Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum, Fort Sill, OK, 53777-53778 [2014-21489]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices Uto-Aztecan speakers during the late Hohokam period. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Arizona State Museum Officials of ASM have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 2,079 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. 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 John McClelland, NAGPRA Coordinator, P.O. Box 210026, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, telephone (520) 626– 2950, by October 10, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed. The Arizona State Museum is responsible for notifying the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico, that this notice has been published. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: August 1, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–21471 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16304; 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 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53777 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 1966, 29 cultural items were removed from the gravesite of Spotted Wolf who was interred near Canton, OK. The remains of Spotted Wolf 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. Spotted Wolf died in 1897, and is identified as Southern Arapaho on his gravestone at the Fort Sill Post Cemetery and as Arapaho in Fort Sill records. The 29 unassociated funerary objects are 12 pieces of red ochre, 2 rings, 1 metal cane handle, 1 belt buckle, 1 box, 9 metal disks, 1 metal button, 1 ceramic dog figurine, and 1 ceramic figurine. 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 29 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 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 53778 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices 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 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma) may proceed. The Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum is responsible for notifying the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma) that this notice has been published. Dated: July 17, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–21489 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16417; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Arizona State Museum, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Arizona State Museum. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Arizona State Museum at the address in this notice by October 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: John McClelland, NAGPRA Coordinator, P.O. Box 210026, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, telephone (520) 626– 2950. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1976–1978, 68 cultural items were removed from the Hardy Site, AZ BB:9:14(ASM), in Pima County, AZ. The legally authorized excavations were conducted by the University of Arizona and Arizona State Museum (ASM) under the direction of Linda Gregonis and Karl Reinhard as part of a field school. At the end of excavations, the archeological collections were brought to ASM and assigned an accession number. The 68 unassociated funerary objects are 1 ceramic bowl, 1 ceramic jar, 58 ceramic sherds, 1chipped stone fragment, 1 chipped stone knife, 1 shell artifact, 1 shell artifact fragment, 1 shell bracelet fragment, 1 shell disk, and 2 stone projectile points. The Hardy Site is a multi-component site with occupations in the historical period associated with Fort Lowell, as well as prehistoric components from the Early Ceramic and Hohokam cultural periods. Based on ceramic typologies, the cultural items likely date to a major occupation during the Canada del Oro phase of the Hohokam Colonial Period (A.D. 750–900). In 1931–1940, 29 cultural items were removed from University Indian Ruin, AZ BB:9:33 (ASM), in Pima County, AZ. Legally authorized excavations in the years 1931 to 1939 were conducted by the University of Arizona and ASM under the direction Byron Cummings and Emil Haury. In a separate project in 1940, legally authorized excavations were conducted by the Civilian Conservation Corps under the direction of Julian D. Hayden. At the end of each excavation, the archeological collections were brought to ASM and assigned accession numbers. The 29 unassociated funerary objects are 2 bone artifacts, 2 bone awls, 2 ceramic bowls, 3 ceramic bowl fragments, 1 ceramic disk, 5 PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ceramic jars, 3 ceramic jar fragments, 5 crystals, 4 stones, 1 stone artifact, and 1 stone pendant. The University Indian Ruin site consists of surface remains, sub-surface dwellings, a platform mound, possible smaller mounds, and adobe room blocks. Temporally diagnostic ceramics recovered from the site indicate that it was occupied during the Tanque Verde and Tucson phases of the Hohokam Classic period (A.D. 1100– 1450). In 1968–1969, 169 cultural items were removed from Whiptail Ruin, BB:10:3(ASM), in Pima County, AZ. The legally authorized excavations were conducted by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society, the University of Arizona, and Pima Community College under the direction of Linda Gregonis, Gayle Hartmann, and Sharon Urban. At the end of excavations, the archeological collections were brought to ASM and assigned accession numbers. The 169 unassociated funerary objects are 127 ceramic sherds and 42 chipped stones. Whiptail Ruin is a multi-component village site with Late Archaic (1500 B.C.–A.D. 200), Hohokam (A.D. 500– 1300), and historical components (A.D. 1800–1950). The cultural items come from Hohokam period features that date to the Hohokam Classic period from A.D. 1200–1300. In 1982–1983, 2 cultural items were removed from the Rincon Community at Valencia Site, AZ BB:13:74(ASM), in Pima County, AZ. The legally authorized excavations were conducted by Complete Archaeological Services Associates under the direction of Bruce A. Bradley for the City of Tucson. At the end of the excavations, the archeological collections were brought to ASM and assigned an accession number. The 2 unassociated funerary objects are 1 ceramic pendant and 1 ceramic vessel. The Rincon Community at Valencia Site is a multicomponent site with several Late Archaic and Hohokam pithouses. Based on ceramic typologies, the cultural items date to the Hohokam Classic Period during the Tanque Verde phase (A.D. 1150–1300). In 1927, 2 cultural items were removed from the Tanque Verde Ruin site, AZ BB:14:1(ASM), in Pima County, AZ. The legally authorized excavations were conducted by the University of Arizona under the direction of Edward John Hands. At the end of the excavations, the archeological collections were brought ASM and assigned an accession number. The 2 unassociated funerary objects are 1 ceramic jar and 1 stone pendant. Tanque Verde Ruin was a Hohokam pit house village on a flat-topped ridge and is E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 175 (Wednesday, September 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-16304; 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

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 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 1966, 29 cultural items were removed from the gravesite of 
Spotted Wolf who was interred near Canton, OK. The remains of Spotted 
Wolf 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. Spotted Wolf died in 1897, 
and is identified as Southern Arapaho on his gravestone at the Fort 
Sill Post Cemetery and as Arapaho in Fort Sill records. The 29 
unassociated funerary objects are 12 pieces of red ochre, 2 rings, 1 
metal cane handle, 1 belt buckle, 1 box, 9 metal disks, 1 metal button, 
1 ceramic dog figurine, and 1 ceramic figurine.

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 29 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 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes 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. 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

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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 Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, 
Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma) may 
proceed.
    The Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum is responsible 
for notifying the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma (previously 
listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma) that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: July 17, 2014.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-21489 Filed 9-9-14; 8:45 am]
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