Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND, 810-811 [2016-00074]

Download as PDF 810 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 4 / Thursday, January 7, 2016 / Notices Mr. Scott Fitzwilliams, The White River National Forest, 900 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, telephone (970) 945–2521. 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 in the control of the White River National Forest, Glenwood Springs, CO, and in the custody of the Anasazi Heritage Center, Dolores, CO. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 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. ADDRESSES: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the White River National Forest professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah; the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah; the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Hereafter all tribes listed above are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In 1998, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were delivered by a private citizen to the White River National Forest office in Glenwood Springs, CO. The private citizen did not leave personal information but did indicate that the human remains may have originated from southeastern Utah. The human remains consisted of two largely intact crania, and one mandible, likely associated with one of the intact skulls. A separate plastic bag containing a soil matrix (presumably from the site(s) of discovery), three disassociated teeth, and one human bone fragment was also found in the box. It is unknown if the bone fragment(s) and the dissociated teeth were part of the two human skulls although both crania and the single mandible were missing teeth. A cursory VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Jan 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 anatomical examination revealed the human remains were Native American, one female and one male, both of adult age. The colorations of the individual crania, along with associated soils, suggested that they did not originate from the same site of discovery or excavation. No craniometric examinations were made of the human remains and no destructive (e.g., DNA) analyses were performed. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the White River National Forest, USDA: Officials of the White River National Forest have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on archeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of, at minimum, two individuals 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, the lands from which the Native American human remains were likely removed from one the aboriginal lands of The Consulted and Invited Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah. 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 Mr. Scott Fitzwilliams, Forest Supervisor, White River National Forest, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, telephone (970) 945–3200, by February 8, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah may proceed. White River National Forest is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that his notice has published. PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 3, 2015. Amberleigh Malone, Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–00062 Filed 1–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–19847; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The State Historical Society of North Dakota has completed an inventory of human remains, and in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 State Historical Society of North Dakota. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: 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 State Historical Society of North Dakota at the address in this notice by February 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Wendi Murray, State Historical Society of North Dakota, 612 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, telephone (701) 328–3506, email wmurray@nd.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 the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND. The human remains were removed from Camp Grafton, Ramsey County, ND. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07JAN1.SGM 07JAN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-19847; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: State Historical Society of North 
Dakota, Bismarck, ND

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State Historical Society of North Dakota has completed an 
inventory of human remains, and in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that 
there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and any 
present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 
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 State 
Historical Society of North Dakota. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: 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 State 
Historical Society of North Dakota at the address in this notice by 
February 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Wendi Murray, State Historical Society of North Dakota, 612 
East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505, telephone (701) 328-3506, 
email wmurray@nd.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 the State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, 
ND. The human remains were removed from Camp Grafton, Ramsey County, 
ND.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25

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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.

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, 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.
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