Notice of Inventory Completion: Ball State University Department of Anthropology, Muncie, IN, 18060-18061 [2014-07141]

Download as PDF 18060 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices Department of Anthropology. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Miacomet Burial Ground, Nantucket, MA. 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Wampanoag Repatriation Confederation, representing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Council, Inc.); Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. History and Description of the Remains In 1988, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Archaeological Services assisted with the delineation and partial excavation of the Miacomet Burial Ground, Nantucket, MA, following the disturbance of burials at the site as part of a development project for the Nantucket Housing Authority. UMass Archaeological Services was employed to determine the boundaries of the burial ground and conducted subsurface testing and excavation, including the excavation of two burials. Although excavation of the burials left two individuals in situ, some items were recovered from the site, including soil samples from the burials containing human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, and have remained at UMass Archaeological Services in Amherst, MA. No known individuals were identified. A total of 22 associated funerary objects are present: 1 lot quahog shell, 1 lot oyster shell, 1 lot animal bone pieces, 1 lot historic glass pieces, 1 lot of ceramic shards, 1 lot of metal pieces, 1 lot of coffin nails and coffin wood pieces, 3 brass pin pieces, 2 brass buttons, 3 ceramic pipe pieces, 1 piece brick, 1 lot lithic flakes, 3 projectile points, 1 projectile point tip, and 1 partial groundstone artifact. The Miacomet Burial Ground is documented to have existed in the early Contact period, and used extensively in VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 the early 17th-century in particular. Ethnohistoric documents—including European colonial maps, written documents and missionary accounts— and Wampanoag oral history, indicate that the Wampanoag people and their allies, through marriage and war pacts (e.g. 1675 King Phillip’s War), were occupants of Massachusetts and Rhode Island at the time of contact and European colonization. Wampanoag oral history also indicates a maintained, long-term occupation of the region. The present-day Indian tribes and group most closely affiliated with members of the Wampanoag Nation are the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Council, Inc.); Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a nonFederally recognized Indian group. Determinations Made by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology Officials of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of a minimum of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 22 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 to the Wampanoag Repatriation Confederation, representing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Council, Inc.); Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. 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 Rae Gould, Repatriation Coordinator, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, 215 Machmer Hall, 240 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA 01003, telephone (413) 545–2702, email PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rgould@anthro.umass.edu, by April 30, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Wampanoag Repatriation Confederation, representing the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Council, Inc.); Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a non-Federally recognized Indian group, may proceed. The University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Council, Inc.); Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and the Assonet Band of the Wampanoag Nation, a nonFederally recognized Indian group that this notice has been published. Dated: March 4, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–07145 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–15214; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Ball State University Department of Anthropology, Muncie, IN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Ball State University Department of Anthropology 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 no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 Ball State University Department of Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices 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 Ball State University Department of Anthropology at the address in this notice by April 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Cailin Murray, Ball State University Department of Anthropology, 2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306, telephone (765) 285–3568, email cemurray@bsu.edu. 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 Ball State University Department of Anthropology, Muncie, IN. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Tolu, in Crittenden County, KY. 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 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. DATES: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Ball State University Department of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Tolu in Crittenden County, KY. The human remains were collected from the surface during a field trip to the site and have been curated since then at Ball State University Department of Anthropology (accession # 75F). The human remains are identified as comingled cranial and post-cranial fragments with unknown sex and age. No known individuals were identified. The 392 associated funerary objects are 3 cores, 1 stage II biface, 2 stage III bifaces, 26 initial reduction flakes, 51 primary flakes, 97 broken VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 flakes, 51 block flakes, 31 edge-modified flakes, 15 retouched flakes, 6 gravers, 1 perforators, 10 bipolar artifacts, 1 firecracked rock, 3 point fragments, 1 Madison point, 22 pottery sherds, 15 animal bones, 52 shell fragments, 2 quartz, 1 charcoal, and 1 field tile. Determinations Made by the Ball State University Department of Anthropology Officials of the Ball State University Department of Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the associated prehistoric artifacts and animal bone. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 392 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition 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 Cailin Murray, Ball State University Department of Anthropology, 2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306, telephone (765) 285–3568, email cemurray@bsu.edu by April 30, 2014. After that date, if no additional PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18061 requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed. The Ball State University Department of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: March 10, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–07141 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–15257; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in consultation with the appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of an unassociated funerary object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the TVA. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item to the Federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe 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 TVA at the address in this notice by April 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458, email tomaher@tva.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15214; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Ball State University Department 
of Anthropology, Muncie, IN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Ball State University Department of Anthropology 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 no cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 
and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
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 Ball State University Department of 
Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice 
may proceed.

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DATES: 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 Ball State University Department of Anthropology at 
the address in this notice by April 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Cailin Murray, Ball State University Department of 
Anthropology, 2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306, telephone (765) 
285-3568, email cemurray@bsu.edu.

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 Ball State 
University Department of Anthropology, Muncie, IN. The human remains 
and associated funerary objects were removed from Tolu, in Crittenden 
County, KY.
    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 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 Ball 
State University Department of Anthropology professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band 
of Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from Tolu in Crittenden County, KY. The human remains were 
collected from the surface during a field trip to the site and have 
been curated since then at Ball State University Department of 
Anthropology (accession  75F). The human remains are 
identified as comingled cranial and post-cranial fragments with unknown 
sex and age. No known individuals were identified. The 392 associated 
funerary objects are 3 cores, 1 stage II biface, 2 stage III bifaces, 
26 initial reduction flakes, 51 primary flakes, 97 broken flakes, 51 
block flakes, 31 edge-modified flakes, 15 retouched flakes, 6 gravers, 
1 perforators, 10 bipolar artifacts, 1 fire-cracked rock, 3 point 
fragments, 1 Madison point, 22 pottery sherds, 15 animal bones, 52 
shell fragments, 2 quartz, 1 charcoal, and 1 field tile.

Determinations Made by the Ball State University Department of 
Anthropology

    Officials of the Ball State University Department of Anthropology 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the associated prehistoric 
artifacts and animal bone.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 392 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), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day 
Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Cherokee 
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in 
Oklahoma.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    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 Cailin 
Murray, Ball State University Department of Anthropology, 2000 
University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306, telephone (765) 285-3568, email 
cemurray@bsu.edu by April 30, 2014. After that date, if no additional 
requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed.
    The Ball State University Department of Anthropology is responsible 
for notifying the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; 
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 10, 2014.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-07141 Filed 3-28-14; 8:45 am]
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