Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Arkansas Museum Collections, Fayetteville, AR, 56371-56374 [2018-24660]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices Historical Society. The collections from the site, including ceramic vessel sherds and side-notched arrow pints, are consistent with the Great Bend aspect. The collection included a mandible fragment with four teeth, belonging to a single adult individual. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1977 and 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 14RC8, the Tobias site (UBS 2011–01) in Rice County, KS. Research excavations by the Kansas State Historical Society led to the collection of extensive amounts of cultural material with a clear affiliation to the ancestral Wichita Great Bend aspect. An adult human tooth was recovered from this collection in 2011. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 2005, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from 14RC410, the Little River site (UBS 2005–08) in Rice County, KS. Excavations in advance of the construction of a water treatment plant encountered a human burial. Because artifacts consistent with the Great Bend aspect were present at the site, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes were contacted, and the burial was left in place. During subsequent analysis of the site collection, small, fragmentary remains belonging to two individuals were discovered. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Between 1994 and 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 14CO1, the Larcom-Haggard site (UBS 2015–08), in Cowley County, KS. Kansas State Historical Society staff excavated this Great Bend aspect site in advance of highway construction. Representatives of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes were actively consulted during investigations. Subsequent analysis of the materials collected led to the discovery of a single human deciduous incisor. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Between 1994 and 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 14CO3, the County Club site (UBS 2006–05), in Cowley County, KS. Kansas State Historical Society staff excavated this Great Bend aspect site in advance of highway construction. Representatives of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes were actively consulted during investigations. Subsequent analysis of the materials collected led to the discovery of a single human deciduous VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 incisor. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Between 1994 and 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 14CO332, the Havelock site (UBS 2001– 20), in Cowley County, KS. Kansas State Historical Society staff excavated this Great Bend aspect site in advance of highway construction. Representatives of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes were actively consulted during investigations. Subsequent analysis of the materials collected led to the discovery of a single human deciduous incisor. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the Kansas State Historical Society Officials of the Kansas State Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 10 individuals 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 Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma. 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. Robert J. Hoard, Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615–1099, telephone 785–272–8681, Ext. 269, email Robert.hoard@ks.gov, by December 13, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma may proceed. The Kansas State Historical Society is responsible for notifying the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: October 9, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–24663 Filed 11–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56371 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA- NPS0026787; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Arkansas Museum Collections, Fayetteville, AR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Arkansas Museum Collections 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 University of Arkansas Museum Collections. 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 University of Arkansas Museum Collections at the address in this notice by December 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Mary Suter, University of Arkansas Museum Collections, Biomass Building 125, 2435 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, telephone (479) 575–3456, email msuter@uark.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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the University of Arkansas Museum Collections, Fayetteville, AR. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from multiple locations in Arkansas. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 56372 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices 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. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of Arkansas Museum Collections professional staff in consultation with representatives of The Quapaw Tribe of Indians. History and Description of the Remains In 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Roland Mound (3AR30) in Arkansas County, AR. The human remains are those of an adult of unknown sex. The human remains were excavated by James A. Scholtz for the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Dumond Site (3AR40) in Arkansas County, AR. These remains were excavated by James A. Scholtz for the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object, a pottery vessel, is currently missing from the museum’s collections. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the McDuffie Site (3CG21) in Craighead County, AR. These human remains were donated to the museum by a collector in 1967. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown site in Conway County, AR. The individual was an adult of unknown sex. Accession records for these remains and associated artifact are incomplete. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is an engraved long-necked tripod bottle. In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, 40 individuals were removed from Togo/Neely’s Ferry Site (3CS24) in Cross County, AR. The human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 196 associated funerary objects are: One deer antler tine, one arrow point, one bone awl, two modified gar jaws, one VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 bone bead, 31 shell beads, 13 mammal bone fragments, 32 fish bones, 19 ceramic bottles, 15 ceramic bowls, one lot of charred corn cobs, one stone disc, one ceramic disc, two marine shell ear spools, one effigy bottle, one effigy bowl, one bird effigy bowl, one snake effigy bowl, 19 fish hook fragments, one fired clay object, nine ceramic jars, one deer mandible, one pebble, one shell tempered clay pipe, three deer scapula fragments, one shell ornament, 34 mussel shell fragments, and one pot sherd. An additional three associated funerary objects are currently missing from the museum’s collections. They are one shell ear plug, one bone ring, and one gar scale. In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, 104 individuals were removed from the Vernon Paul Site (3CS25) in Cross County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 692 associated funerary objects are six deer antler fragments, two arrow points, one sample of ashes, 11 bone awls, five beads, 171 shell beads, 15 animal bone fragments, 44 ceramic bottles, 51 ceramic bowls, 56 fragments of turtle shell, three stone celts, one piece of charcoal, two unmodified cobbles, one cache of charred corn, three ceramic discoidals, one stone discoidal, seven shell ear plugs, 13 effigy bowls, one antler tool, one sample of gravel, one hammer stone, one piece of hematite, 20 ceramic jars, two fish bone needles, one lot pebbles, one bone pin, two pipes, two ceramic cylinders, 151 fragments of a turtle shell rattle, two turtle scapulae, 14 mussel shell fragments, 79 shelltempered body sherds, and 21 shell tempered rim sherds. One additional associated funerary object is currently missing from the museum’s collections. It is one lot of pot sherds. In 1950, 1967, and another unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from the Rose Mound Site (3CS27) in Cross County, AR. The human remains removed in 1950 were excavated by the University of Arkansas as part of a Field School. The human remains from 1967 were donated to the University of Arkansas Museum. Human remains from one of the listed individuals were donated to the University of Arkansas at an unknown date and transferred to the control of the University of Arkansas Museum in 2006. No known individuals were identified. The five associated funerary objects are five fragments of copper. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 individual were removed from the Delta Site (3CS69) in Cross County, AR and donated to the University of Arkansas Museum in 1966. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, 17 individuals were removed from the Wapanocca Mound Site (3CT9) in Crittenden County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 49 associated funerary objects are: Nine ceramic bottles, 10 ceramic bowls, two effigy bowls, seven ceramic jars, one mano, three mussel shells, seventeen sherds. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1932 and at an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 37 individuals were removed from the Banks Site (3CT13) in Crittenden County, AR. The human remains removed from the site in 1932 were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. In 1960 the University of Arkansas received a donation of additional human remains from this site. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is a ceramic bottle. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals were removed from the Barton Ranch Site (3CT18) in Crittenden County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The nine associated funerary objects are three bottles, one bowl, two effigy bowls, and two jars. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, 42 individuals were removed from the Golightly Place Site (3CT19) in Crittenden County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 129 associated funerary objects are: Three deer antler, three arrow points, one sample of ash, three bone awls, 12 ceramic bottles, 17 ceramic bowls, two discoidals, 10 effigy vessels, one hammer stone, eight jars, one lump of tempered clay, 44 pebbles, four mussel shells, 18 fragments of turtle bone and shell, and two pot sherds. An additional two associated funerary objects are currently missing from the museum’s collections. They are one ceramic bottle and one ceramic bowl. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Belle E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices Mead Site (3CT30) in Crittenden County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of Arkansas, Department of Anthropology and entered the University of Arkansas Museum collections in 2006. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Glover Site (3CT37) in Crittenden County, AR. These remains and associated objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Warner Smith Place Site (3CT44) in Crittenden County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are one clay pipe and one ceramic bottle. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the McClure Site (3CW34) in Crawford County, AR, and donated to the University of Arkansas Museum in 1962. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Toltec Mounds Site (3LN42) in Lonoke County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of Arkansas Museum in 1966. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, 16 individuals were removed from the Middle Nodena Site (3MS3) in Mississippi County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 22 associated funerary objects are: Seven ceramic bottles, one effigy bottle, seven ceramic bowls, one effigy bowl, two ceramic jars, and four pot sherds. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, 92 individuals were removed from the Upper Nodena Site (3MS4) in Mississippi County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 143 associated funerary objects are: Two arrow points, seven bone awls, 33 shell beads, 25 ceramic bottles, 18 ceramic bowls, eight celts, two ceramic VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 discoidals, three marine shell ear plugs, two effigy bottles, eight effigy bowls, three effigy jars, 11 ceramic jars, one stone pendant, one mussel shell, 18 pot sherds, and one sphere of burned clay. In 1953, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 individuals were removed from the Gant Site (3MS11) in Mississippi County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The six associated funerary objects are: Two ceramic bottles, two ceramic bowls, one ceramic jar, and one pot sherd. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 106 individuals were removed from the Golden Lake Site (3MS60) in Mississippi County, AR. No known individuals were identified. These human remains were donated to the University of Arkansas, Department of Anthropology and entered the University of Arkansas Museum collections in 2006. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from the Tschudy Lumber Company Site (3PO1) in Poinsett County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 17 associated funerary objects are: Seven pot sherds, nine fire cracked rock pieces, and one ceramic bowl. In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Norris Place Site (3PO3) in Poinsett County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The four associated funerary objects are: Two ceramic bowls, one ceramic bottle, and one ceramic jar. In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from the Cart’s Camp Site (3PO4) in Poinsett County, AR. These human remains were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the St. Francis Site in St. Francis County, AR. These human remains were purchased by the University of Arkansas Museum in 1959. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56373 In 1961 and at an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Castile Landing Site (3SF12) in St. Francis County, AR. The human remains removed in 1961 were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. The human remains of the remaining individuals were donated to the University of Arkansas, Department of Anthropology and entered the University of Arkansas Museum collections in 2006. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from the Manley Site (3SF25) in St. Francis County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of Arkansas, Department of Anthropology and entered the University of Arkansas Museum collections in 2006. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Hollingsworth Place Site (3WH2) in White County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of Arkansas Museum in 1964. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from the Charles Figley/Lost Hill Site (3WH34) in White County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of Arkansas Museum in 1966. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Churchman Place Site on the Black River in an unknown county in Arkansas. Accession records for this collection are incomplete. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the JB Redmann Site (3PO42) in Poinsett County, AR. Accession records for this collection are incomplete. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Randolph Landing Site in Tipton County, TN. These human remains were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 56374 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices two associated funerary objects are one ceramic bowl and one ceramic jar. In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, 206 individuals were removed from the Hazel Site (3PO6) in Poinsett County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 1148 associated funerary objects are: One abrader, three antler fragments, one arrow point, two bone awls, one ground stone axe, one raccoon baculum, 30 bone beads, two ceramic beads, four crinoid beads, 435 shell beads, four bird bone fragments, three deer bone fragments, 118 fish bones, four unidentified animal bone fragments, 80 bottles, 84 bowls, one piece of burned clay, one mass of burned clay, wood and animal bone, two pieces of charcoal, one lot of charred plant remains including basketry, one sample of red clay, one sample of white clay, one burned clay hearth, one copper ornament, two pieces of sheet copper, one corn cob, nine daub fragments, three ceramic discoidals, one ear plug, six shell ear plugs, one stone ear plug, two effigy bottles, 12 effigy bowls, one effigy jar, one effigy pipe, five fragments of a shell gorget, 43 jars, one chipped stone knife, one bone needle, one shell pendant, 21 bone pin fragments, two clay pipes, 26 mussel shell pieces, 215 pot sherds, two soil samples, one textile fragment, one piece of copper and textile, three beaver teeth, three turtle shell fragments, and two twigs. An additional 76 associated funerary objects are currently missing from the museum’s collections. They are: One antler tine, one lot of charcoal and shell, one bird bill awl, two bone awls, six shell ear plugs, one lot of beads, seven shell beads, two pieces of modified animal bone, eight ceramic bottles, 11 ceramic bowls, one lot of charred wood and grass, one effigy bottle, three effigy bowls, two bone needles, one ceramic sphere, one clay pipe, one piece of sheet copper, 19 mussel shell pieces, one pot sherd, five ceramic vessels, and one sample of soil. During the Mississippi period (A.D. 950–1541) in the Mississippi valley, distinctive local groups emerge in the archeological record that correspond in geographical extent and cultural cohesiveness to present-day groups that include the Quapaw. Quapaw communities occupied villages located around the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers at the time of late 17th century French exploration. Based on the archeological context for these sites and what is presently known about the peoples who pre-date the historic Quapaw people, the University VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 of Arkansas Museum Collections has determined the human remains and associated funerary objects listed here are culturally affiliated with The Quapaw Tribe of Indians. Determinations Made by the University of Arkansas Museum Officials of the University of Arkansas Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 736 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 2,426 objects described and included 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 The Quapaw Tribe of Indians. 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 Mary Suter, University of Arkansas Museum, Biomass Building 125, 2435 N Hatch Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704, telephone (479) 575–3456, email msuter@uark.edu, by December 13, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Quapaw Tribe of Indians may proceed. The University of Arkansas Museum Collections is responsible for notifying The Quapaw Tribe of Indians that this notice has been published. Dated: October 12, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–24660 Filed 11–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026666; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of California, Davis, Davis, CA National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The University of California, Davis, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the University of California, Davis. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the University of California, Davis at the address in this notice by December 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Megon Noble, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of California, Davis, 433 Mrak Hall, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, telephone (530) 752–8501, email mnoble@ucdavis.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Arkansas Museum 
Collections, Fayetteville, AR

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Arkansas Museum Collections 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 University of Arkansas Museum Collections. 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 University of Arkansas Museum Collections 
at the address in this notice by December 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Mary Suter, University of Arkansas Museum Collections, 
Biomass Building 125, 2435 North Hatch Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, 
telephone (479) 575-3456, 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 University of 
Arkansas Museum Collections, Fayetteville, AR. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from multiple locations in 
Arkansas.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative

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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 
University of Arkansas Museum Collections professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of The Quapaw Tribe of Indians.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from Roland Mound (3AR30) in Arkansas County, AR. The 
human remains are those of an adult of unknown sex. The human remains 
were excavated by James A. Scholtz for the University of Arkansas 
Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from the Dumond Site (3AR40) in Arkansas County, AR. These 
remains were excavated by James A. Scholtz for the University of 
Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. The one 
associated funerary object, a pottery vessel, is currently missing from 
the museum's collections.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from the McDuffie Site (3CG21) in Craighead 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the museum by a 
collector in 1967. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1929, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from an unknown site in Conway County, AR. The individual 
was an adult of unknown sex. Accession records for these remains and 
associated artifact are incomplete. No known individuals were 
identified. The one associated funerary object is an engraved long-
necked tripod bottle.
    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, 40 individuals 
were removed from Togo/Neely's Ferry Site (3CS24) in Cross County, AR. 
The human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the 
University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. 
The 196 associated funerary objects are: One deer antler tine, one 
arrow point, one bone awl, two modified gar jaws, one bone bead, 31 
shell beads, 13 mammal bone fragments, 32 fish bones, 19 ceramic 
bottles, 15 ceramic bowls, one lot of charred corn cobs, one stone 
disc, one ceramic disc, two marine shell ear spools, one effigy bottle, 
one effigy bowl, one bird effigy bowl, one snake effigy bowl, 19 fish 
hook fragments, one fired clay object, nine ceramic jars, one deer 
mandible, one pebble, one shell tempered clay pipe, three deer scapula 
fragments, one shell ornament, 34 mussel shell fragments, and one pot 
sherd. An additional three associated funerary objects are currently 
missing from the museum's collections. They are one shell ear plug, one 
bone ring, and one gar scale.
    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, 104 individuals 
were removed from the Vernon Paul Site (3CS25) in Cross County, AR. 
These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by 
the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. The 692 associated funerary objects are six deer antler 
fragments, two arrow points, one sample of ashes, 11 bone awls, five 
beads, 171 shell beads, 15 animal bone fragments, 44 ceramic bottles, 
51 ceramic bowls, 56 fragments of turtle shell, three stone celts, one 
piece of charcoal, two unmodified cobbles, one cache of charred corn, 
three ceramic discoidals, one stone discoidal, seven shell ear plugs, 
13 effigy bowls, one antler tool, one sample of gravel, one hammer 
stone, one piece of hematite, 20 ceramic jars, two fish bone needles, 
one lot pebbles, one bone pin, two pipes, two ceramic cylinders, 151 
fragments of a turtle shell rattle, two turtle scapulae, 14 mussel 
shell fragments, 79 shell-tempered body sherds, and 21 shell tempered 
rim sherds. One additional associated funerary object is currently 
missing from the museum's collections. It is one lot of pot sherds.
    In 1950, 1967, and another unknown date, human remains 
representing, at minimum, seven individuals were removed from the Rose 
Mound Site (3CS27) in Cross County, AR. The human remains removed in 
1950 were excavated by the University of Arkansas as part of a Field 
School. The human remains from 1967 were donated to the University of 
Arkansas Museum. Human remains from one of the listed individuals were 
donated to the University of Arkansas at an unknown date and 
transferred to the control of the University of Arkansas Museum in 
2006. No known individuals were identified. The five associated 
funerary objects are five fragments of copper.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Delta Site (3CS69) in Cross County, AR 
and donated to the University of Arkansas Museum in 1966. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, 17 individuals 
were removed from the Wapanocca Mound Site (3CT9) in Crittenden County, 
AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated 
by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. The 49 associated funerary objects are: Nine ceramic 
bottles, 10 ceramic bowls, two effigy bowls, seven ceramic jars, one 
mano, three mussel shells, seventeen sherds. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1932 and at an unknown date, human remains representing, at 
minimum, 37 individuals were removed from the Banks Site (3CT13) in 
Crittenden County, AR. The human remains removed from the site in 1932 
were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. In 1960 the 
University of Arkansas received a donation of additional human remains 
from this site. No known individuals were identified. The one 
associated funerary object is a ceramic bottle.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals 
were removed from the Barton Ranch Site (3CT18) in Crittenden County, 
AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated 
by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. The nine associated funerary objects are three bottles, one 
bowl, two effigy bowls, and two jars.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, 42 individuals 
were removed from the Golightly Place Site (3CT19) in Crittenden 
County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were 
excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals 
were identified. The 129 associated funerary objects are: Three deer 
antler, three arrow points, one sample of ash, three bone awls, 12 
ceramic bottles, 17 ceramic bowls, two discoidals, 10 effigy vessels, 
one hammer stone, eight jars, one lump of tempered clay, 44 pebbles, 
four mussel shells, 18 fragments of turtle bone and shell, and two pot 
sherds. An additional two associated funerary objects are currently 
missing from the museum's collections. They are one ceramic bottle and 
one ceramic bowl.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Belle

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Mead Site (3CT30) in Crittenden County, AR. These human remains were 
donated to the University of Arkansas, Department of Anthropology and 
entered the University of Arkansas Museum collections in 2006. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from the Glover Site (3CT37) in Crittenden County, AR. 
These remains and associated objects were excavated by the University 
of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from the Warner Smith Place Site (3CT44) in Crittenden 
County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were 
excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals 
were identified. The two associated funerary objects are one clay pipe 
and one ceramic bottle.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the McClure Site (3CW34) in Crawford 
County, AR, and donated to the University of Arkansas Museum in 1962. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from the Toltec Mounds Site (3LN42) in Lonoke 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of 
Arkansas Museum in 1966. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, 16 individuals 
were removed from the Middle Nodena Site (3MS3) in Mississippi County, 
AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated 
by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. The 22 associated funerary objects are: Seven ceramic 
bottles, one effigy bottle, seven ceramic bowls, one effigy bowl, two 
ceramic jars, and four pot sherds.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, 92 individuals 
were removed from the Upper Nodena Site (3MS4) in Mississippi County, 
AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated 
by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. The 143 associated funerary objects are: Two arrow points, 
seven bone awls, 33 shell beads, 25 ceramic bottles, 18 ceramic bowls, 
eight celts, two ceramic discoidals, three marine shell ear plugs, two 
effigy bottles, eight effigy bowls, three effigy jars, 11 ceramic jars, 
one stone pendant, one mussel shell, 18 pot sherds, and one sphere of 
burned clay.
    In 1953, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 individuals 
were removed from the Gant Site (3MS11) in Mississippi County, AR. 
These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by 
the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. The six associated funerary objects are: Two ceramic 
bottles, two ceramic bowls, one ceramic jar, and one pot sherd.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 106 
individuals were removed from the Golden Lake Site (3MS60) in 
Mississippi County, AR. No known individuals were identified. These 
human remains were donated to the University of Arkansas, Department of 
Anthropology and entered the University of Arkansas Museum collections 
in 2006. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals 
were removed from the Tschudy Lumber Company Site (3PO1) in Poinsett 
County, AR. These human remains and associated funerary objects were 
excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals 
were identified. The 17 associated funerary objects are: Seven pot 
sherds, nine fire cracked rock pieces, and one ceramic bowl.
    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from the Norris Place Site (3PO3) in Poinsett County, AR. 
These human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by 
the University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were 
identified. The four associated funerary objects are: Two ceramic 
bowls, one ceramic bottle, and one ceramic jar.
    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was 
removed from the Cart's Camp Site (3PO4) in Poinsett County, AR. These 
human remains were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the St. Francis Site in St. Francis 
County, AR. These human remains were purchased by the University of 
Arkansas Museum in 1959. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1961 and at an unknown date, human remains representing, at 
minimum, three individuals were removed from the Castile Landing Site 
(3SF12) in St. Francis County, AR. The human remains removed in 1961 
were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. The human remains 
of the remaining individuals were donated to the University of 
Arkansas, Department of Anthropology and entered the University of 
Arkansas Museum collections in 2006. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, seven 
individuals were removed from the Manley Site (3SF25) in St. Francis 
County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of 
Arkansas, Department of Anthropology and entered the University of 
Arkansas Museum collections in 2006. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from the Hollingsworth Place Site (3WH2) in 
White County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University of 
Arkansas Museum in 1964. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, four 
individuals were removed from the Charles Figley/Lost Hill Site (3WH34) 
in White County, AR. These human remains were donated to the University 
of Arkansas Museum in 1966. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Churchman Place Site on the Black 
River in an unknown county in Arkansas. Accession records for this 
collection are incomplete. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the JB Redmann Site (3PO42) in Poinsett 
County, AR. Accession records for this collection are incomplete. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In 1932, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from the Randolph Landing Site in Tipton County, TN. These 
human remains were excavated by the University of Arkansas Museum. No 
known individuals were identified. The

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two associated funerary objects are one ceramic bowl and one ceramic 
jar.
    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, 206 individuals 
were removed from the Hazel Site (3PO6) in Poinsett County, AR. These 
human remains and associated funerary objects were excavated by the 
University of Arkansas Museum. No known individuals were identified. 
The 1148 associated funerary objects are: One abrader, three antler 
fragments, one arrow point, two bone awls, one ground stone axe, one 
raccoon baculum, 30 bone beads, two ceramic beads, four crinoid beads, 
435 shell beads, four bird bone fragments, three deer bone fragments, 
118 fish bones, four unidentified animal bone fragments, 80 bottles, 84 
bowls, one piece of burned clay, one mass of burned clay, wood and 
animal bone, two pieces of charcoal, one lot of charred plant remains 
including basketry, one sample of red clay, one sample of white clay, 
one burned clay hearth, one copper ornament, two pieces of sheet 
copper, one corn cob, nine daub fragments, three ceramic discoidals, 
one ear plug, six shell ear plugs, one stone ear plug, two effigy 
bottles, 12 effigy bowls, one effigy jar, one effigy pipe, five 
fragments of a shell gorget, 43 jars, one chipped stone knife, one bone 
needle, one shell pendant, 21 bone pin fragments, two clay pipes, 26 
mussel shell pieces, 215 pot sherds, two soil samples, one textile 
fragment, one piece of copper and textile, three beaver teeth, three 
turtle shell fragments, and two twigs. An additional 76 associated 
funerary objects are currently missing from the museum's collections. 
They are: One antler tine, one lot of charcoal and shell, one bird bill 
awl, two bone awls, six shell ear plugs, one lot of beads, seven shell 
beads, two pieces of modified animal bone, eight ceramic bottles, 11 
ceramic bowls, one lot of charred wood and grass, one effigy bottle, 
three effigy bowls, two bone needles, one ceramic sphere, one clay 
pipe, one piece of sheet copper, 19 mussel shell pieces, one pot sherd, 
five ceramic vessels, and one sample of soil.
    During the Mississippi period (A.D. 950-1541) in the Mississippi 
valley, distinctive local groups emerge in the archeological record 
that correspond in geographical extent and cultural cohesiveness to 
present-day groups that include the Quapaw. Quapaw communities occupied 
villages located around the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi 
Rivers at the time of late 17th century French exploration. Based on 
the archeological context for these sites and what is presently known 
about the peoples who pre-date the historic Quapaw people, the 
University of Arkansas Museum Collections has determined the human 
remains and associated funerary objects listed here are culturally 
affiliated with The Quapaw Tribe of Indians.

Determinations Made by the University of Arkansas Museum

    Officials of the University of Arkansas Museum have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 736 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 2,426 objects 
described and included 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 The Quapaw 
Tribe of Indians.

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 Mary Suter, University of Arkansas Museum, 
Biomass Building 125, 2435 N Hatch Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72704, 
telephone (479) 575-3456, email [email protected], by December 13, 2018. 
After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to The Quapaw Tribe of Indians may proceed.
    The University of Arkansas Museum Collections is responsible for 
notifying The Quapaw Tribe of Indians that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: October 12, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-24660 Filed 11-9-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P