Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne, IN, 91191-91192 [2016-30338]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Notices • BLM, Utah State Office, Public Reading Room, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101– 1345; and • BLM, Nevada State Office, Public Reading Room, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno, Nevada 89502. The Assistant Secretary of Land and Minerals Management, Department of the Interior, has approved the ROD. That approval constitutes the final decision of the Department and, in accordance with the regulations at 43 CFR 4.410, is not subject to appeal under Departmental regulations at 43 CFR part 4. Any challenge to these decisions must be brought in the Federal District Court and is subject to 42 U.S.C. 4370m–6. Mary Jo Rugwell, Wyoming State Director. [FR Doc. 2016–30345 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22526; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne, IN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: The Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, 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 Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society. 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 Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society at the address in this notice by January 17, 2017. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History and Description of the Cultural Item(s) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ACTION: Walter Font, Curator, Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, telephone 260–426–2882, email wfont@comcast.net. ADDRESSES: In 1912, 76 cultural items were removed from the Miami Chief Little Turtle (Mishikinakaw, 1747–1812) grave in Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN. The objects were excavated at 634 Lawton Place in Fort Wayne, IN, during the construction of a house for George W. Gillie in 1912. Jacob M. Stouder, a local collector, acquired many, but not all, of the objects discovered during the excavations. Most of the objects were acquired by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society in the 1930s from the J.M. Stouder family, from Mrs. George Gillie (7 items), and E.L. Dotson (3 items). Three objects were donated by George Carey in 1962. The objects were acquired by purchase, donation and loans with each source saying the objects were from the Lawton Place site. The 76 unassociated funerary objects, are 8 Armband/armband fragments; 1 axe head; 3 beads; 2 beads, string of; 1 razor blade; 2 bracelets; 9 brooch/brooch fragments; 1 buckle/leather remnants; 1 bullet mold; 3 buttons; 1 earring; 1 flintlock; 1 flint & steel; 3 gorgets; 1 gun stock fragment; 2 kettles, copper; 1 kettle, iron; 6 knife/knife blades; 3 iron nails; 2 musket barrels; 1 pewter cup; 1 pewter flask; 1 pigment jar; 1 pipe; 2 pocketknife fragments; 2 ramrod guides; 1 scissors; 7 silver crosses; 1 silver necklace; 2 spoons; 2 spurs; 1 sword; 1 tomahawk; and 1 trigger guard. Jacob M. Stouder’s research led him to believe that the site of Little Turtle’s grave had been found. A contemporary historian, Calvin M. Young, supported Stouder’s observations. The objects were appropriate to Little Turtle’s stature as PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 91191 a great chief and they reasoned that the sword and peace medal found in the grave gave weight to their conclusion. Except for a few items (ceramic, stone, or miscellaneous remnants), the funeralrelated artifacts are trade items of French, British or American manufacture. Most were made in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Stouder’s research included interviews with old-time residents in the area and published sources available to him at the time. A review of his research and research using additional sources (fourteen altogether) has not negated Stouder’s findings, that the objects he collected were from grave of Little Turtle. On June 12, 1960, the Historical Society dedicated a small park along with a memorial plaque at the Lawton Place burial site. An inventory and detailed historical assessment was submitted for review and consultation to representatives of Little Turtle’s lineal descendants, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami, Oklahoma and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Dowagiac, Michigan. Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society staff and the consultants agreed that the objects found at Lawton Place in 1912 were from Little Turtle’s burial. Determinations Made by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society Officials of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 76 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 lineal descendants of Chief Little Turtle. They include families represented by Daryl Baldwin, Oxford, OH, and John Froman, Miami, OK, whose confirmed genealogies are on file at the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society. Additional Requestors and Disposition 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 Walter Font, Curator, Allen County-Fort E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 91192 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Notices Wayne Historical Society, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, telephone 260–426–2882, email wfont@comcast.net, by January 17, 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the lineal descendants of Little Turtle represented by Daryl Baldwin and John Froman may proceed. The Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society is responsible for notifying the lineal descendants, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians that this notice has been published. Dated: December 6, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–30338 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22488; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: St. Joseph Museums, Inc., St. Joseph, MO National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. 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 St. Joseph Museums, Inc. 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 St. Joseph Museums, Inc. at the address in this notice by January 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Trevor Tutt, St. Joseph Museums, Inc., P.O. Box 8096, St. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 Joseph, MO 64508, telephone (816) 232– 8471, email trevor@ stjosephmuseum.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 St. Joseph Museums, Inc., St. Joseph, MO. The human remains were donated on April 27, 1928 by Mary S. McNeil. 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 St. Joseph Museums, Inc. professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. History and Description of the Remains On April 27, 1928, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were donated to the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. by Mrs. Mary S. McNeil. These human remains were identified at the time of donation as a Flathead Indian skull over forty years old. The exact location of removal of the human remains and the means by which Mrs. McNeil acquired them were not documented. Based on the original documentation, the human remains most likely were removed in the late nineteenth century. Their identification as Flathead was made by Mrs. McNeil, and/or the director of the St. Joseph Museum, Mrs. Orel Andrews, at the time of accession. Mrs. McNeil’s collection spans Native American cultures from Alaska to New Mexico, across the plains and in the American Northeast. As she studied these cultures extensively, the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. believes her assignment of these human remains to the Flathead to be correct. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. Officials of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), no 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 the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation. 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 Trevor Tutt, St. Joseph Museums, Inc., P.O. Box 8096, St. Joseph, MO 64508, telephone (816) 232–8471, email trevor@ stjosephmuseum.org, by January 17, 2017. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation may proceed. The St. Joseph Museums, Inc. is responsible for notifying the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Reservation that this notice has been published. Dated: November 29, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2016–30336 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–ANRSS–22287; PPWONRADE2, PMP00EI05.YP0000] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement To Address the Presence of Wolves at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan National Park Service, Interior. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the presence of wolves at Isle Royale National Park. DATES: All comments must be postmarked or submitted not later than March 15, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Superintendent Phyllis SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-22526; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Allen County-Fort 
Wayne Historical Society, Fort Wayne, IN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, 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 Allen County-Fort 
Wayne Historical Society. 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 Allen County-Fort Wayne 
Historical Society at the address in this notice by January 17, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Walter Font, Curator, Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical 
Society, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, telephone 260-
426-2882, email wfont@comcast.net.

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 Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society 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 1912, 76 cultural items were removed from the Miami Chief Little 
Turtle (Mishikinakaw, 1747-1812) grave in Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN. 
The objects were excavated at 634 Lawton Place in Fort Wayne, IN, 
during the construction of a house for George W. Gillie in 1912. Jacob 
M. Stouder, a local collector, acquired many, but not all, of the 
objects discovered during the excavations. Most of the objects were 
acquired by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society in the 1930s 
from the J.M. Stouder family, from Mrs. George Gillie (7 items), and 
E.L. Dotson (3 items). Three objects were donated by George Carey in 
1962. The objects were acquired by purchase, donation and loans with 
each source saying the objects were from the Lawton Place site. The 76 
unassociated funerary objects, are 8 Armband/armband fragments; 1 axe 
head; 3 beads; 2 beads, string of; 1 razor blade; 2 bracelets; 9 
brooch/brooch fragments; 1 buckle/leather remnants; 1 bullet mold; 3 
buttons; 1 earring; 1 flintlock; 1 flint & steel; 3 gorgets; 1 gun 
stock fragment; 2 kettles, copper; 1 kettle, iron; 6 knife/knife 
blades; 3 iron nails; 2 musket barrels; 1 pewter cup; 1 pewter flask; 1 
pigment jar; 1 pipe; 2 pocketknife fragments; 2 ramrod guides; 1 
scissors; 7 silver crosses; 1 silver necklace; 2 spoons; 2 spurs; 1 
sword; 1 tomahawk; and 1 trigger guard.
    Jacob M. Stouder's research led him to believe that the site of 
Little Turtle's grave had been found. A contemporary historian, Calvin 
M. Young, supported Stouder's observations. The objects were 
appropriate to Little Turtle's stature as a great chief and they 
reasoned that the sword and peace medal found in the grave gave weight 
to their conclusion. Except for a few items (ceramic, stone, or 
miscellaneous remnants), the funeral-related artifacts are trade items 
of French, British or American manufacture. Most were made in the late-
eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. Stouder's research included 
interviews with old-time residents in the area and published sources 
available to him at the time. A review of his research and research 
using additional sources (fourteen altogether) has not negated 
Stouder's findings, that the objects he collected were from grave of 
Little Turtle. On June 12, 1960, the Historical Society dedicated a 
small park along with a memorial plaque at the Lawton Place burial 
site. An inventory and detailed historical assessment was submitted for 
review and consultation to representatives of Little Turtle's lineal 
descendants, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Miami, Oklahoma and the 
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Dowagiac, Michigan. Allen County-
Fort Wayne Historical Society staff and the consultants agreed that the 
objects found at Lawton Place in 1912 were from Little Turtle's burial.

Determinations Made by the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society

    Officials of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 76 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 lineal descendants of Chief Little 
Turtle. They include families represented by Daryl Baldwin, Oxford, OH, 
and John Froman, Miami, OK, whose confirmed genealogies are on file at 
the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    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 Walter Font, Curator, Allen County-Fort

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Wayne Historical Society, 302 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, 
telephone 260-426-2882, email wfont@comcast.net, by January 17, 2017. 
After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer 
of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the lineal 
descendants of Little Turtle represented by Daryl Baldwin and John 
Froman may proceed.
    The Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society is responsible for 
notifying the lineal descendants, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the 
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians that this notice has been published.

    Dated: December 6, 2016.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2016-30338 Filed 12-15-16; 8:45 am]
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