Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 36952 [2016-13592]

Download as PDF 36952 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 110 / Wednesday, June 8, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–21098; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, previously listed as the Office of the State Archaeologist Burials Program, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program at the address in this notice by July 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email laranoldner@uiowa.edu. 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, Iowa City, IA. The human remains were removed from an unspecified location in California. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program professional staff in consultation with the Native American Heritage Commission, representatives of the Tejon Indian Tribe; the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Kern Valley Indian Community, a nonfederally recognized Indian group. History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unspecified mound site in California. At some point, the human remains, which were identified as ‘‘taken from mound of Kawai tribe,’’ were donated to the Ham House Museum in Dubuque, IA. These human remains were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 1986. The human remains were identified as a young adult male (Burial Project 655). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are attributed to the Kawaiisu, based on collection evidence. The Kawai, also known as the Kawaiisu or Kaweah, occupied Eastern California in the vicinity of the Tehachapi Mountains. When the original Tule River Reservation was established in 1856, the Kawaiisu were among the tribes represented. Ethnohistorically, Kawaiisu is the name of a population that encompasses thre, now separate, present-day communities: The Tejon Indian Tribe, the Tule River Indian Tribe, and the Kern Valley Indian Community, a non-Federally recognized Indian group. Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program have determined that: • 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), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human PO 00000 Frm 00093 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remains and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California. 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 Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email lara-noldner@ uiowa.edu, by July 8, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California, may proceed. The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying the Tejon Indian Tribe; the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Kern Valley Indian Community, a nonfederally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: May 16, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–13592 Filed 6–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–21139; 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 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-21098; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State 
Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, 
previously listed as the Office of the State Archaeologist Burials 
Program, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program. 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 
Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program at the address 
in this notice by July 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 South Clinton Street, 
Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384-0740, email lara-noldner@uiowa.edu.

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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program, Iowa City, IA. The human remains were removed from an 
unspecified location in California.
    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. 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 Office 
of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program professional staff in 
consultation with the Native American Heritage Commission, 
representatives of the Tejon Indian Tribe; the Tule River Indian Tribe 
of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Kern Valley Indian 
Community, a non-federally recognized Indian group.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of one 
individual were removed from an unspecified mound site in California. 
At some point, the human remains, which were identified as ``taken from 
mound of Kawai tribe,'' were donated to the Ham House Museum in 
Dubuque, IA. These human remains were transferred to the Office of the 
State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program in 1986. The human remains 
were identified as a young adult male (Burial Project 655). No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The human remains are attributed to the Kawaiisu, based on 
collection evidence. The Kawai, also known as the Kawaiisu or Kaweah, 
occupied Eastern California in the vicinity of the Tehachapi Mountains. 
When the original Tule River Reservation was established in 1856, the 
Kawaiisu were among the tribes represented. Ethnohistorically, Kawaiisu 
is the name of a population that encompasses thre, now separate, 
present-day communities: The Tejon Indian Tribe, the Tule River Indian 
Tribe, and the Kern Valley Indian Community, a non-Federally recognized 
Indian group.

Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program

    Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program have determined that:
     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), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and the Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule 
River Reservation, California.

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 Dr. Lara 
Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, 
University of Iowa, 700 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, 
telephone (319) 384-0740, email lara-noldner@uiowa.edu, by July 8, 
2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Tule River Indian Tribe 
of the Tule River Reservation, California, may proceed.
    The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is 
responsible for notifying the Tejon Indian Tribe; the Tule River Indian 
Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and the Kern Valley 
Indian Community, a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: May 16, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-13592 Filed 6-7-16; 8:45 am]
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