Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 811-812 [2016-00061]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the State Historical Society of North Dakota professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Crow Tribe of Montana; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 2003, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, were removed from site 32RY147 on state land at Camp Grafton in Ramsey County, ND. The human remains (a toe bone) were recovered during a testing project undertaken by the Department of Anthropology, University of North Dakota for the North Dakota Army National Guard. The site, described in the final report as an artifact scatter, is located in the north-central portion of Camp Grafton North, Ramsey County, ND, on top of a densely forested hill. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. No artifacts, burial mounds, or funerary structures suggesting the presence of a burial at or near the location were reported to exist at the site. The presence of ceramics and the recovery of a Besant-like projectile point fragment at the site suggest that it was probably occupied during the Woodland or Early Plains Village period (500 B.C.– A.D. 1300). Determinations Made by the State Historical Society of North Dakota Officials of the State Historical Society of North Dakota have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remain described in this notice is Native American based on the context of its recovery. They were recovered from a prehistoric Native American site, which also generated ceramic, lithic, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 and other artifacts consistent with prehistoric Native American occupation. • 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota, and the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota and the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota, and the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota. Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Wendi Murray, State Historical Society of North Dakota, 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, telephone (701) 328–3506, email wmurray@nd.gov, by February 8, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota, and the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota, may proceed. The State Historical Society of North Dakota is responsible for notifying the the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota, and the Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota that this notice has been published. Dated: November 23, 2015. Amberleigh Malone, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–00074 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 811 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–19930; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peabody Museum of Natural History 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 remain 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 the human remain and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Peabody Museum of Natural History. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remain 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 the human remain and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Peabody Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by February 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Professor David Skelly, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520–8118, telephone (203) 432–3752. 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 Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT. The human remain and associated funerary objects were removed from Pine Island, Marshall County, AL. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 812 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Peabody Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas; the AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains Prior to 1915, human remains representing, at minimum, one adult individual were removed from Pine Island in Marshall County, AL by John H. Gunter and donated to the Peabody Museum of Natural History. No known individuals were identified. The 82 associated funerary objects are one ceramic vessel fragment, parts of two flint-lock muskets, two lead balls, 65 brass tinklers, one lot of blue and white glass trade beads, two brass bells (variety Circarch), four ramrod thimbles, two metal springs, and three textile fragments. Historical and archeological documentation has identified the early inhabitants of the Guntersville Basin as the Koasati (as called by the English) or Kaskinampo (as called by the French), with the Cherokee moving into the region later in the 18th century. Archeological investigations on Pine Island in the late 1800s and again in the 1930s identified both proto-historic and historic occupations. The historic McKee Island Phase occupation dates to approximately A.D. 1650 to 1715. After 1715, it is believed the Koasati abandoned the island and moved south to the Coosa-Tallapoosa River junction. The associated funerary objects are consistent with the earlier historic McKee Island phase occupation of Pine Island by the Koasati. Historical, linguistic, and tribal evidence indicates that descendants of the Koasati are members of four federally recognized tribes: The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Town, Oklahoma, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma. Dated: December 8, 2015. Amberleigh Malone, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. Determinations made by the Peabody Museum of Natural History [FR Doc. 2016–00061 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] Officials of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 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(3)(A), the 82 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 remain and associated funerary objects and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas, the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 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 request transfer of control of the human remain and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Professor David Skelly, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520–8118, telephone (203) 432–3752, by February 8, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remain and associated funerary objects to the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas, the AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation may proceed. The Peabody Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4312–50–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION A Centennial History of the United States International Trade Commission International Trade Commission. ACTION: Call for submissions. AGENCY: The United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is requesting submissions to form parts of a planned Centennial History of the United States International Trade Commission. DATES: Submissions will be accepted if: 1. The author provides written notice to the Secretary to the Commission by January 29, 2016, of the intent to file a submission. 2. The author files the submission by April 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Documents responsive to this notice should be filed with Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, preferably by electronic mail to secretary@usitc.gov. If electronic transmission is not available, documents can be mailed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary, telephone (202) 205–2000, United States International Trade Commission. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at (202) 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission was created by Public Law 64–271 enacted on September 8, 1916. The Commission is planning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its founding by publishing a Centennial History of the agency. The Commission’s strategic plan describes the agency in the following terms: ‘‘For decades, the Commission, an independent, nonpartisan agency, has fulfilled its mandate to provide Congress and the President with objective, thorough, and succinct analysis on the most critical trade issues of the day.’’ The Commission seeks to place the agency and its mandate for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-19930; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Natural 
History, Yale University, New Haven, CT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Peabody Museum of Natural History 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 remain 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 the human remain and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the Peabody Museum of Natural History. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remain 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 the human remain and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the Peabody Museum of Natural History at the address in 
this notice by February 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Professor David Skelly, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of 
Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520-8118, telephone 
(203) 432-3752.

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 Peabody Museum of 
Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT. The human remain and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Pine Island, Marshall 
County, AL.
    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 
and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not 
responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Peabody 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; the Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; the 
Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of 
North Carolina; the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Muscogee (Creek) 
Nation, Oklahoma; the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma; and the 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    Prior to 1915, human remains representing, at minimum, one adult 
individual were removed from Pine Island in Marshall County, AL by John 
H. Gunter and donated to the Peabody Museum of Natural History. No 
known individuals were identified. The 82 associated funerary objects 
are one ceramic vessel fragment, parts of two flint-lock muskets, two 
lead balls, 65 brass tinklers, one lot of blue and white glass trade 
beads, two brass bells (variety Circarch), four ramrod thimbles, two 
metal springs, and three textile fragments.
    Historical and archeological documentation has identified the early 
inhabitants of the Guntersville Basin as the Koasati (as called by the 
English) or Kaskinampo (as called by the French), with the Cherokee 
moving into the region later in the 18th century. Archeological 
investigations on Pine Island in the late 1800s and again in the 1930s 
identified both proto-historic and historic occupations. The historic 
McKee Island Phase occupation dates to approximately A.D. 1650 to 1715. 
After 1715, it is believed the Koasati abandoned the island and moved 
south to the Coosa-Tallapoosa River junction. The associated funerary 
objects are consistent with the earlier historic McKee Island phase 
occupation of Pine Island by the Koasati. Historical, linguistic, and 
tribal evidence indicates that descendants of the Koasati are members 
of four federally recognized tribes: The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of 
Texas, the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma, the Coushatta Tribe 
of Louisiana, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma.

Determinations made by the Peabody Museum of Natural History

    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 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(3)(A), the 82 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 remain and associated funerary objects and the Alabama-
Coushatta Tribes of Texas, the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma, 
the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 
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 
request transfer of control of the human remain and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to Professor David Skelly, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of 
Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New Haven, CT 06520-8118, telephone 
(203) 432-3752, by February 8, 2016. After that date, if no additional 
requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remain 
and associated funerary objects to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of 
Texas, the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma, the Coushatta Tribe 
of Louisiana, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation may proceed.
    The Peabody Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, 
Oklahoma; the Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; the Chickasaw Nation, 
Oklahoma; the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; the 
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; 
the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band 
of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 8, 2015.
Amberleigh Malone,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-00061 Filed 1-6-16; 8:45 am]
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