Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA, 54170-54171 [2019-22047]

Download as PDF 54170 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE, and in the physical custody of the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from site 39BR0011 and an unidentified site in Brule County, SD. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center (SARC) and USACE, Omaha District professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as the Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; SissetonWahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains Sometime in the 1950s or 1960s, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 39BR0011 in Brule County, SD. The site was excavated in 1953, 1954, and 1965 by the Smithsonian Institution, and either during these excavations or shortly thereafter illegal excavations occurred onsite. At that time, a neighbor gifted a box containing VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 human remains and artifacts he had collected from the site to a Mr. Thompson. In May 2000, Mr. Thompson donated the box to the Siouxland Heritage Museum. The Museum then contacted SARC and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the human remains. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accepted the human remains and had them transferred to SARC on November 3, 2001. Based on the wide temporal and geographic span represented by the artifacts, it was determined that the artifacts and the human remains (a cranial fragment) in the box were not likely associated. No known individuals were identified. Sometime prior to 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site in Brule County, SD. In all, human remains and soil samples from two burials were collected by Robert Gant, and were kept at the W.H. Over Museum until the end of the 1979 field season. The human remains and soil samples were then transferred to the University of Tennessee for analysis, where they remained until 1988, at which time they were transferred back to South Dakota. The human remains were reburied in Stanley County at site 39ST15. The soil samples were sent to SARC in January 1988. In February 2002, one of the soil samples was water screened, and multiple human bone fragments were collected. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are two soil samples. Determinations Made by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on archeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the two 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 judgments of the Indian Claims Commission, the land PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. • Treaties indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. 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 Sioux, represented today by 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 Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, ATTN: CENWO–PMA–C, 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102, telephone (402) 995–2674, email sandra.v.barnum@usace.army.mil, by November 8, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: September 13, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–22048 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0028955; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National Forest has completed an inventory of human remains, in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / Notices 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 Lassen National Forest. 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. 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 Lassen National Forest at the address in this notice by November 8, 2019. DATES: Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, USDA Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, telephone (530) 252–6600, email deb.bumpus@ usda.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 under the control of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA. The human remains were removed from Payne Cave (CA– TEH–193), Tehama County, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Lassen National Forest professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias) and the Redding Rancheria, California. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Oct 08, 2019 Jkt 250001 History and Description of the Remains In 1956, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Payne Cave (CA–TEH– 193) in Tehama County, CA. The excavations were authorized by the Lassen National Forest, and were carried out by the University of California Archaeological Survey. Since 2005, the Lassen National Forest has been working with California State University Chico to complete analysis of the faunal and archeological collection from CA–TEH–193 and determine if any additional human remains are present in the collection. This examination, completed in 2018, identified 12 bones representing a minimum of two individuals. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Based on ethnographic and historical accounts, as well as the geographical location of the cave, these human remains are affiliated with the Yana. The descendants of the Yana people are the Pitt River Tribe, California and the Redding Rancheria, California. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Paynes Cave Shelter (CA–THE–193) in Tehama County, CA. In 2018, the University of Idaho identified eight bones representing two individuals among the collection the Phoebe Hearst returned to the Lassen National Forest. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National Forest Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National Forest have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals 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 Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias) and the Redding Rancheria, 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Deb Bumpus, PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54171 Forest Supervisor, USDA Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, telephone (530) 252–6600, email deb.bumpus@ usda.gov, by November 8, 2019. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias) and the Redding Rancheria, California may proceed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National Forest is responsible for notifying the Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias) and the Redding Rancheria, California that this notice has been published. Dated: September 20, 2019 Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–22047 Filed 10–8–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation [RR04084000, XXXR4081X1, RN.20350010.REG0000] Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council Notice of Public Meeting Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The Bureau of Reclamation is publishing this notice to announce that a Federal Advisory Committee meeting of the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council (Council) will take place. DATES: The Council will convene the meeting on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 5:00 p.m. The Council will reconvene the meeting on Friday, October 25, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn the meeting at approximately 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the State Capitol—Executive Tower at 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, Arizona. On October 24, 2019, the meeting will be held in Suite 220, and October 25, 2019, in the 3rd floor conference room. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kib Jacobson, telephone (801) 524–3753; email at kjacobson@usbr.gov; facsimile (801) 524–3847. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09OCN1.SGM 09OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0028955; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen 
National Forest has completed an inventory of human remains, in

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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 Lassen National Forest. 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 
Lassen National Forest at the address in this notice by November 8, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Deb Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, USDA Forest Service, Lassen 
National Forest, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, telephone 
(530) 252-6600, 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
Lassen National Forest, Susanville, CA. The human remains were removed 
from Payne Cave (CA-TEH-193), Tehama County, 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 Lassen 
National Forest professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, 
Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias) and the 
Redding Rancheria, California.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1956, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from Payne Cave (CA-TEH-193) in Tehama County, CA. The 
excavations were authorized by the Lassen National Forest, and were 
carried out by the University of California Archaeological Survey. 
Since 2005, the Lassen National Forest has been working with California 
State University Chico to complete analysis of the faunal and 
archeological collection from CA-TEH-193 and determine if any 
additional human remains are present in the collection. This 
examination, completed in 2018, identified 12 bones representing a 
minimum of two individuals. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. Based on ethnographic and 
historical accounts, as well as the geographical location of the cave, 
these human remains are affiliated with the Yana. The descendants of 
the Yana people are the Pitt River Tribe, California and the Redding 
Rancheria, California.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from Paynes Cave Shelter (CA-THE-193) in 
Tehama County, CA. In 2018, the University of Idaho identified eight 
bones representing two individuals among the collection the Phoebe 
Hearst returned to the Lassen National Forest. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest 
Service, Lassen National Forest

    Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 
Lassen National Forest have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals 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 Pit 
River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, 
Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias) and the Redding 
Rancheria, 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 should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Deb 
Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, USDA Forest Service, Lassen National Forest, 
2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130, telephone (530) 252-6600, 
email [email protected], by November 8, 2019. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, 
Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek 
Rancherias) and the Redding Rancheria, California may proceed.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Lassen National 
Forest is responsible for notifying the Pit River Tribe, California 
(includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and 
Roaring Creek Rancherias) and the Redding Rancheria, California that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 20, 2019
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-22047 Filed 10-8-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P