Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS, 23513-23514 [2016-09262]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20685; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Kansas State Historical Society 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 Kansas State Historical Society. 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 Kansas State Historical Society at the address in this notice by May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert J. Hoard, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615, telephone (785) 272–8681 x269, email rhoard@ kshs.org. SUMMARY: 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 Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from somewhere near Port Williams, in Atchison County, KS. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Kansas State Historical Society professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas. History and Description of the Remains In late 1916 or early 1917, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unnamed and unrecorded site somewhere near Port Williams in Atchison County, KS, by George Remsberg, a well-known amateur archeologist. Remsberg reported that he excavated a relatively recent Native American burial in Atchison County, KS, from the Bluma family farm near Walnut Creek, though he does not specify the location. This area was Kickapoo land from 1832 to 1854. The association of a string of glass beads indicated a relatively recent burial. The human remains consist of a cranium and an associated mandible. The cranium was determined to be that of a 20–30 year old male of mixed ancestry. No known individuals were identified. The 168 associated funerary objects are 1 lot of glass beads, 5 chert chips, 1 mussel shell section, 1 stone, 63 nonhuman skeletal elements, and 97 pottery sherds. Remsberg sent some materials he collected in Kansas to Wallingford Historical Society in Connecticut in 1917. That institution returned the materials to the Kansas State Historical Society on April 20, 1990. Determinations Made by the Kansas State Historical Society Officials of the Kansas State Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 1 individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 168 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 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23513 remains and associated funerary objects and the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas. 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 Dr. Robert J. Hoard, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615, telephone (785) 272–8681 x269, email rhoard@kshs.org, by May 23, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas may proceed. The Kansas State Historical Society is responsible for notifying the Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas that this notice has been published. Dated: March 22, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–09261 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20686; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Kansas State Historical Society, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the Kansas State Historical Society. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1 23514 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 77 / Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Notices jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Kansas State Historical Society at the address in this notice by May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert J. Hoard, State Archeologist, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615–1099, telephone (785) 272– 8681 ext. 269, email rhoard@kshs.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the possession of the Kansas State Historical Society that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1964, artifact collectors excavated 18 cultural items and two human burials at the Doniphan site, 14DP2, in Doniphan County, KS. The human remains were reburied at the site after osteological analysis by the Kansas State Historical Society, but the 18 associated funerary objects, consisting of 5 projectile points, 11 white glass beads, and 2 small metal rings were given to the Kansas State Historical Society. These are identified by the designation UBS 1991–105. The Doniphan site has long been known to be a Kaw village, though earlier components also are present. It was visited by French Military office ´ Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont in 1724 on his way to visit western tribes. This village also may be the one that appears on the 1718 map by Delisle and noted as ruins by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Between 1904 and 1935, human remains and 154 artifacts were removed from the Blue Earth site, 14PO24, Pottawatomie County, KS, by Kansas State University faculty member J.V. Cortelyou. In 1956, the human remains and artifacts were donated to the Kansas State Historical Society. The human VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:27 Apr 20, 2016 Jkt 238001 remains were destroyed by the Kansas State Historical Society in 1957 and 1958, according to an accession book, but the funerary objects were retained. The 154 unassociated funerary objects are 1 disk shell bead, 3 small burned bone fragments, 1 Dentalium bead, 140 shell disk beads, 2 shell pendants/ ornaments, 1 drilled stone object, 1 incised stone pipe, and 5 incised bone beads. These are identified by the designation UBS 1991–99. The Blue Earth Village is shown on a 1795 map by Antoine Soulard and is identified as a Kaw site. It was the principle Kaw village for approximately 30 years. It was partially excavated in 1937 by archaeologist Waldo Wedel and tested by archaeologist John Tomasic of the Kansas State Historical Society in 2012. Both excavations produced material consistent with a Kaw occupation. Zebulon Pike also traded with the Kaw at this location in 1806. Determinations Made by the Kansas State Historical Society Officials of the Kansas State Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 172 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Kaw 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Robert J. Hoard, State Archeologist, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615– 1099, telephone (785) 272–8681 ext. 269, email rhoard@kshs.org, by May 23, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma may proceed. The Kansas State Historical Society is responsible for notifying the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 22, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–09262 Filed 4–20–16; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Natural Resources Revenue [Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018; DS63610000 DR2PS0000.CH7000 167D0102R2] Notice of Proposed Audit Delegation Renewal for the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming Office of the Secretary, Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The States of Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming are requesting that ONRR renew current delegations of audit and investigation authority. This notice gives members of the public an opportunity to review and comment on the States’ proposals. DATES: Submit written comments on or before May 23, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this notice by any of the following methods: • Electronically go to http:// www.regulations.gov. In the entry titled ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter ONRR– 2011–0018, and then click search. Follow the instructions to submit public comments. ONRR will post all comments. • Email comments to Luis Aguilar, Regulatory Specialist, at Luis.Aguilar@ onrr.gov. Please reference the Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018 in your comments. • Hand-carry comments or use an overnight courier service. Our courier address is Building 85, Room A–614, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Ave. and Kipling St., Denver, Colorado 80225. Please reference the Docket No. ONRR–2011–0018 in your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heidi Badaracco, State and Tribal Support, State and Indian Coordination, ONRR; telephone (303) 231–3434; or by email at Heidi.Badaracco@onrr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following officials are the State contacts for their respective proposals: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 77 (Thursday, April 21, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20686; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Kansas State 
Historical Society, Topeka, KS

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Kansas State Historical Society, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has 
determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the 
definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or 
representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items 
should submit a written request to the Kansas State Historical Society. 
If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the 
cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or

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Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to the Kansas State Historical 
Society at the address in this notice by May 23, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert J. Hoard, State Archeologist, Kansas State 
Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615-1099, 
telephone (785) 272-8681 ext. 269, email rhoard@kshs.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items in the 
possession of the Kansas State Historical Society that meet the 
definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations within this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations within this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In 1964, artifact collectors excavated 18 cultural items and two 
human burials at the Doniphan site, 14DP2, in Doniphan County, KS. The 
human remains were reburied at the site after osteological analysis by 
the Kansas State Historical Society, but the 18 associated funerary 
objects, consisting of 5 projectile points, 11 white glass beads, and 2 
small metal rings were given to the Kansas State Historical Society. 
These are identified by the designation UBS 1991-105.
    The Doniphan site has long been known to be a Kaw village, though 
earlier components also are present. It was visited by French Military 
office [Eacute]tienne Veniard de Bourgmont in 1724 on his way to visit 
western tribes. This village also may be the one that appears on the 
1718 map by Delisle and noted as ruins by Lewis and Clark in 1805.
    Between 1904 and 1935, human remains and 154 artifacts were removed 
from the Blue Earth site, 14PO24, Pottawatomie County, KS, by Kansas 
State University faculty member J.V. Cortelyou. In 1956, the human 
remains and artifacts were donated to the Kansas State Historical 
Society. The human remains were destroyed by the Kansas State 
Historical Society in 1957 and 1958, according to an accession book, 
but the funerary objects were retained. The 154 unassociated funerary 
objects are 1 disk shell bead, 3 small burned bone fragments, 1 
Dentalium bead, 140 shell disk beads, 2 shell pendants/ornaments, 1 
drilled stone object, 1 incised stone pipe, and 5 incised bone beads. 
These are identified by the designation UBS 1991-99.
    The Blue Earth Village is shown on a 1795 map by Antoine Soulard 
and is identified as a Kaw site. It was the principle Kaw village for 
approximately 30 years. It was partially excavated in 1937 by 
archaeologist Waldo Wedel and tested by archaeologist John Tomasic of 
the Kansas State Historical Society in 2012. Both excavations produced 
material consistent with a Kaw occupation. Zebulon Pike also traded 
with the Kaw at this location in 1806.

Determinations Made by the Kansas State Historical Society

    Officials of the Kansas State Historical Society have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 172 cultural items 
described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or 
near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of 
the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
unassociated funerary objects and the Kaw 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 claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Dr. Robert J. Hoard, State Archeologist, 
Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615-
1099, telephone (785) 272-8681 ext. 269, email rhoard@kshs.org, by May 
23, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come 
forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to 
the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma may proceed.
    The Kansas State Historical Society is responsible for notifying 
the Kaw Nation, Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 22, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-09262 Filed 4-20-16; 8:45 a.m.]
 BILLING CODE 4312-50-P