Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 34987-34988 [2012-14309]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, LIBI, Crow Agency, MT that meet the definition of sacred objects 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 Superintendent, LIBI. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Cultural Items The 18 cultural items are part of a medicine bundle and are one satchel made out of animal hide, 13 small medicine bags, and four stones. The items belonged to Spotted Hawk who resided on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. On August 4, 1930, Cecilia Spotted Wolf, Spotted Hawk’s sister, traded or gifted the items to Dr. Thomas B. Marquis, a physician on the Tongue River Reservation (Northern Cheyenne). In 1942, the 18 objects were donated to Custer Battlefield National Cemetery, now known as LIBI, by Dr. Marquis’ daughters, Mrs. Millie Ellen Marquis Hastings and Mrs. Anna Rose Octavia Marquis Heil. Jean Spotted Wolf Emmons, greatgrand niece of Spotted Hawk, is requesting repatriation of the 18 cultural items. The medicine bundle is needed by Mrs. Emmons to continue traditional ceremonies. LIBI consulted with the Northern Cheyenne Cultural Commission and Tribal Historic Preservation Office to determine that Jean Emmons is an appropriate recipient under the Northern Cheyenne traditional kinship system and common law system of descendance. Determinations Made by Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Officials of LIBI have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the 18 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. 3005(a)(5)(A), Mrs. Emmons is the direct lineal descendant of the individual who owned these sacred objects. Additional Requestors and Disposition Any other individuals who believe they are lineal descendants of the individual who owned these sacred VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 objects and who wish to claim the items should contact Gus Sanchez, Acting Superintendent, Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, P.O. Box 39, Crow Agency, MT 59022–0039, telephone (406) 638–3201, before July 12, 2012. Repatriation of the sacred objects to Mrs. Jean Spotted Wolf Emmons may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. LIBI is responsible for notifying Mrs. Jean Spotted Wolf Emmons; the Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (formerly the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: June 7, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–14311 Filed 6–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10346; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34987 Indian tribe and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribe 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 Museum at the address below by July 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Dr. Richard Hodges, Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, telephone (215) 898–4050. 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 possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. The human remains were removed from a site on the Platte River, near Overton, NE., and from an unknown site on or near the Missouri River, probably in Missouri or Nebraska. 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology’s professional staff in consultation with the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains On April 18, 1820, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a Pawnee winter camp near the Platte River approximately six and half miles from Overton, in Dawson County, NE., by Dr. Thomas Say, zoologist for the Stephen H. Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains. Upon the completion of the expedition, the human remains were sent to the Philadelphia Museum E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 34988 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 113 / Tuesday, June 12, 2012 / Notices Company, also known as the Peale Museum. At an unknown date, the human remains were loaned to Dr. Samuel Morton for his study of human crania. Dr. Morton assigned the remains the catalogue number ‘‘P’’ and sometime between 1846 and 1849, Dr. Morton accessioned the cranium (No. 540) into his collections. From approximately 1830 until Dr. Morton’s death in 1851, the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia provided storage space for much of Dr. Morton’s collection, including the human remains. In 1853, the collection was purchased from Dr. Morton’s estate and formally presented to the Academy. In 1966, Dr. Morton’s collection, including these human remains (Museum accession number 97–606–540), was loaned to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In 1997, the collection was formally gifted to the University of Pennsylvania Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American based on the specific cultural and geographic attribution in the museum records. Collector’s records, museum documentation, and published sources (Morton 1839, 1840, and 1849; Meigs 1857) identify the human remains as those of a female Pawnee Indian who was killed in 1820 at a Pawnee winter village near the Platte River, in present day Nebraska. The museum documentation further dates the remains to the Historic Period. Scholarly publications indicate that the Platte River in Nebraska is the ancestral homeland of the Pawnee Indians before their removal to Oklahoma. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed by an unknown individual from a site on or near the Missouri River in Missouri or Nebraska. At an unknown date, the human remains were transferred to Dr. B.B. Brown of St. Louis, Missouri. Sometime prior to 1849, Dr. Brown sent the human remains to Dr. Samuel Morton of Philadelphia, who accessioned the human remains as No. 1043. From approximately 1830 until Dr. Morton’s death in 1851, the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia provided storage space for much of Dr. Morton’s collection, including the human remains. In 1853, the collection was purchased from Dr. Morton’s estate and formally presented to the Academy. In 1966, Dr. Morton’s collection, including these human remains (Museum accession number 97–606–1043), was loaned to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:42 Jun 11, 2012 Jkt 226001 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In 1997, the collection was formally gifted to the University of Pennsylvania Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American based on the specific cultural and geographic attribution in the museum records. Collector’s records, museum documentation, and published sources (Morton 1849; Meigs 1857) identify the human remains as those of a female Pawnee Indian and date them to the Historic Period. Determinations Made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. • 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 remain and the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Director Dr. Richard Hodges, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, telephone (215) 898–4050 before July 12, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: June 7, 2012. David Tarler, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–14309 Filed 6–11–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10360; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program 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 San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program. 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 San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program at the address below by July 12, 2012. ADDRESSES: Jaime Lennox, Interim Director, San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182–6040, telephone (619) 594–4575. 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 San Diego State University Archeology Collections Management Program, San Diego, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Buchanan Reservoir site in Madera County, CA. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10346; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum 
of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 
Philadelphia, PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & 
Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe and has determined that 
there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a 
present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that 
believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may 
contact the Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian 
tribe 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 Museum 
at the address below by July 12, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Richard Hodges, Director, University of Pennsylvania 
Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 3260 
South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, telephone (215) 898-4050.

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 
possession of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & 
Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. The human 
remains were removed from a site on the Platte River, near Overton, 
NE., and from an unknown site on or near the Missouri River, probably 
in Missouri or Nebraska.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology's 
professional staff in consultation with the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    On April 18, 1820, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a Pawnee winter camp near the Platte River 
approximately six and half miles from Overton, in Dawson County, NE., 
by Dr. Thomas Say, zoologist for the Stephen H. Long Expedition to the 
Rocky Mountains. Upon the completion of the expedition, the human 
remains were sent to the Philadelphia Museum

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Company, also known as the Peale Museum. At an unknown date, the human 
remains were loaned to Dr. Samuel Morton for his study of human crania. 
Dr. Morton assigned the remains the catalogue number ``P'' and sometime 
between 1846 and 1849, Dr. Morton accessioned the cranium (No. 540) 
into his collections. From approximately 1830 until Dr. Morton's death 
in 1851, the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia provided 
storage space for much of Dr. Morton's collection, including the human 
remains. In 1853, the collection was purchased from Dr. Morton's estate 
and formally presented to the Academy. In 1966, Dr. Morton's 
collection, including these human remains (Museum accession number 97-
606-540), was loaned to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology. In 1997, the collection was formally 
gifted to the University of Pennsylvania Museum. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
the specific cultural and geographic attribution in the museum records. 
Collector's records, museum documentation, and published sources 
(Morton 1839, 1840, and 1849; Meigs 1857) identify the human remains as 
those of a female Pawnee Indian who was killed in 1820 at a Pawnee 
winter village near the Platte River, in present day Nebraska. The 
museum documentation further dates the remains to the Historic Period. 
Scholarly publications indicate that the Platte River in Nebraska is 
the ancestral homeland of the Pawnee Indians before their removal to 
Oklahoma.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed by an unknown individual from a site on or near 
the Missouri River in Missouri or Nebraska. At an unknown date, the 
human remains were transferred to Dr. B.B. Brown of St. Louis, 
Missouri. Sometime prior to 1849, Dr. Brown sent the human remains to 
Dr. Samuel Morton of Philadelphia, who accessioned the human remains as 
No. 1043. From approximately 1830 until Dr. Morton's death in 1851, the 
Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia provided storage space for 
much of Dr. Morton's collection, including the human remains. In 1853, 
the collection was purchased from Dr. Morton's estate and formally 
presented to the Academy. In 1966, Dr. Morton's collection, including 
these human remains (Museum accession number 97-606-1043), was loaned 
to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology. In 1997, the collection was formally gifted to the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains have been identified as Native American based on 
the specific cultural and geographic attribution in the museum records. 
Collector's records, museum documentation, and published sources 
(Morton 1849; Meigs 1857) identify the human remains as those of a 
female Pawnee Indian and date them to the Historic Period.

Determinations Made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology 
and Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 remain and the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Director 
Dr. Richard Hodges, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & 
Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 3260 South Street, 
Philadelphia, PA, 19104, telephone (215) 898-4050 before July 12, 2012. 
Repatriation of the human remains to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 7, 2012.
David Tarler,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-14309 Filed 6-11-12; 8:45 am]
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