Notice of Inventory Completion: Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, and Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 45653-45654 [2018-19540]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices 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 Hotchkiss Mound, Contra Costa County, CA. 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. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 Buena Vista Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California; Jackson Band of Miwuk Indians (previously listed as the Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California); Kletsel Dehe Band of Wintun Indians (previously listed as the Cortina Indian Rancheria and the Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California); Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians of California; Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, Shingle Springs Rancheria (Verona Tract), California; Table Mountain Rancheria (previously listed as the Table Mountain Rancheria of California); Tule River Indian Tribe of the Tule River Reservation, California; and Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria of California, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Hotchkiss Mound in the lower Sacramento Valley, Contra Costa County, CA. It is unknown who originally donated the human remains to the museum. Accession records attribute the human remains to Hotchkiss Mound. Although there is no documentation regarding the transfer of the human remains to the Museum, it is likely that they were donated by the archeologist Robert F. Heizer, who VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 donated several other items from this area to the Museum in the 1940s. The human remains consist of an adult male. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Historical documents, ethnographic sources, and oral history indicate that the Plains Miwok and Northern Valley Yokuts have occupied this area of the Lower Sacramento Valley since precontact times. Based on archeological context and skeletal evidence, the individual was determined to be of Native American ancestry and Plains Miwok and/or Northern Valley Yokuts. The Plains Miwok and Northern Valley Yokuts are represented today by The Tribes. 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 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 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 The Tribes may proceed. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 3, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–19525 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45653 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026130; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RPI4.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, and Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology at the University of Idaho (‘‘Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology’’) and the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University (‘‘Museum of the Rockies’’) have completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and 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 Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology or the Museum of the Rockies. 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 Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology or Museum of the Rockies at the address in this notice by October 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: Leah Evans-Janke, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 4023, Moscow, ID 83844–4023, telephone (208) 885– 1771, email leahe@uidaho.edu, or Lisa Verwys, Museum of the Rockies, 600 West Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman, MT 59717, telephone (406) 994–6622, email lisa.verwys@montana.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 45654 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 175 / Monday, September 10, 2018 / Notices Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, Moscow, ID, and of associated funerary objects under the control of the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Park County, MT. 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 was made by the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and the Museum of the Rockies professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana. The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); and Crow Tribe of Montana were invited to consult, but did not participate (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited and Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from a small cave in Park County, MT, by a private citizen. On November 1, 1988, the private citizen donated the human remains and objects to the Museum of the Rockies. Later that month, Carolyn A. Purcell, Museum of the Rockies Registrar, transferred the human remains to Dr. Roderick Sprague, Director of the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology. The associated funerary objects were retained by the Museum of the Rockies. The human remains consist of a right and left female innominate and a right male humerus. No known individuals VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Sep 07, 2018 Jkt 244001 were identified. The eight associated funerary objects are six flaked stone projectile points, one flaked stone drill or knife, and one digging stick of pine or spruce. At the time of the excavation and removal of these human remains and associated funerary objects, the land from which the remains and objects were removed was not the tribal land of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization. In January 2018, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of the Rockies invited the Crow Tribe of Montana, who is recognized as aboriginal to the area from which these Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed, to consult. The Crow Tribe of Montana did not participate in consultation and did not agree to accept control of the human remains and associated funerary objects. In April 2018, the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of the Rockies agreed to transfer control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana. Determinations Made by the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and the Museum of the Rockies Officials of the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of the Rockies have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the associated funerary objects found with them. • 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 eight 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. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana. 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 Leah Evans-Janke, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 4023, Moscow, ID 83844–4023, telephone (208) 885–1771, email leahe@uidaho.edu, or Lisa Verwys, Museum of the Rockies, 600 West Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman, MT 59717, telephone (406) 994–6622, email lisa.verwys@montana.edu, 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 Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana, may proceed. The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of the Rockies are responsible for notifying The Invited and Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 25, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–19540 Filed 9–7–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0026130; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RPI4.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of 
Anthropology, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, and Museum of the 
Rockies at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology at the 
University of Idaho (``Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology'') 
and the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University (``Museum of 
the Rockies'') have completed an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian 
Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and have determined that there 
is no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated 
funerary objects and 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 Alfred W. Bowers 
Laboratory of Anthropology or the Museum of the Rockies. 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 Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology or 
Museum of the Rockies at the address in this notice by October 10, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Leah Evans-Janke, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of 
Anthropology, 875 Perimeter Drive, MS 4023, Moscow, ID 83844-4023, 
telephone (208) 885-1771, email [email protected], or Lisa Verwys, 
Museum of the Rockies, 600 West Kagy Boulevard, Bozeman, MT 59717, 
telephone (406) 994-6622, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and

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Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an 
inventory of human remains under the control of the Alfred W. Bowers 
Laboratory of Anthropology, Moscow, ID, and of associated funerary 
objects under the control of the Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT. 
The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
Park County, MT.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Alfred 
W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and the Museum of the Rockies 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; 
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; 
Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of 
Montana; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of 
Idaho); and Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian 
Reservation, Montana. The Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck 
Indian Reservation, Montana; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's 
Reservation, Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of 
the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); and Crow Tribe of Montana were 
invited to consult, but did not participate (hereafter referred to as 
``The Invited and Consulted Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from a small cave in Park County, MT, by a private 
citizen. On November 1, 1988, the private citizen donated the human 
remains and objects to the Museum of the Rockies. Later that month, 
Carolyn A. Purcell, Museum of the Rockies Registrar, transferred the 
human remains to Dr. Roderick Sprague, Director of the Alfred W. Bowers 
Laboratory of Anthropology. The associated funerary objects were 
retained by the Museum of the Rockies. The human remains consist of a 
right and left female innominate and a right male humerus. No known 
individuals were identified. The eight associated funerary objects are 
six flaked stone projectile points, one flaked stone drill or knife, 
and one digging stick of pine or spruce.
    At the time of the excavation and removal of these human remains 
and associated funerary objects, the land from which the remains and 
objects were removed was not the tribal land of any Indian Tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization. In January 2018, Alfred W. Bowers 
Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of the Rockies invited the Crow 
Tribe of Montana, who is recognized as aboriginal to the area from 
which these Native American human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed, to consult. The Crow Tribe of Montana did not 
participate in consultation and did not agree to accept control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects. In April 2018, the 
Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of the Rockies 
agreed to transfer control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of 
Montana; Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead 
Reservation; Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap 
Reservation of Montana; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as the Nez 
Perce Tribe of Idaho); and Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern 
Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana.

Determinations Made by the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology 
and the Museum of the Rockies

    Officials of the Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and 
Museum of the Rockies have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the associated funerary 
objects found with them.
     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 eight 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.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Blackfeet 
Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Confederated 
Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Fort Belknap 
Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Nez Perce 
Tribe (previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and Northern 
Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana.

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 Leah 
Evans-Janke, Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology, 875 Perimeter 
Drive, MS 4023, Moscow, ID 83844-4023, telephone (208) 885-1771, email 
[email protected], or Lisa Verwys, Museum of the Rockies, 600 West Kagy 
Boulevard, Bozeman, MT 59717, telephone (406) 994-6622, 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 Blackfeet Tribe of the 
Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana; Confederated Salish and 
Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Fort Belknap Indian 
Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana; Nez Perce Tribe 
(previously listed as the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and Northern 
Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana, 
may proceed.
    The Alfred W. Bowers Laboratory of Anthropology and Museum of the 
Rockies are responsible for notifying The Invited and Consulted Tribes 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 25, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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