Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 39777-39779 [2018-17217]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices funerary objects under the control of the Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Moundville, Tuscaloosa 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) 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by the Anniston Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains In 1933–1937, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Moundville in Tuscaloosa County, AL. These human remains and funerary objects were removed by Philip James Fitzgerald, an excavator with the Civilian Conservation Corps, during the excavation of the Moundville site. Upon Fitzgerald’s death, the human remains and funerary objects were transferred to his daughter, Phyllis Fitzgerald Richardson. In May 1990, Mrs. Richardson donated the human remains and funerary objects to the Anniston Museum of Natural History. The human remains include one human skull with mandible, four neck vertebrae, and one human molar tooth. The human remains have been dated to the Moundville Period (ca. A.D. 1200–1500). No genders are known. No known individuals were identified. The 10 associated funerary objects are one incised pottery jar, one incised pottery bowl, four game stones of varying size and stone type, one unperforated, oblong stone pendant, one stone projectile point, one perforated bone awl, and one unperforated bone awl. Determinations Made by the Anniston Museum of Natural History Officials of the Anniston Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 are Native American based on their being excavated from a known Native American burial site and dated to the time period during which the site is known to have been occupied by Native Americans. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 10 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Daniel D. Spaulding, Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive, Anniston, AL 36206, telephone (256) 237–6766, email dspaulding@annistonmuseum.org, by September 10, 2018. 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 and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation may proceed. The Anniston Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39777 Nation; and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: July 13, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–17214 Filed 8–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0025997; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The American Museum of Natural History 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 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 American Museum of Natural History. 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 American Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by September 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 769–5837, email nmurphy@amnh.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 39778 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices 3003, of the completion of inventories of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Mercer County, NJ, and Richmond County, NY. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the American Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma, and the Delaware Tribe of Indians. The Delaware Nation, Oklahoma, and the Delaware Tribe of Indians invited the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, to attend the consultation meeting, but they did not participate. History and Description of the Remains In 1897, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the top soil of Trench D in Lalor Field, Lalor Estate, South of Trenton, Mercer County, NJ. The human remains were excavated by Ernest Volk during an American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) sponsored expedition. The AMNH acquired the individuals that same year. No known individuals were identified. The human remains include a sub-adult who is represented by a single element and two adults who are represented by cranial and postcranial elements. The sex of these individuals cannot be determined. Two associated funerary objects—two pieces of pottery—were found with these human remains. One of these pottery pieces is a spall with no markings on its surface, and the other is small and fragmentary. The top soil of Trench D at Lalor Field consists of late Middle Woodland, Late Woodland, and early historic deposits. Thus, it is highly likely that these human remains can be assigned to the Terminal Middle Woodland or later. These human remains were determined to be Native American based on their archeological context and collection history. In 1909, human remains, representing at minimum, 16 individuals, were VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 removed from the Bowman’s Brook site, Mariner’s Harbor, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY, by Alanson Skinner. The AMNH acquired these individuals as a gift that same year. No known individuals were identified. These individuals include three subadults, one adult male, 10 adults of indeterminate sex and two individuals of indeterminate sex and age. There are no associated funerary objects. Bowman’s Brook is a multicomponent site, comprising part of the larger Mariner’s Harbor site complex on the northwestern shore of Staten Island. Consisting of five distinguishable levels, its occupation spans the Middle and Late Archaic, Early and Middle Woodland, and the Late Woodland component for which the site is best known, the Bowman’s Brook phase. Skinner’s excavations were focused on the uppermost level. Radiocarbon dates obtained in 1986 indicate that the burials belong to the Late Woodland period; and date from A.D. 1083±153 to A.D. 1340±70. These human remains were determined to be Native American based on their archeological context and collection history. In 1895, human remains representing at minimum, 24 individuals and 167 associated funerary objects were removed from Burial Ridge, Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY. These individuals were collected by George H. Pepper and M.H. Saville as part of an AMNH sponsored expedition. The museum accessioned the human remains and funerary objects that same year. No known individuals were identified. The human remains include one adult female, six adult males, two adults who may be male, 10 adults of indeterminate sex and five sub-adults. The 167 associated funerary objects include: 14 bone points, three stone points; eight turtle shells; five sherds; 24 pieces of animal bone; two pieces of worked bone; one antler piece; one flint arrow; two pieces of mica; one flint implement; six flint blanks for arrowheads; 13 leaf-shaped flint pieces; 11 flint pieces; three stone implements; one piece of smoky quartz; seven pieces of deer antler; five deer bones; one lynx mandible; one piece of red clay; 53 pieces of beaver teeth; one block of sand with shells; two valves of clam shells and two oyster shells. Around 1895, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals, were removed from a location presumed to be Burial Ridge, Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, NY. These human remains were probably collected by George H. Pepper and M.H. Saville as part of an AMNH sponsored expedition. PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The museum likely accessioned the human remains that same year. No known individuals were identified. The human remains include two adults of indeterminate sex. There are no associated funerary objects. In 1900, human remains, representing at minimum two individuals and one associated funerary object were removed from Burial Ridge, Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY by Mark Raymond Harrington. The AMNH acquired the human remains and funerary objects as a gift from F.W. Putnam in 1909. No known individuals were identified. The human remains include one sub-adult and one adult of indeterminate age. The one associated funerary object is a piece of deer bone. The human remains from Burial Ridge, Tottenville, were determined to be Native American based on archeological context, associated funerary objects and collection history. While Burial Ridge at Tottenville, Staten Island has Archaic through early Contact Period components, contextual information and scholarly literature indicate that the human remains date to the Terminal Middle Woodland and Late Woodland Periods. Radiocarbon dates reinforce this interpretation: One individual dates to the Terminal Middle Woodland, three additional individuals and two nearby features date to the Late Woodland. The individuals and associated funerary objects described in this Notice date to the Terminal Middle Woodland or Late Middle Woodland periods. Oral tradition recounts the Delaware migration into the region from the west or northwest. Archeological and linguistic evidence indicates the arrival of Delawarean-speakers in the Delaware Valley and Staten Island no earlier than the Terminal Middle Woodland (A.D. 500–800). Information presented by the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma and the Delaware Tribe of Indians indicates that these three locales were traditionally occupied by the Delaware until progressive removals westward began in the early 1700s. Based on oral tradition, linguistic and archeological evidence and information presented during multiple consultations, the American Museum of Natural History has determined that a cultural affiliation exists between the human remains and associated funerary objects and the Delaware (Lenape) people. Determinations Made by the American Museum of Natural History Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined that: E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 47 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 170 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 and Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. 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 Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 769–5837, email nmurphy@amnh.org, by September 10, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and StockbridgeMunsee Community, Wisconsin, may proceed. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and StockbridgeMunsee Community, Wisconsin, that this notice has been published. Dated: July 10, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–17217 Filed 8–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0025998; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Heard Museum has completed an inventory of human SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 Heard Museum. 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 Heard Museum at the address in this notice by September 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: David Roche, Director/CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252–8840, email director@ heard.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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Central and possibly Southern Arizona. 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 Heard Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of AkChin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39779 Reservation, Arizona); Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. History and Description of the Remains Between 1935 and 1960, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed by Mr. Cross from an unknown site in Maricopa County, AZ. The human remains together with associated funerary objects, were acquired by Claud Black, then acquired by Harold Kennedy, and finally acquired by the Heard Museum in 1970, which assigned them catalog number NA–SW–SD–A1–30. The human remains are of a large individual, probably male. No known individuals were identified. The four associated funerary objects are: one piece of shell, two animal bone shafts, and one jar. The cultural affiliation of the jar and cremation has been changed from Salado to Hohokam, based on an updated pottery type identification of Salt Red. Prior to 1982, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown site in central or southern AZ. The human remains were found in museum storage in 1982, and bore a Hohokam catalog number, NA–SW– HH–T–1. The human remains are those of a middle-aged adult of unknown gender. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Hohokam attribution is based on the catalog number and the typical Hohokam dentition exhibited by the human remains. Prior to 1960, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from alternatively, Sacaton, Pinal County, AZ; Cashion, Maricopa County, AZ; or La Ciudad Ruin, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. The human remains consist of a small bag of cremated bone fragments weighing less than 1 gram. In 1990, the human remains were found in a box which contained a returned loan; the bag was assigned catalog number 3288–1. The returned loan comprised two jars (NA–SW–HH–A4–14 and NA– SW–HH–A4–16) that had been collected by Carl A. Moosberg, from Sacaton, Pinal County, AZ; one jar (NA–SW–HH– A4–46) that had been collected by Russell Cross from Cashion, Maricopa County, AZ; and one jar (NA–SW–HH– A1–10) that had been collected by Frank Mitalsky, a.k.a. Frank Midvale, from La E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural 
History, New York, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The American Museum of Natural History 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 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 American Museum of Natural History. 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 American Museum of Natural History at the 
address in this notice by September 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural History, Central 
Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 769-5837, 
email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C.

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3003, of the completion of inventories of human remains and associated 
funerary objects under the control of the American Museum of Natural 
History, New York, NY. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Mercer County, NJ, and Richmond County, NY.
    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 American 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma, and the Delaware 
Tribe of Indians. The Delaware Nation, Oklahoma, and the Delaware Tribe 
of Indians invited the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, to 
attend the consultation meeting, but they did not participate.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1897, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from the top soil of Trench D in Lalor Field, Lalor 
Estate, South of Trenton, Mercer County, NJ. The human remains were 
excavated by Ernest Volk during an American Museum of Natural History 
(AMNH) sponsored expedition. The AMNH acquired the individuals that 
same year. No known individuals were identified. The human remains 
include a sub-adult who is represented by a single element and two 
adults who are represented by cranial and post-cranial elements. The 
sex of these individuals cannot be determined. Two associated funerary 
objects--two pieces of pottery--were found with these human remains. 
One of these pottery pieces is a spall with no markings on its surface, 
and the other is small and fragmentary.
    The top soil of Trench D at Lalor Field consists of late Middle 
Woodland, Late Woodland, and early historic deposits. Thus, it is 
highly likely that these human remains can be assigned to the Terminal 
Middle Woodland or later. These human remains were determined to be 
Native American based on their archeological context and collection 
history.
    In 1909, human remains, representing at minimum, 16 individuals, 
were removed from the Bowman's Brook site, Mariner's Harbor, Staten 
Island, Richmond County, NY, by Alanson Skinner. The AMNH acquired 
these individuals as a gift that same year. No known individuals were 
identified. These individuals include three sub-adults, one adult male, 
10 adults of indeterminate sex and two individuals of indeterminate sex 
and age. There are no associated funerary objects.
    Bowman's Brook is a multi-component site, comprising part of the 
larger Mariner's Harbor site complex on the northwestern shore of 
Staten Island. Consisting of five distinguishable levels, its 
occupation spans the Middle and Late Archaic, Early and Middle 
Woodland, and the Late Woodland component for which the site is best 
known, the Bowman's Brook phase. Skinner's excavations were focused on 
the uppermost level. Radiocarbon dates obtained in 1986 indicate that 
the burials belong to the Late Woodland period; and date from A.D. 
1083153 to A.D. 134070. These human remains 
were determined to be Native American based on their archeological 
context and collection history.
    In 1895, human remains representing at minimum, 24 individuals and 
167 associated funerary objects were removed from Burial Ridge, 
Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY. These individuals were 
collected by George H. Pepper and M.H. Saville as part of an AMNH 
sponsored expedition. The museum accessioned the human remains and 
funerary objects that same year. No known individuals were identified. 
The human remains include one adult female, six adult males, two adults 
who may be male, 10 adults of indeterminate sex and five sub-adults. 
The 167 associated funerary objects include: 14 bone points, three 
stone points; eight turtle shells; five sherds; 24 pieces of animal 
bone; two pieces of worked bone; one antler piece; one flint arrow; two 
pieces of mica; one flint implement; six flint blanks for arrowheads; 
13 leaf-shaped flint pieces; 11 flint pieces; three stone implements; 
one piece of smoky quartz; seven pieces of deer antler; five deer 
bones; one lynx mandible; one piece of red clay; 53 pieces of beaver 
teeth; one block of sand with shells; two valves of clam shells and two 
oyster shells.
    Around 1895, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals, were removed from a location presumed to be Burial Ridge, 
Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, NY. These human 
remains were probably collected by George H. Pepper and M.H. Saville as 
part of an AMNH sponsored expedition. The museum likely accessioned the 
human remains that same year. No known individuals were identified. The 
human remains include two adults of indeterminate sex. There are no 
associated funerary objects.
    In 1900, human remains, representing at minimum two individuals and 
one associated funerary object were removed from Burial Ridge, 
Tottenville, Staten Island, Richmond County, NY by Mark Raymond 
Harrington. The AMNH acquired the human remains and funerary objects as 
a gift from F.W. Putnam in 1909. No known individuals were identified. 
The human remains include one sub-adult and one adult of indeterminate 
age. The one associated funerary object is a piece of deer bone.
    The human remains from Burial Ridge, Tottenville, were determined 
to be Native American based on archeological context, associated 
funerary objects and collection history. While Burial Ridge at 
Tottenville, Staten Island has Archaic through early Contact Period 
components, contextual information and scholarly literature indicate 
that the human remains date to the Terminal Middle Woodland and Late 
Woodland Periods. Radiocarbon dates reinforce this interpretation: One 
individual dates to the Terminal Middle Woodland, three additional 
individuals and two nearby features date to the Late Woodland. The 
individuals and associated funerary objects described in this Notice 
date to the Terminal Middle Woodland or Late Middle Woodland periods.
    Oral tradition recounts the Delaware migration into the region from 
the west or northwest. Archeological and linguistic evidence indicates 
the arrival of Delawarean-speakers in the Delaware Valley and Staten 
Island no earlier than the Terminal Middle Woodland (A.D. 500-800). 
Information presented by the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma and the Delaware 
Tribe of Indians indicates that these three locales were traditionally 
occupied by the Delaware until progressive removals westward began in 
the early 1700s.
    Based on oral tradition, linguistic and archeological evidence and 
information presented during multiple consultations, the American 
Museum of Natural History has determined that a cultural affiliation 
exists between the human remains and associated funerary objects and 
the Delaware (Lenape) people.

Determinations Made by the American Museum of Natural History

    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined 
that:

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     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 47 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 170 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 and Delaware 
Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin.

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 Nell Murphy, American Museum of Natural 
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, 
telephone (212) 769-5837, email [email protected], by September 10, 
2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; 
and Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin, may proceed.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and 
Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin, that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 10, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-17217 Filed 8-9-18; 8:45 am]
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