Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, TN, 68478-68479 [2014-27136]

Download as PDF 68478 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices 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 Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California. 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 Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California may proceed. The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible for notifying the Tuolumne Band of MeWuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California that this notice has been published. Dated: October 25, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–27147 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–17072; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest. 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 USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest at the address in this notice by December 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Mr. JaSal Morris, Forest Supervisor, Supervisor’s Office, USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 2800 Ocoee Street N., Cleveland, TN 37312, telephone (423) 476–9700. 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 USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, TN, 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 1977 and 1978, 346 cultural items were removed from the Jackson Farm site (40Wg17) in Washington County, TN, by the Forest Service archeologist Dr. Howard Earnest. Dr. Earnest removed human remains at the same time, but the human remains are not associated with these cultural items. Dr. Earnest excavated 20 burial units that were extensively disturbed through massive sheet erosion of the site from flooding of the Nolichucky River in the fall of 1977. The cultural items removed by Dr. Earnest have been curated by Western Carolina University since excavation. The 346 unassociated funerary objects are 292 whole glass beads; 3 half glass beads; 3 marine shell gorgets; 25 tubular brass beads; 1 brass gorget; 1 brass animal effigy pendant PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with brass tear-shaped pendants; 1 miniature brass effigy axe; 19 mica discs; and 1 brass cone or tinkler. Based on the location of the Jackson Farm site, it is reasonable to assume a relationship of shared group identity between these cultural items and the Cherokee people, currently represented by the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. Determinations Made by the USDA Forest Service Cherokee National Forest Officials of the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 346 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 Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in 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 Mr. JaSal Morris, Forest Supervisor, Supervisor’s Office, USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 2800 Ocoee Street N., Cleveland, TN 37312, telephone (423) 476–9700, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed. The USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices Dated: October 29, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–27136 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–17070; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, San Francisco, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, 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 San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program. 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 San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program at the address in this notice by December 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu. 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 San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program 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 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 1960, 1,795 individual and 14 lots of cultural items were removed from site Ca-Sha-169 in Redding, CA, by San Francisco State University personnel in conjunction with construction of the Wintu Pumping Plant as part of the Whiskeytown Reservoir project. Site materials from the Whiskeytown Reservoir project were curated at San Francisco State University after excavation and surface collection. The 1,795 individual and 14 lots of cultural items are 73 olivella beads, 2 haliotis pendants, 4 glycymeris beads, and 1 incised bone (Burial 2); 1 lot of olivella beads (Burials 2 and 3); 3 obsidian projectile points, 638 olivella beads, and 1 abalone pendant (Burial 3); 8 haliotis pendants (Burial 6); 1 lot of olivella beads, and 3 glycymeris beads (Burial 9); 159 olivella beads (Burial 10); 1 obsidian projectile point and 21 olivella beads (Burial 11); 1 obsidian projectile point, 1 mixed lot of unmodified faunal and obsidian debitage, 4 olivella beads, and 1 stone bead (Burial 13); 20 olivella beads (Burial 14); 55 olivella beads and 4 glycymeris beads (Burial 15); 2 obsidian projectile points, 1 chert tool, 3 bone tools, and 12 trade beads (Burial 16); 14 obsidian projectile points and tools, 29 obsidian nodules, 10 olivella beads, and 1 glycymeris beads (Burial 17); 15 olivella beads and 7 individual and 1 lot of glycymeris beads (Burial 18); 1 obsidian projectile point and 1 bone tool (Burial 21 or 2106); 9 olivella beads, 2 clam shell beads, 4 mixed beads (cerithidea, olivella acamea, glycymeris, rectangulus), and 1 haliotis pendant (Burial 23); 1 obsidian projectile point, 1 pestle, 56 individual and 2 lots of olivella beads, 17 haliotis pendants, 4 limpet shell beads, 1 glycmeris bead, 1 lot of trade beads, and 1 worked mammal tooth pendant (Burial 26); 29 individual and 1 lot of olivella beads (Burial 28 and 29); 43 olivella beads and 1 lot of haliotis pendants (Burial 30); 3 obsidian points, 1 pestle, 247 olivella beads, 2 haliotis pendants, 30 glycymeris beads, 3 limpet beads, and 3 pebbles (Burial 31); 1 obsidian projectile point, 18 olivella shell beads, 1 glycymeris bead, and 1 baked clay object (Burial 33); 2 obsidian tools, 4 lots of olivella beads, 1 haliotis pendant, 1 piece of charcoal, and 1 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68479 pebble (Burial 35); 1 chert tool, 200 olivella beads, and 1 lot of pine nut beads (Burial 36 and 37); and 1 obsidian point and 14 olivella beads (Burial 39). The human remains associated with these burials are not present at San Francisco State University. Ca-Sha-169 had archeological assemblages consistent with the Shasta Complex which is considered the archeological representation of the ethnographic Wintu, with a time-depth of circa A.D. 1050. Oral history evidence presented during consultation indicates that the Redding, CA area has been continuously occupied by the Wintu since the contact period and that there is a cultural affiliation between the Redding Rancheria, California, and the ancestral Wintu people. Determinations Made by the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program Officials of the San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 1,795 individual and 14 lots of 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 Redding Rancheria, California. 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 Jeffrey Boland Fentress, San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program, c/o Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132, telephone (415) 338–3075, email fentress@sfsu.edu, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Redding Rancheria, California may proceed. The San Francisco State University NAGPRA Program is responsible for notifying the Redding Rancheria, California, and the Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-17072; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, Cleveland, TN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, 
Cherokee National Forest, 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 USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest. 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 USDA Forest Service, 
Cherokee National Forest at the address in this notice by December 17, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Mr. JaSal Morris, Forest Supervisor, Supervisor's Office, 
USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 2800 Ocoee Street N., 
Cleveland, TN 37312, telephone (423) 476-9700.

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 USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 
Cleveland, TN, 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 1977 and 1978, 346 cultural items were removed from the Jackson 
Farm site (40Wg17) in Washington County, TN, by the Forest Service 
archeologist Dr. Howard Earnest. Dr. Earnest removed human remains at 
the same time, but the human remains are not associated with these 
cultural items. Dr. Earnest excavated 20 burial units that were 
extensively disturbed through massive sheet erosion of the site from 
flooding of the Nolichucky River in the fall of 1977. The cultural 
items removed by Dr. Earnest have been curated by Western Carolina 
University since excavation. The 346 unassociated funerary objects are 
292 whole glass beads; 3 half glass beads; 3 marine shell gorgets; 25 
tubular brass beads; 1 brass gorget; 1 brass animal effigy pendant with 
brass tear-shaped pendants; 1 miniature brass effigy axe; 19 mica 
discs; and 1 brass cone or tinkler.
    Based on the location of the Jackson Farm site, it is reasonable to 
assume a relationship of shared group identity between these cultural 
items and the Cherokee people, currently represented by the Cherokee 
Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah 
Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

Determinations Made by the USDA Forest Service Cherokee National Forest

    Officials of the USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 346 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 Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band 
of Cherokee Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians 
in 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 Mr. JaSal Morris, Forest Supervisor, 
Supervisor's Office, USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest, 
2800 Ocoee Street N., Cleveland, TN 37312, telephone (423) 476-9700, by 
December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional claimants have 
come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects 
to the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and the 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed.
    The USDA Forest Service, Cherokee National Forest is responsible 
for notifying the Cherokee Nation, the Eastern Band of Cherokee 
Indians, and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma 
that this notice has been published.


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    Dated: October 29, 2014.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2014-27136 Filed 11-14-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P