Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 53743-53744 [2014-21495]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices History and Description of the Remains In 1900, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals (A10542 & A10543) were removed from the Richter’s Landing site (47–WN–0075) in Winnebago County, WI. Two crania were removed from a Native American cemetery on the northeast shore of Boom Bay on Lake Poygan by Professor E.A. Notz. Dr. E.G.W. Notz donated the crania to the State Historical Society in 1932. One cranium (A10542) was loaned to the University of WisconsinMadison, Department of Anthropology in 1949 and returned to the State Historical Society in 2011. The human remains were determined to represent two adult females. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the location and context of the burial, skeletal analysis, and State Historical Society records. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two 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. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261–2461, email Jennifer.Kolb@ wisconsinhistory.org, by October 10, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska may proceed. The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for notifying the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska that this notice has been published. Dated: July 24, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–21447 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16321; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53743 with information in support of the request to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at the address in this notice by October 10, 2014. ADDRESSES: Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261–2461, email Jennifer.Kolb@ wisconsinhistory.org. 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 State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from seven sites in Door County, WI. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. History and Description of the Remains In 1986 or 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals (HP.DR–0001.1) were removed from the Heins Creek site (47– DR–0001) in Door County, WI. The human remains were exposed by erosion from the Lake Michigan shore near the mouth of Heins Creek, were collected by a local resident, and were turned over to the Door County Sheriff’s Office. The human remains were transferred to the State Historical Society’s Burial Sites Preservation Program in 1988. The human remains were determined to be those of an adult male and an adult of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual (2005.161.9.DR11.AS1E2BP–14–16 & 2005.161.9.DR11.AS1E2BP–20–31) were E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 53744 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 175 / Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Notices removed from the Shanty Bay site (47– DR–0011) in Door County, WI. The human remains were uncovered during a DNR excavation of the site, located in Peninsula State Park on the east shore of Nicolet Bay, in preparation of a drainage project. The State Historical Society’s Burial Sites Preservation Program was notified, and it was agreed that the burial be exposed, documented, and reburied. However, some fragmentary human remains were discovered during washing and sorting of other artifacts and were misidentified as faunal bone. The limited skeletal analysis done of the human remains left in situ suggested that they were of an elderly female. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1989, human remains representing, at minimum, 22 individuals (HP.DR– 0036.1) were removed from the Circle Ridge site (47–DR–0036) in Door County, WI. The human remains were disturbed by sewer and water line construction in the Circle Ridge Subdivision. The City of Sturgeon Bay Police Department notified the State Historical Society’s Burial Sites Preservation Program staff of the disturbance, and they excavated the human remains. The human remains were determined to be those of seven adult males, five adult females, two adults of indeterminate sex, and eight children of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is a tubular copper bead (HP.DR–0036.2). In 2004, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual (HP.DR– 0043.1) were removed from the Shoemaker’s Point Mounds and Cemetery (47–DR–0043) in Door County, WI. The human remains were discovered by the landowner in sand backfill during house construction. The landowner sent the remains to the State Historical Society’s Burial Sites Preservation Program on September 23, 2004, for identification. The human remains were determined to be those of an adult female. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1991, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual (HP.DR– 0085.1) were removed from the Cave Point Park site (47–DR–0085) in Door County, WI. The human remains were exposed by a downed tree along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The manager of Cave Point Park notified the State Historical Society’s Burial Sites Preservation Program of the exposed remains. A staff archeologist collected the exposed remains and reported that much of the burial had fallen into Lake VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:04 Sep 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 Michigan. The human remains were determined to be those of an adult female. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1988, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals (HP.DR– 0113.1) were removed from the Boyer’s Bluff Cave Burial site (47–DR–0113) in Door County, WI. The human remains were discovered in a cave on Boyer’s Bluff by a rock climber, who reported the discovery to the police. The police then transferred them to the State Historical Society’s Burial Sites Preservation Program. The human remains were determined to be those of an adult male, a juvenile of indeterminate sex, and a young adult of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals (HP.DR–0457.1) were removed from the Whitefish Dunes State Park Burial site (47–DR–0457) in Door County, WI. The human remains, consisting of a cranium and a mandible, were transferred from the Door County Sheriff’s Office to the State Historical Society’s Burial Sites Office in October 1988. The human remains were determined to be those of an adult male and an adult female. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the location and context of the burial sites, skeletal analysis, in some instances, and State Historical Society records. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 32 individuals 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. • 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 or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin, and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261–2461, email Jennifer.Kolb@ wisconsinhistory.org, by October 10, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin, and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin may proceed. The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for notifying the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin, and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin that this notice has been published. Dated: July 24, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–21495 Filed 9–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16301; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Anthropology, Madison, WI, and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of WisconsinMadison Department of Anthropology and the State Historical Society of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-16321; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of 
Wisconsin, Madison, WI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin has completed an 
inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any 
present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of 
these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at the address 
in this notice by October 10, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll 
Street, Madison, WI 53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, email 
Jennifer.Kolb@wisconsinhistory.org.

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 State Historical 
Society of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from seven sites in Door County, WI.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole 
responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has 
control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the State 
Historical Society of Wisconsin professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; 
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; and the Menominee Indian Tribe of 
Wisconsin.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1986 or 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals (HP.DR-0001.1) were removed from the Heins Creek site (47-
DR-0001) in Door County, WI. The human remains were exposed by erosion 
from the Lake Michigan shore near the mouth of Heins Creek, were 
collected by a local resident, and were turned over to the Door County 
Sheriff's Office. The human remains were transferred to the State 
Historical Society's Burial Sites Preservation Program in 1988. The 
human remains were determined to be those of an adult male and an adult 
of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
(2005.161.9.DR11.AS1E2BP-14-16 & 2005.161.9.DR11.AS1E2BP-20-31) were

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removed from the Shanty Bay site (47-DR-0011) in Door County, WI. The 
human remains were uncovered during a DNR excavation of the site, 
located in Peninsula State Park on the east shore of Nicolet Bay, in 
preparation of a drainage project. The State Historical Society's 
Burial Sites Preservation Program was notified, and it was agreed that 
the burial be exposed, documented, and reburied. However, some 
fragmentary human remains were discovered during washing and sorting of 
other artifacts and were misidentified as faunal bone. The limited 
skeletal analysis done of the human remains left in situ suggested that 
they were of an elderly female. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1989, human remains representing, at minimum, 22 individuals 
(HP.DR-0036.1) were removed from the Circle Ridge site (47-DR-0036) in 
Door County, WI. The human remains were disturbed by sewer and water 
line construction in the Circle Ridge Subdivision. The City of Sturgeon 
Bay Police Department notified the State Historical Society's Burial 
Sites Preservation Program staff of the disturbance, and they excavated 
the human remains. The human remains were determined to be those of 
seven adult males, five adult females, two adults of indeterminate sex, 
and eight children of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were 
identified. The one associated funerary object is a tubular copper bead 
(HP.DR-0036.2).
    In 2004, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
(HP.DR-0043.1) were removed from the Shoemaker's Point Mounds and 
Cemetery (47-DR-0043) in Door County, WI. The human remains were 
discovered by the landowner in sand backfill during house construction. 
The landowner sent the remains to the State Historical Society's Burial 
Sites Preservation Program on September 23, 2004, for identification. 
The human remains were determined to be those of an adult female. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1991, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
(HP.DR-0085.1) were removed from the Cave Point Park site (47-DR-0085) 
in Door County, WI. The human remains were exposed by a downed tree 
along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The manager of Cave Point Park 
notified the State Historical Society's Burial Sites Preservation 
Program of the exposed remains. A staff archeologist collected the 
exposed remains and reported that much of the burial had fallen into 
Lake Michigan. The human remains were determined to be those of an 
adult female. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1988, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
(HP.DR-0113.1) were removed from the Boyer's Bluff Cave Burial site 
(47-DR-0113) in Door County, WI. The human remains were discovered in a 
cave on Boyer's Bluff by a rock climber, who reported the discovery to 
the police. The police then transferred them to the State Historical 
Society's Burial Sites Preservation Program. The human remains were 
determined to be those of an adult male, a juvenile of indeterminate 
sex, and a young adult of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals (HP.DR-0457.1) were removed from the Whitefish Dunes State 
Park Burial site (47-DR-0457) in Door County, WI. The human remains, 
consisting of a cranium and a mandible, were transferred from the Door 
County Sheriff's Office to the State Historical Society's Burial Sites 
Office in October 1988. The human remains were determined to be those 
of an adult male and an adult female. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

    Officials of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the location and context of 
the burial sites, skeletal analysis, in some instances, and State 
Historical Society records.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 32 individuals 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.
     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 or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Forest 
County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin, and the Menominee Indian Tribe 
of Wisconsin.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Jennifer 
Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Museum, 30 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI 
53703, telephone (608) 261-2461, email 
Jennifer.Kolb@wisconsinhistory.org, by October 10, 2014. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the 
Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin, and the Menominee Indian 
Tribe of Wisconsin may proceed.
    The State Historical Society of Wisconsin is responsible for 
notifying the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin, and the 
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 24, 2014.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-21495 Filed 9-9-14; 8:45 am]
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