Notice of Inventory Completion: The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL, 27924-27926 [2014-11252]

Download as PDF 27924 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 94 / Thursday, May 15, 2014 / Notices Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Navajo Nation of Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from private or state-owned lands in Coconino County, AZ, by private individuals without permission or knowledge of the landowners. Records of the removal provide substantive evidence that the human remains and associated funerary object were recovered from a prehistoric archeological site. Due to the interspersed nature of the private and state land parcels in this area and the casual nature of the excavation records, it is not possible to accurately establish the location of the site from which they were removed. In 1981, the human remains and associated funerary object were donated to the Museum of Northern Arizona. The associate funerary object is one ceramic vessel. The human remains and associated funerary object were removed from a site related to the Northern Sinagua archeological culture. The Museum of Northern Arizona is using the cultural affiliation study completed by the USDA Forest Service in 1996 for prehistoric archeological remains in Coconino County, AZ, including lands directly adjacent to this site. Based on evidence relevant to archeological, anthropological, biological, geographical, oral traditions/folklore and kinship, the USDA Forest Service established that the Northern Sinagua were most closely affiliated with the modern Hopi Tribe of Arizona. In reviewing the 1996 USDA cultural affiliation study, as well as pertinent literature in the site records at the Museum of Northern Arizona and a study of the human remains and associated funerary object, the Museum of Northern Arizona concurs that the objects are most closely affiliated with the modern Hopi Tribe of Arizona. Determinations Made by the Museum of Northern Arizona Officials of the Museum of Northern Arizona have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described in this notice is 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 May 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 • 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 object and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. 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 funerary object should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Elaine Hughes, Collection Manager, Museum of Northern Arizona, 3103 North Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, telephone (928) 774–5211, email ehughes@mna.mus.az.us, by June 16, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed. The Museum of Northern Arizona is responsible for notifying the Havasupai Tribe of the Havasupai Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona; Navajo Nation of Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. Dated: March 31, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–11229 Filed 5–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–15436; [PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, at the address in this notice by June 16, 2014. DATES: Daniel M. Seinfeld, Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, 1001 de Soto Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, telephone (850) 245–6301, email daniel.seinfeld@ dos.myflorida.com. ADDRESSES: 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 under the control of the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. The human remains were removed from sites in Palm Beach, Jefferson, Brevard, and Marion Counties, FL, and other indeterminate locations in Florida. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)). The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma was contacted and invited to consult, but did not participate. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 94 / Thursday, May 15, 2014 / Notices History and Description of the Remains In February 2013, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an area near the Boca Raton Beach Midden 5 site (8PB51), in the city of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, FL. Private citizens reported the discovery of human remains to local police and the Boca Raton Police Department transferred the human remains to the District 15 Office of the Medical Examiner. The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, assumed jurisdiction over the human remains in March 2013, based on responsibilities outlined in Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains were determined to be those of a prehistoric Native American adult, based on dental wear. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 8PB51 is a known prehistoric site known to contain burials. In November of 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Coon Bottom Mound (8JE13), in Jefferson County, FL. A Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research employee inadvertently removed the human remains from a site during surface investigation of previously disturbed areas. The human remains include cranial and long bone fragments. The human remains were determined to be those of a prehistoric Native American individual, based on staining and mineralization. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 8JE13 is a known mound and midden site. The human remains were found in association with midden soil and a variety of ceramic sherds that date from 500 B.C. to A.D. 1000. On January 14, 2013, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Silver Glen Springs Run site (8MR3605), in Marion County, FL. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Law Enforcement confiscated the human remains from a suspect who was illegally excavating and removing archeological materials from submerged portions of the site. The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, assumed jurisdiction over the human remains, based on responsibilities outlined in Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains include one mid-shaft fragment of a human tibia. The human remains were determined to be those of a prehistoric Native American individual, based on staining and demineralized appearance as well as archeological context. No known individuals were VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 May 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 8MR350 is a multi-component site in the St. Johns region, and disarticulated human remains sometimes occur outside of defined burial contexts. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Rattlesnake Hammock site (8BR3), in Hatbill Park, Brevard County, FL. In 2013, human remains, pottery fragments, and faunal bone from Hatbill Park, possibly collected in the 1970s, were transferred between private citizens. In July 2013, an attorney for one of the private citizens arranged to transfer the human remains to the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, who assumed jurisdiction, based on responsibilities outlined in Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains include rib fragments, metacarpals, phalanges, and a vertebral fragment. The human remains were determined to be a prehistoric Native American individual, based on the likely context and condition. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 8BR3 is a shell midden that is known to contain human remains. The box containing the human remains also contained fiber tempered pottery, Deptford Check Stamped pottery, St. Johns ware pottery, and faunal bone. These pottery types are diagnostic of the Orange through St. Johns II periods (2600 B.C.–A.D. 1500). At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed an unknown site in Brevard County, FL. In 2013, human remains, pottery fragments, and faunal bone labeled ‘‘Ais Remains,’’ possibly collected in the 1970s, were transferred between private citizens. In July 2013, an attorney for one of the private citizens arranged to transfer the human remains to the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, who assumed jurisdiction, based on responsibilities outlined in Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains include a right ulna fragment, a cranial fragment, and a molar. The human remains were determined to be a prehistoric Native American individual, based on osteological assessment and likely context. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Ais were a historically recorded Native American group who lived in eastern Florida, including Brevard County, but is unclear how accurate this label is. Based on the degree of mineralization, the PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27925 human remains are prehistoric and from an archeological context. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed an unknown site in Florida. The Daytona Police Department discovered human remains and archeological artifacts at an estate sale on April 29, 2012. The human remains were transferred to the Medical Examiner’s office in Daytona Beach, FL, who then sent the human remains to the University of Florida’s C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory for analysis. The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, assumed jurisdiction over the human remains in March 2013, based on responsibilities outlined in Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains include cranial and long bone fragments from, at minimum, three individuals. The human remains were determined to be prehistoric Native American individuals, based on the condition of the remains and archeological context. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. St. Johns ware pottery was found with the human remains, which is consistent with archeological sites in Daytona, FL. Determinations Made by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources Officials at the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis and archaeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of a minimum of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. • 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 any present-day Indian tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 27926 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 94 / Thursday, May 15, 2014 / Notices Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole Nation of 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Daniel M. Seinfeld, Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, 1001 de Soto Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, telephone (850) 245–6301, email daniel.seinfeld@ dos.myflorida.com, by June 16, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, is responsible for notifying the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: March 31, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–11252 Filed 5–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–15440; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, Amherst, MA 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 TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:18 May 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 June 16, 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. 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 Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology, Amherst, MA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the towns of Westfield in Hampden County, MA; Easthampton, Hatfield, Hadley, North Hadley, and South Hadley in Hampshire County, MA; Deerfield, Gill, and Greenfield in Franklin County, MA; and Hardwick and Princeton, in Worcester County, 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. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mashantucket Pequot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe of Connecticut); Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Mashpee Wampanoag Indian Tribal Council, Inc.); Mohegan Indian Tribe of Connecticut; Narragansett Indian Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and non-Federally recognized Indian groups, including Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, St. Francis/Sokoki Band, VT; Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire; Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook—Abenaki People, NH; Elnu Tribe of the Abenaki, VT; Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, VT; Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation, VT; Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation, VT; and Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck and Nipmuc Nation, MA. Representatives of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology also contacted but did not consult with the non-Federally recognized Indian groups Schaghticoke Indian Tribe and Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, CT. History and Description of the Remains In 1975, human remains representing, at minimum, 29 individuals were removed from the Palmer Site in Westfield, Hampden County, MA, during construction of a housing development and associated road. An emergency salvage excavation was conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Anthropology (UMass Amherst) at the behest of the Westfield Historical Commission beginning on June 24, 1975. These individuals are identified as Woronoco from the Woodland to Early Contact Periods. The human remains have been in the possession of UMass Amherst since their removal in 1975. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are known to exist. In 1939, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Williston Highway site in Easthampton, Hampshire County, MA, by an unknown individual. The human remains were originally part of the ‘‘Gilbert Museum’’ collections at Amherst College, and were transferred to UMass Amherst sometime between 1971 and 1972. The human remains have been identified as Nonotuck. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are known to exist. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, four E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-15436; [PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The Florida Department of State, 
Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical 
Resources, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written 
request to The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical 
Resources. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

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 should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to The Florida 
Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, at the address 
in this notice by June 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Daniel M. Seinfeld, Florida Department of State, Division of 
Historical Resources, 1001 de Soto Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 
telephone (850) 245-6301, email daniel.seinfeld@dos.myflorida.com.

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 under 
the control of the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical 
Resources. The human remains were removed from sites in Palm Beach, 
Jefferson, Brevard, and Marion Counties, FL, and other indeterminate 
locations in Florida.
    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. 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 Florida 
Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Miccosukee Tribe of 
Indians and the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the 
Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & 
Tampa Reservations)). The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma was contacted and 
invited to consult, but did not participate.

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History and Description of the Remains

    In February 2013, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an area near the Boca Raton Beach Midden 5 
site (8PB51), in the city of Boca Raton, Palm Beach County, FL. Private 
citizens reported the discovery of human remains to local police and 
the Boca Raton Police Department transferred the human remains to the 
District 15 Office of the Medical Examiner. The Florida Department of 
State, Division of Historical Resources, assumed jurisdiction over the 
human remains in March 2013, based on responsibilities outlined in 
Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains were determined to be those 
of a prehistoric Native American adult, based on dental wear. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present. Site 8PB51 is a known prehistoric site known to contain 
burials.
    In November of 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Coon Bottom Mound (8JE13), in 
Jefferson County, FL. A Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research 
employee inadvertently removed the human remains from a site during 
surface investigation of previously disturbed areas. The human remains 
include cranial and long bone fragments. The human remains were 
determined to be those of a prehistoric Native American individual, 
based on staining and mineralization. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 8JE13 is a 
known mound and midden site. The human remains were found in 
association with midden soil and a variety of ceramic sherds that date 
from 500 B.C. to A.D. 1000.
    On January 14, 2013, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Silver Glen Springs Run site 
(8MR3605), in Marion County, FL. Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission 
Law Enforcement confiscated the human remains from a suspect who was 
illegally excavating and removing archeological materials from 
submerged portions of the site. The Florida Department of State, 
Division of Historical Resources, assumed jurisdiction over the human 
remains, based on responsibilities outlined in Florida Statute 872.05. 
The human remains include one mid-shaft fragment of a human tibia. The 
human remains were determined to be those of a prehistoric Native 
American individual, based on staining and demineralized appearance as 
well as archeological context. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. Site 8MR350 is a multi-
component site in the St. Johns region, and disarticulated human 
remains sometimes occur outside of defined burial contexts.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Rattlesnake Hammock site (8BR3), in 
Hatbill Park, Brevard County, FL. In 2013, human remains, pottery 
fragments, and faunal bone from Hatbill Park, possibly collected in the 
1970s, were transferred between private citizens. In July 2013, an 
attorney for one of the private citizens arranged to transfer the human 
remains to the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical 
Resources, who assumed jurisdiction, based on responsibilities outlined 
in Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains include rib fragments, 
metacarpals, phalanges, and a vertebral fragment. The human remains 
were determined to be a prehistoric Native American individual, based 
on the likely context and condition. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 8BR3 is a 
shell midden that is known to contain human remains. The box containing 
the human remains also contained fiber tempered pottery, Deptford Check 
Stamped pottery, St. Johns ware pottery, and faunal bone. These pottery 
types are diagnostic of the Orange through St. Johns II periods (2600 
B.C.-A.D. 1500).
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed an unknown site in Brevard County, FL. In 2013, 
human remains, pottery fragments, and faunal bone labeled ``Ais 
Remains,'' possibly collected in the 1970s, were transferred between 
private citizens. In July 2013, an attorney for one of the private 
citizens arranged to transfer the human remains to the Florida 
Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, who assumed 
jurisdiction, based on responsibilities outlined in Florida Statute 
872.05. The human remains include a right ulna fragment, a cranial 
fragment, and a molar. The human remains were determined to be a 
prehistoric Native American individual, based on osteological 
assessment and likely context. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. The Ais were a historically 
recorded Native American group who lived in eastern Florida, including 
Brevard County, but is unclear how accurate this label is. Based on the 
degree of mineralization, the human remains are prehistoric and from an 
archeological context.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed an unknown site in Florida. The Daytona Police 
Department discovered human remains and archeological artifacts at an 
estate sale on April 29, 2012. The human remains were transferred to 
the Medical Examiner's office in Daytona Beach, FL, who then sent the 
human remains to the University of Florida's C.A. Pound Human 
Identification Laboratory for analysis. The Florida Department of 
State, Division of Historical Resources, assumed jurisdiction over the 
human remains in March 2013, based on responsibilities outlined in 
Florida Statute 872.05. The human remains include cranial and long bone 
fragments from, at minimum, three individuals. The human remains were 
determined to be prehistoric Native American individuals, based on the 
condition of the remains and archeological context. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present. St. Johns ware pottery was found with the human remains, which 
is consistent with archeological sites in Daytona, FL.

Determinations Made by the Florida Department of State, Division of 
Historical Resources

    Officials at the Florida Department of State, Division of 
Historical Resources, have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis and 
archaeological context.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of a minimum of eight 
individuals of Native American ancestry.
     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 any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remains were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Seminole Tribe of Florida 
(previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big 
Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole 
Nation of Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously 
listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton,

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Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole Nation of 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 should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Daniel M. Seinfeld, Florida Department of 
State, Division of Historical Resources, 1001 de Soto Park Drive, 
Tallahassee, FL 32301, telephone (850) 245-6301, email 
daniel.seinfeld@dos.myflorida.com, by June 16, 2014. After that date, 
if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of 
the human remains to the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed 
as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, 
Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma 
may proceed.
    The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, 
is responsible for notifying the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously 
listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, 
Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) and The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 31, 2014.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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