Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Montana, Missoula, MT; Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; and University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, Laramie, WY, 74873-74874 [2012-30463]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 18, 2012 / Notices The Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 20, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–30451 Filed 12–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11463; 2200–1100– 665] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Montana, Missoula, MT; Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; and University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, Laramie, WY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Montana, the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, and the University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and have 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 University of Montana, which is acting on its own behalf and for the Museum of the Rockies and the University of Wyoming. Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come forward. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the University of Montana at the address below by January 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Dr. Sally Thompson, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243–5525. 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 Montana, the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, and the University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Dec 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 The human remains were removed from Yellowstone County, MT. 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 museums, institutions, or Federal agencies that have 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 Montana (Campbell & McKeown 2010), the Museum of the Rockies, and the University of Wyoming professional staffs in consultation with representatives of the Crow Tribe of Montana. History and Description of the Remains Between 1937 and 1941, human remains representing, at minimum, 18 individuals were removed from a complex of sites known as the Pictograph Cave and its Terrace area (24YL1) and the Ghost Cave (24YL2), in Yellowstone County, MT, through an excavation project by the Works Project Administration. Nine burials were reported to have been excavated from the Pictograph Cave, while only five human bones and one tooth were reported from the Ghost Cave (Snodgrasse 1958). These remains from an excavated context are attributed to the Late Prehistoric occupation of the caves, dating between A.D. 500 and 1750 (Mulloy 1958 and Snodgrasse 1958). The University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, acquired human remains from the Pictograph Cave representing, at minimum, three individuals, all sub-adults, sometime in the late 1940s. In 1991, the Museum of the Rockies acquired human teeth from the Pictograph Cave, its Terrace area, and the Ghost Cave representing, at minimum, four individuals, as part of a large donation of unrelated material. The University of Montana acquired human remains representing, at minimum, 11 individuals at an unknown date from the Pictograph Cave, its Terrace area, and the Ghost Cave. Some of the individuals held by the different institutions may be duplicative, in which case the minimum number would be lower. The human remains in the possession of the University of Montana were found in the faunal collections from these locations, and include fifteen elements from the Pictograph Cave (a left distal PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74873 femur epiphysis of a sub-adult, a right 4th premolar, two right metatarsals, a right 3rd cuneiform, a left clavicle, a cervical vertebra, two proximal phalanges, a right parietal fragment, a left mandibular canine, a right talus, a right calcaneus, a left calcaneus, and a right cuboid), two elements from the Terrace area (a partial femur and a partial os coxae), and a single element from the Ghost Cave (a fragmentary rib). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the University of Montana, the Museum of the Rockies, and the University of Wyoming Officials of the University of Montana, the Museum of the Rockies, and the University of Wyoming have determined that: • Based on the date of the site, the 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. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Crow Tribe of Montana. • Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human were removed is the aboriginal land of the Crow Tribe of Montana. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 18 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains is to the Crow Tribe of Montana. 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)(1) should contact Dr. Sally Thompson, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243–5525 before January 17, 2013. Disposition of the human remains to the Crow Tribe of Montana may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come forward. The University of Montana is responsible for notifying the Crow Tribe that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\18DEN1.SGM 18DEN1 74874 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 243 / Tuesday, December 18, 2012 / Notices Dated: November 2, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2012–30463 Filed 12–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–11848; 2200–1100– 665] Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee: Meeting National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a telephonic meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). This meeting will be open to the public. The agenda for the meeting will be limited to finalization of the Review Committee Report to Congress for 2012, the appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee’s Report to the Congress for 2013, and discussion of the scope of the Report. DATES: The Review Committee will meet on January 10, 2013, from 1 p.m. to approximately 3 p.m. EST. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before December 24, 2012. ADDRESSES: Those who desire to attend the meeting should contact NAGPRA@rap.midco.net, between January 2 and 8, 2013, to be provided the telephone access number for the meeting. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix (1988), of a telephonic meeting of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee). This meeting will be open to the public. The agenda for the meeting will be limited to finalization of the Review Committee Report to Congress for 2012, the appointment of the subcommittee to draft the Review Committee’s Report to the Congress for 2013, and discussion of the scope of the Report. The agenda and materials for this meeting will be posted on or before December 24, 2012, on the National NAGPRA Program Web site: http://www.nps.gov/nagpra. A transcript and minutes of the meeting will also appear on the National emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Dec 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 NAGPRA Program Web site after the meeting has occurred. Information about NAGPRA, the Review Committee, and Review Committee meetings is available on the National NAGPRA Program Web site. For the Review Committee’s meeting procedures, click on ‘‘Review Committee,’’ then click on ‘‘Procedures.’’ Meeting minutes may be accessed by going to the Web site; then clicking on ‘‘Review Committee;’’ and then clicking on ‘‘Meeting Minutes.’’ Approximately fourteen weeks after each Review Committee meeting, the meeting transcript is posted for a limited time on the National NAGPRA Program Web site. The Review Committee was established in Section 8 of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3006. Review Committee members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. The Review Committee is responsible for monitoring the NAGPRA inventory and identification process; reviewing and making findings related to the identity or cultural affiliation of cultural items, or the return of such items; facilitating the resolution of disputes; compiling an inventory of culturally unidentifiable human remains that are in the possession or control of each Federal agency and museum, and recommending specific actions for developing a process for disposition of such human remains; consulting with Indian tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations and museums on matters affecting such tribes or organizations lying within the scope of work of the Committee; consulting with the Secretary of the Interior on the development of regulations to carry out NAGPRA; and making recommendations regarding future care of repatriated cultural items. The Review Committee’s work is carried out during the course of meetings that are open to the public. Dated: December 4, 2012. Sherry Hutt, Designated Federal Officer, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. [FR Doc. 2012–30440 Filed 12–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NERO–ACAD–11845: 1700–SZM] Notice of February 4, 2013, Meeting for Acadia National Park Advisory Commission National Park Service, Interior. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice sets the date of February 4, 2013, meeting of the Acadia National Park Advisory Commission. DATES: The public meeting of the Advisory Commission will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. (EASTERN). LOCATION: The meeting will be held at Headquarters, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609. SUMMARY: Agenda The February 4, 2013, Commission meeting will consist of the following: 1. Committee reports: —Land Conservation —Park Use —Science and Education —Historic 2. Old Business 3. Superintendent’s Report 4. Chairman’s Report 5. Public Comments FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information concerning this meeting may be obtained from the Sheridan Steele, Superintendent, Acadia National Park, P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, telephone (207) 288–3338. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Interested persons may make oral/written presentations to the Commission or file written statements. Such requests should be made to the Superintendent at least seven days prior to the meeting. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: December 11, 2012. Len Bobinchock, Deputy Superintendent, Acadia National Park. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-11463; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Montana, Missoula, 
MT; Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT; and 
University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, Laramie, WY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Montana, the Museum of the Rockies at 
Montana State University, and the University of Wyoming, Department of 
Anthropology, have completed an inventory of human remains, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and have 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 University of Montana, which is acting on its own behalf 
and for the Museum of the Rockies and the University of Wyoming. 
Disposition of the human remains to the Indian tribe stated below may 
occur if no additional requestors come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the 
University of Montana at the address below by January 17, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Sally Thompson, Department of Anthropology, University 
of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243-5525.

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 Montana, the Museum of the Rockies at 
Montana State University, and the University of Wyoming, Department of 
Anthropology. The human remains were removed from Yellowstone County, 
MT.
    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 museums, institutions, or Federal agencies that 
have 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 Montana (Campbell & McKeown 2010), the Museum of the 
Rockies, and the University of Wyoming professional staffs in 
consultation with representatives of the Crow Tribe of Montana.

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1937 and 1941, human remains representing, at minimum, 18 
individuals were removed from a complex of sites known as the 
Pictograph Cave and its Terrace area (24YL1) and the Ghost Cave 
(24YL2), in Yellowstone County, MT, through an excavation project by 
the Works Project Administration. Nine burials were reported to have 
been excavated from the Pictograph Cave, while only five human bones 
and one tooth were reported from the Ghost Cave (Snodgrasse 1958). 
These remains from an excavated context are attributed to the Late 
Prehistoric occupation of the caves, dating between A.D. 500 and 1750 
(Mulloy 1958 and Snodgrasse 1958).
    The University of Wyoming, Department of Anthropology, acquired 
human remains from the Pictograph Cave representing, at minimum, three 
individuals, all sub-adults, sometime in the late 1940s. In 1991, the 
Museum of the Rockies acquired human teeth from the Pictograph Cave, 
its Terrace area, and the Ghost Cave representing, at minimum, four 
individuals, as part of a large donation of unrelated material. The 
University of Montana acquired human remains representing, at minimum, 
11 individuals at an unknown date from the Pictograph Cave, its Terrace 
area, and the Ghost Cave. Some of the individuals held by the different 
institutions may be duplicative, in which case the minimum number would 
be lower. The human remains in the possession of the University of 
Montana were found in the faunal collections from these locations, and 
include fifteen elements from the Pictograph Cave (a left distal femur 
epiphysis of a sub-adult, a right 4th premolar, two right metatarsals, 
a right 3rd cuneiform, a left clavicle, a cervical vertebra, two 
proximal phalanges, a right parietal fragment, a left mandibular 
canine, a right talus, a right calcaneus, a left calcaneus, and a right 
cuboid), two elements from the Terrace area (a partial femur and a 
partial os coxae), and a single element from the Ghost Cave (a 
fragmentary rib). No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the University of Montana, the Museum of the 
Rockies, and the University of Wyoming

    Officials of the University of Montana, the Museum of the Rockies, 
and the University of Wyoming have determined that:
     Based on the date of the site, the 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.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Crow Tribe of Montana.
     Multiple lines of evidence, including treaties, Acts of 
Congress, and Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the 
Native American human were removed is the aboriginal land of the Crow 
Tribe of Montana.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 18 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to the Crow Tribe of Montana.

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)(1) should 
contact Dr. Sally Thompson, Department of Anthropology, University of 
Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243-5525 before January 
17, 2013. Disposition of the human remains to the Crow Tribe of Montana 
may proceed after that date if no additional requestors come forward.
    The University of Montana is responsible for notifying the Crow 
Tribe that this notice has been published.


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    Dated: November 2, 2012.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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