Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 11641-11642 [2017-03619]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices 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 1901, while on a museumsponsored expedition to conduct linguistic and ethnological investigations among the Meskwaki (Fox), William Jones acquired the grizzly bear claw necklace from an unspecified individual(s) in Tama, Tama County, IA. The necklace consists of a circular core wrapped in otter fur, onto which are attached 27 grizzly bear claws, each spaced apart by 3 blue glass beads. The necklace has a long trailer that is formed from the folded pelt of the otter which hangs from the back and is decorated by three areas of beading. Based on the museum’s records and consultation with representatives of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa, this grizzly bear claw necklace is affiliated with the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. Evidence from museum records, scholarly publications, and information provided during consultation indicates that the necklace has ongoing historical, traditional, and cultural importance to the tribe, and that no individual had the right to alienate it. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the American Museum of Natural History Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 1 cultural item described above has ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the object of cultural patrimony and the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa. 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 Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024–5192, telephone (212) 769–5837, email nmurphy@amnh.org, by March 27, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the object of cultural patrimony to the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa may proceed. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa that this notice has been published. Dated: December 19, 2016. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–03623 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22826; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University 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 Indiana University NAGPRA Office. 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 Indiana University NAGPRA Office at the address in this notice by March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, Indiana University, NAGPRA Office, Student Building 318, 701 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone (812) 856–5315, email thomajay@ indiana.edu. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11641 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 Department of Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Indiana University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation; Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington); Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as the Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington); and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (previously listed as the Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of Washington). The following tribes were contacted but did not participate in consultations: Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; Cowlitz Indian Tribe; Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe; Lower Elwha Tribal Community (previously listed as the Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington); Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington); Nisqually Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington); Nooksack Indian Tribe; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation; Quinault Indian Nation (previously listed as the Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe; Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation (previously listed as the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington); Skokomish Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington); Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington); Squaxin Island E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1 11642 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 36 / Friday, February 24, 2017 / Notices Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation; Tulalip Tribes of Washington (previously listed as the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington); and Upper Skagit Indian Tribe (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited and Consulted Tribes’’). Due to the ambiguity of the region listed as the ‘‘Northwest Coast,’’ consultation efforts were extended to tribal communities in the coastal areas of Washington State. History and Description of the Remains On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location along the ‘‘Northwest Coast.’’ This individual was transferred to Indiana University from the University of Chicago during the 1950s along with four other individuals. Notes with these four individuals indicated they were likely collected from the Anacortes area of Washington State. The boxes are recorded as having been previously from the University of Washington; however, efforts in collaboration with NAGPRA personnel at the University of Washington have failed to locate additional information regarding the collection’s presence at the University of Washington and its subsequent transfer to the University of Chicago. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The four individuals were transferred to the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation in summer of 2016. Through consultation, it was decided that this individual should be transferred with the other four individuals, as it is likely that they were collected together from the same location. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University Officials of the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on osteological evidence and collection history. • 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Feb 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 • On January 22, 1855, the Point Elliot Treaty was signed by representatives from the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington), Nooksack Indian Tribe, Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington), SaukSuiattle Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington), Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as the Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington), Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (previously listed as the Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of Washington), Tulalip Tribes of Washington (previously listed as the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington), and the Upper Skagit Tribe (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘The Aboriginal Land Tribes’’). The Point Elliot Treaty established an agreement between the United States Government and The Aboriginal Land Tribes for lands in western Washington. The lands around Anacortes, WA from which the Native American human remains were removed were a part of the aboriginal lands ceded by the Point Elliot Treaty. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Aboriginal Land 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 Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, Indiana University, NAGPRA Office, Student Building 318, 701 East Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone (812) 856–5315, email thomajay@ indiana.edu, by March 27, 2017. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Aboriginal Land Tribes may proceed. Indiana University is responsible for notifying The Invited and Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: January 30, 2017. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–03619 Filed 2–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–22721; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy, Washington, DC National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Navy (DoN) 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 Department of the Navy. 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 Department of the Navy at the address in this notice by March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Dr. Susan S. Hughes, Archaeologist, Department of the Navy, NAVFAC NW., 1101 Tautog Circle, Silverdale, WA 98315, telephone (360) 396–0083, email susan.s.hughes@ navy.mil. SUMMARY: 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 Department of the Navy. The human remains were removed from Indian Island, Jefferson County, WA. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\24FEN1.SGM 24FEN1

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National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-22826; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology at 
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Anthropology at Indiana University 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 Indiana University NAGPRA Office. 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 Indiana 
University NAGPRA Office at the address in this notice by March 27, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, Indiana University, 
NAGPRA Office, Student Building 318, 701 East Kirkwood Avenue, 
Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone (812) 856-5315, email 
thomajay@indiana.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 Department of Anthropology at Indiana University, 
Bloomington, IN.
    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 Indiana 
University professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation; Samish Indian Nation 
(previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington); 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as the 
Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington); and Swinomish Indian Tribal 
Community (previously listed as the Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish 
Reservation of Washington). The following tribes were contacted but did 
not participate in consultations: Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis 
Reservation; Cowlitz Indian Tribe; Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe; Lower 
Elwha Tribal Community (previously listed as the Lower Elwha Tribal 
Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington); Makah Indian 
Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation; Muckleshoot Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe of the Muckleshoot 
Reservation, Washington); Nisqually Indian Tribe (previously listed as 
the Nisqually Indian Tribe of the Nisqually Reservation, Washington); 
Nooksack Indian Tribe; Puyallup Tribe of the Puyallup Reservation; 
Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation; Quinault Indian Nation 
(previously listed as the Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, 
Washington); Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe; Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of 
the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation (previously listed as the 
Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, 
Washington); Skokomish Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Skokomish 
Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington); Snoqualmie 
Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington); 
Squaxin Island

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Tribe of the Squaxin Island Reservation; Suquamish Indian Tribe of the 
Port Madison Reservation; Tulalip Tribes of Washington (previously 
listed as the Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington); 
and Upper Skagit Indian Tribe (hereinafter referred to as ``The Invited 
and Consulted Tribes''). Due to the ambiguity of the region listed as 
the ``Northwest Coast,'' consultation efforts were extended to tribal 
communities in the coastal areas of Washington State.

History and Description of the Remains

    On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown location along the ``Northwest 
Coast.'' This individual was transferred to Indiana University from the 
University of Chicago during the 1950s along with four other 
individuals. Notes with these four individuals indicated they were 
likely collected from the Anacortes area of Washington State. The boxes 
are recorded as having been previously from the University of 
Washington; however, efforts in collaboration with NAGPRA personnel at 
the University of Washington have failed to locate additional 
information regarding the collection's presence at the University of 
Washington and its subsequent transfer to the University of Chicago. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The four individuals were transferred to the Lummi Tribe of the 
Lummi Reservation in summer of 2016. Through consultation, it was 
decided that this individual should be transferred with the other four 
individuals, as it is likely that they were collected together from the 
same location.

Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology at Indiana 
University

    Officials of the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological evidence and 
collection history.
     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.
     On January 22, 1855, the Point Elliot Treaty was signed by 
representatives from the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, 
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (previously listed as the Muckleshoot Indian 
Tribe of the Muckleshoot Reservation, Washington), Nooksack Indian 
Tribe, Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian 
Tribe, Washington), Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Snoqualmie Indian Tribe 
(previously listed as the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington), Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Indians of Washington (previously listed as the Stillaguamish 
Tribe of Washington), Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison 
Reservation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (previously listed as 
the Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation of Washington), 
Tulalip Tribes of Washington (previously listed as the Tulalip Tribes 
of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington), and the Upper Skagit Tribe 
(hereinafter referred to as ``The Aboriginal Land Tribes''). The Point 
Elliot Treaty established an agreement between the United States 
Government and The Aboriginal Land Tribes for lands in western 
Washington. The lands around Anacortes, WA from which the Native 
American human remains were removed were a part of the aboriginal lands 
ceded by the Point Elliot Treaty.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Aboriginal Land 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 Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, 
Indiana University, NAGPRA Office, Student Building 318, 701 East 
Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone (812) 856-5315, email 
thomajay@indiana.edu, by March 27, 2017. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to The Aboriginal Land Tribes may proceed.
    Indiana University is responsible for notifying The Invited and 
Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 30, 2017.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2017-03619 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]
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