Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN, 62195-62196 [2014-24522]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / Notices 2014 will be held in the Tango Ballroom. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Specialist and ISAC Coordinator, (202) 208–4122; Fax: (202) 208–4118, email: Kelsey_Brantley@ios.doi.gov. Dated: October 8, 2014. Christopher P. Dionigi, Acting Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council. [FR Doc. 2014–24625 Filed 10–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 10member Pecos District RAC elected to create a subcommittee to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on zing plan and LPC ACEC. Planned agenda items management issues associated with the LPC ACEC. 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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plat listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plat will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office. DATES: Unless there are protests of this action, the filing of the plat described in this notice will happen on November 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215–7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plat and field notes of the dependent SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: AGENCY: 62195 Sfmt 4703 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the University of Tennessee McClung Museum (McClung Museum) have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Federally recognized Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Federally recognized Indian tribe. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Federally recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe 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 TVA at the address in this notice by November 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458, email tomaher@tva.gov. 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 TVA and in the custody of the McClung Museum. The human remains were removed from the Westmoreland-Barber site in Marion County, TN. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 62196 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / Notices 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by TVA and McClung Museum professional staff in consultation with the AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains In the summer of 1965, human remains were removed from burial unit 8 at the Westmoreland-Barber site, 40MI11, in Marion County, TN. The Westmoreland-Barber site is located at river mile 429 on the Tennessee River. Archeological excavations at Westmoreland-Barber were stimulated by the TVA’s construction of the Nickajack Dam and the impending inundation of the resulting reservoir. In August 1964, the University of Tennessee (UT) under the direction of J.B. Graham and under contract with the National Park Service (NPS), excavated sites located within the confines of the proposed Nickajack Reservoir, including site 40MI11. A second season of excavations by UT took place from June 29 to August 18, 1965, at the Westmoreland-Barber site, under a contract with the NPS. The excavation of burial units 5 through 17 took place after the TVA completed the process of purchasing the land tracts where the burial units are located. One historic burial, burial unit 8, was excavated during the second season. Although disturbed by agricultural plowing, UT archeologists concluded at the time that the individual in the burial was laid to rest around 1775, and the remains were likely associated with the historically known 18th century VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 Cherokee Lower Town occupation in this area. The human remains from burial unit 8 represent one adult male. No known individuals were identified. Determinations Made by the TVA and the McClung Museum Officials of TVA and the McClung Museum 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(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the United Keetowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized Indian tribe 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. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458, email tomaher@tva.gov, by November 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the United Keetowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed. TVA is responsible for notifying the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, that this notice has been published. Dated: September 10, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–24522 Filed 10–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16767; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Michigan has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on October 31, 2013. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 to the University of Michigan. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of Michigan at the address in this notice by November 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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. SUMMARY: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the correction of an inventory of human remains under the control of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. The human remains were removed from Berrien County, MI. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-16663]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Tennessee Valley Authority and 
the University of Tennessee McClung Museum, Knoxville, TN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the University of 
Tennessee McClung Museum (McClung Museum) have completed an inventory 
of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Federally 
recognized Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and a present-day Federally 
recognized Indian tribe. Lineal descendants or representatives of any 
Federally recognized Indian tribe not identified in this notice that 
wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should 
submit a written request to TVA. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Federally 
recognized Indian tribe stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally 
recognized Indian tribe 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 TVA at 
the address in this notice by November 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, 
Knoxville, TN 37902-1401, telephone (865) 632-7458, email 
tomaher@tva.gov.

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 TVA and in the custody of the McClung Museum. The human 
remains were removed from the Westmoreland-Barber site in Marion 
County, TN.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative

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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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by TVA and 
McClung Museum professional staff in consultation with the Absentee-
Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously 
listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte 
Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern 
Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks 
(previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); 
Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of 
Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa 
Reservations)); Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee 
(Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal 
Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    In the summer of 1965, human remains were removed from burial unit 
8 at the Westmoreland-Barber site, 40MI11, in Marion County, TN. The 
Westmoreland-Barber site is located at river mile 429 on the Tennessee 
River. Archeological excavations at Westmoreland-Barber were stimulated 
by the TVA's construction of the Nickajack Dam and the impending 
inundation of the resulting reservoir. In August 1964, the University 
of Tennessee (UT) under the direction of J.B. Graham and under contract 
with the National Park Service (NPS), excavated sites located within 
the confines of the proposed Nickajack Reservoir, including site 
40MI11. A second season of excavations by UT took place from June 29 to 
August 18, 1965, at the Westmoreland-Barber site, under a contract with 
the NPS. The excavation of burial units 5 through 17 took place after 
the TVA completed the process of purchasing the land tracts where the 
burial units are located.
    One historic burial, burial unit 8, was excavated during the second 
season. Although disturbed by agricultural plowing, UT archeologists 
concluded at the time that the individual in the burial was laid to 
rest around 1775, and the remains were likely associated with the 
historically known 18th century Cherokee Lower Town occupation in this 
area. The human remains from burial unit 8 represent one adult male. No 
known individuals were identified.

Determinations Made by the TVA and the McClung Museum

    Officials of TVA and the McClung Museum 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(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma; Eastern 
Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the United Keetowah 
Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Federally recognized 
Indian tribe 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. Thomas O. 
Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902-
1401, telephone (865) 632-7458, email tomaher@tva.gov, by November 17, 
2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Cherokee Nation of 
Oklahoma; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; and the 
United Keetowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed.
    TVA is responsible for notifying the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the 
Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; 
Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks 
(previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); 
Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The 
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: September 10, 2014.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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