Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State Museum, Albany, NY, 36242-36243 [2013-14362]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 36242 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices removed from Pine Hollow Cave #1, along a tributary of the John Day River, in Sherman County, OR, during legally authorized excavations by archeologists from the University of Oregon. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1938, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from Courthouse Rock, near Antelope, in Wasco County, OR, during legally authorized excavations by archeologists from the University of Oregon. No known individuals were identified. The 26 associated funerary objects are 13 points, 9 scrapers, 1 blade, 1 bone awl, 1 pumice block, and 1 lot of pigment samples. In 1946, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Butte Creek Cave (site 35WH1), in Wheeler County, OR, during legally authorized excavations by archeologists from the University of Oregon. Objects removed from the site during a previous excavation in 1938 were subsequently found to be associated with this individual. No known individual was identified. The 25 associated funerary objects are 1 basket, 5 basket fragments, 7 scrapers, 1 piece of wolverine fur, 1 fragmentary cape or blanket of twined rabbit skin strips, 1 dog skeleton, 2 pieces of matting, 5 pieces of cordage, 1 piece of felt, and 1 slag. In 1946, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a cremation in the vicinity of Hoover Creek, near Fossil, in Wheeler County, OR, during legally authorized excavations by archeologists from the University of Oregon. No known individual was identified. The 12 associated funerary objects are 1 scraper fragment, 1 copper pendant, 1 pipe in fragments, 2 worked tuff, 1 worked bone, 1 dentalium shell, 1 bird bone, 1 pestle, 1 worked chert, and 2 bone fragments. In 1951, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Condon Lumber Company mill, near Lonerock, in Gilliam County, OR, by the Gilliam County coroner and transferred to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on archeological context, the individuals described above are determined to be Native American. Based on provenience, the Native American human remains are reasonably believed to be affiliated with the Tenino people. Historical documents, ethnographic sources, and oral history indicate that Tenino people VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 have occupied north-central Oregon since pre-contact times. The Tenino people are one of the tribes that compose the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Determinations Made by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State Museum, Albany, NY Officials of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 63 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. • 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 associated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. 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. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120, by July 17, 2013. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon may proceed. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon that this notice has been published. Dated: May 10, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–14330 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–13114; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The New York State Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the New York State Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the New York State Museum at the address in this notice by July 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Lisa Anderson, NAGPRA Coordinator, New York State Museum, 3122 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230, telephone (518) 486–2020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the New York State Museum that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUMMARY: History and Description of the Cultural items In the late 19th century, 76 cultural items were removed from the property Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices of the former Christian Science Church located in Lansingburg, Rensselaer County, NY, by Reverend O.C. Auringer of Troy, NY. Museum records indicate that the cultural items were found in association with human burials, but the human remains are not present in the collections. The unassociated funerary objects from this site are 65 tubular and round glass beads, 4 discoidal shell beads, 1 tubular bone bead, 1 stone bead, 1 perforated brass child’s thimble, 1 small crescent-shaped shell bead, 1 small lead bird figure, and 2 perforated triangular brass projectile points. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, 93 cultural items were removed from sites in Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties, NY, by Mr. Dwinel F. Thompson of Troy, NY. Museum records indicate that the cultural items were found in association with human burials, but the human remains are not present in the collections. From the former Laureate Grounds in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, the 90 unassociated funerary objects are 6 perforated elk teeth, 2 iron objects (possibly awls), 3 copper spiral ornaments, 74 glass beads, 1 kaolin ‘‘EB’’ smoking pipe, 1 copper tinkling cone, 1 bone comb, and 2 perforated triangular brass projectile points. From Green Island in Albany County, NY, the 1 unassociated funerary object is 1 iron trade adze. From the vicinity of Schaghticok in Saratoga County, NY, the 2 unassociated funerary objects are 2 small discoidal shell beads. The Lansingburg and Troy sites are burial grounds that may have been associated with Unawat’s Castle, a Mahican village recorded on a 1632 map of Rensselaerswyck. The exact location of Unawat’s Castle has not been established, but deed records indicate that the area where the sites are located was in the possession of the Mahican people until 1678 when it was sold by the Mahican leader, Amenhamit, to Robert Sanders. Prior to that, Mahican Indians allowed Sanders to use the property for his cattle as early as 1668. The objects from the Lansingburg burial sites date to circa A.D. 1650–1670. The objects from the Troy burial sites date to the early 17th century and the middle 17th century. Based on the archaeological and historical evidence, the unassociated funerary objects from the Lansingburg and Troy sites are likely to be culturally affiliated with the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Green Island is an island in the Hudson River of eastern New York where archaeological evidence indicates recurrent Native American occupation over several thousand years. Museum VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 records indicate the cultural item was washed out of an Indian grave at the upper end of the island in 1904. The cultural item dates to the 17th century. Early deed records indicates that Green Island was in the possession of the Mahican people until 1665, when it was sold by Mahican leaders, Amanhanit, Aepjen, and Wanapet, to Jeremias Van Rensselaer. Based on the archaeological and historical evidence, the unassociated funerary object from Green Island is likely to be culturally affiliated with the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Museum records indicate two cultural items were found in an ‘‘Indian grave near Schuylerville,’’ which is located on the west side of the upper Hudson River in Saratoga County, NY. No specific site information is available, but extensive evidence of Native American occupation has been documented in the area of Fish Creek near Schuylerville. The cultural items date to the 16th century. Archaeological evidence suggests the Schuylerville area was occupied by Mahican people in the centuries just prior to European contact. Based on the archaeological evidence, the unassociated funerary object from the vicinity of Schuylerville is likely to be culturally affiliated with the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Determinations Made by the New York State Museum Officials of the New York State Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 169 cultural items 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Lisa Anderson, NAGPRA Coordinator, New York State Museum, 3122 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230, telephone (518) 486–2020, by July 17, 2013. After that date, if no additional PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36243 claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, may proceed. The New York State Museum is responsible for notifying the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 16, 2013. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2013–14362 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–13090; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, at the address in this notice by July 17, 2013. ADDRESSES: Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State 
Museum, Albany, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The New York State Museum, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has 
determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the 
definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or 
representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items 
should submit a written request to the New York State Museum. If no 
additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural 
items 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 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the New York State Museum at the 
address in this notice by July 17, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Lisa Anderson, NAGPRA Coordinator, New York State Museum, 
3122 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230, telephone (518) 486-
2020.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the 
control of the New York State Museum that meet the definition of 
unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural items

    In the late 19th century, 76 cultural items were removed from the 
property

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of the former Christian Science Church located in Lansingburg, 
Rensselaer County, NY, by Reverend O.C. Auringer of Troy, NY. Museum 
records indicate that the cultural items were found in association with 
human burials, but the human remains are not present in the 
collections. The unassociated funerary objects from this site are 65 
tubular and round glass beads, 4 discoidal shell beads, 1 tubular bone 
bead, 1 stone bead, 1 perforated brass child's thimble, 1 small 
crescent-shaped shell bead, 1 small lead bird figure, and 2 perforated 
triangular brass projectile points.
    In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, 93 cultural items were 
removed from sites in Albany, Rensselaer, and Saratoga Counties, NY, by 
Mr. Dwinel F. Thompson of Troy, NY. Museum records indicate that the 
cultural items were found in association with human burials, but the 
human remains are not present in the collections. From the former 
Laureate Grounds in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, the 90 unassociated 
funerary objects are 6 perforated elk teeth, 2 iron objects (possibly 
awls), 3 copper spiral ornaments, 74 glass beads, 1 kaolin ``EB'' 
smoking pipe, 1 copper tinkling cone, 1 bone comb, and 2 perforated 
triangular brass projectile points. From Green Island in Albany County, 
NY, the 1 unassociated funerary object is 1 iron trade adze. From the 
vicinity of Schaghticok in Saratoga County, NY, the 2 unassociated 
funerary objects are 2 small discoidal shell beads.
    The Lansingburg and Troy sites are burial grounds that may have 
been associated with Unawat's Castle, a Mahican village recorded on a 
1632 map of Rensselaerswyck. The exact location of Unawat's Castle has 
not been established, but deed records indicate that the area where the 
sites are located was in the possession of the Mahican people until 
1678 when it was sold by the Mahican leader, Amenhamit, to Robert 
Sanders. Prior to that, Mahican Indians allowed Sanders to use the 
property for his cattle as early as 1668. The objects from the 
Lansingburg burial sites date to circa A.D. 1650-1670. The objects from 
the Troy burial sites date to the early 17th century and the middle 
17th century. Based on the archaeological and historical evidence, the 
unassociated funerary objects from the Lansingburg and Troy sites are 
likely to be culturally affiliated with the Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin.
    Green Island is an island in the Hudson River of eastern New York 
where archaeological evidence indicates recurrent Native American 
occupation over several thousand years. Museum records indicate the 
cultural item was washed out of an Indian grave at the upper end of the 
island in 1904. The cultural item dates to the 17th century. Early deed 
records indicates that Green Island was in the possession of the 
Mahican people until 1665, when it was sold by Mahican leaders, 
Amanhanit, Aepjen, and Wanapet, to Jeremias Van Rensselaer. Based on 
the archaeological and historical evidence, the unassociated funerary 
object from Green Island is likely to be culturally affiliated with the 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
    Museum records indicate two cultural items were found in an 
``Indian grave near Schuylerville,'' which is located on the west side 
of the upper Hudson River in Saratoga County, NY. No specific site 
information is available, but extensive evidence of Native American 
occupation has been documented in the area of Fish Creek near 
Schuylerville. The cultural items date to the 16th century. 
Archaeological evidence suggests the Schuylerville area was occupied by 
Mahican people in the centuries just prior to European contact. Based 
on the archaeological evidence, the unassociated funerary object from 
the vicinity of Schuylerville is likely to be culturally affiliated 
with the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.

Determinations Made by the New York State Museum

    Officials of the New York State Museum have determined that:

 Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 169 cultural items 
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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual.
 Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
unassociated funerary objects and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, 
Wisconsin.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Lisa Anderson, NAGPRA Coordinator, New York 
State Museum, 3122 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230, 
telephone (518) 486-2020, by July 17, 2013. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
unassociated funerary objects to the Stockbridge Munsee Community, 
Wisconsin, may proceed.
    The New York State Museum is responsible for notifying the 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: May 16, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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