Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport, AL, 46042-46043 [2019-18867]

Download as PDF 46042 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 3, 2019 / Notices should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Helen Robbins, The Field Museum of Natural History, 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 unassociated funerary objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed. The Field Museum is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: August 6, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–18864 Filed 8–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028630; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport, AL The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument 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 Russell Cave National Monument. 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 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 Aug 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 Stephen Black, Superintendent, Russell Cave National Monument, 3729 County Road 98, Bridgeport, AL 35740, telephone (256) 495–2672, email steve_black@nps.gov. ADDRESSES: 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport, AL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Russell Cave, Jackson County, AL. 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 Superintendent, Russell Cave National Monument. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Russell Cave National Monument at the address in this notice by October 3, 2019. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Russell Cave National Monument professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 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. The Cherokee Nation was invited to consult, but did not participate. History and Description of the Remains In 1962, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 individuals were removed from the Russell Cave site in Jackson County, AL, during an archeological excavation by the National Park Service in preparation for an interpretive exhibit within the cave. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is a projectile point. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 10 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described in this notice is 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. The National Park Service intends to convey the associated funerary object to the Tribes pursuant to 54 U.S.C. 102503 (g) through (i) and 54 U.S.C. 102504. • 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 judgments 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 Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • 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 Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. 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 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0028630; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument, Bridgeport, AL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 
Russell Cave National Monument 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 Russell 
Cave National Monument. 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 Russell Cave National Monument at the address in this 
notice by October 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Stephen Black, Superintendent, Russell Cave National 
Monument, 3729 County Road 98, Bridgeport, AL 35740, telephone (256) 
495-2672, 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 U.S. Department of 
the Interior, National Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument, 
Bridgeport, AL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were 
removed from Russell Cave, Jackson County, AL.
    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 Superintendent, Russell Cave National Monument.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Russell Cave 
National Monument professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the 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. The Cherokee 
Nation was invited to consult, but did not participate.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1962, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 individuals 
were removed from the Russell Cave site in Jackson County, AL, during 
an archeological excavation by the National Park Service in preparation 
for an interpretive exhibit within the cave. No known individuals were 
identified. The one associated funerary object is a projectile point.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National 
Park Service, Russell Cave National Monument

    Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park 
Service, Russell Cave National Monument have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 10 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described 
in this notice is 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. The National Park Service intends to convey the 
associated funerary object to the Tribes pursuant to 54 U.S.C. 102503 
(g) through (i) and 54 U.S.C. 102504.
     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 judgments 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 Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in 
Oklahoma.
     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 
Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Cherokee 
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band 
of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

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

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request to Stephen Black, Superintendent, Russell Cave National 
Monument, 3729 County Road 98, Bridgeport, AL 35740, telephone (256) 
495-2672, email [email protected], 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]
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