Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 53781-53782 [2014-21483]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16410; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Stephen F. Austin State University, 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 Stephen F. Austin State University. 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 Stephen F. Austin State University at the address in this notice by October 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dr. Jerry Williams, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 13047, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, telephone (936) 468–2306. 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 Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: History and Description of the Cultural Item(s) The Robert L. Turner Jr. Collection contains unassociated funerary objects VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 from twelve sites, all of which are from the Big Cypress Creek Basin except for the Cherokee County site, which is located in the Neches-Angelina River Basin. In 2012, Robert L. Turner Jr. donated unassociated funerary objects to the Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) Archaeological Laboratory. All of the items in this collection came from burial sites, in many cases numbered burials. The human remains from these burials are not present in the collection. In the late 1920s to early 1940s, 6 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a) were removed from the G.W. Rumsey site (41CP3) in Camp County, TX. The 6 unassociated funerary objects are three Ripley Engraved bowls, an incised jar, a ´ plain carinated bowl, and an appliquedpunctated jar. Between 1963 and 1967, 399 cultural items (Turner 1978:1) were removed from the Tuck Carpenter site (41CP5) in Camp County, TX. The 399 unassociated funerary objects are 81 vessels, 88 lithics, 2 pipes, 50 shell fragments, 15 animal bones, and 163 miscellaneous sherds. Between 1963 and 1967, 43 cultural items (Turner 1978:1) were removed from the Tuck Carpenter A site (41CP5), also known as the Wilkison site in Camp County, TX. The 43 unassociated funerary objects are 4 lithics, 6 animal bones, 31 miscellaneous sherds, and 2 other objects. In 1959, 532 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a) were removed from the Harold Williams site (41CP10) in Camp County, TX. The 532 unassociated funerary objects are 18 vessels, 1 lithic, 1 pipe, and 512 miscellaneous sherds. Between 1966 and 1984, 252 cultural items (Perttula 2010b) were removed from the Johns site (41CP12) in Camp County, TX. The 252 unassociated funerary objects are 62 vessels, 76 lithics, 2 animal bones, 111 miscellaneous sherds, and 1 other object. In 1958, 8 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:10) were removed from the Graydon Adkins site #2 (41UR17) in Upshur County, TX. The 8 unassociated funerary objects are two bowls, one bottle, one plain carinated bowl, one engraved bowl, one engraved bottle, one punctuated jar, and one plain bowl. In 1958, 260 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:8) were removed from the B.J. Horton site (41CP20) in Camp County, TX. The 260 unassociated funerary objects are 45 vessels, 53 lithics, and 162 miscellaneous sherds. Before 1978 (Perttula et al. 2010a:9) 114 cultural items were removed from the Cecil Guest site (41CP78) in Camp County, Texas. The 114 unassociated PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53781 funerary objects are 19 vessels, 4 lithics, and 91 miscellaneous sherds. In 1986, 28 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:9) were removed from the Lone Star Lake/Ellison Lake site (41MX65) in Morris County, TX. The 28 unassociated funerary objects are 28 vessels. In the 1950s, 72 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:9) were removed from the Keith site (41TT11) in Titus County, TX. The 72 unassociated funerary objects are 10 vessels and 62 lithics. In 1959, 22 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:10) were removed from the Alex Justiss site (41TT13) in Titus County, TX. The 22 unassociated funerary objects are 4 vessels, 17 lithics, and 1 pipe. In 1958, 3 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:10) were removed from the Graydon Adkins site #1 (41UR21) in Upsur County, TX. The 3 unassociated funerary objects are 3 vessels. In 1930, 3 cultural items were removed from Cherokee County, TX. According to Robert L. Turner’s notes, the vessels from the unknown Cherokee County site originally came from the R.G. Upton Collection. They were found in about 1930 at the ‘‘forks of Bowles and White Oak creeks’’ in west central Cherokee County. The 3 unassociated funerary objects are 3 vessels. Determinations Made by the Stephen F. Austin University Officials of the Stephen F. Austin University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 1,742 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 Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. 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 Dr. Jerry Williams, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. Box 13047, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, telephone (936) 468–2306, by October 10, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 53782 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Stephen F. Austin University is responsible for notifying the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: August 1, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–21483 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16303; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum, Fort Sill, OK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and 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 Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and 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 Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum at the address in this notice by October 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dr. Scott A. Neel, Director, Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, OK 73503, telephone (580) 442–6570, email scott.a.neel2.civ@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and 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 1963, 85 cultural items were removed from the gravesite of Stumbling Bear who was interred at the Saddle Mountain KCA Intertribal Cemetery in Kiowa County, OK. The remains of Stumbling Bear were exhumed and moved to Chief’s Knoll at the Fort Sill Post Cemetery, but the cultural items were not reinterred with the human remains. It is unknown when the cultural items were given to the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum. Stumbling Bear was a Kiowa chief who was born in 1830 and died on March 14, 1903. The 85 unassociated funerary objects are 21 wire bracelets, 1 metal disk, 17 metal bells, 19 metal buttons, 4 metal rings, 1 metal chain, 3 plastic beads, 1 plastic button, 17 metal horse trappings, and 1 coffin hardware. Determinations Made by the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum Officials of the Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 85 cultural items 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 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 Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Scott A. Neel, Director, Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence, Fort Sill, OK 73503, telephone (580) 442–6570, email scott.a.neel2.civ@mail.mil, by October 10, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma may proceed. The Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum is responsible for notifying the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: July 17, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–21492 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–CONC–15093; PPMVSCS1Y.Y00000, PPWOBSADC0] Sole Source Concession Contract for Gateway National Recreation Area, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice of proposed award of sole source concession contract for Gateway National Recreation Area. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to 36 CFR 51.25, public notice is hereby given that the National Park Service proposes to award a sole source concession contract for the conduct of certain visitor services within Gateway National Recreation Area, New York for a term not to exceed 5 years. The visitor services include marina operations and dry storage for boats at Great Kills Marina. This action is necessary to avoid interruption of visitor services. DATES: The term of the temporary concession contract will commence (if awarded) no earlier than 60 days from the publication of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jo A. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-16410; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Stephen F. Austin 
State University, Nacogdoches, TX

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Stephen F. Austin State University, 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 Stephen F. Austin State 
University. 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 Stephen F. Austin State 
University at the address in this notice by October 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Jerry Williams, Stephen F. Austin State University, P.O. 
Box 13047, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, telephone (936) 468-
2306.

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 Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX, 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 Item(s)

    The Robert L. Turner Jr. Collection contains unassociated funerary 
objects from twelve sites, all of which are from the Big Cypress Creek 
Basin except for the Cherokee County site, which is located in the 
Neches-Angelina River Basin. In 2012, Robert L. Turner Jr. donated 
unassociated funerary objects to the Stephen F. Austin University (SFA) 
Archaeological Laboratory. All of the items in this collection came 
from burial sites, in many cases numbered burials. The human remains 
from these burials are not present in the collection.
    In the late 1920s to early 1940s, 6 cultural items (Perttula et al. 
2010a) were removed from the G.W. Rumsey site (41CP3) in Camp County, 
TX. The 6 unassociated funerary objects are three Ripley Engraved 
bowls, an incised jar, a plain carinated bowl, and an appliqu[eacute]d-
punctated jar.
    Between 1963 and 1967, 399 cultural items (Turner 1978:1) were 
removed from the Tuck Carpenter site (41CP5) in Camp County, TX. The 
399 unassociated funerary objects are 81 vessels, 88 lithics, 2 pipes, 
50 shell fragments, 15 animal bones, and 163 miscellaneous sherds.
    Between 1963 and 1967, 43 cultural items (Turner 1978:1) were 
removed from the Tuck Carpenter A site (41CP5), also known as the 
Wilkison site in Camp County, TX. The 43 unassociated funerary objects 
are 4 lithics, 6 animal bones, 31 miscellaneous sherds, and 2 other 
objects.
    In 1959, 532 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a) were removed 
from the Harold Williams site (41CP10) in Camp County, TX. The 532 
unassociated funerary objects are 18 vessels, 1 lithic, 1 pipe, and 512 
miscellaneous sherds.
    Between 1966 and 1984, 252 cultural items (Perttula 2010b) were 
removed from the Johns site (41CP12) in Camp County, TX. The 252 
unassociated funerary objects are 62 vessels, 76 lithics, 2 animal 
bones, 111 miscellaneous sherds, and 1 other object.
    In 1958, 8 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:10) were removed 
from the Graydon Adkins site 2 (41UR17) in Upshur County, TX. 
The 8 unassociated funerary objects are two bowls, one bottle, one 
plain carinated bowl, one engraved bowl, one engraved bottle, one 
punctuated jar, and one plain bowl.
    In 1958, 260 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:8) were removed 
from the B.J. Horton site (41CP20) in Camp County, TX. The 260 
unassociated funerary objects are 45 vessels, 53 lithics, and 162 
miscellaneous sherds.
    Before 1978 (Perttula et al. 2010a:9) 114 cultural items were 
removed from the Cecil Guest site (41CP78) in Camp County, Texas. The 
114 unassociated funerary objects are 19 vessels, 4 lithics, and 91 
miscellaneous sherds.
    In 1986, 28 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:9) were removed 
from the Lone Star Lake/Ellison Lake site (41MX65) in Morris County, 
TX. The 28 unassociated funerary objects are 28 vessels.
    In the 1950s, 72 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:9) were 
removed from the Keith site (41TT11) in Titus County, TX. The 72 
unassociated funerary objects are 10 vessels and 62 lithics.
    In 1959, 22 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:10) were removed 
from the Alex Justiss site (41TT13) in Titus County, TX. The 22 
unassociated funerary objects are 4 vessels, 17 lithics, and 1 pipe.
    In 1958, 3 cultural items (Perttula et al. 2010a:10) were removed 
from the Graydon Adkins site 1 (41UR21) in Upsur County, TX. 
The 3 unassociated funerary objects are 3 vessels.
    In 1930, 3 cultural items were removed from Cherokee County, TX. 
According to Robert L. Turner's notes, the vessels from the unknown 
Cherokee County site originally came from the R.G. Upton Collection. 
They were found in about 1930 at the ``forks of Bowles and White Oak 
creeks'' in west central Cherokee County. The 3 unassociated funerary 
objects are 3 vessels.

Determinations Made by the Stephen F. Austin University

    Officials of the Stephen F. Austin University have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 1,742 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 Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.

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 Dr. Jerry Williams, Stephen F. Austin State 
University, P.O. Box 13047, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962, 
telephone (936) 468-2306, by October 10, 2014. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come

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forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to 
the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma may proceed.
    The Stephen F. Austin University is responsible for notifying the 
Caddo Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 1, 2014.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-21483 Filed 9-9-14; 8:45 am]
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