Notice of Inventory Completion: Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg, PA, 78844-78845 [2016-26979]

Download as PDF 78844 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAK930000.L13100000.EI0000.241A] Notice of the 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska and Notice of Availability of the Detailed Statement of Sale for the 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Alaska State Office hereby notifies the public that it will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. The United States reserves the right to withdraw any tract from this sale prior to issuance of a written acceptance of a bid. DATES: The sealed oil and gas lease sale bid opening will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Sealed bids must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, December 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: The oil and gas lease sale bids will be opened at the Anchorage Federal Building, Denali Room (fourth floor), 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK. Sealed bids must be sent to Carol Taylor (AK932), BLM-Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Svejnoha, 907–271–4407. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Alaska State Office, under the authority of 43 CFR 3131.4–1(a), hereby notifies the public it will hold an oil and gas lease sale bid opening for tracts in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. All bids must be submitted by sealed bid in accordance with the provisions identified in the Detailed Statement of Sale. The bids must be received at the BLM-Alaska State Office, ATTN: Carol Taylor (AK932), 222 West 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504, no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 The Detailed Statement of Sale for the 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska may be obtained from the BLM-Alaska Web site at www.blm.gov/ak, or by request from the Public Information Center, BLM-Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504, telephone 907–271–5960. The Detailed Statement of Sale will include a description of the tracts to be offered for lease on December 14, 2016, the lease terms, conditions, special stipulations, required operating procedures, and how and where to submit bids for the lease tracts offered. Authority: 43 CFR 3131.4–1 and 43 U.S.C. 1733 and 1740. Ted A. Murphy, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–27059 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22297; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Gettysburg Foundation 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 Gettysburg Foundation. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 Gettysburg Foundation at the address in this notice by December 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Daniel Bringman, Gettysburg Foundation, 1195 Baltimore SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, telephone (717) 339–2116, email dbringman@ gettysburgfoundation.org. 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 Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg, PA. The human remains were reportedly removed by a private citizen from the Josiah Benner Farm, PA. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the professional staff at the Gettysburg Foundation with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Hereafter, all tribes listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing, a minimum, 1 individual E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices were removed from an unknown location. In June 2014, an auction was posted that contained a human cranium, reportedly recovered by a private citizen from the Josiah Benner Farm, PA. The auction included a photograph, some battlefield objects, and an accompanying description that attributed the human remains and Civil War Era objects to the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The Josiah Benner Farm served as a field hospital during and immediately following the Battle of Gettysburg from July 1 to July 4, 1863. Due to the public outcry and threat of a riot, the auction was cancelled. The human cranium and Civil War objects were donated to the Gettysburg Foundation. At the request of the Gettysburg Foundation, the human cranium was sent to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History for analysis. Forensic analysis of the cranium was used to determine whether the human cranium represented the remains of a Civil War soldier. Forensic analysis indicates that the human cranium likely is the remains of a male, aged 22 to 25 years, whose ancestry is Native American and most closely associated with Indian tribes of the southwestern United States based on craniometrics measurements. Stable isotope analysis and a radiocarbon sample were extracted from a fragmented left maxillary third molar. Stable isotope analysis indicates a diet largely comprised of C4 plants, likely maize, with moderate to low levels of meat protein. The AMS radiocarbon dating yielded results of 700 BP + 20 years. Calibrated date ranges are calculated to Cal AD 1269–1299 (94.53%) and Cal AD 1370–1379 (5.47%), respectively. The Civil War Era objects in the auction with the human cranium are not associated funerary objects. Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the Secretary of the Interior may make a recommendation for a transfer of control of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains. In July 2016, the Gettysburg Foundation requested that the Secretary, through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, recommend the proposed transfer of control of the culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains in this notice to the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico. The Review Committee, acting pursuant to its responsibility under 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(5), considered the request at its September 2016 meeting and recommended to the Secretary that the proposed transfer of control proceed. An October 20, 2016 letter on VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 behalf of the Secretary of Interior from the National Park Service Associate Director, Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science transmitted the Secretary’s independent review and concurrence with the Review Committee that: • The Gettysburg Foundation consulted with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, • none of The Consulted Tribes objected to the proposed transfer of control, and • the Gettysburg Foundation may proceed with the agreed upon transfer of control of the culturally unidentifiable human remains to the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico. Transfer of control is contingent on the publication of a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. Determinations Made by the Gettysburg Foundation Officials of the Gettysburg Foundation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the forensic analysis. • 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 and any present-day Indian tribe. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the disposition of the human remains will be to the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico. 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 Daniel Bringman, Gettysburg Foundation, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, phone 717– 339–2116, email dbringman@ gettysburgfoundation.org by December 9, 2016. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico may proceed. The Gettysburg Foundation is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78845 Dated: October 31, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–26979 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22252; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Omaha District), 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 Omaha District. 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 Omaha District at the address in this notice by December 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, ATTN: CENWO–PM–AB, 1616 Capital Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102, telephone, (402) 995–2674, email sandra.v.barnum@ usace.army.mil. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby 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 Omaha District, Omaha, NE., 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-22297; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Gettysburg Foundation, 
Gettysburg, PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Gettysburg Foundation 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 Gettysburg Foundation. If no additional 
requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 
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 Gettysburg 
Foundation at the address in this notice by December 9, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Daniel Bringman, Gettysburg Foundation, 1195 Baltimore Pike, 
Gettysburg, PA 17325, telephone (717) 339-2116, email 
dbringman@gettysburgfoundation.org.

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 Gettysburg Foundation, Gettysburg, PA. The human 
remains were reportedly removed by a private citizen from the Josiah 
Benner Farm, PA.
    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 
professional staff at the Gettysburg Foundation with representatives of 
the Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa 
Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); 
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo 
Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico 
(previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, 
New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Southern Ute 
Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian 
Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe 
(previously listed as the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New 
Mexico & Utah; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as the Ysleta 
Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New 
Mexico.
    Hereafter, all tribes listed in this section are referred to as 
``The Consulted Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, a minimum, 1 
individual

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were removed from an unknown location. In June 2014, an auction was 
posted that contained a human cranium, reportedly recovered by a 
private citizen from the Josiah Benner Farm, PA. The auction included a 
photograph, some battlefield objects, and an accompanying description 
that attributed the human remains and Civil War Era objects to the 
Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. The Josiah Benner Farm served as a field 
hospital during and immediately following the Battle of Gettysburg from 
July 1 to July 4, 1863.
    Due to the public outcry and threat of a riot, the auction was 
cancelled. The human cranium and Civil War objects were donated to the 
Gettysburg Foundation. At the request of the Gettysburg Foundation, the 
human cranium was sent to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum 
of Natural History for analysis. Forensic analysis of the cranium was 
used to determine whether the human cranium represented the remains of 
a Civil War soldier.
    Forensic analysis indicates that the human cranium likely is the 
remains of a male, aged 22 to 25 years, whose ancestry is Native 
American and most closely associated with Indian tribes of the 
southwestern United States based on craniometrics measurements.
    Stable isotope analysis and a radiocarbon sample were extracted 
from a fragmented left maxillary third molar. Stable isotope analysis 
indicates a diet largely comprised of C4 plants, likely maize, with 
moderate to low levels of meat protein. The AMS radiocarbon dating 
yielded results of 700 BP + 20 years. Calibrated date ranges are 
calculated to Cal AD 1269-1299 (94.53%) and Cal AD 1370-1379 (5.47%), 
respectively. The Civil War Era objects in the auction with the human 
cranium are not associated funerary objects.
    Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the Secretary of the Interior may make a 
recommendation for a transfer of control of culturally unidentifiable 
Native American human remains. In July 2016, the Gettysburg Foundation 
requested that the Secretary, through the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, recommend the proposed 
transfer of control of the culturally unidentifiable Native American 
human remains in this notice to the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico. 
The Review Committee, acting pursuant to its responsibility under 25 
U.S.C. 3006(c)(5), considered the request at its September 2016 meeting 
and recommended to the Secretary that the proposed transfer of control 
proceed. An October 20, 2016 letter on behalf of the Secretary of 
Interior from the National Park Service Associate Director, Cultural 
Resources, Partnerships, and Science transmitted the Secretary's 
independent review and concurrence with the Review Committee that:
     The Gettysburg Foundation consulted with the appropriate 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations,
     none of The Consulted Tribes objected to the proposed 
transfer of control, and
     the Gettysburg Foundation may proceed with the agreed upon 
transfer of control of the culturally unidentifiable human remains to 
the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico.

Transfer of control is contingent on the publication of a Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that 
requirement.

Determinations Made by the Gettysburg Foundation

    Officials of the Gettysburg Foundation have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the forensic analysis.
     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 and any present-day Indian tribe.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.16, the disposition of the human 
remains will be to the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico.

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 Daniel Bringman, Gettysburg Foundation, 
1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325, phone 717-339-2116, email 
dbringman@gettysburgfoundation.org by December 9, 2016. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to the Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico 
may proceed.
    The Gettysburg Foundation is responsible for notifying The 
Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 31, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-26979 Filed 11-8-16; 8:45 am]
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