Notice of Inventory Completion: The American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 45667-45669 [2018-19532]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026171; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The 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 no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 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 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 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 October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, 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. 3003, of the completion of an inventory 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 unknown locales in Georgia and Tennessee; Ballard and Bell Counties, KY; and Hickman, Knox, Roane, and Williamson Counties, TN. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 the American Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. The Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and Thlopthlocco Tribal Town were invited to consult but chose not to participate. Hereafter, all tribes listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Notified Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a mound in Georgia by E.G. Squier. In 1875, the American Museum of Natural History purchased the human remains. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a copper disc. The land in the state of Georgia from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45667 Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Wickliffe Mounds, Ballard County, KY, by Col. Fain White-King or Blanche Busey King. In 1947, Lawrence Parker gifted these remains to the American Museum of Natural History. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The land in Ballard County, KY, from which the Native American human remains were removed, is the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw Nation. In August 1955, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from near a highway cut near Pineville, Bell County, KY, by Dr. James S. Golden, Jr. In 1959, these adult human remains were gifted to the American Museum of Natural History. No known individuals were identified. The associated funerary objects consist of one lot of fragmentary animal bones. The land in Bell County, KY, from which the Native American human remains were removed, is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Tennessee by an unknown collector (possibly J.P. Jones). In an unknown year, the American Museum of Natural History acquired these remains from an unknown donor. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The land in the state of Tennessee from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the bank of the Duck River, Hickman County, TN, by James Terry. In 1891, the American Museum of Natural History purchased these human remains from James Terry. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The land in Hickman County, TN, from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 45668 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Knoxville vicinity, Knox County, TN, by an unknown collector. In 1877, the American Museum of Natural History acquired these human remains as a gift or purchase from C.C. Jones. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The land in Knox County, TN, from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Wilson Mound, 5 miles east of Rockwood, Roane County, TN, by Carl Clausen and Dr. Nels C. Nelson. In 1932, Carl Clausen and Dr. Nels C. Nelson gifted these human remains to the American Museum of Natural History. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The land in Roane County, TN, from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Bowman Mound, 6 miles east of Rockwood, Hoods Ferry, Roane County, TN, by Carl Clausen and Dr. Nels C. Nelson. In 1932, Carl Clausen and Dr. Nels C. Nelson gifted these human remains to the American Museum of Natural History. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The land in Roane County, TN, from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from Brentwood, Williamson County, TN, by James Terry. In 1891, the American Museum of Natural History purchased these human remains from James Terry. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The land in Williamson County, TN, from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. 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(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based primarily on the donor’s collecting history and archeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 22 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the two 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 any present-day Indian Tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, the land in Georgia from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the AlabamaCoushatta Tribes of Texas); AlabamaQuassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains from Georgia may be to the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, the land in Ballard County, KY, from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw Nation. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains from Ballard County, KY, may be to the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw Nation. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, the land in Georgia from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains from Tennessee may be to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, the land in Hickman County, TN, from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains from Hickman County, TN, may be to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, the land in Bell County, KY, and Knox, Roane, and Williamson Counties, TN, from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains from Bell County, KY, and Knox, Roane, and E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices Williamson Counties, TN, may be to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. 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 Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, NY, NY 10024, telephone 212–769–5837, email nmurphy@ amnh.org, by October 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 AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 3, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–19532 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026176; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History. 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 University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the address in this notice by October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120, email endzweig@uoregon.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 University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, Eugene, OR. The human remains were removed from a location northwest of Nixon, Washoe County, NV. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45669 History and Description of the Remains In 1950, human remains representing one individual were removed from an eroding area along Route 33, about one mile south of the extreme end of Pyramid Lake, Washoe County, NV. In 1950 the human remains were donated to the museum by the private party who initially recovered them. The human remains (cat. #11–257) represent a single adult male. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Historical documents, ethnographic sources, and oral history indicate that the Northern Paiute have occupied the Pyramid Lake region since precontact times. Based on skeletal evidence, the remains were determined to be of Native American ancestry and Northern Paiute. The Northern Paiute are represented today by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada. Determinations Made by the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History Officials of the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Pamela Endzweig, Director of Collections, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, 1224 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403–1224, telephone (541) 346–5120, email endzweig@ uoregon.edu, by October 10, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, may proceed. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History is responsible for notifying the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of the Pyramid Lake Reservation, Nevada, that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: The 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 no cultural affiliation 
between the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 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 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 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 October 10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, 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. 3003, of the completion of an inventory 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 unknown locales in Georgia and 
Tennessee; Ballard and Bell Counties, KY; and Hickman, Knox, Roane, and 
Williamson Counties, TN.
    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 the American 
Museum of Natural History professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee 
Indians; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) 
Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    The Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-
Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta 
Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of 
Louisiana; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Kialegee Tribal Town; 
Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek 
Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as 
the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood 
& Tampa Reservations)); The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and 
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town were invited to consult but chose not to 
participate. Hereafter, all tribes listed in this section are referred 
to as ``The Consulted and Notified Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a mound in Georgia by E.G. Squier. In 
1875, the American Museum of Natural History purchased the human 
remains. No known individual was identified. The one associated 
funerary object is a copper disc.
    The land in the state of Georgia from which the Native American 
human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Alabama-
Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta 
Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; 
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; 
Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the 
Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida 
(previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big 
Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee 
(Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal 
Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from Wickliffe Mounds, Ballard County, KY, by 
Col. Fain White-King or Blanche Busey King. In 1947, Lawrence Parker 
gifted these remains to the American Museum of Natural History. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The land in Ballard County, KY, from which the Native American 
human remains were removed, is the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw 
Nation.
    In August 1955, human remains representing, at minimum, five 
individuals were removed from near a highway cut near Pineville, Bell 
County, KY, by Dr. James S. Golden, Jr. In 1959, these adult human 
remains were gifted to the American Museum of Natural History. No known 
individuals were identified. The associated funerary objects consist of 
one lot of fragmentary animal bones.
    The land in Bell County, KY, from which the Native American human 
remains were removed, is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from Tennessee by an unknown collector 
(possibly J.P. Jones). In an unknown year, the American Museum of 
Natural History acquired these remains from an unknown donor. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    The land in the state of Tennessee from which the Native American 
human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee 
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from the bank of the Duck River, Hickman County, TN, by 
James Terry. In 1891, the American Museum of Natural History purchased 
these human remains from James Terry. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The land in Hickman County, TN, from which the Native American 
human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee 
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the 
United

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Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    In an unknown year, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Knoxville vicinity, Knox County, TN, 
by an unknown collector. In 1877, the American Museum of Natural 
History acquired these human remains as a gift or purchase from C.C. 
Jones. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The land in Knox County, TN, from which the Native American human 
remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from Wilson Mound, 5 miles east of Rockwood, Roane County, 
TN, by Carl Clausen and Dr. Nels C. Nelson. In 1932, Carl Clausen and 
Dr. Nels C. Nelson gifted these human remains to the American Museum of 
Natural History. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    The land in Roane County, TN, from which the Native American human 
remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from Bowman Mound, 6 miles east of Rockwood, Hoods Ferry, 
Roane County, TN, by Carl Clausen and Dr. Nels C. Nelson. In 1932, Carl 
Clausen and Dr. Nels C. Nelson gifted these human remains to the 
American Museum of Natural History. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The land in Roane County, TN, from which the Native American human 
remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
    In 1879, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals 
were removed from Brentwood, Williamson County, TN, by James Terry. In 
1891, the American Museum of Natural History purchased these human 
remains from James Terry. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The land in Williamson County, TN, from which the Native American 
human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee 
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band 
of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

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(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based primarily on the donor's 
collecting history and archeological context.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 22 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the two 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 any present-day Indian Tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, Treaties, Acts of Congress, 
or Executive Orders, the land in Georgia from which the Native American 
human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the 
aboriginal land of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously 
listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte 
Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern 
Band of Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks 
(previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); 
Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of 
Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa 
Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of 
Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains from Georgia may be to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of 
Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas); 
Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of 
Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; 
Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the Poarch Band of Creek 
Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as 
the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood 
& Tampa Reservations)); The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole 
Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah 
Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, 
or Executive Orders, the land in Ballard County, KY, from which the 
Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed is the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw Nation.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains from Ballard County, KY, may be to the aboriginal land of 
The Chickasaw Nation.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, 
or Executive Orders, the land in Georgia from which the Native American 
human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee 
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains from Tennessee may be to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern 
Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, 
or Executive Orders, the land in Hickman County, TN, from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw 
Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains from Hickman County, TN, may be to the Cherokee Nation; 
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, treaties, Acts of Congress, 
or Executive Orders, the land in Bell County, KY, and Knox, Roane, and 
Williamson Counties, TN, from which the Native American human remains 
were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern 
Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee 
Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains from Bell County, KY, and Knox, Roane, and

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Williamson Counties, TN, may be to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in 
Oklahoma.

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 Nell 
Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural 
History, Central Park West at 79th Street, NY, NY 10024, telephone 212-
769-5837, email [email protected], by October 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 Alabama-
Coushatta Tribe of Texas (previously listed as the Alabama-Coushatta 
Tribes of Texas); Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Cherokee Nation; 
Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; 
Kialegee Tribal Town; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as the 
Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida 
(previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big 
Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Chickasaw 
Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; 
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee 
Indians in Oklahoma may proceed.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
The Consulted and Notified Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 3, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-19532 Filed 9-7-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P