Notice of Inventory Completion: Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, Artesia, NM, 25559-25560 [2019-11427]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 106 / Monday, June 3, 2019 / Notices the cultural affiliation of the four cultural items is Tlingit. According to Tlingit oral tradition, the Tlingit people have owned and occupied southeastern Alaska since time immemorial. Determinations Made by the Eiteljorg Museum jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to John Vanausdall, President & CEO, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 W Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, telephone (317) 275–1313, email jvanausdall@eiteljorg.com, by July 3, 2019. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes may proceed. The Eiteljorg Museum is responsible for notifying the Angoon Community Association; Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes; Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan); Chilkoot Indian Association (Haines); Craig Tribal Association (previously listed as the Craig Community Association); Douglas Indian Association; Hoonah Indian Association; Hydaburg Cooperative Association; Ketchikan Indian Corporation; Klawock Cooperative Association; Native Village of Eyak (Cordova); Organized Village of Kake; Organized Village of Saxman; Petersburg Indian Association; Sitka Tribe of Alaska; Skagway Village; Wrangell Cooperative Association; and the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe that this notice has been published. 16:26 May 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 [FR Doc. 2019–11429 Filed 5–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Officials of the Eiteljorg Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the four cultural items described above 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: May 2, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027840; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, Artesia, NM National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center. 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 Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center at the address in this notice by July 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Nancy Dunn, Museum Manager, Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 West Richardson Avenue, Artesia, NM 88210, telephone (575) 748–2390, email artesiamuseum@ artesianm.gov. 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 Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, Artesia, NM. The human remains were removed from a cave near Mogollon, Catron County, NM. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25559 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center. The following tribes with ancestral ties to the Mogollon/Gila Cliff Dwellings area of New Mexico were invited to consult on the human remains: Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; ; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Hereafter, they are referred to as ‘‘The Invited Tribes.’’ To date, none of The Invited Tribes have requested consultation with the Museum. History and Description of the Remains In 1968 or 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a cave near Mogollon in Catron County, NM. A group of College of Artesia students, led by Dr. Pritchford, collected the human remains from a cave near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, outside the Federal land boundaries. Dr. Pritchford gave the human remains to fellow College of Artesia faculty member Dr. Stiff, who in turn gave them to Artesia resident Ted Carder. Ted Carder donated the human remains to the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center in 1971. The 1971 accession record only identifies these human remains as an ‘‘Indian Skull.’’ In 2016, a former College of Artesia student provided information that led to the E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 25560 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 106 / Monday, June 3, 2019 / Notices discovery of the collection history. An osteological examination conducted by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in 2016 showed that the human remains, which consist of a partial skull, belonged to an infant aged approximately three months. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Gila Wilderness region of New Mexico, located in the southwest part of the state, is home to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. This region was originally settled by the Mogollon culture, who abandoned the area for good ca. 1150. Contemporary Pueblo people in the southwest who claim descent from the Mogollon culture have continued the distinctive Mimbres pottery tradition created by the Mimbres Mogollon branch/subgroup of the Mogollon culture. After the Mogollon culture largely abandoned the Gila Wilderness region, the Apache people lived there, A.D. 1200–1600. Since the skull fragment was in too poor condition for its age to be determined, it may date from either the Mogollon period of occupation (200–1150), or the later Apache occupation (1200–1600). The human remains have been determined to be ‘‘Native American’’ based on their having been collected from a cave burial site in the Gila Wilderness region and their identification as an ‘‘Indian Skull’’ in the original accession record. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center Officials of the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center 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. • 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 The Invited 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Nancy Dunn, Museum Manager, Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 West Richardson Avenue, Artesia, NM 88210, telephone (575) 748–2390, email artesiamuseum@artesianm.gov, by July 3, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:26 May 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 of control of the human remains to The Invited Tribes may proceed. The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center is responsible for notifying The Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: May 2, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–11427 Filed 5–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0027843; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of San Diego, San Diego, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of San Diego, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the University of San Diego. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the University of San Diego at the address in this notice by July 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Dr. Derrick R. Cartwright, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110–8001, telephone (619) 260–7632, email dcartwright@sandiego.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the University of San Diego, San Diego, CA, that meet the definition of objects of cultural patrimony under 25 U.S.C. 3001. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items Between the 1950s and the 1990s, 13 cultural items were collected from sites in San Diego County, CA, possibly from Kitchen Creek, Vallecitos, or Hancock Ranch (there are no exact provenience records for these objects). These objects were part of a 1994 donation from the estate of Dorothy Zama May of La Jolla, CA, who was an avid enthusiast of American Indian cultures and traditions of the Southwest United States. The May family traveled throughout the Southwest U.S. and Southern California collecting American Indian art and other objects. The 13 objects of cultural patrimony are one set of bone whistle fragments; two stone pendants; one miniature stone pestle; one stone slab with pictograph; two stone figures; five ceramic pipes; and one stone pipe or sucking tube. San Diego County is recognized as the aboriginal area of the people of the Kumeyaay Nation and all 13 bands of the Kumeyaay Nation were invited to consult. During consultations with representatives of the Jamul Indian Village of California of the Kumeyaay Nation, tribal members recognized these objects as having been important to their village members, and spoke of how they were used both in the past and present. They related stories of learning about objects similar to these from tribal members. These thirteen objects are likely culturally significant to all of the bands of the Kumeyaay Nation. Determinations Made by the University of San Diego Officials of the University of San Diego have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the 13 cultural items described above have ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the objects of cultural patrimony and the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0027840; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Artesia Historical Museum and Art 
Center, Artesia, NM

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center has completed an 
inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Artesia 
Historical Museum and Art Center. 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 
Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center at the address in this notice 
by July 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Nancy Dunn, Museum Manager, Artesia Historical Museum and 
Art Center, 505 West Richardson Avenue, Artesia, NM 88210, telephone 
(575) 748-2390, 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 under 
the control of the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, Artesia, 
NM. The human remains were removed from a cave near Mogollon, Catron 
County, NM.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Artesia 
Historical Museum and Art Center. The following tribes with ancestral 
ties to the Mogollon/Gila Cliff Dwellings area of New Mexico were 
invited to consult on the human remains: Fort Sill Apache Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo of 
Santo Domingo); Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, 
New Mexico; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as the Pueblo 
of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; ; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San 
Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa 
Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously 
listed as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and Zuni Tribe of the 
Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Hereafter, they are referred to as ``The 
Invited Tribes.'' To date, none of The Invited Tribes have requested 
consultation with the Museum.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1968 or 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a cave near Mogollon in Catron County, NM. 
A group of College of Artesia students, led by Dr. Pritchford, 
collected the human remains from a cave near the Gila Cliff Dwellings 
National Monument, outside the Federal land boundaries. Dr. Pritchford 
gave the human remains to fellow College of Artesia faculty member Dr. 
Stiff, who in turn gave them to Artesia resident Ted Carder. Ted Carder 
donated the human remains to the Artesia Historical Museum and Art 
Center in 1971. The 1971 accession record only identifies these human 
remains as an ``Indian Skull.'' In 2016, a former College of Artesia 
student provided information that led to the

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discovery of the collection history. An osteological examination 
conducted by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology in 2016 showed that the 
human remains, which consist of a partial skull, belonged to an infant 
aged approximately three months. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    The Gila Wilderness region of New Mexico, located in the southwest 
part of the state, is home to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National 
Monument. This region was originally settled by the Mogollon culture, 
who abandoned the area for good ca. 1150. Contemporary Pueblo people in 
the southwest who claim descent from the Mogollon culture have 
continued the distinctive Mimbres pottery tradition created by the 
Mimbres Mogollon branch/subgroup of the Mogollon culture.
    After the Mogollon culture largely abandoned the Gila Wilderness 
region, the Apache people lived there, A.D. 1200-1600. Since the skull 
fragment was in too poor condition for its age to be determined, it may 
date from either the Mogollon period of occupation (200-1150), or the 
later Apache occupation (1200-1600).
    The human remains have been determined to be ``Native American'' 
based on their having been collected from a cave burial site in the 
Gila Wilderness region and their identification as an ``Indian Skull'' 
in the original accession record.

Determinations Made by the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center

    Officials of the Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center 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.
     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 The Invited 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 should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Nancy 
Dunn, Museum Manager, Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center, 505 
West Richardson Avenue, Artesia, NM 88210, telephone (575) 748-2390, 
email [email protected], by July 3, 2019. After that date, if 
no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to The Invited Tribes may proceed.
    The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center is responsible for 
notifying The Invited Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 2, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-11427 Filed 5-31-19; 8:45 am]
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