Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 62885-62886 [2018-26437]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices 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 Wisconsin Historical Society professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; and the Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In 1960, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Earll II Site (47–VE– 0050) in Vernon County, WI. The site was investigated by the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) in 1960, as part of the LaFarge Dam Project. During this project, the WHS excavated two of three mounds found at the site—the linear mound (Mound 2) and one of the oval mounds (Mound 1)—that were slated for destruction to make way for the relocation of State Highway 131. In Mound 2, WHS archeologists found a subfloor burial pit that contained human remains that were later determined to belong to a Native American adult of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The seven associated funerary objects are one group of stone flakes, one chert flake, one chert projectile point, one biface fragment, one chert projectile point fragment, one faunal tooth, and one ceramic sherd. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Wisconsin Historical Society Officials of the Wisconsin Historical Society have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on Wisconsin Historical Society records, burial location, archeological context, oral histories, and skeletal analysis. • 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(3)(A), the seven objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; HoChunk Nation of Wisconsin; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; SissetonWahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Aboriginal Land Tribes.’’ • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Aboriginal Land Tribes. 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 Jennifer Kolb, Wisconsin Historical Society, 816 State St., Madison, WI 53706, telephone (608) 264–6434, email Jennifer.Kolb@ wisconsinhistory.org, by January 4, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62885 of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Aboriginal Land Tribes may proceed. The Wisconsin Historical Society is responsible for notifying The Aboriginal Land Tribes and The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 7, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–26440 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026946; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program (OSA) 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 OSA. 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 OSA at the address in this notice by January 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email laranoldner@uiowa.edu. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 62886 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Notices 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 Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, Iowa City, IA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Blood Run site (13LO2), Lyon County, IA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the OSA professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; OtoeMissouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains In 1964, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals were removed from the Blood Run site (13LO2) in Lyon County, IA. The human remains were removed during an archeological excavation conducted by Dale Henning, and were stored at the University of Wisconsin. At an unknown date, these human remains were transferred to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In July 2018, the human remains were transferred to the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program (OSA–BP). The human remains belong to two young subadults both between 2.5 and 3.5 years old; one young adult male; one middle adult male; one middle to old adult male; and one probable adult of unknown sex, who is represented by a single tooth (Burial Project 3335). No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are the tooth of a canine and a faunal long bone fragment. During the second half of the 20th century, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Blood Run Site (13LO2) in VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 Lyon County, IA. An incomplete mandible was recovered from the ground surface of the site by a private collector. In May 2017, the human remains were transferred to the OSA– BP. An adolescent aged 13.5 to 19.5 years is represented by the human remains (Burial Project 3198). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1886, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals, were removed from the Blood Run Site (13LO2) in Lyon County, IA. The human remains were excavated under the direction of J. White and Frederick Starr. At an unknown date, likely before the turn of the 20th century, some of the human remains from this excavation were donated to the museum at Coe College (Accession #2101). In 2018, Coe College transferred the skeletal remains from 13LO2 to the OSA–BP. Two adults of indeterminate age and sex and one adolescent, 17 to 22 years old, are represented by the human remains (Burial Project 1934). No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is an atlas from a canid, possibly a wolf. The Blood Run site (13LO2) is a large Oneota tradition village located in Iowa and South Dakota, and straddling the Big Sioux River southeast of Sioux Falls, SD. Archeological evidence, including radiocarbon dates and trade artifacts, suggests that the site was occupied from A.D. 1500 to 1700. Tribal histories, supported by French historical maps and documents, suggest that the Omaha, Ponca, Iowa, and Oto tribes were present in the area at that time, and were the probable residents of the site. The Ho-Chunk and Winnebago are also ethno-historically linked to these tribes. Based on this contextual information, it has been determined that there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these Native American human remains and The Tribes. Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program 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(3)(A), the three 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. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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 Tribes. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email lara-noldner@uiowa.edu, by January 4, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 7, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–26437 Filed 12–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0026952; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Wisconsin Historical Society 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 Wisconsin Historical Society. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0026946; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State 
Archaeologist, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program (OSA) 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 OSA. 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 OSA at the address in this notice by 
January 4, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa 
City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384-0740, email [email protected].

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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 
Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, Iowa 
City, IA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from the Blood Run site (13LO2), Lyon County, IA.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the OSA 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Ho-Chunk 
Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, 
Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; 
and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, hereafter referred to as ``The 
Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1964, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals 
were removed from the Blood Run site (13LO2) in Lyon County, IA. The 
human remains were removed during an archeological excavation conducted 
by Dale Henning, and were stored at the University of Wisconsin. At an 
unknown date, these human remains were transferred to the University of 
Tennessee, Knoxville. In July 2018, the human remains were transferred 
to the Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program 
(OSA-BP). The human remains belong to two young subadults both between 
2.5 and 3.5 years old; one young adult male; one middle adult male; one 
middle to old adult male; and one probable adult of unknown sex, who is 
represented by a single tooth (Burial Project 3335). No known 
individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are 
the tooth of a canine and a faunal long bone fragment.
    During the second half of the 20th century, human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Blood 
Run Site (13LO2) in Lyon County, IA. An incomplete mandible was 
recovered from the ground surface of the site by a private collector. 
In May 2017, the human remains were transferred to the OSA-BP. An 
adolescent aged 13.5 to 19.5 years is represented by the human remains 
(Burial Project 3198). No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In 1886, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals, 
were removed from the Blood Run Site (13LO2) in Lyon County, IA. The 
human remains were excavated under the direction of J. White and 
Frederick Starr. At an unknown date, likely before the turn of the 20th 
century, some of the human remains from this excavation were donated to 
the museum at Coe College (Accession #2101). In 2018, Coe College 
transferred the skeletal remains from 13LO2 to the OSA-BP. Two adults 
of indeterminate age and sex and one adolescent, 17 to 22 years old, 
are represented by the human remains (Burial Project 1934). No known 
individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is an 
atlas from a canid, possibly a wolf.
    The Blood Run site (13LO2) is a large Oneota tradition village 
located in Iowa and South Dakota, and straddling the Big Sioux River 
southeast of Sioux Falls, SD. Archeological evidence, including 
radiocarbon dates and trade artifacts, suggests that the site was 
occupied from A.D. 1500 to 1700. Tribal histories, supported by French 
historical maps and documents, suggest that the Omaha, Ponca, Iowa, and 
Oto tribes were present in the area at that time, and were the probable 
residents of the site. The Ho-Chunk and Winnebago are also ethno-
historically linked to these tribes. Based on this contextual 
information, it has been determined that there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between these 
Native American human remains and The Tribes.

Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program

    Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program 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(3)(A), the three objects 
described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed 
with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as 
part of the death rite or ceremony.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State 
Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton 
Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384-0740, email [email protected], by January 4, 2019. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may 
proceed.
    The University of Iowa, Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying The Tribes that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 7, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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