Notice of Inventory Completion: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, 11824-11825 [2019-05996]

Download as PDF 11824 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2019 / Notices individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 310 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 Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California. 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 Wendy G. Teeter, Ph.D., Fowler Museum at UCLA, Box 951549, Los Angeles, CA 90095–1549, telephone (310) 825–1864, email wteeter@ arts.ucla.edu, by April 29, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California may proceed. The Fowler Museum at the University of California Los Angeles is responsible for notifying the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: February 25, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–06000 Filed 3–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Consultation [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027394; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: ACTION: The Field Museum 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 Field Museum. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Field Museum at the address in this notice by April 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Helen Robbins, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 655– 7317, email hrobbins@fieldmuseum.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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Field Museum, Chicago, IL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Mercer County, NJ. 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Field Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. History and Description of the Remains Between 1891 and 1892, the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice were excavated by Ernest Volk as part of his work for the World’s Columbian Exposition. These human PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remains and associated funerary objects were acquired by the Field Museum (then named the Field Columbian Museum) in October 1893. In the fall of 1891, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from contexts at Lalor Field in Mercer County, NJ. No known individuals were identified. The human remains include a sub-adult (possibly female), an adult female, and an adult (possibly female). The two associated funerary objects are faunal elements. In the fall of 1891, human remains representing, at minimum, 12 individuals and were removed from contexts at Wright’s Field in Mercer County, NJ. No known individuals were identified. The human remains include two adult females, seven adults of unknown sex, one sub-adult of unknown sex, one sub-adult (possibly female), and one adult (possibly female). The 39 associated funerary objects are 20 faunal elements, 11 pottery sherds, one lithic, and seven non-culturally modified objects. In 1892, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Trench 1 at Rowan Farm in Mercer County, NJ. One of them is an adult of unknown sex represented by fragmentary and partial skeletal remains; the other is represented only by a right femur. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Sometime during 1891 or 1892, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 individuals were removed by Volk from unknown sites in the Trenton area of Mercer County, NJ. The human remains include one adult male, six adults of indeterminate sex, and three juveniles of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The 18 associated funerary objects are two sherds of pottery, two lithic flakes, two lithic objects, one piece of charcoal, one piece of modified sandstone, and 10 non-culturally modified objects. Determinations Made by the Field Museum Officials of the Field Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on the archeological contexts and the collection history. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 27 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 59 objects described in this notice E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 60 / Thursday, March 28, 2019 / Notices 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. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. 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 Helen Robbins, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 655– 7317, email hrobbins@fieldmuseum.org, by April 29, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin may proceed. The Field Museum is responsible for notifying the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin that this notice has been published. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Dated: February 25, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–05996 Filed 3–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:57 Mar 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027395; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Field Museum 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 Field Museum. 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 Field Museum at the address in this notice by April 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Helen Robbins, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 655– 7317, email hrobbins@fieldmuseum.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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Field Museum, Chicago, IL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Mercer County, NJ. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11825 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 Field Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. History and Description of the Remains In 1892, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Trench 11 at Rowan Farm in Mercer County, NJ. The human remains were excavated by Ernest Volk as part of Volk’s work for the World’s Columbian Exposition. The Field Museum acquired the human remains in October 1893. The individuals removed from Trench 11, Grave 6 include an adult of unknown sex represented by partial cranial and post-cranial elements, as well as one adult of unknown sex represented by fragmentary cranial remains, found together with an individual of unknown age or sex represented only by a temporal bone. No known individuals were identified. The five associated funerary objects, found in Trench 11, Grave 6 are one non-diagnostic pot sherd and four culturally unmodified objects. The site where these three individuals were found lies adjacent to a later excavation performed by Dorothy Cross. Volk’s original excavation notes and the diagnostic stratigraphy of the site produced by Cross allowed for the dating of these individuals to the Late Woodland or historic period. These human remains were determined to be Native American based on their archeological context and collection history. Geographical, kinship, archeological, anthropological, historical, linguistic, and oral traditional evidence shows that the Late Woodland period group at the Rowan Farm site is affiliated with the present-day Delaware Tribes, who are represented by the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Determinations Made by the Field Museum Officials of the Field Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0027394; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The Field Museum of Natural 
History, Chicago, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Field Museum 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 Field Museum. 
If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the Field Museum at the address in this notice by April 
29, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Helen Robbins, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, 
Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 655-7317, 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 Field Museum, 
Chicago, IL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from Mercer County, NJ.
    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 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 Field 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1891 and 1892, the human remains and associated funerary 
objects in this notice were excavated by Ernest Volk as part of his 
work for the World's Columbian Exposition. These human remains and 
associated funerary objects were acquired by the Field Museum (then 
named the Field Columbian Museum) in October 1893.
    In the fall of 1891, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from contexts at Lalor Field in Mercer County, 
NJ. No known individuals were identified. The human remains include a 
sub-adult (possibly female), an adult female, and an adult (possibly 
female). The two associated funerary objects are faunal elements.
    In the fall of 1891, human remains representing, at minimum, 12 
individuals and were removed from contexts at Wright's Field in Mercer 
County, NJ. No known individuals were identified. The human remains 
include two adult females, seven adults of unknown sex, one sub-adult 
of unknown sex, one sub-adult (possibly female), and one adult 
(possibly female). The 39 associated funerary objects are 20 faunal 
elements, 11 pottery sherds, one lithic, and seven non-culturally 
modified objects.
    In 1892, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from Trench 1 at Rowan Farm in Mercer County, NJ. One of 
them is an adult of unknown sex represented by fragmentary and partial 
skeletal remains; the other is represented only by a right femur. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Sometime during 1891 or 1892, human remains representing, at 
minimum, 10 individuals were removed by Volk from unknown sites in the 
Trenton area of Mercer County, NJ. The human remains include one adult 
male, six adults of indeterminate sex, and three juveniles of 
indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The 18 
associated funerary objects are two sherds of pottery, two lithic 
flakes, two lithic objects, one piece of charcoal, one piece of 
modified sandstone, and 10 non-culturally modified objects.

Determinations Made by the Field Museum

    Officials of the Field Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on the archeological contexts 
and the collection history.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 27 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 59 objects described 
in this notice

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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.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Delaware 
Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin.

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 Helen 
Robbins, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, 
telephone (312) 655-7317, email [email protected], by April 29, 
2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; 
and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin may proceed.
    The Field Museum is responsible for notifying the Delaware Nation, 
Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee 
Community, Wisconsin that this notice has been published.

    Dated: February 25, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-05996 Filed 3-27-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P