Notice of Inventory Completion: Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc., Saginaw County, MI, 9828-9829 [2019-04923]

Download as PDF 9828 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices Wukchumni Tribe, was invited to consult, but did not participate. Hereafter, all the Indian tribes and non-federally recognized Indian groups listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Notified Tribes and Groups.’’ History and Description of the Remains In 1977 and 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from CA– FRE–622, in Fresno County, CA. Fresno City College instructor Don Wren excavated this site as part of the Helms Project. In January 2017, funded by a 2016 NAGPRA Consultation/ Documentation grant awarded to the State Center Community College District, an osteological examination of the faunal collections was conducted to determine if human remains were present. That examination resulted in the identification of the human remains described in this inventory. The human remains represent one adult of indeterminate sex, represented by seven bone fragments. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are one ochre fragment and one steatite fragment. Determinations Made by the State Center Community College District— Fresno City College Officials of the State Center Community College District—Fresno City College have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry based on archeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the two 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 Big Sandy Rancheria of Western Mono Indians of California (previously listed as the Big Sandy Rancheria of Mono Indians of California); Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians of California; and the Table Mountain Rancheria (previously listed as the Table Mountain Rancheria of California), hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes,’’ based on geography and oral tradition. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 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 with information in support of the request, to Mary Beth Miller, Interim Dean of Social Sciences, in care of Jill Minar, Ph.D., Fresno City College of The State Center Community College District, 1101 E University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, telephone (559) 442– 8210, email jill.minar@ fresnocitycollege.edu, by April 17, 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 State Center Community College District—Fresno City College is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes and Groups that this notice has been published. Dated: February 12, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–04918 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027340; 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 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, but probably somewhere in Ogemaw County. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. 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 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; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 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; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 52 / Monday, March 18, 2019 / Notices Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake), Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, Leech Lake Band, Mille Lacs Band, White Earth Band); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota, 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, one individual were removed from an undetermined location, but probably somewhere in Ogemaw County, MI. The human remains were found in the Ralph Stroebel collection and in association with materials from the Rifle River Earthworks (20OG1, 20OG2, 20OG3, and 20OG4). However, notes describing Stroebel’s collection from the Earthworks and surrounding area do not list any bone materials. Furthermore, the dates listed in the notes do not match the dates written on some of the specimens. These discrepancies leave open the possibility that the human remains are not actually from the area around the earthworks. According to accompanying labels the individual was found in 1943. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are not listed specifically in museum records, but they may have been part of a large accession of historical and archeological material donated to the Historical Society of Saginaw County, Inc. in 1987. Most of the archeological material in the Stroebel collection is known to have been surface collected; the same is likely true for the human remains. However, no notes or other documentation describing the circumstances of discovery of the remains are known to exist. The fragmentary human remains are presumed to be Native American based solely on their probably having been removed from a site or sites known to have been occupied by Native Americans in prehistoric times. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Mar 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 are Native American based on their general archeological context. • 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, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. • 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. 2019–04923 Filed 3–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027331; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The State Center Community College District—Fresno City College, Fresno, CA AGENCY: PO 00000 National Park Service, Interior. Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: 9829 Notice. SUMMARY: The State Center Community College District—Fresno City College 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 State Center Community College District—Fresno City College. 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 State Center Community College District—Fresno City College at the address in this notice by April 17, 2019. ADDRESSES: Mary Beth Miller, Interim Dean of Social Sciences, in care of Jill Minar, Ph.D., Fresno City College of The State Center Community College District, 1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741, telephone (559) 442– 8210, email jill.minar@ fresnocitycollege.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 State Center Community College District—Fresno City College, Fresno, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Gyer site, Madera County, CA. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0027340; 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, but probably somewhere in Ogemaw County.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). The determinations in this notice are the sole 
responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has 
control of the Native American human remains. 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 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; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; 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; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six 
component reservations:

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Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake), Fond du Lac Band, Grand Portage Band, 
Leech Lake Band, Mille Lacs Band, White Earth Band); Red Cliff Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, 
Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians 
of North Dakota, 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, one individual were removed 
from an undetermined location, but probably somewhere in Ogemaw County, 
MI. The human remains were found in the Ralph Stroebel collection and 
in association with materials from the Rifle River Earthworks (20OG1, 
20OG2, 20OG3, and 20OG4). However, notes describing Stroebel's 
collection from the Earthworks and surrounding area do not list any 
bone materials. Furthermore, the dates listed in the notes do not match 
the dates written on some of the specimens. These discrepancies leave 
open the possibility that the human remains are not actually from the 
area around the earthworks. According to accompanying labels the 
individual was found in 1943. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The human remains are not listed specifically in museum records, 
but they may have been part of a large accession of historical and 
archeological material donated to the Historical Society of Saginaw 
County, Inc. in 1987. Most of the archeological material in the 
Stroebel collection is known to have been surface collected; the same 
is likely true for the human remains. However, no notes or other 
documentation describing the circumstances of discovery of the remains 
are known to exist. The fragmentary human remains are presumed to be 
Native American based solely on their probably having been removed from 
a site or sites known to have been occupied by Native Americans in 
prehistoric times.

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 their general archeological 
context.
     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, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
     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. 2019-04923 Filed 3-15-19; 8:45 am]
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