Notice of Inventory Completion: The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 9475-9476 [2020-03225]

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AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the human remains 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 should submit a written request to the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University at the address in this notice by March 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: B. Sunday Eiselt, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Avenue, Heroy Hall #450, Dallas, TX 75205, telephone (214) 768–2915, email seiselt@smu.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 Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. The human remains were removed from the Paris Site (X41KR1/41KR94) in Kerr 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) 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9475 History and Description of the Remains At an unknown time, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site X41KR1/41KR94 (Paris Site) in Kerr County, TX. The human remains of one adult individual are present and are mostly complete. Two bones are labeled X41KR94/41KR415. No known individuals were identified. The 16 associated funerary object are 16 lithics. Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University Officials of the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on provenience information. • 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(3)(A), the 16 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 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 were removed is the aboriginal land of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco, & Tawakonie), Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Aboriginal Land Tribes’’). • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Aboriginal Land 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to B. Sunday Eiselt, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Avenue, Heroy Hall #450, Dallas, TX 75205, telephone (214) 768–2915, email seiselt@smu.edu, by March 20, 2020. E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1 9476 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 33 / Wednesday, February 19, 2020 / Notices After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Aboriginal Land Tribes may proceed. The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes and The Aboriginal Land Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: January 21, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–03225 Filed 2–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0029684; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University (SMU) 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 a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University at the address in this notice by March 20, 2020. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Feb 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 B. Sunday Eiselt, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Avenue, Heroy Hall #450, Dallas, TX 75205, telephone (214) 768–2915, email seiselt@smu.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 Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from site 41MM11, known as the San Xavier Mission, in Milam County, Texas. 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. ADDRESSES: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and the Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1968, human remains representing, at minimum, 21 individuals were removed from the San Xavier Mission site in Milam County, TX. The site was investigated by Kathleen K. Gilmore, archeologist for the State Building Commission and SMU graduate student, under the supervision of Curtis Tunnell (State Archeologist). The financing for the San Xavier project came from the State Building Commission, and the work conducted by Gilmore was written up as her MA thesis at SMU. As the Trench A, Feature 1 burial consists of a single human phalanx found commingled in faunal remains, the age and sex of the individual is indeterminate. Trench A, Feature 5 is a highly fragmented individual of indeterminate sex and age. Trench B, Feature 1, Individual 1 is an adult female. The fragmentary remains of Trench B, Feature 1, Individual 2 which were found commingled with those of Individual 1, consist of maxillary dentition and calcaneus fragments; age and sex are indeterminate. The human PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remains from Trench C, Feature 1 consist of several rib fragments; age and sex are indeterminate. Trench D, Feature 1 is an adult male. Trench E, Feature 1 is an adult female. Trench E, Feature 5 is an adult male. Trench E, Feature 9 consists of metatarsals and other assorted foot bones; age and sex are indeterminate. Trench E, Feature 11 is an adult male. Trench F, Feature 1, Individual 1 is an older adult male. In addition, the human remains of an infant (unnumbered) were found under the right foot of Individual 1. Trench F, Feature 1, Individual 2 consists of two phalanxes found commingled with faunal remains; sex and age are indeterminate. Trench F, Feature 2A, is an adult male whose remains were found underneath Trench F, Feature 2B, Individual 1, an adult female. (The head of Trench F, Feature 2A was located underneath the feet of Trench F, Feature 2B, Individual 1. Documentation from the excavation says that they were probably buried at the same time.) Trench F, Feature 2B, Individual 2 consists of four adult mandibular molars that were found commingled with Trench F, Feature 2B, Individual 1. Trench F, Feature 3 is an infant of indeterminate sex. The infant’s poorly preserved remains consist of cranial and long bone fragments, were found underneath the right foot of Trench F, Feature 1. Trench F, Feature 4, Individual 1 is an older adult male. The human remains of Trench F, Feature 4, Individual 2 were found commingled with those of Trench F, Feature 4, Individual 1. The human remains consist of the left ilium of an adult female who was at least 35 years old. Likewise, the human remains of Trench F, Feature 4, Individual 3 were found commingled with those of Trench F, Feature 4, Individual 1. They belong to a child, and consist of a right femur broken into two pieces. Trench F, Feature 6 is a young adult female. Trench G, Features 1 & 2 are the human remains of a single adult individual. As the human remains consist only of cranial and long bone fragments, the sex of this individual cannot be determined. F4-Trench Cut-F1 is an adult of indeterminate sex (the human remains are fragmentary). As only the skull and some other skeletal fragments were removed in order to access the child burial in Trench E, Feature 6, the human remains of this adult individual were not completely excavated. (Missing from the SMU Collection is Trench E, Feature 6, a young child of indeterminate sex). No known individuals were identified. The 97 associated funerary objects are 56 beads, E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0029682; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The Department of Anthropology, 
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University 
has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written 
request to the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist 
University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains 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 should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to the Department of 
Anthropology, Southern Methodist University at the address in this 
notice by March 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: B. Sunday Eiselt, Department of Anthropology, Southern 
Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Avenue, Heroy Hall #450, Dallas, TX 
75205, telephone (214) 768-2915, 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 Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist 
University, Dallas, TX. The human remains were removed from the Paris 
Site (X41KR1/41KR94) in Kerr 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) 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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the 
Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation of 
Oklahoma and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & 
Tawakonie), Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ``The Consulted 
Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown time, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from site X41KR1/41KR94 (Paris Site) in Kerr 
County, TX. The human remains of one adult individual are present and 
are mostly complete. Two bones are labeled X41KR94/41KR415. No known 
individuals were identified. The 16 associated funerary object are 16 
lithics.

Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, Southern 
Methodist University

    Officials of the Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist 
University have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on provenience information.
     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(3)(A), the 16 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 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 were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Mescalero 
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Tonkawa Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, 
Keechi, Waco, & Tawakonie), Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Aboriginal Land Tribes'').
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Aboriginal Land 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 should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to B. Sunday Eiselt, Department of 
Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Avenue, Heroy 
Hall #450, Dallas, TX 75205, telephone (214) 768-2915, email 
[email protected], by March 20, 2020.

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After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to The Aboriginal Land Tribes 
may proceed.
    The Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University is 
responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes and The Aboriginal Land 
Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 21, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2020-03225 Filed 2-18-20; 8:45 am]
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