Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 338-339 [2019-28381]

Download as PDF 338 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2020 / Notices 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 At an unknown date, 31 sacred objects were acquired and transported to the East Coast, where they remained part of a private collection of Native American antiquities, art, and cultural heritage. In the spring of 2018, these items were seized by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation. The 31 items are ceremonial objects that had been misidentified by the collector as ‘‘masks.’’ Through multiple consultations with representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the expertise of regional archeologists, these items are culturally affiliated with the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the 31 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. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred object and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931–3670, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov, by February 3, 2020. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred objects to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Jan 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 of Arizona that this notice has been published. Dated: November 14, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–28380 Filed 1–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029321; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of the State Archaeologist, Bioarchaeology Program, previously listed as the Office of the State Archaeologist, Burials Program, 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. 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 Office of the State Archaeologist, Bioarchaeology Program at the address in this notice by February 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email laranoldner@uiowa.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, Iowa City, IA. The human remains were removed from Mississippi County, MO. 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program 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; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Kaw Nation, Oklahoma; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe); The Quapaw Tribe of Indians; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location in Mississippi County, MO. The human remains were reportedly kept in an unspecified museum before ending up in the E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2020 / Notices possession of a private collector in Fort Madison, IA. After the collector’s death in 1994, the human remains were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A young adult female is represented by the cranial and dental remains (Burial Project 785). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The biological affinity of this individual is uncertain, due to the presence of both Native American and European morphological traits. Cranial metric analysis was confounded by congenital malformation. However, given the presence of some Native American traits, this individual is considered to be Native American. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown location in Charleston, Mississippi County, MO. At some point, the human remains came into the possession of a private collector in Fort Madison, IA. After the collector’s death in 1994, the human remains were transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A middle-aged female, an adult male, and a male of indeterminate age are represented by the cranial and dental remains (Burial Project 785). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Cranial morphology and cranial metrics analysis indicate these individuals were Native American. The general locations from which all above mentioned individuals were removed is considered the ancestral homeland of The Osage Nation. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program 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 Native American human remains and The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Jan 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 support of the request to Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384–0740, email lara-noldner@ uiowa.edu, by February 3, 2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe) may proceed. The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 14, 2019. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2019–28381 Filed 1–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029373; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The San Diego Museum of Man, 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 unassociated funerary 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 San Diego Museum of Man. 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 San Diego Museum of Man at the address in this notice by February 3, 2020. SUMMARY: Kara Vetter, Director of Cultural Resources, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park San Diego, CA 92101, ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 339 telephone (619) 239–2001 Ext. 44, email kvetter@museumofman.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 San Diego Museum of Man, San Diego, CA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary 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. History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1927 and 1942, 66 cultural items were removed from site W–253 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, B.E. McCown, and M.F. Farmer, independent archeologists, conducted excavations in the vicinity of San Vicente Dam. Six cremations in the possession of B.E. McCown, and notated as such by M.F. Farmer are related to 66 funerary objects. The human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 66 unassociated funerary objects are 55 projectile points, nine ceramic undecorated body sherds, one chipped stone—biface, and one ceramic—other. Sometime in the 1930’s, 46 cultural items were removed from site W–262 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. Rogers, on behalf of the San Diego Museum of Man, conducted excavations in the vicinity of Cuyamaca Peak. This site was notated as a cremation, to which 46 funerary objects are likely related. The human remains are not under the control of the San Diego Museum of Man. The 46 unassociated funerary objects are eight projectile points, six chipped stones—biface, one ceramic decorated body sherd, three ceramic undecorated body sherds, two ceramic decorated rim sherds, eight ceramic undecorated rim sherds, one ceramic—other, one chipped stone unworked flake, one chipped stone— core, three chipped stone—core tool, one mano, two groundstone—other, one historic metal, two scrapers, one hammerstone, one unmodified shell, one chopper, two utilized flakes, and one ecofact. Sometime prior to 1950, eight cultural items were removed from site W–264 in San Diego County, CA. Malcolm J. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0029321; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the State Archaeologist, Bioarchaeology Program, 
previously listed as the Office of the State Archaeologist, Burials 
Program, 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 Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program. 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 
Office of the State Archaeologist, Bioarchaeology Program at the 
address in this notice by February 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Lara Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program, University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa 
City, IA 52242, telephone (319) 384-0740, 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 Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program, Iowa City, IA. The human remains were removed from Mississippi 
County, MO.
    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 Office 
of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program 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; Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South 
Dakota; Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin; Iowa Tribe of Kansas and 
Nebraska; Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Kaw Nation, Oklahoma; Lower Sioux 
Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; 
Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Band 
Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi 
Nation, Kansas); Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; 
Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; 
Santee Sioux Nation, Nebraska; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake 
Traverse Reservation, South Dakota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; 
The Osage Nation (previously listed as the Osage Tribe); The Quapaw 
Tribe of Indians; Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; Winnebago 
Tribe of Nebraska; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota 
(hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unknown location in Mississippi County, 
MO. The human remains were reportedly kept in an unspecified museum 
before ending up in the

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possession of a private collector in Fort Madison, IA. After the 
collector's death in 1994, the human remains were transferred to the 
Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A young adult 
female is represented by the cranial and dental remains (Burial Project 
785). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The biological affinity of this individual is uncertain, due to the 
presence of both Native American and European morphological traits. 
Cranial metric analysis was confounded by congenital malformation. 
However, given the presence of some Native American traits, this 
individual is considered to be Native American.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from an unknown location in Charleston, 
Mississippi County, MO. At some point, the human remains came into the 
possession of a private collector in Fort Madison, IA. After the 
collector's death in 1994, the human remains were transferred to the 
Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program. A middle-aged 
female, an adult male, and a male of indeterminate age are represented 
by the cranial and dental remains (Burial Project 785). No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Cranial morphology and cranial metrics analysis indicate these 
individuals were Native American.
    The general locations from which all above mentioned individuals 
were removed is considered the ancestral homeland of The Osage Nation.

Determinations Made by the Office of the State Archaeologist 
Bioarchaeology Program

    Officials of the Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology 
Program 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 Native 
American human remains and The Osage Nation (previously listed as the 
Osage Tribe).

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 Dr. Lara 
Noldner, Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program, 
University of Iowa, 700 S Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA 52242, 
telephone (319) 384-0740, email [email protected], by February 3, 
2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to The Osage Nation 
(previously listed as the Osage Tribe) may proceed.
    The Office of the State Archaeologist Bioarchaeology Program is 
responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: November 14, 2019.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2019-28381 Filed 1-2-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4312-52-P