Notice of Inventory Completion: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT, 19302-19303 [2013-07348]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 19302 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Notices unknown location near the town of Ellijay, along the Ellijay River, in Gilmer County, GA, by an unknown individual. Museum documentation indicates the remains were not buried and may have been removed from a cave or rockshelter context. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Dr. Joel Martin, U.S. Army Medical Director at Fort Cass, obtained all of the remains above sometime after May 16, 1838, but prior to August 1, 1838. Dr. Martin subsequently sent the remains to Dr. Samuel G. Morton, who accessioned these remains into his collection prior to 1839. From approximately 1830 until Dr. Morton’s death in 1851, the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia provided storage space for Dr. Morton’s collection. At an unknown date prior to June 1846, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from a mound in Cherokee County, NC, by Dr. James F.E. Hardy of Asheville, NC. Dr. Hardy sent the remains to Dr. Samuel G. Morton for inclusion in his study of human crania. Dr. Morton donated the remains to the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia on June 9, 1846. Archival documentation describes one of the individuals as ‘‘an Indian well known in the County * * * He was one of the greatest ball players in his tribe. While playing ball he slipped & fell & dislocated his spine & died immediately.’’ Museum documentation and a physical assessment of the remains identified trauma consistent with the injuries in this account and injuries one might receive while playing the Cherokee stickball game. Historical records and consultation information give accounts of men being seriously injured and dying while playing the Cherokee stickball game. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1853, Dr. Morton’s collection, including all of the remains described above, was purchased from Dr. Morton’s estate and formally presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences. In 1966, Dr. Morton’s collection 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. 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 above VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 as Cherokee. According to consultation information, historically, the Cherokee buried their deceased; however, certain circumstances may have prevented this from happening. Thus, consultation and archival documentation reveal that human remains found in cave or rock shelter contexts are not uncommon during the Historic Period when forced removal and epidemics resulted in the deaths of many Cherokee individuals beginning in 1735 through the Removal Period. Scholarly publications, land cession records, and consultation information indicate that the areas from which the human remains were removed are within the traditional aboriginal territory of the Cherokee Indians and many known historic Cherokee occupation sites within these areas have been identified. 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 six 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 and the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; 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 should contact Dr. Julian Siggers, Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, telephone (215) 898–4050, before April 29, 2013. Repatriation of the human remains to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 26, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–07356 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–12448; PCU00RP14.R50000–PPWOCRADN0] Notice of Inventory Completion: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, New Haven, CT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 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 the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Repatriation of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional claimants come forward. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History at the address below by April 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: Professor Derek E.G. Briggs, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520–8118, telephone (203) 432–3752. 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 Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. The human remains were removed from Memaloose Island and The Dalles, OR. 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 DATES: E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Notices Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. History and Description of the Remains In 1871, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were collected in The Dalles, OR, by the Yale College Scientific Expedition, led by Othniel C. Marsh. These human remains were transferred to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in 1872. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Because the human remains exhibit cultural modification (cranial reshaping) typical of Native American remains found in this region, the human remains are believed to be Native American. Based on historical records, museum catalog records, the geographic origin of the remains, and the description of traditional territory, these human remains are believed to be culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. In 1871, human remains representing, at minimum, 45 individuals were removed from Memaloose Island near The Dalles, OR, by the Yale College Scientific Expedition. The human remains were transferred to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in February of 1873 by Oscar Harger, a student on the Expedition. No known individuals were identified. The 11 associated funerary objects are stones, a copper rod, glass and shell beads, a copper bead necklace fragment, and an incised bone artifact fragment. Based on historical records, museum catalog records, the geographic origin of the remains, and the description of traditional territory, these human remains are believed to be culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. In 1874, human remains representing, at minimum, 226 individuals were removed from Memaloose Island and The Dalles, OR, by S. R. Evans. The human remains were transferred to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in 1874. No known individuals were identified. The 100 associated VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 funerary objects are glass and shell beads, animal bones, fibers, one chert projectile point, and pebbles. Based on historical records, museum catalog records, the geographic origin of the remains, and the description of traditional territory, these human remains are believed to be culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Determinations Made by the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Officials of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 272 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 111 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 Native American human remains and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remain should contact Professor Derek E.G. Briggs, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520–8118, telephone (203) 432–3752 before April 29, 2013. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon that this notice has been published. Dated: February 26, 2013. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–07348 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19303 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–12406; PCU00RP14.R50000–PPWOCRADN0] Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: 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 and associated funerary objects in the possession of U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS. The human remains and cultural items were removed from Madison, Jefferson, and Adams counties, MS. 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, Natchez Trace Parkway. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals, the number and types of associated funerary objects, the tribes determined to be culturally affiliated, and the spelling of two Indian tribes for a Notice of Inventory Completion previously published in the Federal Register (66 FR 32846–32847, June 18, 2001). A reassessment of the inventory during tribal consultation prior to repatriation revealed an increased number of associated funerary objects and fewer individuals. Following consultation, three additional tribes were determined to have a relationship of shared group identity with the human remains and associated funerary objects. In the Federal Register (66 FR 32846– 32847, June 18, 2001), ‘‘Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma’’ is substituted for ‘‘Muskogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma’’ wherever the latter occurs. In the Federal Register (66 FR 32846– 32847, June 18, 2001), ‘‘United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians’’ is substituted for ‘‘United Keetowah Band of Cherokee Indians’’ wherever the latter occurs. In the Federal Register (66 FR 32846– 32847, June 18, 2001), paragraphs number 4 through 6 are corrected by E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12448; PCU00RP14.R50000-PPWOCRADN0]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Yale Peabody Museum of Natural 
History, New Haven, CT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 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 the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. 
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 Yale 
Peabody Museum of Natural History at the address below by April 29, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Professor Derek E.G. Briggs, Director, Yale Peabody Museum 
of Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520-8118, 
telephone (203) 432-3752.

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 Yale Peabody 
Museum of Natural History. The human remains were removed from 
Memaloose Island and The Dalles, OR.
    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

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Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects was made by the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1871, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were collected in The Dalles, OR, by the Yale College Scientific 
Expedition, led by Othniel C. Marsh. These human remains were 
transferred to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in 1872. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Because the human remains exhibit cultural modification (cranial 
reshaping) typical of Native American remains found in this region, the 
human remains are believed to be Native American. Based on historical 
records, museum catalog records, the geographic origin of the remains, 
and the description of traditional territory, these human remains are 
believed to be culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes and 
Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm 
Springs Reservation of Oregon.
    In 1871, human remains representing, at minimum, 45 individuals 
were removed from Memaloose Island near The Dalles, OR, by the Yale 
College Scientific Expedition. The human remains were transferred to 
the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in February of 1873 by Oscar 
Harger, a student on the Expedition. No known individuals were 
identified. The 11 associated funerary objects are stones, a copper 
rod, glass and shell beads, a copper bead necklace fragment, and an 
incised bone artifact fragment.
    Based on historical records, museum catalog records, the geographic 
origin of the remains, and the description of traditional territory, 
these human remains are believed to be culturally affiliated with the 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.
    In 1874, human remains representing, at minimum, 226 individuals 
were removed from Memaloose Island and The Dalles, OR, by S. R. Evans. 
The human remains were transferred to the Yale Peabody Museum of 
Natural History in 1874. No known individuals were identified. The 100 
associated funerary objects are glass and shell beads, animal bones, 
fibers, one chert projectile point, and pebbles.
    Based on historical records, museum catalog records, the geographic 
origin of the remains, and the description of traditional territory, 
these human remains are believed to be culturally affiliated with the 
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and the Confederated 
Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.

Determinations Made by the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

    Officials of the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 272 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 111 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 Native 
American human remains and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the 
Yakama Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs 
Reservation of Oregon.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remain should contact Professor 
Derek E.G. Briggs, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, 
P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520-8118, telephone (203) 432-3752 
before April 29, 2013. Repatriation of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama 
Nation and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of 
Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is responsible for 
notifying the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation and 
the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 26, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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