Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN, 45531-45532 [2016-16608]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–21370]; [PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation. 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation at the address in this notice by August 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Attn: Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250, telephone (317) 845–2413, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Indianapolis Field Office. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Lyman County, SD. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 and associated funerary objects. 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 FBI in consultation with representatives of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’. History and Description of the Remains In July 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, 9 individuals were removed from at or near site 39LM0047 in Lyman County, SD. The human remains were later transported to Indiana, where they remained as part of a private collection of Native American antiquities and cultural heritage. In April 2014, the human remains were seized by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation. The human remains represent one adolescent male, one adolescent female, two adolescents of unknown sex, two adults of unknown sex, one female aged approximately 75 years at time of death, and two individuals of unknown age or sex. No known individuals were identified. The 21 associated funerary objects are 2 lots of glass trade beads; 2 pipestone/Catalinite pipes; 1 unidentified metal stake or nail; 1 metal knife with wooden handle; 1 black metal pendant; 1 drilled metal pendant; 2 stone projectile points; 1 ceramic ink well; 1 ground stone (possibly a pestle); and 1 hammer stone. Site 39LM0047 is located at the convergence of the White River and the Missouri River. The area is currently under the control, and managed by, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFD), pursuant to a 1999 transfer of property by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). However, at the time of the excavation of these human remains and associated funerary objects, the land at the site in question was under the control, and managed by, the USACE. Site analysis, along with oral history from local tribal nations, indicates that this area was historically inhabited by PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45531 several populations. Archeologists believe that Siouan-speaking people ancestral to the Mandan lived in this locale from at least A.D. 800 until they were displaced by Caddoan-speaking ancestors of the Arikara. Ancestral Arikara remained in the area until the mid-to-late 1800s, when they moved upstream to join the Mandan and Hidatsa as part of the Three Affiliated tribes. Siouan-speaking peoples ancestral to the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota hunted across the Plains and often traded with the ancestral Arikara, Mandan, and Hidatsa well ahead of European contact and into the historic period. This particular locale was dominated by the Dakota and Lakota by the early 1700s. Based upon historical record, site analysis, evidence obtained through criminal investigation, osteological analysis, and tribal consultation, the FBI believes that there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains, and associated funerary objects, and The Tribes. Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Officials of the FBI have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 9 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 21 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 a 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 remains and associated funerary objects and The Tribes. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice who 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Attn: Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250, telephone (317) 845–2413, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov, by August 15, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 45532 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Notices human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The FBI is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 7, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–16608 Filed 7–13–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–21395; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Alabama Museums, Tuscaloosa, AL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Alabama Museums 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 a present-day Indian tribe. 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 University of Alabama Museums. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe 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 University of Alabama Museums at the address in this notice by August 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Dr. Bill Bomar, Executive Director, University of Alabama Museums, Box 870340, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, telephone (205) 348–7552. 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 and associated asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:33 Jul 13, 2016 Jkt 238001 funerary objects under the control of the University of Alabama Museums, Tuscaloosa, AL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from an undocumented bluff shelter along the Warrior River in Blount County, AL. 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of Alabama Museums professional staff in consultation with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. On October 21, 2015, an updated inventory was sent to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama Coushatta Tribes of Texas), AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town, Cherokee Nation, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Kialegee Tribal Town, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Parch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama), Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)), The Chickasaw Nation, The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe, and the United Keetoowah Band of the Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains In late 1963, the University of Alabama Museums was contacted regarding human remains representing a minimum of one individual removed from an unknown site in Blount County, AL, near the US 31 bridge over the Warrior River. There is a letter on file referencing these human remains, dated November 19, 1963. At an unknown date after November 1963, these human remains were donated to The University of Alabama Museums by Mr. Ferril Goodwin, Sumiton, AL. No known individuals were identified. These human remains were included in a NAGPRA inventory (Human Remains ID 3925 in Unaffiliated Remains: Part 5, Warrior River Survey Project PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection). At a later date, associated artifacts were identified in the collection, along with a note linking the artifacts to the human remains. The two associated funerary objects are fragments of 1 large, rectangular woven cane basket and 4 fragments of an unidentified wooden object. Based on the style and technology of the basket, the University of Alabama Museums believe the likely cultural affiliation of the human remains is Choctaw. Determinations Made by the University of Alabama Museums Officials of the University of Alabama Museums 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(3)(A), the two 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 remains and associated funerary objects to The Choctaw Nation of 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 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. Bill Bomar, Executive Director, University of Alabama Museums, Box 870340, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, telephone (205) 348–7552, by August 15, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The University of Alabama Museums is responsible for notifying to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama Coushatta Tribes of Texas), AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town, Cherokee Nation, Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Kialegee Tribal Town, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Parch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama), Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-21370]; [PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation. 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation at the 
address in this notice by August 15, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, 
Attn: Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, 8825 Nelson B. Klein Parkway, 
Indianapolis, IN 46250, telephone (317) 845-2413, email 
artifacts@ic.fbi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby 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 Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI), Indianapolis Field Office. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from Lyman County, SD.
    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 and associated funerary 
objects. 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 FBI in 
consultation with representatives of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the 
Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of 
the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of 
the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; and the Three Affiliated 
Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, hereafter 
referred to as ``The Tribes''.

History and Description of the Remains

    In July 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, 9 individuals 
were removed from at or near site 39LM0047 in Lyman County, SD. The 
human remains were later transported to Indiana, where they remained as 
part of a private collection of Native American antiquities and 
cultural heritage. In April 2014, the human remains were seized by the 
FBI as part of a criminal investigation.
    The human remains represent one adolescent male, one adolescent 
female, two adolescents of unknown sex, two adults of unknown sex, one 
female aged approximately 75 years at time of death, and two 
individuals of unknown age or sex. No known individuals were 
identified. The 21 associated funerary objects are 2 lots of glass 
trade beads; 2 pipestone/Catalinite pipes; 1 unidentified metal stake 
or nail; 1 metal knife with wooden handle; 1 black metal pendant; 1 
drilled metal pendant; 2 stone projectile points; 1 ceramic ink well; 1 
ground stone (possibly a pestle); and 1 hammer stone.
    Site 39LM0047 is located at the convergence of the White River and 
the Missouri River. The area is currently under the control, and 
managed by, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (SDGFD), pursuant to 
a 1999 transfer of property by the United States Army Corps of 
Engineers (USACE). However, at the time of the excavation of these 
human remains and associated funerary objects, the land at the site in 
question was under the control, and managed by, the USACE.
    Site analysis, along with oral history from local tribal nations, 
indicates that this area was historically inhabited by several 
populations. Archeologists believe that Siouan-speaking people 
ancestral to the Mandan lived in this locale from at least A.D. 800 
until they were displaced by Caddoan-speaking ancestors of the Arikara. 
Ancestral Arikara remained in the area until the mid-to-late 1800s, 
when they moved upstream to join the Mandan and Hidatsa as part of the 
Three Affiliated tribes. Siouan-speaking peoples ancestral to the 
Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota hunted across the Plains and often traded 
with the ancestral Arikara, Mandan, and Hidatsa well ahead of European 
contact and into the historic period. This particular locale was 
dominated by the Dakota and Lakota by the early 1700s.
    Based upon historical record, site analysis, evidence obtained 
through criminal investigation, osteological analysis, and tribal 
consultation, the FBI believes that there is a relationship of shared 
group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains, and associated funerary objects, and The 
Tribes.

Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Officials of the FBI have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 9 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 21 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 a 
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 remains and associated funerary objects and The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice who 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field 
Office, Attn: Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, 8825 Nelson B. Klein 
Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46250, telephone (317) 845-2413, email 
artifacts@ic.fbi.gov, by August 15, 2016. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the

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human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may 
proceed.
    The FBI is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: July 7, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-16608 Filed 7-13-16; 8:45 am]
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