Notice of Inventory Completion: Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., Saginaw County, MI, 9816-9817 [2019-04922]

Download as PDF 9816 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices agreed to accept control of the human remains and associated funerary objects. Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(ii), the Secretary of the Interior may make a recommendation for the culturally unidentifiable human remains and associated funerary objects with a ‘‘tribal land’’ or ‘‘aboriginal land’’ provenience to be reinterred under State or other law. Since 2016, the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program has conducted consultations with The Tribes to develop an agreement, titled Process for Reburial of Culturally Unidentifiable Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects Originating from Iowa (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Process’’). Under The Process, the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) and The Tribes agree that OSA will reinter Native American human remains and associated funerary objects originating from Iowa according to Iowa law where: The Native American human remains and associated funerary objects originating from Iowa are under the control of OSA or the State Historical Society of Iowa (SHSI); OSA or SHSI has completed an inventory of these remains and objects, as required; OSA or SHSI has determined that these remains and objects are culturally unidentifiable; the Indian Tribe (if any) from whose tribal land, at the time of excavation or removal, the remains and objects were removed does not agree to accept control of the remains and objects; and no Indian Tribe that is recognized as aboriginal to the area from which the remains and objects were removed agrees to accept control of the remains and objects. In September 2018, OSA requested that the Secretary of the Interior, through the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, approve the proposed reinterment of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary objects according to Iowa law and The Process. The Review Committee, acting pursuant to its responsibility under 25 U.S.C. 3006(c)(5), considered the request at its October 2018 meeting and recommended to the Secretary that such reinterments proceed. A December 2018 letter on behalf of the Secretary of Interior from the Acting Associate Director for Cultural Resources, Partnerships, and Science, National Park Service, transmitted the authorization for the reinterment of culturally unidentifiable Native American human remains and associated funerary objects originating from Iowa, according to The Process and NAGPRA, and pending publication of a VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register. This notice fulfills that requirement. Dated: February 19, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program [FR Doc. 2019–04911 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] 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 are Native American based on their association with documented prehistoric and/or historic archeological sites, cranial and dental morphology when observable, and/or osteological signatures of the antiquity of remains, such as tooth wear and taphonomic processes. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 138 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 32 objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribe. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(ii)(B), the human remains and associate funerary objects will be reinterred according to Iowa law and The Process. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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 Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 South Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email laranoldner@uiowa.edu, by April 17, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, the human remains and associated funerary objects may be reinterred. The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4312–52–P National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027339; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., Saginaw County, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. at the address in this notice by April 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Sommer, Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607, telephone (989) 752–2861 Ext. 308, email jsommer@castlemuseum.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., Saginaw County, MI. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in Michigan. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. The Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nashshe-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake), Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, Leech Lake Band, Mille Lacs Band, White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as the Seneca Nation of New York); Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Indians (previously listed as the Seneca Nation of New York); Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York); St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation were invited to consult, but did not participate. Hereafter, all Tribes listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains Human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from an undetermined location or locations in MI. According to an accompanying label, one individual was found in 1941. The date of removal for the other four individuals is unknown. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were found in the Ralph Stroebel collection. They are not listed specifically in museum records, but were probably part of a large accession of historical and archeological materials donated by Mr. Stroebel to the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. in 1987. Most of the archeological materials in the Stroebel collection are known to have been surface collected from various sites in Michigan; the same is likely true for the human remains. However, no notes or other documentation describing the circumstances of discovery of the human remains is known to exist. The fragmentary human remains are determined to be Native American based on the presence of red ocher staining on some of the human remains, and that the human remains were part PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9817 of a larger collection of archeological materials comprised primarily of prehistoric Native American artifacts. Determinations Made by the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. Officials of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the presence of red ocher staining on some of the human remains, and that the human remains were part of a larger collection of archeological materials comprised primarily of prehistoric Native American artifacts. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of at least five individuals 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. • 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 Consulted and Invited Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Consulted and Invited 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Jeffrey Sommer, Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607, telephone (989) 752–2861 Ext. 308, email jsommer@castlemuseum.org, by April 17, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Consulted and Invited Tribes may proceed. The Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: February 12, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–04922 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0027339; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Historical Society of Saginaw 
County, Inc., Saginaw County, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. has completed 
an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Historical 
Society of Saginaw County, Inc. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian Tribes 
or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to the Historical 
Society of Saginaw County, Inc. at the address in this notice by April 
17, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Jeffrey Sommer, Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., 
500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607, telephone (989) 752-2861 Ext. 
308, email jsommer@castlemuseum.org.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under 
the control of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., Saginaw 
County, MI. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in 
Michigan.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25

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U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this 
notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or 
Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. 
The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in 
this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of 
Odawa Indians, Michigan; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six 
component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; 
Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth 
Band); and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
    The Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band 
of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River 
Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa 
Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed 
as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); 
Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest 
County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa 
and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; 
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of 
Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little 
River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band 
of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota 
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band 
(Nett Lake), Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, Leech Lake Band, 
Mille Lacs Band, White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the 
Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); 
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon 
Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band 
Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi 
Nation, Kansas); Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, 
California & Arizona; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians 
of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sac & Fox 
Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; 
Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed 
as the Seneca Nation of New York); Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Indians 
(previously listed as the Seneca Nation of New York); Shawnee Tribe; 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca 
(previously listed as the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New 
York); St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of 
Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation were invited 
to consult, but did not participate.
    Hereafter, all Tribes listed in this section are referred to as 
``The Consulted and Invited Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    Human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were 
removed from an undetermined location or locations in MI. According to 
an accompanying label, one individual was found in 1941. The date of 
removal for the other four individuals is unknown. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains were found in the Ralph Stroebel collection. They 
are not listed specifically in museum records, but were probably part 
of a large accession of historical and archeological materials donated 
by Mr. Stroebel to the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. in 
1987. Most of the archeological materials in the Stroebel collection 
are known to have been surface collected from various sites in 
Michigan; the same is likely true for the human remains. However, no 
notes or other documentation describing the circumstances of discovery 
of the human remains is known to exist. The fragmentary human remains 
are determined to be Native American based on the presence of red ocher 
staining on some of the human remains, and that the human remains were 
part of a larger collection of archeological materials comprised 
primarily of prehistoric Native American artifacts.

Determinations Made by the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc.

    Officials of the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the presence of red ocher 
staining on some of the human remains, and that the human remains were 
part of a larger collection of archeological materials comprised 
primarily of prehistoric Native American artifacts.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of at least five 
individuals 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.
     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 Consulted and Invited Tribes.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Consulted and Invited 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 should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Jeffrey Sommer, Historical Society of 
Saginaw County, Inc., 500 Federal Avenue, Saginaw, MI 48607, telephone 
(989) 752-2861 Ext. 308, email jsommer@castlemuseum.org, by April 17, 
2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to The Consulted and Invited 
Tribes may proceed.
    The Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. is responsible for 
notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: February 12, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-04922 Filed 3-15-19; 8:45 am]
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