Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 62197-62198 [2014-24518]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / Notices This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (78 FR 65367, October 31, 2013). A re-inventory has identified additional human remains from the Moccasin Bluff site collection (20BE8) referenced in the previously published Notice of Inventory Completion. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (78 FR 65367, October 31, 2013), paragraph 11, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: On various dates, human remains representing, at minimum, 9 individuals were removed from the Moccasin Bluff site (20BE8) in Berrien County, MI. In the Federal Register (78 FR 65367, October 31, 2013), paragraph 11, sentence 4 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: In 1947, he donated the remains of five adults and two juveniles to the UMMA. In the Federal Register (78 FR 65367, October 31, 2013), paragraph 14, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 12 individuals of Native American ancestry. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Ben Secunda, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of Michigan, Office of Research, 4080 Fleming Building, 503 S. Thompson St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109– 1340, telephone (734) 647–9085, email bsecunda@umich.edu, by November 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-benash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Nottawaseppi VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan may proceed. The University of Michigan is responsible for notifying the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; ChippewaCree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-benash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62197 Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the White Earth Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota that this notice has been published. Dated: September 22, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–24515 Filed 10–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16769; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. 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 Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at the address in this notice by November 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dr. Ryan J. Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 62198 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / Notices 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 Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from McCain’s site at Mattawamkeag in Penobscot County, ME. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Passamaquoddy Tribe; and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the Penobscot Tribe of Maine). History and Description of the Remains In 1912, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from McCain’s site in Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, ME. McCain’s site is located at the confluence of the Mattawamkeag and Penobscot Rivers, on the northeastern side of the two rivers. The site was investigated by Warren K. Moorehead as part of his extensive study of archeological sites in Maine; the human remains and associated funerary objects have been curated at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology since their discovery by Moorehead’s survey. The fragmentary remains of three individuals—one adult, one subadult, and one juvenile to subadult—were identified. The human remains consist of calcined cranial and long bone fragments. No known individuals were identified. The 14 associated funerary objects are 8 lithic flakes, 3 pebbles, 1 animal tooth (cervid), and 2 animal bone fragments (cervid). Information about McCain’s site is found in Moorehead’s A Report on the Archaeology of Maine (1922), in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 fieldnotes of F.B. Manning from the survey on file at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, and in the files of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Maine Archaeological Survey (site #123.6). The written sources on the site describe test excavations in a number of sites located at the juncture of the two rivers, including the discovery of Native American burials and habitation sites, at least some of which date to the period of European contact. F.B. Manning’s fieldnotes attribute some of the burials discovered at Mattawamkeag to the ‘‘red ochre people,’’ likely a reference to what is now called the Moorehead Burial Tradition; Moorehead, however, discounts that any of the discoveries at Mattawamkeag were ‘‘Red Paint’’ cemeteries. Cremation burials are described by archeologists as characteristic of the Susquehanna Tradition, circa 3700 to 3000 BP in Maine. Specific descriptions of the burials described here are not found in the written sources on the site, though it seems likely that they date to the Late Archaic. Oral history narratives that place the origins of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet in Maine are often tied to specific places, landscape features, and ecological zones characteristic of Maine. These oral history narratives are significant in affiliating the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet with the McCain’s site, especially as archeological evidence is equivocal regarding connections. Mattawamkeag is significant to the Wabanaki, and figures in the seventeenth through nineteenth century histories of the tribes, as supported by oral narrative, archeological evidence, and written documents. Continuous occupation and reoccupation of places, like Mattawamkeag, along with the significance of place-names, canoe and trail routes, and landscape features reaffirm Wabanaki connections and may reflect more ancient traditions of aggregation in certain places. Continuity between ancient and contemporary indigenous people is supported by the long temporal occupation of the Mattawamkeag area during Archaic, Woodland and more recent times. The use of red ochre in graves, well-known in the Late Archaic Maine cemeteries, continues to be significant to contemporary Wabanaki people. Anthropological perspectives regarding affiliation of the Wabanaki peoples with the cultures of the Late Archaic are consistent with the contemporary viewpoint of the Wabanaki. PO 00000 Frm 00107 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Determinations Made by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 14 objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Passamaquoddy Tribe; and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the Penobscot Tribe of Maine). 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 associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Ryan J. Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu, by November 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Passamaquoddy Tribe; and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the Penobscot Tribe of Maine) may proceed. The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology is responsible for notifying the Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Passamaquoddy Tribe; and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the Penobscot Tribe of Maine) that this notice has been published. Dated: September 22, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–24518 Filed 10–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 200 (Thursday, October 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62197-62198]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24518]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-16769; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology has completed an 
inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects and present-
day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants 
or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization 
not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control 
of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. 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 Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
at the address in this notice by November 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Ryan J. Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, 
telephone (978) 749-4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu.

[[Page 62198]]


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 Robert S. Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. The human remains 
and associated funerary objects were removed from McCain's site at 
Mattawamkeag in Penobscot County, ME.
    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 and associated funerary 
objects was made by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the Aroostook Band of 
Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Passamaquoddy Tribe; 
and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the Penobscot Tribe of 
Maine).

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1912, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from McCain's site in Mattawamkeag, Penobscot County, ME. 
McCain's site is located at the confluence of the Mattawamkeag and 
Penobscot Rivers, on the northeastern side of the two rivers. The site 
was investigated by Warren K. Moorehead as part of his extensive study 
of archeological sites in Maine; the human remains and associated 
funerary objects have been curated at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology since their discovery by Moorehead's survey. The 
fragmentary remains of three individuals--one adult, one subadult, and 
one juvenile to subadult--were identified. The human remains consist of 
calcined cranial and long bone fragments. No known individuals were 
identified. The 14 associated funerary objects are 8 lithic flakes, 3 
pebbles, 1 animal tooth (cervid), and 2 animal bone fragments (cervid).
    Information about McCain's site is found in Moorehead's A Report on 
the Archaeology of Maine (1922), in the fieldnotes of F.B. Manning from 
the survey on file at the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, and 
in the files of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Maine 
Archaeological Survey (site #123.6). The written sources on the site 
describe test excavations in a number of sites located at the juncture 
of the two rivers, including the discovery of Native American burials 
and habitation sites, at least some of which date to the period of 
European contact. F.B. Manning's fieldnotes attribute some of the 
burials discovered at Mattawamkeag to the ``red ochre people,'' likely 
a reference to what is now called the Moorehead Burial Tradition; 
Moorehead, however, discounts that any of the discoveries at 
Mattawamkeag were ``Red Paint'' cemeteries. Cremation burials are 
described by archeologists as characteristic of the Susquehanna 
Tradition, circa 3700 to 3000 BP in Maine. Specific descriptions of the 
burials described here are not found in the written sources on the 
site, though it seems likely that they date to the Late Archaic.
    Oral history narratives that place the origins of the Penobscot, 
Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet in Maine are often tied to specific places, 
landscape features, and ecological zones characteristic of Maine. These 
oral history narratives are significant in affiliating the Penobscot, 
Passamaquoddy, and Maliseet with the McCain's site, especially as 
archeological evidence is equivocal regarding connections. Mattawamkeag 
is significant to the Wabanaki, and figures in the seventeenth through 
nineteenth century histories of the tribes, as supported by oral 
narrative, archeological evidence, and written documents. Continuous 
occupation and reoccupation of places, like Mattawamkeag, along with 
the significance of place-names, canoe and trail routes, and landscape 
features reaffirm Wabanaki connections and may reflect more ancient 
traditions of aggregation in certain places. Continuity between ancient 
and contemporary indigenous people is supported by the long temporal 
occupation of the Mattawamkeag area during Archaic, Woodland and more 
recent times. The use of red ochre in graves, well-known in the Late 
Archaic Maine cemeteries, continues to be significant to contemporary 
Wabanaki people. Anthropological perspectives regarding affiliation of 
the Wabanaki peoples with the cultures of the Late Archaic are 
consistent with the contemporary viewpoint of the Wabanaki.

Determinations Made by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

    Officials of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 14 objects described 
in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near 
individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the 
death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects and the 
Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the Aroostook Band of 
Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; Passamaquoddy Tribe; 
and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the Penobscot Tribe of 
Maine).

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 associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Dr. Ryan J. Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Museum 
of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, 
telephone (978) 749-4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu, by November 17, 
2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the 
Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; 
Passamaquoddy Tribe; and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the 
Penobscot Tribe of Maine) may proceed.
    The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology is responsible for 
notifying the Aroostook Band of Micmacs (previously listed as the 
Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians); Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians; 
Passamaquoddy Tribe; and the Penobscot Nation (previously listed as the 
Penobscot Tribe of Maine) that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 22, 2014.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-24518 Filed 10-15-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P