pottery sherd. The human remains were determined to be of Native American ancestry based on skeletal and dental morphology. They were dated to the early 19th century based on analysis of the VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:02 Jun 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 garment fragment, the presence of glass trade beads, and typology of the other associated funerary objects. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, are well-documented as occupying the Grand River Valley since at least the 17th century. All of the human remains and associated funerary objects described above from the Kent County sites are, by a preponderance of the evidence, culturally affiliated with the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, whose ancestors include the Grand River Ottawa Bands. Officials of Western Michigan University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. Officials of Western Michigan University also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 73 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 Western Michigan University 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 Little River Bands of Ottawa Indians, Michigan. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact LouAnn Wurst, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan University, 1005 Moore Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, telephone (269) 387–2753, before July 28, 2010. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Western Michigan University is responsible for notifying the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, that this notice has been published. Dated: June 22, 2010 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2010–15577 Filed 6–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: 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 Lopez Island, San Juan 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 the Burke Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington. In 1949, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from site 45–SJ–186, Lopez Island, San Juan County, WA. The remains were excavated by a University of Washington field school under the supervision of Mr. Carroll Burroughs, and transferred to the Burke Museum in 1951 (Burke Accn. #3649). In 2010, the human remains were found in a level bag at the museum. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Historical documentation indicates that the southern Lopez Island area is part of the Samish aboriginal territory (Suttles (1951 and 1990), Smith (1941), Roberts (1975), and Tremaine (1975)). The Treaty of Point Elliot in 1855 stated that the Samish were to be relocated to the Lummi Reservation. After the Treaty of Point Elliot, many Samish individuals relocated to either the Lummi Reservation or the Swinomish Reservation (Ruby and Brown 1986:179). Many Samish, however, chose to remain in their old village sites. E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Western Michigan University, 
Anthropology Department, Kalamazoo, MI

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 and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of Western Michigan University, Anthropology 
Department, Kalamazoo, MI. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Kent 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 and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

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    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Western 
Michigan University professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, 
and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan.
    In 1984, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from the Front and Leonard Street intersection, Kent 
County, MI, during the excavation of a building foundation. George 
Davis, then president of the Wright L. Coffinberry Chapter of the 
Michigan Archaeological Society, recovered as much of the material as 
possible after they had tumbled from the shovel of the tractor during 
the construction. It is not clear how or why they were transferred to 
Western Michigan University. No known individuals were identified. The 
five associated funerary objects are three turtle shell fragments, a 
badly rusted nail, and a kaolin pipe stem fragment.
    The human remains were determined to be of Native American ancestry 
based on skeletal and dental morphology. The determination of an early 
19th century date is based on typology of the kaolin pipe and the close 
proximity of these remains to a known 19th century Ottawa settlement, 
Noondays Village (20KT114). Consequently, the preponderance of 
osteological, historical, and consultation evidence connects the 
remains found at Front Avenue and Leonard Street to the Little River 
Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan.
    In 1990, human remains representing a minimum of six individuals 
were removed from Riverside Drive, Lowell, Kent County, MI. The remains 
were uncovered during installation of a fire hydrant and water main. 
Upon discovery, Dr. Robert Sundick was called to the site to conduct an 
excavation of the remains. After completion, the remains were sent with 
Sundick to Western Michigan University for curation and analysis. The 
68 associated funerary objects are 1 leather garment fragment decorated 
with small round cuprous brooches, 1 decorative cuprous item (possible 
ear wheel fragment), 3 cuprous Saturn-shaped bells, 8 wrought iron 
nails with remnants of wood which may be remains of a coffin, 53 glass 
beads (representing 27 black glass tubular beads and 26 purple glass 
seed beads), 1 small bag of very fragmented faunal remains, and 1 
pottery sherd.
    The human remains were determined to be of Native American ancestry 
based on skeletal and dental morphology. They were dated to the early 
19th century based on analysis of the garment fragment, the presence of 
glass trade beads, and typology of the other associated funerary 
objects.
    The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, are well-
documented as occupying the Grand River Valley since at least the 17th 
century. All of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
described above from the Kent County sites are, by a preponderance of 
the evidence, culturally affiliated with the Little River Band of 
Ottawa Indians, Michigan, whose ancestors include the Grand River 
Ottawa Bands.
    Officials of Western Michigan University have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described above 
represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American 
ancestry. Officials of Western Michigan University also have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 73 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 Western Michigan University 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 
Little River Bands of Ottawa Indians, Michigan.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact LouAnn Wurst, Department of Anthropology, 
Western Michigan University, 1005 Moore Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, 
telephone (269) 387-2753, before July 28, 2010. Repatriation of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to the Little River Band 
of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Western Michigan University is responsible for notifying the Little 
River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan, and the Little Traverse Bay 
Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 22, 2010
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2010-15577 Filed 6-25-10; 8:45 am]
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