Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK, and the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK, 68467-68469 [2014-27151]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices Indiana University is responsible for notifying the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Government and the Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope that this notice has been published. Dated: October 2, 2014. Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–27152 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16762; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Nevada State Museum, Carson City, NV Consultation National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Nevada State Museum, Carson City (NSM) 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 NSM. 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 NSM at the address in this notice by December 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Rachel K. Malloy, Anthropology Collections Manager and NAGPRA Coordinator, Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701, telephone (775) 687– 4810 x229, email rmalloy@ nevadaculture.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 NSM. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Charlie Gomes Site (26CH473), Churchill County, NV. 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the NSM professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada. History and Description of the Remains In 1988, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Charlie Gomes Site in Churchill County, NV. The site is located in the Carson Sink and on land held in trust by Churchill County. In the early 1980s, the Carson Sink was subjected to years of flooding and after the water receded, a section of the Charlie Gomes site was exposed. In June of 1988, a group of volunteers, including professional archeologists, surveyed the site and recovered human remains and associated funerary objects, which were then curated at the NSM. Burial 1A represents one set of human remains of an adult of unknown sex. Burial 1B represents one set of human remains of a young adult, 16 to 23 years. The determination of sex on the young adult is not conclusive. No known individuals were identified. The 213 associated funerary objects are 56 shell fragments, 30 faunal bone fragments, 4 lithics, 4 ground stone fragments, 2 natural or fire cracked rocks, 1 seed, 1 bottle glass fragment, 5 soil samples, 2 ochre fragments, and 108 shell beads. Determinations Made by the Nevada State Museum Officials of the NSM have determined that: • 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. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68467 • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 213 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 Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada. 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 Rachel K. Malloy, Anthropology Collections Manager and NAGPRA Coordinator, Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701, telephone (775) 687– 4810 x229, email rmalloy@ nevadaculture.org, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to PaiuteShoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada may proceed. The NSM is responsible for notifying the Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of the Fallon Reservation and Colony, Nevada that this notice has been published. Dated: September 22, 2014. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–27148 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16873; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK, and the University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Alaska State Office, and the University of Alaska Museum of the North have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 68468 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the BLM Alaska State Office. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any 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 the BLM Alaska State Office at the address in this notice by December 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert King, Alaska State NAGPRA Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Ave., Box 13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7599, telephone (907) 271–5510. 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 the BLM Alaska State Office and in the physical custody of the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The human remains were removed from Barrow, North Slope Borough, AK. 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the BLM Alaska State Office and the University of Alaska Museum of the North professional staff, in consultation with representatives of the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 1949, partial sets of human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from the tundra surface near Point Barrow, AK (Accession Number 0454). The exact location where these remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. According to records at the University of Alaska VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 Museum of the North, these human remains were collected by Owen Rye and R. Hamilton and then deposited at the museum in 1949, where they are still housed today. These human remains represent four individuals and include two females aged 19–25 years, one female aged 30–40 years, and one juvenile of an undetermined sex aged 4–6 years. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1950, a partial set of human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from the tundra surface near Point Barrow, AK (Accession Number 0499). The exact location where this partial set of remains was collected is unknown, and there is little information regarding the circumstances surrounding its removal. According to records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these human remains were collected by William Marshall and then deposited at the museum in 1950, where they are still housed today. These remains represent a single individual consisting of a female aged 40–50 years. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1952, partial sets of human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from tundra surface burials at Point Barrow, AK (Accession Number UA64–108(01)). The exact location where these remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. According to records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these human remains were collected by William Irving and deposited at the museum sometime between 1952 and 1964, where they are still housed today. These remains represent seven individuals consisting of two males aged 36–55 years, one male aged 20–30 years, one female aged 20–30 years, one female aged 20–40 years, one male aged 30+ years, and one juvenile of an unknown sex aged 6–8 years. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1953, a partial set of human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from a tundra surface grave near Point Barrow, AK (Accession Number 0668). The exact location where these remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. According to records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these remains were collected by Arthur Poeschel and then deposited at the museum in 1955, where they are still housed today. These PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 human remains represent a single individual consisting of a male aged 20– 25 years. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1960, partial sets of human remains representing, at minimum, 23 individuals were removed from surface tundra burials at Point Barrow, AK (Accession Number 0967). The exact location where these remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. According to records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these remains were collected by Otto W. Geist and Marvin McNary and deposited at the museum in 1960, where they are still housed today. These human remains consist of cranial and post-cranial elements representing 23 individuals and include the following: One individual of an undetermined sex and age class, two males aged 35–45 years, one juvenile of an undetermined sex aged 12–15 years, one female aged 36– 55 years, two females aged 30–50 years, one female aged 50+ years, one juvenile of an undetermined sex aged 6–9 years, one male aged 36–55 years, two females aged 40–50 years, one juvenile of an undetermined sex aged 3–5 years, two males aged 50+ years, one male aged 30–40 years, one female aged 20–40 years, one female aged 20–25 years, one male aged 25–35 years, one juvenile of an undetermined sex aged 7–12 years, two females aged 30–40 years, and one adult male of undetermined years. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In the 1950s or 1960s, partial sets of human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals accessioned as UA64–108(2) at the University of Alaska Museum of the North that were removed from tundra surface burials at Point Barrow, AK. The exact location where these remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. Based on catalog records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, one of these individuals was collected by William Irving in 1952 and likely belongs with accession UA64–108(1), although it is impossible to say for sure due to a lack of detailed information. The second individual in this accession was collected by Otto W. Geist and Kevin Cameron in an unknown year. Both of these individuals were deposited at the museum sometime during or prior to 1964, where they are still housed today. These human remains represent two individuals consisting of one male aged 18–20 years E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 221 / Monday, November 17, 2014 / Notices and one male aged 25–35 years. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1980, a partial set of human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Point Barrow, AK (Accession Number UA83– 051). These remains were collected from a water filled depression several feet deep near the airport runway and Pisokak Street by two boys who were residents of Barrow. The collected remains were subsequently turned over to Linda Yarborough who was leading an archaeological project in the village at the time of their discovery. The area where these remains were recovered appeared to have been disturbed and there were several other bones (presumed human) visible at the bottom of the small pool, and these were left in place. The exact location where these remains were collected is described as between lot 11, block 35 south of Pisokak Street and the airport runway located several hundred feet south of and parallel to Pisokak Street. According to records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these remains were deposited in the museum by Linda Yarborough in 1983, where they are still housed today. No other information is available regarding the circumstances surrounding the removal of these remains. These human remains represent a single individual consisting of one male aged 35–45 years. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Concerning all of the 39 partial sets of human remains just described, there is not enough information present in museum records to confidently assign any of these remains to a specific archeological site. None of these remains were removed under federal permits. For all of these remains except the set accessioned as UA83–051, the only provenience information available states that the remains were surface collected near, in, or at the Native Village of Barrow. A common precontact and contact era burial practice in the region of Barrow, AK, was to lay the deceased out either directly on the surface or enclosed in a box on the surface. Based on the museum records that accompany all of these remains, they were collected from a surficial burial context which would make them of a recent age. It is determined that these remains are Native American based on the general geographic location (Barrow, AK), the condition of the remains, and their morphology. Barrow, AK is the largest city in the North Slope Borough and serves as an economic and administrative center for the region. Archeological studies and oral VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Nov 14, 2014 Jkt 235001 traditions show that there is at least a thousand years of continuity between present-day and past residents on the North Slope of Alaska. Due to this fact, all 39 sets of human remains described above are determined to be directly related to Native American tribal members residing in Barrow, AK today. Determinations Made by the BLM Alaska State Office and the University of Alaska Museum of the North Officials of the BLM Alaska State Office and the University of Alaska Museum of the North have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 39 individuals 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 Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe not identified in this notice that wishes to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Robert King, Alaska State NAGPRA Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Ave., Box 13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7599, telephone (907) 271–5510, by December 17, 2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government may proceed. The BLM Alaska State Office is responsible for notifying the Native Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government that this notice has been published. Dated: October 2, 2014 Melanie O’Brien, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2014–27151 Filed 11–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–16958; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS AGENCY: PO 00000 National Park Service, Interior. Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 68469 Notice. The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. 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. SUMMARY: 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 Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, at the address in this notice by December 17, 2014. DATES: Marie Elaine Danforth, Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Dr. #5074, Hattiesburg, MS 39406–0001, telephone (601) 266–4306, email m.danforth@ usm.edu. ADDRESSES: 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 the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. 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\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, Anchorage, AK, and the 
University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, AK

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM), Alaska State Office, and the University of Alaska Museum of the 
North have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation 
with

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the appropriate Indian tribes, and have determined that there is a 
cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian 
tribes. Representatives of any Indian tribe not identified in this 
notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains 
should submit a written request to the BLM Alaska State Office. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains to the Indian tribes stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any 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 the BLM Alaska State Office at the address in this notice by 
December 17, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert King, Alaska State NAGPRA Coordinator, Bureau of 
Land Management, 222 W. 7th Ave., Box 13, Anchorage, AK 99513-7599, 
telephone (907) 271-5510.

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 the BLM Alaska State Office and in the physical custody 
of the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The human remains were 
removed from Barrow, North Slope Borough, AK.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the BLM 
Alaska State Office and the University of Alaska Museum of the North 
professional staff, in consultation with representatives of the Native 
Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1949, partial sets of human remains representing, at minimum, 
four individuals were removed from the tundra surface near Point 
Barrow, AK (Accession Number 0454). The exact location where these 
remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information 
regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. According to 
records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these human 
remains were collected by Owen Rye and R. Hamilton and then deposited 
at the museum in 1949, where they are still housed today. These human 
remains represent four individuals and include two females aged 19-25 
years, one female aged 30-40 years, and one juvenile of an undetermined 
sex aged 4-6 years. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1950, a partial set of human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual was removed from the tundra surface near Point Barrow, 
AK (Accession Number 0499). The exact location where this partial set 
of remains was collected is unknown, and there is little information 
regarding the circumstances surrounding its removal. According to 
records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these human 
remains were collected by William Marshall and then deposited at the 
museum in 1950, where they are still housed today. These remains 
represent a single individual consisting of a female aged 40-50 years. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    In 1952, partial sets of human remains representing, at minimum, 
seven individuals were removed from tundra surface burials at Point 
Barrow, AK (Accession Number UA64-108(01)). The exact location where 
these remains were collected is unknown, and there is little 
information regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. 
According to records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, 
these human remains were collected by William Irving and deposited at 
the museum sometime between 1952 and 1964, where they are still housed 
today. These remains represent seven individuals consisting of two 
males aged 36-55 years, one male aged 20-30 years, one female aged 20-
30 years, one female aged 20-40 years, one male aged 30+ years, and one 
juvenile of an unknown sex aged 6-8 years. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1953, a partial set of human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual was removed from a tundra surface grave near Point 
Barrow, AK (Accession Number 0668). The exact location where these 
remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information 
regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. According to 
records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, these remains 
were collected by Arthur Poeschel and then deposited at the museum in 
1955, where they are still housed today. These human remains represent 
a single individual consisting of a male aged 20-25 years. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1960, partial sets of human remains representing, at minimum, 23 
individuals were removed from surface tundra burials at Point Barrow, 
AK (Accession Number 0967). The exact location where these remains were 
collected is unknown, and there is little information regarding the 
circumstances surrounding their removal. According to records at the 
University of Alaska Museum of the North, these remains were collected 
by Otto W. Geist and Marvin McNary and deposited at the museum in 1960, 
where they are still housed today. These human remains consist of 
cranial and post-cranial elements representing 23 individuals and 
include the following: One individual of an undetermined sex and age 
class, two males aged 35-45 years, one juvenile of an undetermined sex 
aged 12-15 years, one female aged 36-55 years, two females aged 30-50 
years, one female aged 50+ years, one juvenile of an undetermined sex 
aged 6-9 years, one male aged 36-55 years, two females aged 40-50 
years, one juvenile of an undetermined sex aged 3-5 years, two males 
aged 50+ years, one male aged 30-40 years, one female aged 20-40 years, 
one female aged 20-25 years, one male aged 25-35 years, one juvenile of 
an undetermined sex aged 7-12 years, two females aged 30-40 years, and 
one adult male of undetermined years. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In the 1950s or 1960s, partial sets of human remains representing, 
at minimum, two individuals accessioned as UA64-108(2) at the 
University of Alaska Museum of the North that were removed from tundra 
surface burials at Point Barrow, AK. The exact location where these 
remains were collected is unknown, and there is little information 
regarding the circumstances surrounding their removal. Based on catalog 
records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, one of these 
individuals was collected by William Irving in 1952 and likely belongs 
with accession UA64-108(1), although it is impossible to say for sure 
due to a lack of detailed information. The second individual in this 
accession was collected by Otto W. Geist and Kevin Cameron in an 
unknown year. Both of these individuals were deposited at the museum 
sometime during or prior to 1964, where they are still housed today. 
These human remains represent two individuals consisting of one male 
aged 18-20 years

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and one male aged 25-35 years. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1980, a partial set of human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual were removed from Point Barrow, AK (Accession Number 
UA83-051). These remains were collected from a water filled depression 
several feet deep near the airport runway and Pisokak Street by two 
boys who were residents of Barrow. The collected remains were 
subsequently turned over to Linda Yarborough who was leading an 
archaeological project in the village at the time of their discovery. 
The area where these remains were recovered appeared to have been 
disturbed and there were several other bones (presumed human) visible 
at the bottom of the small pool, and these were left in place. The 
exact location where these remains were collected is described as 
between lot 11, block 35 south of Pisokak Street and the airport runway 
located several hundred feet south of and parallel to Pisokak Street. 
According to records at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, 
these remains were deposited in the museum by Linda Yarborough in 1983, 
where they are still housed today. No other information is available 
regarding the circumstances surrounding the removal of these remains. 
These human remains represent a single individual consisting of one 
male aged 35-45 years. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    Concerning all of the 39 partial sets of human remains just 
described, there is not enough information present in museum records to 
confidently assign any of these remains to a specific archeological 
site. None of these remains were removed under federal permits. For all 
of these remains except the set accessioned as UA83-051, the only 
provenience information available states that the remains were surface 
collected near, in, or at the Native Village of Barrow. A common pre-
contact and contact era burial practice in the region of Barrow, AK, 
was to lay the deceased out either directly on the surface or enclosed 
in a box on the surface. Based on the museum records that accompany all 
of these remains, they were collected from a surficial burial context 
which would make them of a recent age. It is determined that these 
remains are Native American based on the general geographic location 
(Barrow, AK), the condition of the remains, and their morphology. 
Barrow, AK is the largest city in the North Slope Borough and serves as 
an economic and administrative center for the region. Archeological 
studies and oral traditions show that there is at least a thousand 
years of continuity between present-day and past residents on the North 
Slope of Alaska. Due to this fact, all 39 sets of human remains 
described above are determined to be directly related to Native 
American tribal members residing in Barrow, AK today.

Determinations Made by the BLM Alaska State Office and the University 
of Alaska Museum of the North

    Officials of the BLM Alaska State Office and the University of 
Alaska Museum of the North have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 39 individuals 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 Native Village of Barrow Inupiat 
Traditional Government.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe not 
identified in this notice that wishes to request transfer of control of 
these human remains should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Dr. Robert King, Alaska State NAGPRA 
Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. 7th Ave., Box 13, 
Anchorage, AK 99513-7599, telephone (907) 271-5510, by December 17, 
2014. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Native Village of 
Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government may proceed.
    The BLM Alaska State Office is responsible for notifying the Native 
Village of Barrow Inupiat Traditional Government that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: October 2, 2014
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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