Notice of Inventory Completion: USDA Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY, 13625-13626 [2012-5583]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 7, 2012 / Notices cultural patrimony under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Items These items came into the possession and control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Office of Law Enforcement, pursuant to a criminal investigation. Items 1–60 were forfeited to the U.S. Government by the U.S. Customs Service in separate forfeiture actions in January, February and March 2001. These items were transferred to the USFWS on August 21, 2001. Items 61–69 were abandoned to the USFWS on November 15, 2001. All objects listed below were either seized or abandoned from various private collectors or a public museum pursuant to Federal criminal investigations, which are now complete. USFWS contracted with expert consultants to review the collection and consulted with 11 tribes having interest or affiliation in the objects. Three tribes filed claims requesting repatriation of objects from the collection. Upon review, the USFWS determined that 27 of the objects are subject to repatriation to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. The 27 sacred objects are Item 1: All Brave-Dog society rattle; Item 2: bird bone whistle; Item 3: man’s straight-up headdress; Item 4: man’s headdress; Items 7 and 12: eagle bone whistle; Item 15: dance club; Item 16: dance staff; Items 23–25: replica Natoas sundance headdress; Item 27: eagle tail feathers; Item 34: medicine pipe owner’s headband and hair feathers; Item 35: replica of the Little Dog Thunder medicine pipe; Item 36: replica of the secondary pipe from a medicine pipe bundle; Item 37: eagle feather headdress; Item 38: rawhide cylindrical case with replica bear knife medicine bundle; Items 44 and 47: war bonnet; Item 48: straight-up bonnet; Items 49 and 53: Brave Dog Society rattles; Item 55: weasel tail shirt; Item 56: buckskin leggings; Item 64: eagle feather headdress; Item 65: medicine bundle; and Item 69: leather tipi bag and contents. Item 16 (dance staff) is both a sacred object and an object of cultural patrimony. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 13625 Determinations Made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Based on the above-mentioned information, officials of the USFWS have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), 26 of the cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C) and 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), one of the cultural items described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents, and has ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 27 cultural objects and the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. [2253–665] Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with these sacred objects and object of cultural patrimony should contact the Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, 134 Union Blvd., Room 550, Lakewood, CO 80228; telephone (303) 236–7540, April 6, 2012. Repatriation of the sacred objects and object of cultural patrimony to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Law Enforcement, Lakewood, CO, is responsible for notifying the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: March 2, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–5578 Filed 3–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: USDA Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY. Repatriation of the human remains 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 should contact the Forest Tribal Liaison, Daniel Boone National Forest, at the address below by April 6, 2012. ADDRESSES: Forest Tribal Liaison, Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY 40391, telephone (859) 745–3138. 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 Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from three counties, Estill, McCreary, and Morgan, inside the Daniel Boone National Forest, KY. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). 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. SUMMARY: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by professional staff Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1 13626 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 7, 2012 / Notices srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Daniel Boone National Forest, in consultation with representatives of the AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains In March 1988, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 15MCY414 in McCreary County, KY. The human remains from this site were collected from disturbed contexts by Forest Service archeologists. No known individual was identified. The human remains include 22 fragments representing one adult female and are from an unknown context within the site. Artifacts recovered from the site indicate that this site was occupied during the Late Woodland cultural period dating from A.D. 500 to 1000. The five associated funerary objects are 1 deer bone, 1 turkey bone, 1 battered stone, 1 triangular projectile point, and 1 fragment of shell tempered pottery. On October 18, 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 15MO103 in Morgan County, KY. The human remains from this site were turned over to the Daniel Boone National Forest by the physical anthropologist at Eastern Kentucky University when it was determined they were acquired illegally from the Daniel Boone National Forest. No known individual was identified. The nearly complete human remains of one individual are from an unknown context within the site. Artifacts recovered from the site indicate that this site was occupied during the Late Archaic cultural period dating from 3000 to 1000 B.C. The two associated funerary objects are 1 McWhinney projectile point and 1 freshwater mussel shell. In 1983, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 15MCY76 in McCreary County, KY. The human remains from this site were collected during site recordation by Forest Service archeologists. No known individual was identified. The fragment of a human femur is from an unknown context within the site. Artifacts recovered from the site indicate that this site was occupied during the Prehistoric cultural period dating prior to A.D. 1700. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 individual were removed from an unknown location in Estill County, KY. The human remains were found in an artifact collection stored at the Daniel Boone National Forest while doing a collections inventory. No known individual was identified. The fragmentary human remains are from an unknown context within the site. Artifacts recovered from the site indicate that this site was occupied during the prehistoric cultural period dating prior to A.D. 1700. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the Daniel Boone National Forest Officials of the Daniel Boone National Forest have determined that: • Based on the approximate date of artifacts recovered from the site, these human remains are Native American. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. • Other credible lines of evidence indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the seven associated funerary objects described in this notice 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 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects will be to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10.11(c)(2)(i) should contact the Forest Tribal Liaison, Daniel Boone National Forest, Winchester, KY 40391, telephone (859) 745–3138, before April 6, 2012. Disposition of the human remains to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants or requestors come forward. The Daniel Boone National Forest is responsible for notifying the AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: March 2, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–5583 Filed 3–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [2253–665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Maxey Museum, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Maxey Museum 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 Maxey Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should contact Maxey Museum at the address below by April 6, 2012. DATES: E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: USDA Forest Service, Daniel Boone 
National Forest, Winchester, KY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Daniel 
Boone National Forest, has completed an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives 
of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated 
with the human remains may contact the Daniel Boone National Forest, 
Winchester, KY. Repatriation of the human remains 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 should contact the Forest 
Tribal Liaison, Daniel Boone National Forest, at the address below by 
April 6, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Forest Tribal Liaison, Daniel Boone National Forest, 
Winchester, KY 40391, telephone (859) 745-3138.

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 Daniel Boone 
National Forest, Winchester, KY. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from three counties, Estill, McCreary, 
and Morgan, inside the Daniel Boone National Forest, KY.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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 was made by professional 
staff

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of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Daniel Boone 
National Forest, in consultation with representatives of the Absentee-
Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah 
Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    In March 1988, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 15MCY414 in McCreary County, KY. The 
human remains from this site were collected from disturbed contexts by 
Forest Service archeologists. No known individual was identified. The 
human remains include 22 fragments representing one adult female and 
are from an unknown context within the site. Artifacts recovered from 
the site indicate that this site was occupied during the Late Woodland 
cultural period dating from A.D. 500 to 1000. The five associated 
funerary objects are 1 deer bone, 1 turkey bone, 1 battered stone, 1 
triangular projectile point, and 1 fragment of shell tempered pottery.
    On October 18, 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site 15MO103 in Morgan County, KY. The 
human remains from this site were turned over to the Daniel Boone 
National Forest by the physical anthropologist at Eastern Kentucky 
University when it was determined they were acquired illegally from the 
Daniel Boone National Forest. No known individual was identified. The 
nearly complete human remains of one individual are from an unknown 
context within the site. Artifacts recovered from the site indicate 
that this site was occupied during the Late Archaic cultural period 
dating from 3000 to 1000 B.C. The two associated funerary objects are 1 
McWhinney projectile point and 1 freshwater mussel shell.
    In 1983, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from site 15MCY76 in McCreary County, KY. The human 
remains from this site were collected during site recordation by Forest 
Service archeologists. No known individual was identified. The fragment 
of a human femur is from an unknown context within the site. Artifacts 
recovered from the site indicate that this site was occupied during the 
Prehistoric cultural period dating prior to A.D. 1700. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown location in Estill County, KY. 
The human remains were found in an artifact collection stored at the 
Daniel Boone National Forest while doing a collections inventory. No 
known individual was identified. The fragmentary human remains are from 
an unknown context within the site. Artifacts recovered from the site 
indicate that this site was occupied during the prehistoric cultural 
period dating prior to A.D. 1700. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

Determinations Made by the Daniel Boone National Forest

    Officials of the Daniel Boone National Forest have determined that:
     Based on the approximate date of artifacts recovered from 
the site, these human remains are Native American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     Other credible lines of evidence indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Absentee-Shawnee 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band 
of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the seven associated 
funerary objects described in this notice 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 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects will be to the Absentee-
Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah 
Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i) should 
contact the Forest Tribal Liaison, Daniel Boone National Forest, 
Winchester, KY 40391, telephone (859) 745-3138, before April 6, 2012. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee 
Indians in Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants or requestors come forward.
    The Daniel Boone National Forest is responsible for notifying the 
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, 
Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern 
Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: March 2, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-5583 Filed 3-6-12; 8:45 am]
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