Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL, 25469-25470 [2013-10219]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–12759; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies at the address in this notice by May 31, 2013. ADDRESSES: Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Director, University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 36688, telephone (251) 460–6911. 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 under the control of the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Clarke County, AL. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies professional staff in consultation with representatives of the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe. History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from site 1CK73 in Clarke County, AL. Ben Griffin, a resident of Jackson, AL, removed two burials from this site, without knowledge of state and Federal regulations prohibiting such activity. The Griffin collection was given to the University of South Alabama in 2003. No known individuals were identified. The human remains from Burial 1 represent, at minimum, two individuals, consisting of 9 molars, 2 molar fragments, 8 pre-molars, 4 canines, 2 shovel-shaped incisors, 1 proximal tibia shaft, 1 ulna shaft fragment, 1 radius shaft fragment, and 22 unidentifiable skeletal fragments. The 6,172 associated funerary objects from Burial 1 are 5,976 glass beads or bead fragments, 1 sandtempered aboriginal ceramic bowl base, 1 brass kettle, 11 brass bracelets, 20 brass button fragments, 7 unidentified copper fragments, 19 thin copper wire fragments, 38 or more dried vermilion paint fragments, 23 iron nail fragments, 68 or more unidentified iron fragments, 2 iron kettle handle fragments, 4 flat iron fragments, 1 iron knife blade, and PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25469 1 French blue-green cylindrical glass bottle in 88 fragments. The human remains from Burial 2 represent, at minimum, three individuals, consisting of 16 molars, 10 premolars, 9 incisors, 7 canines, 61 unidentifiable tooth fragments, 1 rib fragment, and 25 unidentifiable skeletal fragments. The 81 associated funerary objects from Burial 2 are 11 glass beads/ bead fragments, 2 plain shell-tempered ceramic jars, 1 small brass kettle, 1 iron kettle handle fragment, 6 unidentified flat iron fragments, 4 copper button fragments, 1 bird bone, 1 gastropod shell, 4 flat glass fragments, and 50 or more dried vermilion paint fragments. Site 1CK73 is located on the east bank of the lower Tombigbee River, at a place that Halbert and Ball ([1895]1969:113) called the ‘‘delightful West Bend neighborhood’’ in the late 1800s. Cultural materials from site 1CK73 indicate use of the site during the Late Woodland period (approximately A.D. 700–1100) by people of the late Weeden Island and McLeod cultural traditions. Based on the presence of one sherd of Chickachae Combed pottery, Ben Coblentz and John Blitz concluded that the site may be the remnants of ‘‘Fikitchipunta’’ (Coblentz and Blitz 1978), one of the last Choctaw villages on the east side of the Tombigbee River (John Blitz, personal communication, April 2005). Support for Coblentz and Blitz’s identification of Fikitchipunta is found in Halbert and Ball ([1895]1969), who assert that the area of site 1CK73 represents a Choctaw reservation called ‘‘Fakit Chipunta,’’ translated as ‘‘Little Turkeys’’ and ‘‘Turkey Town’’ by English speakers. The artifacts associated with both Burial 1 and Burial 2 indicate interment dates in the historical period. Glass beads associated with both burials date the burials to circa 1750–1785, when the region was occupied and controlled by Choctaws. Determinations Made by the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies Officials of the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 6,253 objects described in this notice 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. E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 25470 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 84 / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / Notices wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES • 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 associated funerary objects and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Director, University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 36688, telephone (251) 460–6911, by May 31, 2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe may proceed. The University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies is responsible for notifying the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:21 Apr 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe that this notice has been published. Dated: April 3, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Program Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–10219 Filed 4–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Correction National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–12738; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] 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; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion Correction in the Federal Register on April 1, 2005. This notice corrects the number of additional associated funerary objects from the Bynum Mounds site. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has occurred. SUMMARY: Dale Wilkerson, Acting Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38803, telephone (662) 680– 4025, email Dale_Wilkerson@nps.gov. 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 correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Chickasaw County, MS. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion Correction in the Federal Register (70 FR 16838, April 1, 2005). A review of records found a typographical error in the number of additional associated funerary objects from the Bynum Mounds site. The total number of associated funerary objects is unchanged. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has occurred. In the Federal Register (70 FR 16838, April 1, 2005), paragraph 3, sentence 2 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: A review of Natchez Trace Parkway collections resulted in the identification of 27 additional associated funerary objects from the Alton’s Chickasaw Village site, 1 incorrectly identified associated funerary object from the Ackia Village site, and 610 additional associated funerary objects from the Bynum Mounds site, all culturally affiliated with the same tribe as described in the original notice. Additional Requestors and Disposition Transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects occurred after the 30-day waiting period expired for the original April 1, 2005, Notice of Inventory Completion. For questions related to this notice, contact Dale Wilkerson, Acting Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38803, telephone (662) 680–4025, email Dale_Wilkerson@nps.gov. Natchez Trace Parkway is responsible for notifying the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Chickasaw Nation; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12759; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of South Alabama 
Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological 
Studies has completed an inventory of human remains and associated 
funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or 
Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a 
cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary 
objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request to the University of 
South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies. If no additional 
requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the University of South Alabama Center for 
Archaeological Studies at the address in this notice by May 31, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Director, University of South Alabama 
Center for Archaeological Studies, 6052 USA Drive South, Mobile, AL 
36688, telephone (251) 460-6911.

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 under the control of the University of 
South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, Mobile, AL. The human 
remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Clarke 
County, AL.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Alabama-
Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta 
Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha Tribe of 
Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; 
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; 
Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek 
Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as 
the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood 
& Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole 
Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi 
Indian Tribe.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, five 
individuals were removed from site 1CK73 in Clarke County, AL. Ben 
Griffin, a resident of Jackson, AL, removed two burials from this site, 
without knowledge of state and Federal regulations prohibiting such 
activity. The Griffin collection was given to the University of South 
Alabama in 2003. No known individuals were identified.
    The human remains from Burial 1 represent, at minimum, two 
individuals, consisting of 9 molars, 2 molar fragments, 8 pre-molars, 4 
canines, 2 shovel-shaped incisors, 1 proximal tibia shaft, 1 ulna shaft 
fragment, 1 radius shaft fragment, and 22 unidentifiable skeletal 
fragments. The 6,172 associated funerary objects from Burial 1 are 
5,976 glass beads or bead fragments, 1 sand-tempered aboriginal ceramic 
bowl base, 1 brass kettle, 11 brass bracelets, 20 brass button 
fragments, 7 unidentified copper fragments, 19 thin copper wire 
fragments, 38 or more dried vermilion paint fragments, 23 iron nail 
fragments, 68 or more unidentified iron fragments, 2 iron kettle handle 
fragments, 4 flat iron fragments, 1 iron knife blade, and 1 French 
blue-green cylindrical glass bottle in 88 fragments.
    The human remains from Burial 2 represent, at minimum, three 
individuals, consisting of 16 molars, 10 premolars, 9 incisors, 7 
canines, 61 unidentifiable tooth fragments, 1 rib fragment, and 25 
unidentifiable skeletal fragments. The 81 associated funerary objects 
from Burial 2 are 11 glass beads/bead fragments, 2 plain shell-tempered 
ceramic jars, 1 small brass kettle, 1 iron kettle handle fragment, 6 
unidentified flat iron fragments, 4 copper button fragments, 1 bird 
bone, 1 gastropod shell, 4 flat glass fragments, and 50 or more dried 
vermilion paint fragments.
    Site 1CK73 is located on the east bank of the lower Tombigbee 
River, at a place that Halbert and Ball ([1895]1969:113) called the 
``delightful West Bend neighborhood'' in the late 1800s. Cultural 
materials from site 1CK73 indicate use of the site during the Late 
Woodland period (approximately A.D. 700-1100) by people of the late 
Weeden Island and McLeod cultural traditions. Based on the presence of 
one sherd of Chickachae Combed pottery, Ben Coblentz and John Blitz 
concluded that the site may be the remnants of ``Fikitchipunta'' 
(Coblentz and Blitz 1978), one of the last Choctaw villages on the east 
side of the Tombigbee River (John Blitz, personal communication, April 
2005). Support for Coblentz and Blitz's identification of Fikitchipunta 
is found in Halbert and Ball ([1895]1969), who assert that the area of 
site 1CK73 represents a Choctaw reservation called ``Fakit Chipunta,'' 
translated as ``Little Turkeys'' and ``Turkey Town'' by English 
speakers. The artifacts associated with both Burial 1 and Burial 2 
indicate interment dates in the historical period. Glass beads 
associated with both burials date the burials to circa 1750-1785, when 
the region was occupied and controlled by Choctaws.

Determinations Made by the University of South Alabama Center for 
Archaeological Studies

    Officials of the University of South Alabama Center for 
Archaeological Studies have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 6,253 objects 
described in this notice 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.

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     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 associated funerary objects and the Alabama-
Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta 
Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha Tribe of 
Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; 
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; 
Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek 
Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as 
the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood 
& Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole 
Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi 
Indian Tribe.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Dr. Gregory Waselkov, Director, University of 
South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, 6052 USA Drive South, 
Mobile, AL 36688, telephone (251) 460-6911, by May 31, 2013. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-
Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha 
Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of 
Louisiana; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw 
Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of 
Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed 
as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, 
Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The 
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-
Biloxi Indian Tribe may proceed.
    The University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies 
is responsible for notifying the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 
(previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal Town; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of 
Oklahoma; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; 
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously 
listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe 
of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, 
Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee 
(Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal 
Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: April 3, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Program Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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