Notice of Inventory Completion: Sheriff's Office, Berrien County, Saint Joseph, MI, 17736-17737 [2016-07106]

Download as PDF 17736 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20457; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo, Hilo, HI AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo have completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have 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 Kamehameha Schools. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Kamehameha Schools, at the address in this notice by April 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Jason Jeremiah, Senior Manager, Cultural Resources, Community Engagement & Resources Group, Kamehameha Schools, 567 South King Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone (808) 523–6200. 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 Kamehameha Schools and in the physical custody of the University of Hawai1i at Hilo. The human remains ¯ were removed from Pakini Iki, Ka1u ¯ District, Hawai1i Island, Ka1u District, Hawai1i Island. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Mar 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the professional staff of Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo, in consultation with representatives of Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Department of Hawaiian Homelands; the Hawaiian ¯ Civic Club of Ka1u; the Hawai1i Island ¯ Burial Council; Hui Malama i Na ¯ Kupuna o Hawai1i Nei; the Kamehameha Schools (Landowners and NHO); and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. History and Description of the Remains Between 1955 and 1957, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from ¯ Waiahukini Rockshelter Site in Ka1u, Hawai1i Island, HI, which are on lands belonging to Kamehameha Schools (formerly Bishop Estate Trust). Excavations were under the direction of Professor William Bonk at the University of Hawai1i at Hilo (then called Hilo College) and the Bishop Museum. Three human teeth were identified in bags of midden deposit in the summer of 2014, which had been stored with the other excavated material from the site at University of Hawai1i at Hilo until the present time. No known individuals were identified. No funerary objects are present. Although some historical era artifacts were identified in the uppermost layers of Waiahukini, the human remains were identified in midden deposits dated to the pre-Contact era. These collections remain in the physical custody of University of Hawai1i at Hilo although control of the collections is with Kamehameha Schools. Determinations Made by the Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo Officials of the Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo 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. • 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 Aha Moku Advisory Committee (Moku o Keawe), Hawaiian ¯ Civic Club of Ka1u, Kamehameha PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Schools, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Jason Jeremiah, Senior Manager, Cultural Resources, Community Engagement & Resources Group, Kamehameha Schools, 567 South King Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813, telephone (808) 523–6200, by April 29, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Aha Moku Advisory Committee (Moku o Keawe), ¯ the Hawaiian Civic Club of Ka1u, Kamehameha Schools, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs may proceed. The Kamehameha Schools and University of Hawai1i at Hilo is responsible for notifying the Aha Moku Advisory Committee; Department of Hawaiian Homelands; the Hawaiian ¯ Civic Club of Ka1u Hawai1i Island Burial ¯ ¯ Council; Hui Malama i Na Kupuna o Hawai1i Nei; Kamehameha Schools (Landowners and NHO); and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that this notice has been published. Dated: February 25, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–07107 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20401; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Sheriff’s Office, Berrien County, Saint Joseph, MI AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. SUMMARY: The Sheriff’s Office of Berrien County, MI has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and 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 E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 61 / Wednesday, March 30, 2016 / Notices request to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. 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 Berrien County Sheriff’s Office at the address in this notice by April 29, 2016. ADDRESSES: Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Attention Chief Deputy Michael Bradley, 919 Port Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085, email mbradley@ berriencounty.org. 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 Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. The human remains were removed from Galien River in New Buffalo, MI. 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. Consultation: A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Berrien County Sheriff’s office and the Michigan State University Anthropology Department professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potowatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Fond du Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Forest County Potowatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of the Ottawa and the Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Mar 29, 2016 Jkt 238001 Michigan; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-benash-she-wish Band of Pottowatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mille Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band of Potowatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potowatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; White Earth Band of Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter The Consulted Tribes). History and Description of the Remains In April 2011, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Galien River in Berrien County, MI. In early April of 2011 a minor was fishing in the Galien River in new Buffalo Township, MI. After casting into the center of the river the youth reeled in what appeared to be a large bone. The youth took the bone to his high school science teacher who contacted the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office’s Dive Team responded by searching a section of the river approximately eight feet square, where they found additional skeletonized human remains. All of the human remains, including the original bone found by the minor, were transported to the Anthropology Department at Michigan State University and examined by Dr. Norman PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 17737 Sauer. The human remains were found to be ‘‘adult prehistoric Native American’’ of indeterminate gender, and returned to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At the time of the excavation and removal of these human remains, the land from which the remains were removed was not the tribal land of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization. Determinations Made by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office Officials of the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on osteological evidence. • 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 Consulted Tribes • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Consulted Tribes. 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 the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office, Attention Chief Deputy Michael Bradley, 919 Port Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085, email mbradley@ berriencounty.org by April 29, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Consulted Tribes may proceed. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for informing The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published: Dated: February 18, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–07106 Filed 3–29–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20401; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Sheriff's Office, Berrien County, 
Saint Joseph, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Sheriff's Office of Berrien County, MI has completed an 
inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and 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

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request to the Berrien County Sheriff's Office. 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 Berrien 
County Sheriff's Office at the address in this notice by April 29, 
2016.

ADDRESSES: Berrien County Sheriff's Office, Attention Chief Deputy 
Michael Bradley, 919 Port Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085, email 
mbradley@berriencounty.org.

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 Berrien County Sheriff's Office. The human remains 
were removed from Galien River in New Buffalo, MI.
    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.
    Consultation: A detailed assessment of the human remains was made 
by the Berrien County Sheriff's office and the Michigan State 
University Anthropology Department professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians 
of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, 
Michigan; Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake) of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 
Minnesota; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, 
Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky 
Boy's Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potowatomi Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Fond du 
Lac Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Forest County 
Potowatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Portage Band of the Minnesota 
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Grand Traverse Band of the Ottawa and the 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Ho-
Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Leech Lake Band of the Minnesota Chippewa 
Tribe, Minnesota; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little 
Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish 
Band of Pottowatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mille 
Lacs Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Nottawaseppi 
Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron 
Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; 
Prairie Band of Potowatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie 
Band of Potowatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Sac and Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Sac and Fox 
Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska, Sac and Fox Nation, 
Oklahoma; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie 
Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa 
Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle 
Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; White Earth Band of 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and 
the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter The Consulted Tribes).

History and Description of the Remains

    In April 2011, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from Galien River in Berrien County, MI. In 
early April of 2011 a minor was fishing in the Galien River in new 
Buffalo Township, MI. After casting into the center of the river the 
youth reeled in what appeared to be a large bone. The youth took the 
bone to his high school science teacher who contacted the Berrien 
County Sheriff's Office.
    The Sheriff's Office's Dive Team responded by searching a section 
of the river approximately eight feet square, where they found 
additional skeletonized human remains. All of the human remains, 
including the original bone found by the minor, were transported to the 
Anthropology Department at Michigan State University and examined by 
Dr. Norman Sauer. The human remains were found to be ``adult 
prehistoric Native American'' of indeterminate gender, and returned to 
the Berrien County Sheriff's Office. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At the time of the excavation and removal of these human remains, 
the land from which the remains were removed was not the tribal land of 
any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization.

Determinations Made by the Berrien County Sheriff's Office

    Officials of the Berrien County Sheriff's Office have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological evidence.
     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 Consulted Tribes
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Consulted Tribes.

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 the Berrien County Sheriff's Office, 
Attention Chief Deputy Michael Bradley, 919 Port Street, Saint Joseph, 
MI 49085, email mbradley@berriencounty.org by April 29, 2016.
    After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to The Consulted Tribes may 
proceed.
    The Berrien County Sheriff's Office is responsible for informing 
The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published:

    Dated: February 18, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-07106 Filed 3-29-16; 8:45 am]
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