Notice of Inventory Completion: Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT, 39505-39506 [2012-16205]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2012 / Notices Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2; 43 CFR 1610.5. University professional staff in consultation with representatives of Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Donald A. Simpson, State Director, Wyoming. [FR Doc. 2012–16160 Filed 7–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10417; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT, has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has 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 Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT. 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 Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT, at the address below by August 2, 2012. ˜ ADDRESSES: Dr. Sonia Manjon, Chief Diversity Officer, Wesleyan University, 237 High Street, Middletown, CT 06457, telephone (860) 685–3927. 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 Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT. The human remains were removed from Hamilton County, TN. 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. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Wesleyan VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jul 02, 2012 Jkt 226001 History and Description of the Remains In the late 1800s, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Hamilton County, TN, during exploration of a mound on William’s Island (site 40Ha60) by George D. Barnes, an amateur collector from Dayton, TN, with the permission of the landowner. This is part of a larger collection purchased from Barnes by A.R. Crittenden of Middletown, CT, in 1896 and deposited in the Wesleyan University Museum until the purchase price ($1000) could be raised by the Wesleyan University Museum. The collection was officially purchased by the Wesleyan University Museum in 1899. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The majority of the material culture from William’s Island site has been provisionally assigned to the mid/late Mississippian period (late prehistoric/early historic). The human remains are Native American based on the site context. In the late 1800s, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from a mound 12 miles north of Chattanooga, TN, on the Yarnell (or Garnell) farm by George D. Barnes, an amateur collector from Dayton, TN. This is part of a larger collection purchased from Barnes by A. R. Crittenden of Middletown, CT, in 1896 and deposited in the Wesleyan University Museum until the purchase price ($1000) could be raised by the Wesleyan University Museum. The collection was officially purchased by the Wesleyan University Museum in 1899. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The mound is believed to be date to the Mississippian period. The human remains are Native American based on the mound context. In the late 1800s, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from ‘‘vicinity of Chattanooga,’’ in Hamilton County, TN, by George D. Barnes, an amateur collector from Dayton, TN. This is part of a larger collection purchased from Barnes by A. R. Crittenden of Middletown, CT, in 1896 and deposited in the Wesleyan University Museum until the purchase price ($1000) could PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39505 be raised by the Wesleyan University Museum. The collection was officially purchased by the Wesleyan University Museum in 1899. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are Native American based on the collecting practices of Mr. Barnes. Archeological evidence, oral tradition, and geographical location supports a cultural affiliation determination to all three Federally recognized Cherokee tribes (Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma), which were one group until their forced relocation known as The Trail of Tears, which resulted from the Indian Relocation Act of 1830. Oral tradition supports archeological research that suggests a much longer Cherokee occupation of the region associated with the upper Tennessee, Little Tennessee, and Hiwassee rivers. According to one source, ‘‘[d]ue to similar culturally conservative traits, such as commonality in burial practices, house patterns, and community organization, a temporal progression is suggested from Dallas to Mouse Creek to Overhill Cherokee based on shifts in ceramic styles, settlement characteristics, and sociopolitical organizations’’ (Schroedl, 1986). The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians support this conclusion, and their oral tradition reinforces this determination. Based on the Indian Claims Commission decision, Hamilton County, TN, is the aboriginal territory of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Based on Indian Land Cessions 1784–1894, Hamilton County, TN, is the aboriginal territory of all three Federally recognized Cherokee tribes. Determinations Made by Wesleyan University Officials of Wesleyan University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of ten 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 remains is to the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; 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 E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1 39506 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 128 / Tuesday, July 3, 2012 / Notices affiliated with the human remains ˜ should contact Dr. Sonia Manjon, Chief Diversity Officer, Wesleyan University, 237 High Street, Middletown, CT 06457, telephone (860) 685–3927, before August 2, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains to the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Wesleyan University is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: May 23, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–16205 Filed 7–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10458; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: The Bishop Museum has completed an inventory of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Native Hawaiian Organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Native Hawaiian Organizations. Representatives of any Native Hawaiian Organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the Bishop Museum. Repatriation of the human remains to the NHOs stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. SUMMARY: Representatives of any Native Hawaiian Organization that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Bishop Museum at the address below by August 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: Noa Dettweiler, General Counsel, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 847–8216. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:27 Jul 02, 2012 Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Native Hawaiian Organization that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains should contact Noa Dettweiler, General Counsel, Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, HI 96817, telephone (808) 847–8216, before August 2, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains to Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Bishop Museum is responsible for notifying Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published. Consultation Dated: May 31, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Bishop Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the donor and the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources. [FR Doc. 2012–16209 Filed 7–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR History and Description of the Remains DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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 Bishop Museum. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in Hawaii. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 226001 National Park Service Prior to 1920, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location in Hawaii by unknown individuals. The Bishop Museum received the remains unsolicited via the U.S. Postal Service. The sender noted that they believed the skull to be that of a 19th century Hawaiian, discovered in a cave by two teen-aged boys and given to Dr. J. Gilbert McAllister in the 1920s. No information is available on which island the cave was located. Dr. McAllister was an archaeologist doing research at Bishop Museum during that time period, but it is unknown how the skull left his possession. The skull is missing the lower jaw bone. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10467; 2200–1100– 665] Determinations Made by the Bishop Museum Officials of the Bishop Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native Hawaiian 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 Hawaiian human remains and Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawaii Nei and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Tongass National Forest, Craig Ranger District, Craig, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Tongass National Forest, 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 USDA Tongass National Forest. 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 USDA Tongass National Forest at the address below by August 2, 2012. ADDRESSES: Forrest Cole, Supervisor, Tongass National Forest, 648 Mission Street Federal Building, Ketchikan, AK 99901–6591, telephone (907) 225–3101. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JYN1.SGM 03JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10417; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Wesleyan University, Middleton, 
CT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT, has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes, and has 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 Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT. 
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 Wesleyan 
University, Middleton, CT, at the address below by August 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Sonia Ma[ntilde]jon, Chief Diversity Officer, Wesleyan 
University, 237 High Street, Middletown, CT 06457, telephone (860) 685-
3927.

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 Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT. The human remains 
were removed from Hamilton County, TN.
    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 Wesleyan 
University professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; 
Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; and the United Keetoowah Band 
of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    In the late 1800s, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from Hamilton County, TN, during exploration 
of a mound on William's Island (site 40Ha60) by George D. Barnes, an 
amateur collector from Dayton, TN, with the permission of the 
landowner. This is part of a larger collection purchased from Barnes by 
A.R. Crittenden of Middletown, CT, in 1896 and deposited in the 
Wesleyan University Museum until the purchase price ($1000) could be 
raised by the Wesleyan University Museum. The collection was officially 
purchased by the Wesleyan University Museum in 1899. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present. The majority of the material culture from William's Island 
site has been provisionally assigned to the mid/late Mississippian 
period (late prehistoric/early historic). The human remains are Native 
American based on the site context.
    In the late 1800s, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from a mound 12 miles north of Chattanooga, 
TN, on the Yarnell (or Garnell) farm by George D. Barnes, an amateur 
collector from Dayton, TN. This is part of a larger collection 
purchased from Barnes by A. R. Crittenden of Middletown, CT, in 1896 
and deposited in the Wesleyan University Museum until the purchase 
price ($1000) could be raised by the Wesleyan University Museum. The 
collection was officially purchased by the Wesleyan University Museum 
in 1899. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present. The mound is believed to be date to the 
Mississippian period. The human remains are Native American based on 
the mound context.
    In the late 1800s, human remains representing, at minimum, five 
individuals were removed from ``vicinity of Chattanooga,'' in Hamilton 
County, TN, by George D. Barnes, an amateur collector from Dayton, TN. 
This is part of a larger collection purchased from Barnes by A. R. 
Crittenden of Middletown, CT, in 1896 and deposited in the Wesleyan 
University Museum until the purchase price ($1000) could be raised by 
the Wesleyan University Museum. The collection was officially purchased 
by the Wesleyan University Museum in 1899. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human 
remains are Native American based on the collecting practices of Mr. 
Barnes.
    Archeological evidence, oral tradition, and geographical location 
supports a cultural affiliation determination to all three Federally 
recognized Cherokee tribes (Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma), which were one group until their forced 
relocation known as The Trail of Tears, which resulted from the Indian 
Relocation Act of 1830. Oral tradition supports archeological research 
that suggests a much longer Cherokee occupation of the region 
associated with the upper Tennessee, Little Tennessee, and Hiwassee 
rivers. According to one source, ``[d]ue to similar culturally 
conservative traits, such as commonality in burial practices, house 
patterns, and community organization, a temporal progression is 
suggested from Dallas to Mouse Creek to Overhill Cherokee based on 
shifts in ceramic styles, settlement characteristics, and 
sociopolitical organizations'' (Schroedl, 1986). The Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians support this conclusion, and their oral tradition 
reinforces this determination. Based on the Indian Claims Commission 
decision, Hamilton County, TN, is the aboriginal territory of the 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Based on Indian Land Cessions 1784-
1894, Hamilton County, TN, is the aboriginal territory of all three 
Federally recognized Cherokee tribes.

Determinations Made by Wesleyan University

    Officials of Wesleyan University have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of ten 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 remains is to the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern 
Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; 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

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affiliated with the human remains should contact Dr. Sonia 
Ma[ntilde]jon, Chief Diversity Officer, Wesleyan University, 237 High 
Street, Middletown, CT 06457, telephone (860) 685-3927, before August 
2, 2012. Repatriation of the human remains to the Cherokee Nation, 
Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed after 
that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Wesleyan University is responsible for notifying the Cherokee 
Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee 
Indians of North Carolina; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; Poarch 
Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 23, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2012-16205 Filed 7-2-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P