Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 46043-46044 [2019-18863]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019 / Notices request to Stephen Black, Superintendent, Russell Cave National Monument, 3729 County Road 98, Bridgeport, AL 35740, telephone (256) 495–2672, email steve_black@nps.gov, by October 3, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed. The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument is responsible for notifying the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: July 31, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–18867 Filed 8–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028650; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The Field Museum, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Field Museum 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 sacred objects. 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 Field Museum. 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 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Aug 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 46043 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the Field Museum at the address in this notice by October 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Helen Robbins, The Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665–7317, 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the Field Museum, Chicago, IL, that meet the definition of sacred objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred objects and the Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington). History and Description of the Cultural Items Dated: August 6, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. At an unknown date, three cultural items identified as Salish in the Field Museum’s records were removed from an unknown location and sold to H. Stadhagen, a purveyor of indigenous material culture. In December of 1902, Charles Newcombe purchased the three items from H. Stadhagen’s Indian Curio store in Victoria, B.C. for the Field Museum of Natural History. The items were accessioned into the Museum on October 6, 1905. These three items are masks. Based on consultation with the Samish Indian Nation, the Field Museum has determined that these masks are an integral part of rituals and ceremonies performed by Coast Salish traditional religious leaders. The items were identified as belonging to the Coast Salish by the original collectors, academic experts in the study of Coast Salish culture, and traditional Coast Salish religious leaders. Determinations Made by the Field Museum of Natural History Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the three cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Helen Robbins, The Field Museum, 1400 Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, telephone (312) 665–7317, email hrobbins@fieldmuseum.org, by October 3, 2019. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred objects to the Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington) may proceed. The Field Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Samish Indian Nation (previously listed as the Samish Indian Tribe, Washington) that this notice has been published. [FR Doc. 2019–18866 Filed 8–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028680; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin 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 Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 46044 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019 / Notices Texas at Austin. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of these 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 Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin at the address in this notice by October 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Marybeth Tomka, Head of Collections, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R7500, Austin, TX 78712–0100, telephone (512) 475–6853, email marybeth.tomka@austin.utexas.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 under the control of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. The human remains were removed from Loco Bottom site (41NA23), located within the Bayou Loco Reservoir, now known as Lake Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, TX. 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 Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Loco Bottom site (41NA23) in Nacogdoches, TX, during a testing project, following the survey of the middle reaches of Bayou Loco, prior to the proposed creation of Lake Nacogdoches. The site was first recorded in July by the Texas Archeological Survey (a contracting arm VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Aug 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 of the Texas Archeological Research Lab [TARL]). The Nacogdoches Archeological Society (NAS), led by Thomas Mayhew, conducted test excavations at the central part of the Loco Bottom site, during which 15 fiveby-five foot units in an L-shaped trench were excavated. The ancestral human remains were found commingled with faunal remains from the disturbed plow zone in one unit labeled Lot 12. In the absence of a previous detailed assessment, a new effort to document the site included a faunal analysis in 2019 by Kristin Corl, an independent contractor, at which time an inferior fragment of a juvenile mastoid process was identified among the faunal material. No sex or additional aspects of the biological profile could be determined. The human remains were segregated from the faunal material and reported to TARL collections staff. The human remains have been assigned an HO# 4156 for the Bayou Loco Reservoir Project (Acc# TARL 1975.0003). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Originally recorded in 1930, The Loco Bottom site (41NA23) is an ancestral Caddo settlement that was principally lived in year-round by Caddo farming peoples in the late 17th century, during the Allen phase. This site along Bayou Loco had one to several ancestral Caddo houses with associated trash midden deposits. Settlements of this type were probably occupied by Caddo families for, at most, 1–2 generations, before farmsteads moved to another location in the valley or they were abandoned. Due to plowing, the attribution of the reported ancestral human remains to the Allen phase is based on the preponderance of the archeological evidence. The determination of cultural affiliation was based on the geographical location of the human remains within the ancestral Caddo settlement, as well as the character of the recovered archeological materials from the site. Determinations Made by the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin Officials of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin 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 Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Marybeth Tomka, Head of Collections, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R7500, Austin, TX 78712–0100, telephone (512) 475–6853, email marybeth.tomka@ austin.utexas.edu, by October 3, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin is responsible for notifying the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: August 8, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–18863 Filed 8–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028629; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The Florida Department of State/Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on March 7, 2017. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects and affiliation. 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 object should submit a written request to the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object to the lineal descendants, Indian tribes, or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0028680; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Texas Archeological Research 
Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of 
Texas at Austin 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 Texas Archeological Research 
Laboratory, University of

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Texas at Austin. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of these 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 Texas 
Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin at the 
address in this notice by October 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Marybeth Tomka, Head of Collections, Texas Archeological 
Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University 
Station, R7500, Austin, TX 78712-0100, telephone (512) 475-6853, 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 Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University 
of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. The human remains were removed from 
Loco Bottom site (41NA23), located within the Bayou Loco Reservoir, now 
known as Lake Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, TX.
    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 Texas 
Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo 
Nation of Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from the Loco Bottom site (41NA23) in Nacogdoches, TX, 
during a testing project, following the survey of the middle reaches of 
Bayou Loco, prior to the proposed creation of Lake Nacogdoches. The 
site was first recorded in July by the Texas Archeological Survey (a 
contracting arm of the Texas Archeological Research Lab [TARL]). The 
Nacogdoches Archeological Society (NAS), led by Thomas Mayhew, 
conducted test excavations at the central part of the Loco Bottom site, 
during which 15 five-by-five foot units in an L-shaped trench were 
excavated. The ancestral human remains were found commingled with 
faunal remains from the disturbed plow zone in one unit labeled Lot 12.
    In the absence of a previous detailed assessment, a new effort to 
document the site included a faunal analysis in 2019 by Kristin Corl, 
an independent contractor, at which time an inferior fragment of a 
juvenile mastoid process was identified among the faunal material. No 
sex or additional aspects of the biological profile could be 
determined. The human remains were segregated from the faunal material 
and reported to TARL collections staff. The human remains have been 
assigned an HO# 4156 for the Bayou Loco Reservoir Project (Acc# TARL 
1975.0003). No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Originally recorded in 1930, The Loco Bottom site (41NA23) is an 
ancestral Caddo settlement that was principally lived in year-round by 
Caddo farming peoples in the late 17th century, during the Allen phase. 
This site along Bayou Loco had one to several ancestral Caddo houses 
with associated trash midden deposits. Settlements of this type were 
probably occupied by Caddo families for, at most, 1-2 generations, 
before farmsteads moved to another location in the valley or they were 
abandoned. Due to plowing, the attribution of the reported ancestral 
human remains to the Allen phase is based on the preponderance of the 
archeological evidence. The determination of cultural affiliation was 
based on the geographical location of the human remains within the 
ancestral Caddo settlement, as well as the character of the recovered 
archeological materials from the site.

Determinations Made by the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, 
University of Texas at Austin

    Officials of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, 
University of Texas at Austin 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 Caddo Nation of Oklahoma.

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 Marybeth 
Tomka, Head of Collections, Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, 
The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R7500, Austin, 
TX 78712-0100, telephone (512) 475-6853, email 
[email protected], by October 3, 2019. After that date, 
if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of 
the human remains to the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma may proceed.
    The Texas Archeological Research Laboratory, University of Texas at 
Austin is responsible for notifying the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 8, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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