Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Jackson Post, Jackson, MI, 29298-29299 [2016-11086]

Download as PDF 29298 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Mexico were invited to consult but did not participate. Hereafter all tribes listed above are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains On November 12, 2015, the Fremont County Coroner took possession of one set of human remains from a private citizen who indicated they had been removed by her in about 1980 from a river bank on the Arkansas River near Coaldale, CO. After ruling out forensic interest the Coroner notified the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSAC), who took possession of the human remains in January 2016. The individual is an adult represented by a mandible and a small number of post-cranial elements and is identified as OAHP 312. Osteological analysis determined that the human remains are of Native American ancestry. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. History Colorado, in partnership with the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah, conducted tribal consultations among the tribes with ancestral ties to the State of Colorado to develop the process for disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary objects originating from inadvertent discoveries on Colorado State and private lands. As a result of the consultation, a process was developed, Process for Consultation, Transfer, and Reburial of Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects Originating From Inadvertent Discoveries on Colorado State and Private Lands, (2008, unpublished, on file with the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation). The Consulted and Invited Tribes are those who have expressed their wishes to be notified of discoveries in the Great Basin Consultation Region as established by the Process, where these individuals originated. The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee (Review Committee) is responsible for recommending specific actions for disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains. On November 3–4, 2006, the Process was presented to the Review Committee for consideration. A January 8, 2007, letter on behalf of the Review Committee from the Designated Federal Officer transmitted the provisional authorization to proceed with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Process upon receipt of formal responses from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico, and the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, subject to forthcoming conditions imposed by the Secretary of the Interior. On May 15–16, 2008, the responses from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico, and the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma were submitted to the Review Committee. On September 23, 2008, the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, as the designee for the Secretary of the Interior, transmitted the authorization for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable human remains according to the Process and NAGPRA, pending publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. 43 CFR 10.11 was promulgated on March 15, 2010, to provide a process for the disposition of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains recovered from tribal or aboriginal lands as established by the final judgment of the Indian Claims Commission or U.S. Court of Claims, a treaty, Act of Congress, or Executive Order, or other authoritative governmental sources. As there is no evidence indicating that the human remains reported in this notice originated from tribal or aboriginal lands, they are eligible for disposition under the Process. Determinations Made by History Colorado Officials of History Colorado have determined that: • Based on osteological analysis, the human remains are Native American. • 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. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(ii) and the Process, the disposition of the human remains may be to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain 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 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the request to Sheila Goff, NAGPRA Liaison, History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203, telephone (303) 866–4531, email sheila.goff@ state.co.us by June 10, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado, and the Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah may proceed. History Colorado is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: April 27, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–11091 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–20967; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Jackson Post, Jackson, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Michigan State Police, Jackson Post MSP13 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 request to the Michigan State Police, Jackson Post. 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 Michigan State Police, Jackson Post at the address in this notice by June 10, 2016. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 91 / Wednesday, May 11, 2016 / Notices D/Sgt. Cyndee Gochanour, Michigan State Police, Jackson Post #13, 3401 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49201, telephone (517) 780–4580, email GochanourC@michigan.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 Michigan State Police, Jackson Post. The human remains were removed from South Meridian Road, Pittsford Township, Hillsdale 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Michigan State University Anthropology Department on behalf of the Michigan State Police, Jackson Post, in consultation with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc); and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana. The following tribes were invited to consult, but did not participate: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 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; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; 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); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as the Seneca Nation of New York); Seneca-Cayuga Nation (previously listed as the SenecaCayuga Tribe of Oklahoma); Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York); Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation (all tribes listed in this section are hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains On November 19, 2015, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a quarry located on South Meridian Road, Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, MI, while a quarry worker was excavating gravel. The quarry worker contacted his boss and the landowner, who in turn contacted the Michigan State Police, Jackson Post (complaint 13–7550–15). The Michigan State University, Anthropology Department completed a preliminary analysis of the human remains through photographs sent by cell phone. The human remains were believed to be Native American. Michigan State University, Anthropology Department arrived at the venue and assisted in the recovery of additional skeletal remains. Michigan State University, Anthropology Department took possession of the human remains for further analysis and confirmed the human remains were one Native American male. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are consistent with that of a prehistoric Great Lake Native American, gracile male, suggested age range of 14–23. No lines of evidence for present-day cultural affiliation where identifiable. The skeletal elements present include: A mostly complete cranium, the proximal PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 29299 half of a right femur, the distal half of a right femur (both elements are consistent and may have fit together prior to taphonomic changes), a distal half of the left humerus, two left fibular fragments, T6 through T12, and several small cranial fragments. Determinations Made by the Michigan State Police, Jackson Post Officials of the Michigan State Police, Jackson post have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the report received from Michigan State University Anthropology Department. • 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 judgement of Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, or Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Consulted and Invited Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Consulted and 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: D/Sgt. Cyndee Gochanour, Michigan State Police, Jackson Post #13, 3401 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49201, telephone (517) 780– 4580, email GochanourC@michigan.gov, by June 10, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains may be to The Consulted and Invited Tribes. The Michigan State Police, Jackson Post is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has published. Dated: April 27, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–11086 Filed 5–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-20967; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Jackson 
Post, Jackson, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Michigan State Police, Jackson Post MSP13 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 request to the Michigan State Police, Jackson 
Post. 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 Michigan 
State Police, Jackson Post at the address in this notice by June 10, 
2016.

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ADDRESSES: D/Sgt. Cyndee Gochanour, Michigan State Police, Jackson Post 
#13, 3401 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49201, telephone (517) 780-4580, 
email GochanourC@michigan.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 Michigan State Police, Jackson Post. The human 
remains were removed from South Meridian Road, Pittsford Township, 
Hillsdale 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 Michigan 
State University Anthropology Department on behalf of the Michigan 
State Police, Jackson Post, in consultation with the Citizen Potawatomi 
Nation, Oklahoma; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; 
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed 
as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc); and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi 
Indians, Michigan and Indiana.
    The following tribes were invited to consult, but did not 
participate: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River 
Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River 
Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa 
Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed 
as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand 
Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville 
Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 
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; Lac Vieux Desert Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa 
Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians 
of Michigan; 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); 
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously 
listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Quechan Tribe 
of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona; Red Cliff 
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of 
Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; 
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed 
as the Seneca Nation of New York); Seneca-Cayuga Nation (previously 
listed as the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma); Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon 
Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously 
listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York); Turtle 
Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte 
Nation (all tribes listed in this section are hereafter referred to as 
``The Consulted and Invited Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    On November 19, 2015, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a quarry located on South Meridian Road, 
Pittsford Township, Hillsdale County, MI, while a quarry worker was 
excavating gravel. The quarry worker contacted his boss and the 
landowner, who in turn contacted the Michigan State Police, Jackson 
Post (complaint 13-7550-15). The Michigan State University, 
Anthropology Department completed a preliminary analysis of the human 
remains through photographs sent by cell phone. The human remains were 
believed to be Native American. Michigan State University, Anthropology 
Department arrived at the venue and assisted in the recovery of 
additional skeletal remains. Michigan State University, Anthropology 
Department took possession of the human remains for further analysis 
and confirmed the human remains were one Native American male. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The human remains are consistent with that of a prehistoric Great 
Lake Native American, gracile male, suggested age range of 14-23. No 
lines of evidence for present-day cultural affiliation where 
identifiable. The skeletal elements present include: A mostly complete 
cranium, the proximal half of a right femur, the distal half of a right 
femur (both elements are consistent and may have fit together prior to 
taphonomic changes), a distal half of the left humerus, two left 
fibular fragments, T6 through T12, and several small cranial fragments.

Determinations Made by the Michigan State Police, Jackson Post

    Officials of the Michigan State Police, Jackson post have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the report received from 
Michigan State University Anthropology Department.
     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 judgement of Indian Claims Commission 
or the Court of Federal Claims, or Treaties, Acts of Congress, or 
Executive Orders the land from which the Native American human remains 
were removed is the aboriginal land of The Consulted and Invited 
Tribes.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Consulted and 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: D/Sgt. Cyndee Gochanour, Michigan State 
Police, Jackson Post #13, 3401 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49201, 
telephone (517) 780-4580, email GochanourC@michigan.gov, by June 10, 
2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains may be to The Consulted and 
Invited Tribes.
    The Michigan State Police, Jackson Post is responsible for 
notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has 
published.

    Dated: April 27, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-11086 Filed 5-10-16; 8:45 am]
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