Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, 29302-29304 [2016-11085]

Download as PDF 29302 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20979; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Fort Benning, GA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Fort Benning, GA has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in two Notices of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on August 29, 2002, and August 31, 2015. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the number of associated funerary objects. 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 U.S. Army, Fort Benning, GA. 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 U.S. Army, Fort Benning, GA at the address in this notice by June 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Dr. Christopher E. Hamilton, Coordinator for Native American Affairs, 6500 Meloy Drive, Room 309, Fort Benning, GA 31905, telephone (706) 545–4211, email Christopher.e.hamilton.civ@mail.mil. 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 correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Army, Fort Benning, GA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Russell County, AL. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (67 FR 55426–55428, August 29, 2002) and the number of associated funerary objects published in Notice in the Federal Register (80 FR 52491–52492, August 31, 2015). In November of 2015 a routine evaluation of NAGPRA items uncovered human remains and associated funerary objects that were not previously listed on the original notice published in 2002 or on the correction published in 2015. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (67 FR 55427, August 29, 2002), column 2, paragraph 1, sentence 1, is corrected by substituting the number 13, with the number 14. In the Federal Register (67 FR 55427, August 29, 2002), column 3, paragraph 2, sentence 1, is corrected by substituting the number 25, with the number 26. In the Federal Register (80 FR 52491, August 31, 2015), column 3, paragraph 2, under the heading ‘‘Correction,’’ is corrected by adding the following sentences at the end of the paragraph: In November 2015, additional associated funerary objects, not listed on previous notices, were found during a routine evaluation of collections. The additional associated funerary objects are 3 ceramic fragments, 91 worked shell pieces, 8 unmodified shell pieces, and 55 glass beads. In the Federal Register (80 FR 52491, August 31, 2015), column 3, paragraph 3, sentence 1, under the heading ‘‘Correction,’’ is corrected by replacing the number 1560 with the number 1717. 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. Christopher E. Hamilton, Coordinator for Native American Affairs, 6500 Meloy Drive, Room 309, Fort Benning, GA 31905, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 telephone (706) 545–4211, email Christopher.e.hamilton.civ@mail.mil, by June 10, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; the Chickasaw Nation; the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Kialegee Tribal Town, Oklahoma; the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; the Seminole Tribe of Florida; and the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma may proceed. The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Army, Fort Benning, GA, is responsible for notifying the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; the Chickasaw Nation; the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; the Kialegee Tribal Town, Oklahoma; the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Oklahoma; the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; the Seminole Tribe of Florida; and the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: April 28, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–11087 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20924; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES of these human remains should submit a written request to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the address in this notice by June 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Dr. Julian Siggers, Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 19104, telephone (215) 898–4050. 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA. The human remains were removed from Wayne County, 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of 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 Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Wyandotte Nation; and with the Michigan Anishinaabek Cultural Preservation & Repatriation Alliance, a non-federally recognized entity, representing the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 following federally recognized tribes: Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes.’’ The following tribes were invited to consult but did not respond: Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nations (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In 1844, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual (97–606– 1270) were removed from a mound located near Detroit, Wayne County, MI. The human remains were removed by Lieutenant Montgomery C. Meigs during the construction of Fort Wayne by the Army Corps of Engineers. The area selected for the Fort was the site of a ‘‘prehistoric complex of earthworks, especially burial mounds’’ (Grosscup 1999: 332). The Springwells Mound Group as it is known is represented by three mounds, the mound located near the Springwells Copper Works (Michigan site number WN–3), the Fort Wayne Mound (WN–1), and the Central Mound (WN–5) located just east of Fort Wayne. Another mound directly opposite (Carsten Mound) and the Great Mound at the mouth of the Rouge River probably relate to the PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29303 mounds at Springwells. These human remains likely originated from one of the three mounds located on or near Fort Wayne. The mounds date to earlylate Late Woodland Periods. The human remains include the cranium and mandible of a single female estimated to be 35–50 years old. Lt. Meigs sent the human remains to Dr. Samuel G. Morton for inclusion in his study of human crania prior to 1846. In 1853, Dr. Morton’s collection, including the human remains described above, was purchased from Dr. Morton’s estate and formally presented to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. In 1966, Dr. Morton’s collection was loaned to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. In 1997, the collection was formally gifted to the University of Pennsylvania Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on their examination by a physical anthropologist, their recovery from a known archeological site complex, museum documents, and published records. • 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. • 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 Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Consulted Tribes and The Invited 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 Dr. Julian Siggers, E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 29304 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, telephone (215) 898–4050 by June 10, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Consulted and Invited Tribes may proceed. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: April 21, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–11085 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20965; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peabody Museum of Natural History, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined 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 Peabody Museum of Natural History. 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 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 Peabody Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by June 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Professor David Skelly, Director, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 208118, New mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, CT 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 in 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 in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Item(s) In 1899, two cultural items were removed from Yakutat Bay in Yakutat Borough, AK, by a member of the 1899 Harriman Expedition. The items were donated to the Peabody Museum of Natural History by George Bird Grinnell in 1913. The two unassociated funerary objects are two whale bone war knives. In June 2015, representatives from the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska identified the knives as culturally affiliated to the Tlingit people. Peabody Museum of Natural History catalog records refine this affiliation to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. Through consultation, members of the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe have confirmed their culturally affiliation to the knives. 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(3)(B), the two 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 Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim 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 June 10, 2016. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe may proceed. The Peabody Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe and the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska that this notice has been published. Dated: April 27, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–11090 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20923; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The American Museum of Natural History has revised a Notice of Inventory Completion that was published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2014. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 notification to the American Museum of Natural History. 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the American Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by June 10, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum 
of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology 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

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of these human remains should submit a written request to the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 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 University of 
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the address in 
this notice by June 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Julian Siggers, Director, University of Pennsylvania 
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 
telephone (215) 898-4050.

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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA. The human remains were removed from 
Wayne County, 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 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of 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 Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 
Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); 
Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; 
White Earth Band); Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and 
Indiana; Wyandotte Nation; and with the Michigan Anishinaabek Cultural 
Preservation & Repatriation Alliance, a non-federally recognized 
entity, representing the following federally recognized tribes: Bay 
Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; 
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa 
Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of 
Michigan; Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan 
(previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Saginaw Chippewa 
Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan, hereafter referred to as ``The Consulted Tribes.''
    The following tribes were invited to consult but did not respond: 
Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the 
Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Forest County Potawatomi Community, 
Wisconsin; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians 
of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nations (previously listed as the Prairie Band 
of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, 
hereafter referred to as ``The Invited Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1844, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
(97-606-1270) were removed from a mound located near Detroit, Wayne 
County, MI. The human remains were removed by Lieutenant Montgomery C. 
Meigs during the construction of Fort Wayne by the Army Corps of 
Engineers. The area selected for the Fort was the site of a 
``prehistoric complex of earthworks, especially burial mounds'' 
(Grosscup 1999: 332).
    The Springwells Mound Group as it is known is represented by three 
mounds, the mound located near the Springwells Copper Works (Michigan 
site number WN-3), the Fort Wayne Mound (WN-1), and the Central Mound 
(WN-5) located just east of Fort Wayne. Another mound directly opposite 
(Carsten Mound) and the Great Mound at the mouth of the Rouge River 
probably relate to the mounds at Springwells. These human remains 
likely originated from one of the three mounds located on or near Fort 
Wayne. The mounds date to early-late Late Woodland Periods. The human 
remains include the cranium and mandible of a single female estimated 
to be 35-50 years old.
    Lt. Meigs sent the human remains to Dr. Samuel G. Morton for 
inclusion in his study of human crania prior to 1846. In 1853, Dr. 
Morton's collection, including the human remains described above, was 
purchased from Dr. Morton's estate and formally presented to the 
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. In 1966, Dr. Morton's 
collection was loaned to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology. In 1997, the collection was formally 
gifted to the University of Pennsylvania Museum. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology 
and Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on their examination by a 
physical anthropologist, their recovery from a known archeological site 
complex, museum documents, and published records.
     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.
     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 Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Consulted Tribes and The Invited 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 Dr. Julian Siggers,

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University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 
South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, telephone (215) 898-4050 by June 
10, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Consulted and 
Invited Tribes may proceed.
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes and The 
Invited Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 21, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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