Notice of Inventory Completion: Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Correction, 65725-65726 [2018-27707]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices Determinations Made by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on archeological context, museum records, and osteological 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(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe. • According to final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Chickasaw Nation. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Chickasaw Nation. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Patricia Capone, Museum Curator and Director of Research and Repatriation, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, email pcapone@ fas.harvard.edu, by January 22, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Chickasaw Nation may proceed. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: November 28, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–27700 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027005; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College (formerly the Pratt Museum of Natural History) has corrected an inventory of human remains, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on May 15, 2014. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College at the address in this notice by January 22, 2019. SUMMARY: Tekla A. Harms, NAGPRA Coordinator, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, telephone (413) 542–2711, email taharms@amherst.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 correction of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA. The human remains were removed from the town of Deerfield in Franklin County, MA. 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65725 agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (79 FR 27929–27931, May 15, 2014). Human remains from the town of Deerfield, Franklin County, MA, were omitted from this Notice of Inventory Completion because they were not in the possession of the Beneski Museum at the time that inventory was completed. The human remains had been stolen from the College, probably in the 1970’s, and were anonymously returned to the College subsequent to publication of the original Notice of Inventory Completion. These human remains are now in the possession of the Beneski Museum. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (79 FR 27930, May 15, 2014), column 3, paragraph 1, under the heading ‘‘History and Description of the Remains,’’ is corrected by inserting the following paragraph: At some time in the mid-nineteenth century, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a site in Deerfield, Franklin County, MA. No records exist to determine precisely where or by whom the human remains were excavated. These human remains were in the possession of Amherst College until sometime, probably in 1971 or 1972, when they were stolen. The human remains were anonymously returned to the College in 2017. The human remains consist of a complete cranium and mandible with many teeth intact. The human remains are best identified as an adult. Contemporaneous catalog entries indicate the human remains were understood at the time of excavation to be Native American and to represent a burial of the indigenous population. These remains are identified as Pocumtuck. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In the Federal Register (79 FR 27930, May 15, 2014), column 3, paragraph 2, sentence 1 under the heading ‘‘Determinations Made by the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College,’’ is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of Native American ancestry. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1 65726 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 245 / Friday, December 21, 2018 / Notices that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Tekla A. Harms, NAGPRA Coordinator, Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, telephone (413) 542–2711, email taharms@ amherst.edu, by January 22, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Narragansett Indian Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) may proceed. The Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College is responsible for notifying the Narragansett Indian Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); and the following non-Federally recognized Indian groups: Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi, St. Francis/Sokoki Band, VT; Abenaki Nation of New Hampshire; Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook—Abenaki People, NH; Elnu Tribe of the Abenaki, VT; Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, VT; Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign Abenaki Nation, VT; Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation, VT; and Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck and Nipmuc Nation, MA, that this notice has been published. Dated: November 19, 2018. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2018–27707 Filed 12–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027084; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Andover, MA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology (formerly the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology) has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 13, 2005. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals and the number of associated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 00:00 Dec 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology. 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 Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology at the address in this notice by January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Phillips Academy, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.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 correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Etowah site, Bartow County, GA and Little Egypt site, Murray County, GA. 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. This notice corrects the number of human remains and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (70 FR 54075–54076, September 13, 2005). During a reinventory inconsistencies in the original count of both the minimum number of individuals and associated funerary objects were identified. One individual had been counted twice; an additional individual was identified; and objects associated with the additional individual, which had previously been identified as unassociated funerary objects, were now designated associated PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 funerary objects. Confusion regarding which individuals were from Etowah versus Little Egypt also was resolved with the re-inventory. Additionally, the re-inventory correlated original ledger book entries with cataloged and recataloged objects, thus identifying previously unknown burial associations. Finally, many associated funerary objects that were misidentified or miscounted in the original inventory (likely due to attempts to count the large numbers of shell beads) were corrected, identified and counted. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (70 FR 54075, September 13, 2005), column 2, paragraph 4, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Between 1925 and 1928, human remains representing a minimum of 94 individuals were removed from the Etowah site, Bartow County, GA, by Warren King Moorehead of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology. In the Federal Register (70 FR 54075, September 13, 2005), column 2, paragraph 4, sentence 3 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 21,638 associated funerary objects are 34 animal bone fragments and fragment lots; one basketry fragment with clay matrix lot; three burnt clay, ceramic sherds, and animal bones in lot; one ceramic bead; two ceramic elbow pipes, one ceramic basket- or canoeshaped pipe; one ceramic handle; 21 ceramic sherds; eight ceramic vessels; one lot of charcoal and soil; one concretion; two fragments of a copper axe with wooden handle; one copper covered wooden top knot, serpent shaped; two copper disks; 680 copper fragments, including wood fragments, copper bilobed arrow ornament, mica, adhered shell beads, textile and matting fragments, animal bone; 90 copper headdress, hair ornaments and fragments; 69 copper repousse plates and fragments; three fragments of daub and fire-hardened soil; 175 freshwater pearl beads; 56 freshwater periwinkle shells; seven freshwater shells and fragments; one fur fragment with copper staining; four galena crystals; one bear canine; one kaolin core with copper; one lot of kaolin, bark, animal bone fragments, mica, soil, and ceramic sherds; four large flint bifaces or swords; 11 chipped stone projectile points; one ground stone tool fragment; three leather fragments; one limestone spatulate celt; one lump of mineral ore; 108 matting fragments, including copper stained matting, textiles, and adhered shell beads; 83 mica fragments, some with copper stained matrix; 405 miscellaneous shells and small shells; 11 modified animal bone fragments; one quartz preform; 19,352 shell beads, including diverse sizes and shapes (round, ovoid, tubular, disc, barrel, elongated, irregular), as well as mixed lots of shell beads, freshwater pearl beads, Olivella and Marginella shell E:\FR\FM\21DEN1.SGM 21DEN1

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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27707]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Beneski Museum of Natural 
History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College 
(formerly the Pratt Museum of Natural History) has corrected an 
inventory of human remains, published in a Notice of Inventory 
Completion in the Federal Register on May 15, 2014. This notice 
corrects the minimum number of individuals. Lineal descendants or 
representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of 
these human remains should submit a written request to the Beneski 
Museum of Natural History, Amherst College. If no additional requestors 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal 
descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in 
this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to the 
Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College at the address in 
this notice by January 22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Tekla A. Harms, NAGPRA Coordinator, Beneski Museum of 
Natural History, Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, telephone (413) 
542-2711, email taharms@amherst.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 correction of an inventory of human remains under 
the control of the Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College, 
Amherst, MA. The human remains were removed from the town of Deerfield 
in Franklin County, MA.
    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.
    This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals published in 
a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (79 FR 27929-
27931, May 15, 2014). Human remains from the town of Deerfield, 
Franklin County, MA, were omitted from this Notice of Inventory 
Completion because they were not in the possession of the Beneski 
Museum at the time that inventory was completed. The human remains had 
been stolen from the College, probably in the 1970's, and were 
anonymously returned to the College subsequent to publication of the 
original Notice of Inventory Completion. These human remains are now in 
the possession of the Beneski Museum. Transfer of control of the items 
in this correction notice has not occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (79 FR 27930, May 15, 2014), column 3, 
paragraph 1, under the heading ``History and Description of the 
Remains,'' is corrected by inserting the following paragraph:

    At some time in the mid-nineteenth century, human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a site in 
Deerfield, Franklin County, MA. No records exist to determine 
precisely where or by whom the human remains were excavated. These 
human remains were in the possession of Amherst College until 
sometime, probably in 1971 or 1972, when they were stolen. The human 
remains were anonymously returned to the College in 2017. The human 
remains consist of a complete cranium and mandible with many teeth 
intact. The human remains are best identified as an adult. 
Contemporaneous catalog entries indicate the human remains were 
understood at the time of excavation to be Native American and to 
represent a burial of the indigenous population. These remains are 
identified as Pocumtuck. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.

    In the Federal Register (79 FR 27930, May 15, 2014), column 3, 
paragraph 2, sentence 1 under the heading ``Determinations Made by the 
Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College,'' is corrected by 
substituting the following sentence:

    Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in 
this notice represent the physical remains of six individuals of 
Native American ancestry.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice

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that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should 
submit a written request with information in support of the request to 
Tekla A. Harms, NAGPRA Coordinator, Beneski Museum of Natural History, 
Amherst College, Amherst, MA 01002, telephone (413) 542-2711, email 
taharms@amherst.edu, by January 22, 2019. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Narragansett Indian Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin; and Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) may 
proceed.
    The Beneski Museum of Natural History, Amherst College is 
responsible for notifying the Narragansett Indian Tribe; Stockbridge 
Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah); 
and the following non-Federally recognized Indian groups: Abenaki 
Nation of Missisquoi, St. Francis/Sokoki Band, VT; Abenaki Nation of 
New Hampshire; Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook--Abenaki People, NH; Elnu 
Tribe of the Abenaki, VT; Koasek (Cowasuck) Traditional Band of the 
Koas Abenaki Nation, VT; Koasek Traditional Band of the Sovereign 
Abenaki Nation, VT; Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation, VT; and 
Chaubunagungamaug Nipmuck and Nipmuc Nation, MA, that this notice has 
been published.

    Dated: November 19, 2018.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2018-27707 Filed 12-20-18; 8:45 am]
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