Notice of Inventory Completion: Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA, 31092-31093 [2019-13840]

Download as PDF 31092 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices conducted on October 9, 1986 dates the bones to 660 +/¥ 60 years B.P. (before 1950). Skeletal remains of this individual, a male approximately 35–45 years old at the time of death, show signs of chronic periodontal disease, as well as evidence of slight arthritis. The human remains include the right scapula, three portions of three ribs, left femur, left humerus, left radius, left ulna, vertebrae, and fragments of a skull. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Carter County Museum Officials of the Carter County Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American, based on a 1986 osteological examination conducted by Bonnie Hogan on behalf of the Miles City Bureau of Land Management Office. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 15 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 19 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. • According to final judgements of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to The 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Sabre Moore, Carter County Museum, 306 North Main Street, Ekalaka, MT 59324, telephone (406) 775–6886, email smoore@ cartercountymuseum.org, by July 29, 2019. After that date, if no additional VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The Carter County Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: June 5, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–13837 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028124; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Autry Museum of the American West 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 Autry Museum of the American West. 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 Autry Museum of the American West at the address in this notice by July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Lylliam Posadas, MSc, Repatriation and Community Research Manager, Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027, telephone (323) 495–4369, email lposadas@ theautry.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA. The human remains were removed from San Nicolas Island, Ventura, 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. 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 Autry Museum of the American West professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ The Autry Museum of the American West professional staff consulted with the following non-federally recognized Indian groups: Gabrielino/Tongva Indians of California; Gabrielino/Tongva Nation; Gabrielino/Tongva Tribal Council; San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians; Ti’at Society; and the Traditional Council of Pimu (hereafter referred to as ‘‘Gabrielino/Tongva’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1931, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were donated by Susannah Margaret Doran Nix to the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, now the Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection at the Autry Museum of the American West. The human remains consist of a complete cranium and mandible, and are likely female. This individual was removed from the surface of San Nicolas Island in Ventura, CA, by Edmond Leonard Doran in 1900; specific provenience information was not documented. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. An examination of the human remains by Autry Museum of the American West professional staff osteologists determined that this E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 125 / Friday, June 28, 2019 / Notices individual is Native American. The Tribes shared oral history tracing their ancestry to the people of the Channel Islands. In addition, the archeological and ethnohistorical literature demonstrate ancestral connections between the Chumash, who inhabited the Northern Channel Islands, and San Nicholas Island. Also, the ethnographic literature documents the presence of Luiseno people in the Southern Channel Islands, including San Nicholas Island. On San Nicholas Island, the Tribes would have interacted with the Gabrielino/Tongva. Determinations Made by the Autry Museum of the American West Officials of the Autry Museum of the American West 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 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 Lylliam Posadas, Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027, telephone (323) 495–4369, email lposadas@ theautry.org, by July 29, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Autry Museum of the American West is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: June 5, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2019–13840 Filed 6–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jun 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028126; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University 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 Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University. 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 Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University at the address in this notice by July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Dr. Darlene Applegate, Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Boulevard #61029, Bowling Green, KY 42101–1029, telephone (270) 745–5898, email darlene.applegate@wku.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 Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at Western Kentucky University. The human remains and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31093 associated funerary objects were removed from Fulton County, KY. 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 Western Kentucky University, Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of The Chickasaw Nation and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. The Cherokee Nation and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians were invited to consult, but deferred to the consulted Indian Tribes. In addition, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation was invited to consult, but did not participate. History and Description of the Remains During June–July 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Site 15Fu305A in Fulton County, KY. The human remains were recovered as part of an archeological survey conducted by Dr. Jack Schock of Western Kentucky University for the Memphis District Corps of Engineers in advance of a proposed channelization project above Lake 9, at Sassafras Ridge. Site 15Fu305A is located along the crest of a ridge on property then owned by Mr. James White. An area measuring about 50 ft (15 m) in diameter in an agricultural field on a ridge spur at the western edge of the multicomponent site yielded human bones and associated funerary objects from surface contexts. All human bones and artifacts visible on the surface were collected, and have been at Western Kentucky University since they were collected. The human remains consist of eight fragments of cranial and appendicular skeletal elements belonging to an adult male of indeterminate sex. No known individuals were identified. The 17 associated funerary objects are five body sherds of Baytown Plain, eight body sherds of Neeley’s Ferry Plain, one grogtempered body sherd of unknown type, and three body sherds of indeterminate temper and unknown type. The researchers interpreted the aboriginal component at Site 15Fu305A as a Mississippian period mortuary site E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0028124; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Autry Museum of the American 
West, Los Angeles, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Autry Museum of the American West 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 Autry Museum 
of the American West. 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 Autry 
Museum of the American West at the address in this notice by July 29, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Lylliam Posadas, MSc, Repatriation and Community Research 
Manager, Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, 
Los Angeles, CA 90027, telephone (323) 495-4369, 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 Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles, CA. 
The human remains were removed from San Nicolas Island, Ventura, 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. 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 Autry 
Museum of the American West professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the 
Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission 
Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of Luiseno 
Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation, California; and the Santa 
Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, 
California; hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes.''
    The Autry Museum of the American West professional staff consulted 
with the following non-federally recognized Indian groups: Gabrielino/
Tongva Indians of California; Gabrielino/Tongva Nation; Gabrielino/
Tongva Tribal Council; San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians; Ti'at 
Society; and the Traditional Council of Pimu (hereafter referred to as 
``Gabrielino/Tongva'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1931, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were donated by Susannah Margaret Doran Nix to the Southwest Museum of 
the American Indian, now the Southwest Museum of the American Indian 
Collection at the Autry Museum of the American West. The human remains 
consist of a complete cranium and mandible, and are likely female. This 
individual was removed from the surface of San Nicolas Island in 
Ventura, CA, by Edmond Leonard Doran in 1900; specific provenience 
information was not documented. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    An examination of the human remains by Autry Museum of the American 
West professional staff osteologists determined that this

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individual is Native American. The Tribes shared oral history tracing 
their ancestry to the people of the Channel Islands. In addition, the 
archeological and ethnohistorical literature demonstrate ancestral 
connections between the Chumash, who inhabited the Northern Channel 
Islands, and San Nicholas Island. Also, the ethnographic literature 
documents the presence of Luiseno people in the Southern Channel 
Islands, including San Nicholas Island. On San Nicholas Island, the 
Tribes would have interacted with the Gabrielino/Tongva.

Determinations Made by the Autry Museum of the American West

    Officials of the Autry Museum of the American West 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 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 Lylliam 
Posadas, Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way, 
Los Angeles, CA 90027, telephone (323) 495-4369, email 
[email protected], by July 29, 2019. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Autry Museum of the American West is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 5, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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