Notice of Inventory Completion: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, 39779-39780 [2018-17220]

Download as PDF 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 39780 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 155 / Friday, August 10, 2018 / Notices Ciudad Ruin, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. The Hohokam attribution of the human remains is based on their association with the Hohokam jars; the human remains are presumed to have come from one of the jars. All of the jars were repatriated to the Gila River Indian Community in 1992. The Hohokam lived in central and southern Arizona from about A.D. 1 to 1450. In 1990, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian Community, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, and Tohono O’odham Nation jointly asserted a cultural affiliation to ancestors described as ‘‘Hohokam.’’ In 1994, the Hopi Tribe asserted its cultural affiliation to Hohokam followed by the Pueblo of Zuni in 1995. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Heard Museum Officials of the Heard Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four 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 Ak-Chin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 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 (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’) 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 David Roche, Director/ CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252–8840, email director@heard.org, by September 10, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Aug 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The Heard Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 10, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–17220 Filed 8–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service designated the Evers’ house a National Historic Landmark on December 23, 2016. Mill Springs Battlefield, Kentucky On January 19, 1862, Union and Confederate forces met in the Battle of Mill Springs in Kentucky. The result was an important victory for the Union in the American Civil War which opened the door to Federal invasion of southern states. The battlefield has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. The Mill Springs Battlefield Visitor Center and Museum is located in Nancy, Kentucky. [NPS–WASO–D–DTS#–FR00000034] Camp Nelson, Kentucky Potential National Monument Designations During the American Civil War, Camp Nelson in Jessamine County, Kentucky, served as an important training area for African Americans who joined the Union Army to fight for their freedom. The camp began as a fortified U.S. Army supply depot, hospital, and garrison in 1863. As well as becoming one of the largest recruitment and training centers for African American soldiers, it served as a refugee camp for their wives and children. In 2013, the Secretary of the Interior designated Camp Nelson a National Historic Landmark. National Park Service, Interior. Request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service is seeking public comments on three potential national monument designations: The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home, Mississippi; Mill Springs Battlefield, Kentucky; and Camp Nelson, Kentucky. DATES: Written comments will be accepted until September 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be sent to the National Park Service online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/ potential_monuments_Aug2018. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or by any method other than specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Laudner, Senior Advisor— Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240. Phone (202) 513–7212. Email: CA_Laudner@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Authority A potential National Monument designation of these sites by the President through the Antiquities Act, 54 U.S.C. 320301, may serve to preserve their nationally significant historic resources. The Antiquities Act has been used to preserve and protect natural and historical resources on Federal lands for future generations. President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act in 1906 providing a foundation for natural resource conservation and cultural preservation. It requires that such monuments be limited to ‘‘the smallest area of land compatible’’ with the proper care and management for the protection of the identified objects. Medgar and Mylie Evers, Home, Mississippi Public Comments Medgar Evers was an important national figure in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The assassination of Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963, in the carport of his home in Jackson, Mississippi, was one of the catalysts for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both Medgar and Myrlie, his wife, were major contributors to advancing the goals of the civil rights movement on a national level. The Secretary of the Interior Before including your name, address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0025998; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Heard Museum 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 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 
[email protected].

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 Ak-
Chin Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian 
Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 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

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Ciudad Ruin, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ. The Hohokam attribution of 
the human remains is based on their association with the Hohokam jars; 
the human remains are presumed to have come from one of the jars. All 
of the jars were repatriated to the Gila River Indian Community in 
1992.
    The Hohokam lived in central and southern Arizona from about A.D. 1 
to 1450. In 1990, the Ak-Chin Indian Community, Gila River Indian 
Community, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community, and Tohono O'odham 
Nation jointly asserted a cultural affiliation to ancestors described 
as ``Hohokam.'' In 1994, the Hopi Tribe asserted its cultural 
affiliation to Hohokam followed by the Pueblo of Zuni in 1995.

Determinations Made by the Heard Museum

    Officials of the Heard Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the four 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 Ak-Chin 
Indian Community (previously listed as the Ak Chin Indian Community of 
the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian 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 (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Tribes.'')

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 David Roche, Director/CEO, Heard Museum, 2301 
North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004, telephone (602) 252-8840, 
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 Tribes may 
proceed.
    The Heard Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: July 10, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-17220 Filed 8-9-18; 8:45 am]
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