Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN, 40803-40804 [2017-18187]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices History and Description of the Cultural Item On February 15, 1978, The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History acquired one yucca, stair-step basket, object identification number 31N.00139, from Lew Meekins. No other provenance information is available. Museum accession and catalog records, as well as consultations with a representative of the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Tribe, in Lemoore, CA, indicated that the basket is of Yokut design, and would have been utilized during the Tribe’s Traditional Coming of Age Ceremonies. The representative of the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Tribe also provided supporting ethnographic documentation for the cultural significance of the object. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Officials of The Fort Worth Museum of Science and 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 Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Chanin Voss Scanlon, The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107, telephone (817) 255–9300, email cscanlon@fwmsh.org, by September 27, 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the object of cultural patrimony to the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, may proceed. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is responsible for notifying the Santa Rosa Indian Community of the Santa Rosa Rancheria, California, that this notice has been published. Dated: July 3, 2017. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–18185 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–23751; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), 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. Further, TVA has determined that a cultural affiliation between the unassociated funerary objects and present-day federally recognized Indian Tribes can be reasonably traced. 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 TVA. 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 TVA at the address in this notice by September 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458, email tomaher@tva.gov. 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 Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN, which 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40803 History and Description of the Cultural Items On September 28, 1938, two cultural items were removed from the Laws site (1MS100) on Pine Island in Marshall County, AL, after TVA acquired the land on April 21, 1937. There appear to have been at least four occupations at site 1MS100: A pre-ceramic period with steatite vessels; a village period with limestone-tempered pottery during the Flint River phase (A.D. 500–1000); a late Mississippian occupation with shelltempered ceramics and rectilinear wall trench structures (Crow Creek phase, A.D. 1500–1700); and burials with EuroAmerican trade goods (circa A.D. 1670– 1715). The two unassociated funerary objects are one brass pendant and one brass ring. Excavation records from site 1MS100 indicated that these two unassociated funerary objects were found in burial unit 1 with the fragmentary remains of a child. The human remains are no longer present. The brass ring found in burial unit 1 is similar to the brass rings found in burial units 17 and 40 of the same site which were also child burials. In a separate Notice of Inventory Completion, the human remains from burial units 17 and 40 have been culturally affiliated to Native American descendants of the Koasati/Kaskinampo. These descendants include the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. On November 29, 1937, two unassociated funerary objects were excavated from burial unit 6 at site 1MS121 on Pine Island in Marshall County, AL, after TVA purchased the land on April 19, 1937. There were excavations in both the village and adjacent mound. There are no radiocarbon dates for this site. Artifacts recovered from the site indicate both a Woodland and Mississippian occupation. The two unassociated funerary objects are one Barton Incised jar and one Bell Plain carinated bowl. Both ceramic vessels are from the Mississippian period. Excavation documents indicate that burial unit 6 did contain human remains, with these funerary objects placed near the head of the individual. These human remains are no longer present. The unassociated funerary objects are similar to those found in burial units 2, 4, and 5 of the same site. In a separate Notice of Inventory Completion, the human remains from burial units 2, 4, and 5 have been E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 40804 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 165 / Monday, August 28, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES culturally affiliated to Native American descendants of the Koasati/Kaskinampo. These descendants include the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Chronicles from Spanish explorers of the 16th century and French explorers of the 17th and 18th century indicate the presence of chiefdom level tribal entities in the southeastern United States which resemble the Mississippian chiefdoms. Linguistic analysis of place names noted by multiple Spanish explorers indicates that Koasati speaking groups inhabited northeastern Alabama. Early maps and research into the historic Native American occupation of northeastern Alabama indicates that the Koasati (as called by the English) or the Kaskinampo (as called by the French) were found at multiple sites in Jackson and Marshall Counties in the 17th and 18th centuries. Oral history, traditions, and expert opinions of the descendants of Koasati/Kaskinampo indicate that this portion of the Tennessee River valley was a homeland of the Koasati/Kaskinampo people. The subsequent involuntary diaspora of these peoples resulted in descendants of the Koasati/Kaskinampo among multiple federally recognized Indian Tribes. Determinations Made by the Tennessee Valley Authority Officials of the Tennessee Valley Authority have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the four 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 specific burial sites of Native American individuals. • 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 the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:45 Aug 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 information in support of the claim to Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632– 7458, email tomaher@tva.gov, by September 27, 2017. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation may proceed. The TVA is responsible for notifying the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: July 11, 2017. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2017–18187 Filed 8–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1039] Certain Electronic Devices, Including Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 30) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting a joint motion to terminate the above-captioned investigation in its entirety based on a Settlement Agreement and Related Agreements. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2392. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on January 27, 2017, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Nokia Technologies Oy (‘‘Nokia’’) of Espoo, Finland. 82 FR 8626 (Jan. 27, 2017). The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,415,247; 9,270,301; 6,393,260; and 6,826,391. The complaint further alleges that a domestic industry exists. The Commission’s notice of investigation named as respondent Apple Inc., a/k/a Apple Computer, Inc. (‘‘Apple’’) of Cupertino, California. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also participating in the investigation. This investigation was severed from Inv. No. 337–TA–1038. See Inv. No. 337– TA–1038, Order No. 1 (Jan. 26, 2017). On June 9, 2017, Nokia and Apple filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a Settlement Agreement and Related Agreements. OUII filed a response indicating that it does not oppose the motion once Nokia and Apple file a revised public version of the motion and accompanying agreements. On June 21, 2017, the ALJ ordered the parties to file a revised public version of all of the agreements. See Order No. 26 (June 21, 2017). That same day, the ALJ issued Order No. 27, granting the motion and certifying the confidential version of the agreements to the Commission. Nokia and Apple jointly submitted revised public versions of the agreements on June 30, 2017, and July 7, 2017. On July 19, 2017, the Commission determined to E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 165 (Monday, August 28, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-23751; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Tennessee Valley 
Authority, Knoxville, TN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), 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. Further, TVA has 
determined that a cultural affiliation between the unassociated 
funerary objects and present-day federally recognized Indian Tribes can 
be reasonably traced. 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 TVA. 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 TVA at the address in this 
notice by September 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11D, 
Knoxville, TN 37902-1401, telephone (865) 632-7458, email 
tomaher@tva.gov.

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 Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN, which 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 Items

    On September 28, 1938, two cultural items were removed from the 
Laws site (1MS100) on Pine Island in Marshall County, AL, after TVA 
acquired the land on April 21, 1937. There appear to have been at least 
four occupations at site 1MS100: A pre-ceramic period with steatite 
vessels; a village period with limestone-tempered pottery during the 
Flint River phase (A.D. 500-1000); a late Mississippian occupation with 
shell-tempered ceramics and rectilinear wall trench structures (Crow 
Creek phase, A.D. 1500-1700); and burials with Euro-American trade 
goods (circa A.D. 1670-1715). The two unassociated funerary objects are 
one brass pendant and one brass ring.
    Excavation records from site 1MS100 indicated that these two 
unassociated funerary objects were found in burial unit 1 with the 
fragmentary remains of a child. The human remains are no longer 
present. The brass ring found in burial unit 1 is similar to the brass 
rings found in burial units 17 and 40 of the same site which were also 
child burials. In a separate Notice of Inventory Completion, the human 
remains from burial units 17 and 40 have been culturally affiliated to 
Native American descendants of the Koasati/Kaskinampo. These 
descendants include the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously 
listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte 
Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee (Creek) 
Nation.
    On November 29, 1937, two unassociated funerary objects were 
excavated from burial unit 6 at site 1MS121 on Pine Island in Marshall 
County, AL, after TVA purchased the land on April 19, 1937. There were 
excavations in both the village and adjacent mound. There are no 
radiocarbon dates for this site. Artifacts recovered from the site 
indicate both a Woodland and Mississippian occupation. The two 
unassociated funerary objects are one Barton Incised jar and one Bell 
Plain carinated bowl. Both ceramic vessels are from the Mississippian 
period.
    Excavation documents indicate that burial unit 6 did contain human 
remains, with these funerary objects placed near the head of the 
individual. These human remains are no longer present. The unassociated 
funerary objects are similar to those found in burial units 2, 4, and 5 
of the same site. In a separate Notice of Inventory Completion, the 
human remains from burial units 2, 4, and 5 have been

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culturally affiliated to Native American descendants of the Koasati/
Kaskinampo. These descendants include the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of 
Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); 
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
    Chronicles from Spanish explorers of the 16th century and French 
explorers of the 17th and 18th century indicate the presence of 
chiefdom level tribal entities in the southeastern United States which 
resemble the Mississippian chiefdoms. Linguistic analysis of place 
names noted by multiple Spanish explorers indicates that Koasati 
speaking groups inhabited northeastern Alabama. Early maps and research 
into the historic Native American occupation of northeastern Alabama 
indicates that the Koasati (as called by the English) or the Kaskinampo 
(as called by the French) were found at multiple sites in Jackson and 
Marshall Counties in the 17th and 18th centuries. Oral history, 
traditions, and expert opinions of the descendants of Koasati/
Kaskinampo indicate that this portion of the Tennessee River valley was 
a homeland of the Koasati/Kaskinampo people. The subsequent involuntary 
diaspora of these peoples resulted in descendants of the Koasati/
Kaskinampo among multiple federally recognized Indian Tribes.

Determinations Made by the Tennessee Valley Authority

    Officials of the Tennessee Valley Authority have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the four 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 specific burial sites of Native 
American individuals.
     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 the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 
(previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee 
(Creek) Nation.

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 Dr. Thomas O. Maher, TVA, 400 West Summit 
Hill Drive, WT11D, Knoxville, TN 37902-1401, telephone (865) 632-7458, 
email tomaher@tva.gov, by September 27, 2017. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
unassociated funerary objects to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 
(previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee 
(Creek) Nation may proceed.
    The TVA is responsible for notifying the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously 
listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Cherokee Nation; 
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; 
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously 
listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); The Chickasaw 
Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; 
The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee 
Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 11, 2017.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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