Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA, 73664-73665 [2011-30625]

Download as PDF 73664 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2011 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In 1992, while performing an inventory and rehabilitation of the archeological collection from site 45FR40, a number of items labeled as coming from burial associations were identified. The records of the 1957 excavation at the site do not report any burial excavations and so it was determined that the site provenience of these items is unknown. The 16 cultural items include 1 button, 8 unidentified historic items, 1 lot of animal fur, 2 lots of plant remains, 1 lot of bone beads, 1 lot of stone beads, 1 lot of bag residue, and 1 lot of mammal remains. Although the exact site provenience is not known, it is believed that given the storage association with site 45FR40 and the history of excavations at other sites along the Lower Snake River during the 1950s through 1970s these items probably come from a burial site along the Lower Snake River. The Lower Snake River region of southeastern WA is known to have included parts of the traditional territories of a number of Native American groups whose descendents now comprise members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’); and the Wanapum Band, a nonFederally recognized Indian group (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Indian Group’’). Determinations Made by Washington State University, Department of Anthropology Officials of WSU have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 93 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 is believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • 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, The Tribes, and The Indian Group. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the cultural items should VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Nov 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 contact Mary Collins, Director of the Museum of Anthropology at Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99163, (509) 335–4314, before December 29, 2011. Repatriation of the 93 unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes and The Indian Group may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Tribes and The Indian Group that this notice has been published. Dated: November 22, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–30624 Filed 11–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [2253–665] National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology (WSU) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact WSU. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact WSU at the address below by December 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Mary Collins, Director, Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA 99164– 4910, telephone (509) 335–4314. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Franklin County, WA, and an unknown location along the Lower Snake River. 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and funerary objects was made by the WSU professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’); and the Wanapum Band, a nonFederally recognized Indian group (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Indian Group’’). History and Description of the Remains At some date between 1950 and 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown site in Franklin or Benton County, WA. The human remains were found among other archeological materials from sites excavated during this time period along the Lower Snake River. The remains, however, do not match any of the descriptions of excavated remains from any of the known sites. It is believed that these remains were excavated from one of several known burial sites along the Lower Snake River as archeologists at WSU were working at such sites between 1950 and 1970. The labels associated with the remains include burial numbers but not site numbers. No known individuals were identified. The 18 associated funerary objects are 1 projectile point, 3 lots of bag residue, 2 lots of plant remains, 3 lots of wood fragments, 1 lot of metal fragments, 1 lot of leather fragments, 1 lot of glass fragments, 2 lots of flakes, 1 lot of ceramic fragments, 2 lots of fabric fragments, and 1 lot of paper bags. In 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Site 45FR1 (also known E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 229 / Tuesday, November 29, 2011 / Notices as 45FR42 or Fishhook Island) in Franklin County, WA by members of the Columbia Archaeological Society (CAS). Notes made by the CAS describe the burials as being of a late pre-contact age because of the lack of items of EuroAmerican manufacture among the associated funerary items. Correspondence between the CAS and Richard Daugherty, who was a member of the Anthropology faculty at WSU in 1958, discuss the possible deposition of the human remains and artifacts from these excavations at WSU but there is no record of such a deposit. The remains were found among a large set of remains known as the former ‘‘WSU Teaching Collection’’ which was used between 1968 and 1995. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology Officials of WSU have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 18 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. • 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, The Tribes, and The Indian Group. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Mary Collins, Director, Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, telephone (509) 335– 4314, before December 29, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes and The Indian Group may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, is responsible for notifying The Tribes and The Indian Group that this notice has been published. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 Nov 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 Dated: November 22, 2011. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2011–30625 Filed 11–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [2253–665] National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum (McClung Museum) have completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the TVA and McClung Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. SUMMARY: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the TVA and McClung Museum at the address below by December 29, 2011. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT 11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 custody of the McClung Museum and control of TVA, Knoxville, TN. The human remains were removed from the Toqua site (40MR6) and the Citico site (40MR7) in Monroe County, TN as a result of the construction of the Tellico Reservoir. 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 DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73665 Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the TVA and McClung Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains In 1976, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Toqua site (40MR6) in Monroe County, TN. The burial (#96) intruded from an upper, historic level into Mound A at the site. The remains have been curated at the McClung Museum since excavation. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Toqua was a known Overhill Cherokee village noted on the 1762 map made by Lt. Henry Timberlake after his visit to the lower Little Tennessee River. Both historical and archeological research indicate that a historic Cherokee occupation overlaps a prehistoric Native American occupation at this location. The stratigraphic location and orientation of these human remains resemble other historic Cherokee graves at the site. In November 1967, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Citico site (40MR7) in Monroe County, TN (burial #12). The remains have been curated at the McClung Museum since excavation. No known individuals were identified. Although excavation forms indicate that white tubular glass beads were associated with the burial, these objects are currently missing. Citico was a known Overhill Cherokee village noted on the 1762 map made by Lt. Henry Timberlake after his visit to the lower Little Tennessee River. Both historical and archeological research indicate that a historic Cherokee occupation overlaps a prehistoric Native American occupation at this location. The location of these human remains and the documentary evidence of associated glass beads indicate that these were historic Cherokee graves. Determinations Made by the TVA and McClung Museum Officials of the TVA and McClung Museum have determined that: E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

[2253-665]

National Park Service


Notice of Inventory Completion: Washington State University, 
Museum of Anthropology, Pullman, WA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology (WSU) 
has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has 
determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human 
remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects may contact WSU. Repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes stated below may occur 
if no additional claimants come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact WSU at the address below by December 29, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Mary Collins, Director, Washington State University, Museum 
of Anthropology, Pullman, WA 99164-4910, telephone (509) 335-4314.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 Washington State 
University, Museum of Anthropology. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Franklin County, WA, and an unknown 
location along the Lower Snake River.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains and funerary objects was 
made by the WSU professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington; Nez 
Perce Tribe, Idaho; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington 
(hereinafter referred to as ``The Tribes''); and the Wanapum Band, a 
non-Federally recognized Indian group (hereinafter referred to as ``The 
Indian Group'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At some date between 1950 and 1970, human remains representing, at 
minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown site in 
Franklin or Benton County, WA. The human remains were found among other 
archeological materials from sites excavated during this time period 
along the Lower Snake River. The remains, however, do not match any of 
the descriptions of excavated remains from any of the known sites. It 
is believed that these remains were excavated from one of several known 
burial sites along the Lower Snake River as archeologists at WSU were 
working at such sites between 1950 and 1970. The labels associated with 
the remains include burial numbers but not site numbers. No known 
individuals were identified. The 18 associated funerary objects are 1 
projectile point, 3 lots of bag residue, 2 lots of plant remains, 3 
lots of wood fragments, 1 lot of metal fragments, 1 lot of leather 
fragments, 1 lot of glass fragments, 2 lots of flakes, 1 lot of ceramic 
fragments, 2 lots of fabric fragments, and 1 lot of paper bags.
    In 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from Site 45FR1 (also known

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as 45FR42 or Fishhook Island) in Franklin County, WA by members of the 
Columbia Archaeological Society (CAS). Notes made by the CAS describe 
the burials as being of a late pre-contact age because of the lack of 
items of Euro-American manufacture among the associated funerary items. 
Correspondence between the CAS and Richard Daugherty, who was a member 
of the Anthropology faculty at WSU in 1958, discuss the possible 
deposition of the human remains and artifacts from these excavations at 
WSU but there is no record of such a deposit. The remains were found 
among a large set of remains known as the former ``WSU Teaching 
Collection'' which was used between 1968 and 1995. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Washington State University, Museum of 
Anthropology

    Officials of WSU have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 18 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.
     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, The Tribes, and 
The Indian Group.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Mary Collins, Director, Washington State 
University, Museum of Anthropology, telephone (509) 335-4314, before 
December 29, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to The Tribes and The Indian Group may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Washington State University, Museum of Anthropology, is responsible 
for notifying The Tribes and The Indian Group that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: November 22, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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