Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Montana, Missoula, MT; Correction, 43116 [2012-17642]

Download as PDF 43116 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 141 / Monday, July 23, 2012 / Notices removal and hazard remediation work is completed, the closure will be lifted. Exemptions: The following persons are exempt from this order: Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or firefighting forces in the performance of their official duties; and persons with written authorization from the BLM. Penalties: Any person who violates the above rule may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000, imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. Violators may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for in 18 U.S.C. 3571. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. John MacDonald, Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2012–17849 Filed 7–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–10740; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Montana, Missoula, MT; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in the possession of The University of Montana, Missoula, MT. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from various locations in western Montana. 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 number of associated funerary objects previously published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (68 FR 50187–50189, August 20, 2003). In 2009 and 2011, associated funerary objects for human remains (UMFC01, UMFC24, and 24MO1071) were VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:21 Jul 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 discovered in the University of Montana’s collection. This notice also corrects the minimum number of individuals by removing four sets of human remains (UMFC21, UMFC25, and UMFC72) originally published as separate individuals. Upon further review of the collection, these remains were not those of distinct individuals but could be connected to other sets of remains listed elsewhere in the notice. Transfer of control of the human remains to the tribe listed below has been completed. In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187– 50189, August 20, 2003), paragraph four, is corrected by substituting the following: In 1952, human remains (UMFC01) representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the University of Montana campus, Missoula County, MT. The remains were excavated by Carling Malouf. One bone was stained with a red substance likely to be ocher, which is consistent with a prehistoric Native American secondary burial practice. No known individuals were identified. The seven associated funerary objects are 1 copper bell, 1 set of copper beads, 1 copper coil, 1 shell pendant fragment, 1 set of arrow points, 1 set of lithic flakes, and 1 lot of beads of various sizes. The presence of glass seed beads, of types commonly traded to local tribes in the mid-19th century, dates the burials to that period. In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187– 50189, August 20, 2003), paragraphs 10, 12, and 18 are deleted. These remains (UMFC21, UMFC25, and UMFC 72) are duplicative of the remains in paragraph four (UMFC01) as revised above, and remains published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (75 FR 58430–58431, September 24, 2010), paragraphs six and seven. In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187– 50189, August 20, 2003), paragraph 11, sentence four, is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The two associated funerary objects are one lot of animal teeth and one lot of small fossil shell beads, all covered with red ochre. In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187– 50189, August 20, 2003), paragraph 19 is corrected by substituting the following: Prior to 1991, human remains (24MO1071) representing a minimum of one individual were removed from prehistoric archeological site 24MO1071 in Missoula County, MT. Metric analysis and geographic location indicated that the individual was probably Native American. No known PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 individual was identified. The 17 associated funerary objects are 13 animal rib bones, 1 bird bone whistle, 1 chert flake, 1 chert tool, and 1 drill with a broken tip. In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187– 50189, August 20, 2003), paragraph 24 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: Determinations Made by The University of Montana Officials of The University of Montana have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9–10), the human remains described above represent the physical remains of 17 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 194 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 human remains and the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the associated funerary objects should contact Sally Thompson, University of Montana, Anthropological Curation Facility, Department of Anthropology, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243–5525, before August 22, 2012. Repatriation of the associated funerary objects to the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of Montana is responsible for notifying the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: June 28, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–17642 Filed 7–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10740; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Montana, 
Missoula, MT; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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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 
correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects in the possession of The University of Montana, Missoula, MT. 
The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
various locations in western Montana.
    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 number of associated funerary objects 
previously published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal 
Register (68 FR 50187-50189, August 20, 2003). In 2009 and 2011, 
associated funerary objects for human remains (UMFC01, UMFC24, and 
24MO1071) were discovered in the University of Montana's collection. 
This notice also corrects the minimum number of individuals by removing 
four sets of human remains (UMFC21, UMFC25, and UMFC72) originally 
published as separate individuals. Upon further review of the 
collection, these remains were not those of distinct individuals but 
could be connected to other sets of remains listed elsewhere in the 
notice. Transfer of control of the human remains to the tribe listed 
below has been completed.
    In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187-50189, August 20, 2003), 
paragraph four, is corrected by substituting the following:
    In 1952, human remains (UMFC01) representing a minimum of two 
individuals were removed from the University of Montana campus, 
Missoula County, MT. The remains were excavated by Carling Malouf. One 
bone was stained with a red substance likely to be ocher, which is 
consistent with a prehistoric Native American secondary burial 
practice. No known individuals were identified. The seven associated 
funerary objects are 1 copper bell, 1 set of copper beads, 1 copper 
coil, 1 shell pendant fragment, 1 set of arrow points, 1 set of lithic 
flakes, and 1 lot of beads of various sizes. The presence of glass seed 
beads, of types commonly traded to local tribes in the mid-19th 
century, dates the burials to that period.
    In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187-50189, August 20, 2003), 
paragraphs 10, 12, and 18 are deleted. These remains (UMFC21, UMFC25, 
and UMFC 72) are duplicative of the remains in paragraph four (UMFC01) 
as revised above, and remains published in a Notice of Inventory 
Completion in the Federal Register (75 FR 58430-58431, September 24, 
2010), paragraphs six and seven.
    In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187-50189, August 20, 2003), 
paragraph 11, sentence four, is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:
    The two associated funerary objects are one lot of animal teeth and 
one lot of small fossil shell beads, all covered with red ochre.
    In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187-50189, August 20, 2003), 
paragraph 19 is corrected by substituting the following:
    Prior to 1991, human remains (24MO1071) representing a minimum of 
one individual were removed from prehistoric archeological site 
24MO1071 in Missoula County, MT. Metric analysis and geographic 
location indicated that the individual was probably Native American. No 
known individual was identified. The 17 associated funerary objects are 
13 animal rib bones, 1 bird bone whistle, 1 chert flake, 1 chert tool, 
and 1 drill with a broken tip.
    In the Federal Register (68 FR 50187-50189, August 20, 2003), 
paragraph 24 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

Determinations Made by The University of Montana

    Officials of The University of Montana have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9-10), the human remains 
described above represent the physical remains of 17 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 194 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 human 
remains and the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead 
Reservation, Montana.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the associated funerary objects should 
contact Sally Thompson, University of Montana, Anthropological Curation 
Facility, Department of Anthropology, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone 
(406) 243-5525, before August 22, 2012. Repatriation of the associated 
funerary objects to the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the 
Flathead Reservation, Montana, may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The University of Montana is responsible for notifying the 
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, 
Montana that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 28, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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