Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC, 18058-18059 [2014-07143]

Download as PDF 18058 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Coosa chiefdom. The preponderance of the evidence indicates that in this part of the Guntersville Reservoir area, Crow Creek phase sites are most likely culturally associated with groups now part of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. History and Description of the Remains From April 27, 1938, to November 10, 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, 19 individuals were removed from the Cox site (1JA176), in Jackson County, AL. The Cox site was excavated as part of TVA’s Guntersville reservoir project by the Alabama Museum of Natural History (AMNH) at the University of Alabama, using labor and funds provided by the Works Progress Administration. Excavation of the land commenced after TVA had acquired this land on July 19, 1937 for the Guntersville project. The excavation site was composed of a conical mound believed to have originally been a truncated pyramid, with multiple stratigraphic zones and also a village site containing most of the burial units. This site was occupied during the Crow Creek phase (ca. A.D. 1400–1600) at the end of the Mississippian period. Details regarding this site may be found in An Archaeological Survey of Guntersville Basin on the Tennessee River in Northern Alabama by William S. Webb and Charles G. Wilder. The human remains and associated funerary objects excavated from the Cox site have always been in the physical custody of the AMNH at the University of Alabama. The human remains include adults, juveniles, and infants of both sexes. No known individuals were identified. The 508 associated funerary objects are 6 shell-tempered bowls, 6 shell-tempered jars, 1 shell-tempered water bottle, 1 shell-tempered human effigy pot, 51 shell-tempered pot sherds, 3 pieces of a shell gorget, 3 intact shell gorgets, 422 shell beads, 1 bird bone tool, 1 shell hairpin, 7 bone awls, 1 greenstone celt, 4 projectile points, and 1 stone discoidal. Although there is no scientific certainty that Native Americans of the Crow Creek phase are directly related to modern Federally recognized tribes, Spanish explorers of the 16th century do indicate the presence of chiefdom level tribal entities in the southeastern United States. The Coosa paramount chiefdom noted in historical chronicles is the most likely entity related to Crow Creek sites in this part of the Guntersville Reservoir. Tribal groups or towns now part of The Muscogee (Creek) Nation claim descent from the Officials of TVA have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 19 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 508 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 Muscogee (Creek) Nation. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 Determinations Made by the Tennessee Valley Authority Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe 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. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458, email tomaher@tva.gov, 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 Muscogee (Creek) Nation may proceed. TVA is responsible for notifying the University of Alabama and the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; 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)); Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Indians in Oklahoma, that this notice has been published. Dated: March 11, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–07135 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–15212; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy (DoN) 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 the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. Representatives of any Indian tribe 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 DoN. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe 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 DoN at the address in this notice by April 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dave M. Grant, Department of the Navy, NAVFAC NW., 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 102, Silverdale, WA 98315–1101, telephone (360) 396–0919, email dave.m.grant@navy.mil. 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 U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy (DoN). The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from sites near Point Barrow in North Slope Borough, AK. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 61 / Monday, March 31, 2014 / Notices 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 DoN officials in consultation with representatives of the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. History and Description of the Remains Between 1951 and 1953, human remains representing, at minimum, 58 individuals were removed from the sites of Birnirk, Nunavah, Nuvuk, and other locations near Point Barrow in North Slope Borough, AK. The human remains were recovered during archeological excavations authorized under an Antiquities Act permit and directed by Wilbert Carter of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. The collections from these sites were returned to the Peabody Museum following each field season, were transferred for a time to Tufts University, and were returned to the Peabody Museum by Mr. Carter in 1984. The collections were transferred to a Department of the Navy contract facility in Conshohocken, PA, in 2006, and in 2011, the collections were transferred to the Museum of the North, University of Alaska at Fairbanks. No known individuals were identified in the collection. The 124 associated funerary objects include: 33 wooden objects (miscellaneous objects and fragments, dowel pin, dish, dart shaft, game dispatcher, atlatl, wound plug, float, toy arrow, shafts, scoop, effigy pick handle, paddle blade, seal scratcher); 26 ivory objects (paddle tip, needle case, pins, harpoon head and shaft, dart, point, mouthpiece, fossil object, awl, worked object, composite handle, fragment); 23 bone objects (ice pick, spring trap frame, bola weight, worked objects, harpoon head, points, bow brace); 11 antler or antler/stone objects (points, harpoon heads, dart prongs, worked and un-worked antler); 8 other faunal objects (sewn skin fragments, marine shells, bear teeth and fur, baleen whale effigy); 7 stone objects (spall, burin, point, knife, hearthstone, whetstone); and 16 ceramic sherds. The majority of the human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated from three mounds at the Birnirk site, two mounds at Nunavah VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 18059 site, and one mound at Nuvuk site. The remains and objects from the Birnirk and Nuvuk sites date from 500 to 1200 A.D. The remains and objects from the Nunavah site are undated. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, Amherst, MA Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 58 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 124 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 Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe 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 Dave M. Grant, Department of the Navy, NAVFAC NW., 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 102, Silverdale, WA 98315–1101, telephone (360) 396–0919, email dave.m.grant@navy.mil, 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 Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government may proceed. The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy is responsible for notifying the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government that this notice has been published. Dated: March 10, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–07143 Filed 3–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–15182; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Massachusetts Amherst, 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 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 Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology. 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 Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, at the address in this notice by April 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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 rgould@anthro.umass.edu. SUMMARY: 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 Massachusetts Amherst, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, 
Department of the Navy, Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy (DoN) 
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 the Native Village of 
Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. Representatives of any Indian 
tribe 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 DoN. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe 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 DoN at the address in this 
notice by April 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Dave M. Grant, Department of the Navy, NAVFAC NW., 1101 
Tautog Circle, Suite 102, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101, telephone (360) 
396-0919, email dave.m.grant@navy.mil.

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 U.S. Department of 
Defense, Department of the Navy (DoN). The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from sites near Point Barrow in North 
Slope Borough, AK.

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    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 DoN 
officials in consultation with representatives of the Native Village of 
Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government.

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1951 and 1953, human remains representing, at minimum, 58 
individuals were removed from the sites of Birnirk, Nunavah, Nuvuk, and 
other locations near Point Barrow in North Slope Borough, AK. The human 
remains were recovered during archeological excavations authorized 
under an Antiquities Act permit and directed by Wilbert Carter of the 
Peabody Museum, Harvard University. The collections from these sites 
were returned to the Peabody Museum following each field season, were 
transferred for a time to Tufts University, and were returned to the 
Peabody Museum by Mr. Carter in 1984. The collections were transferred 
to a Department of the Navy contract facility in Conshohocken, PA, in 
2006, and in 2011, the collections were transferred to the Museum of 
the North, University of Alaska at Fairbanks. No known individuals were 
identified in the collection. The 124 associated funerary objects 
include: 33 wooden objects (miscellaneous objects and fragments, dowel 
pin, dish, dart shaft, game dispatcher, atlatl, wound plug, float, toy 
arrow, shafts, scoop, effigy pick handle, paddle blade, seal 
scratcher); 26 ivory objects (paddle tip, needle case, pins, harpoon 
head and shaft, dart, point, mouthpiece, fossil object, awl, worked 
object, composite handle, fragment); 23 bone objects (ice pick, spring 
trap frame, bola weight, worked objects, harpoon head, points, bow 
brace); 11 antler or antler/stone objects (points, harpoon heads, dart 
prongs, worked and un-worked antler); 8 other faunal objects (sewn skin 
fragments, marine shells, bear teeth and fur, baleen whale effigy); 7 
stone objects (spall, burin, point, knife, hearthstone, whetstone); and 
16 ceramic sherds.
    The majority of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
were excavated from three mounds at the Birnirk site, two mounds at 
Nunavah site, and one mound at Nuvuk site. The remains and objects from 
the Birnirk and Nuvuk sites date from 500 to 1200 A.D. The remains and 
objects from the Nunavah site are undated.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of 
the Navy

    Officials of the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 58 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 124 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 Native 
Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe 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 Dave M. Grant, Department of 
the Navy, NAVFAC NW., 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 102, Silverdale, WA 
98315-1101, telephone (360) 396-0919, email dave.m.grant@navy.mil, 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 Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional 
Government may proceed.
    The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy is 
responsible for notifying the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat 
Traditional Government that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 10, 2014.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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