Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 43872-43874 [2020-15581]

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Minutes for the RAC meetings will be maintained in the Medford District Office and will be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting. Previous minutes, membership information, and upcoming agendas are available at: https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/ resource-advisory-council/near-you/ oregon-washington. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Kathryn J. Stangl, Acting Associate State Director, Oregon/ Washington. [FR Doc. 2020–15567 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030424; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Indiana University 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 Indiana 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Indiana University at the address in this notice by August 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, Indiana University, Student Building 318, 701 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone (509) 731–5372, email thomajay@indiana.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 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Angel Mounds, Vanderburgh County, IN. 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Indiana University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Kaw Nation, Oklahoma; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices Indiana; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Quapaw Nation (previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians); Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Seneca-Cayuga Nation (previously listed as Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma); Shawnee Tribe; The Osage Nation (previously listed as Osage Tribe); and the Wyandotte Nation. The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa; Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York); Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of Seneca (previously listed as Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York); and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota were invited to consult but did not participate. Hereafter listed as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains Between 1939 and 2012, human remains representing, at minimum, 725 individuals were removed from Angel Mounds in Vanderburgh County, IN. These human remains are represented both by individual burials and single VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 elements. No known individuals were identified. The 91 associated funerary objects are one lot of projectile points, one lot of chert flakes, one lot of chert blanks, one lot of abraiding stones, one lot of cannel coal fragments, one lot of anvils, one lot of pecking stones, one lot of celts, one lot of galena fragments, one lot of sandstone fragments, one lot of limestone fragments, one lot of fire cracked rocks, one lot of stones, one lot of granite fragments, one lot of slate fragments, one lot of concretions, one lot of fossilized stones, one lot of hammerstones, one lot of ceramic vessels, one lot of ceramic sherds, one lot of ceramic pipes, one lot of ceramic discs, one lot of ceramic beads, one lot of china fragments, one lot of daub fragments, one lot of clay balls, one lot of ceramic objects, one lot of ceramic earplugs, one lot of clay fragments, one lot of effigy heads, one lot of perforated discs, one lot of ceramic pellets, one lot of ceramic trowels, one lot of burned clay fragments, one lot of polished bone fragments, one lot of bone pins, one lot of fishhooks, one lot of turtle shell fragments, one lot of charred wood, one lot of faunal bones, one lot of bone awls, one lot of wolf incisors, one lot of animal tooth fragments, one lot of antlers, one lot of shell fragments, one lot of shell earpins, one lot of charcoal fragments, one lot of wood fragments, one lot of charred nuts, one lot of burned corn, one lot of vegetable materials, one lot of charred seeds, one lot of corn kernels, one lot of bean seeds, one lot of black organic materials, one lot of bark fragments, one lot of soil samples, one lot of metal fragments, one lot of copper fragments, one lot of tinklers, one lot of felt with brass tinklers, one lot of fabric with brass tinklers, one lot of beaded fabric fragments, one lot of black glass beads, one lot of blue glass beads, one lot of brass bells, one lot of brass bracelets, one lot of brass crosses, one lot of copper hair beads, one lot of brass spiral rings, one lot of brass strips, one lot of brass tacks, one lot of brass triangles, one lot of cord, one lot of felt fragments, one lot of glass bottle fragments, one lot of iron fragments, one lot of lead fragments, one lot of silver buckles, one lot of silver rings, one lot of silver triangles, one lot of steel scissors, one lot of tin triangles, one lot of vermillion, one lot of white glass garment beads, one lot of white glass necklace beads, one lot of wooden combs, one lot of fabric fragments, one lot of white buttons, one lot of brown buttons, and one lot of black rings. Angel Mounds is a Mississippian mound complex on the Ohio River in PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43873 southern Indiana. Three mortuary distinctions are identified, based on mortuary practice, site location, superposition, and associated objects or furnishings. Interments span nearly 1000 years. The first mortuary distinction has been culturally affiliated with the Quapaw Nation (previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians). Folklore and oral traditions indicate that the Quapaw originated in the Lower Ohio River Valley, and eventually moved downstream to reside on both sides of the Mississippi River. Numerous historical accounts discuss the Quapaw as having territory and villages established along the Ohio River. The Quapaw language is considered a Dhegian language, which is a group of Sioux languages. The tribes speaking Dhegian languages are historically known to have had aboriginal territory in the Ohio River Valley. Artifacts are consistent with several aspects of later Quapaw material culture. The second mortuary distinction is characterized by stone-lined interments constructed with sandstone slabs, slate, and cannel coal. In some instances, these burials are intrusive. Cultural continuity between Late Mississippian period individuals and modern-day Shawnee Tribes is demonstrated by archeological, historical, geographical, and linguistic evidence. Historical accounts and oral traditions place the Shawnee in southern Indiana and along the Ohio River during the late Mississippian period, elsewhere known as the Fort Ancient period. As early as the 1820s, historical and ethnographic documents attributed stone-box grave internments in the Cumberland and Ohio River valleys to the Shawnee. The third mortuary distinction is represented at Angel Mounds by a single burial, likely 1750–1825 A.D. During this time period, southern Indiana is known to have been occupied by the people of the Miami, Peoria, and the Delaware Tribes before their removal to Oklahoma in the mid-18th century. Based on geographical, historical, and oral traditional information, a relationship of shared group identity can be reasonably traced between the Historic Period Native American group to which these human remains belong and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Delaware Nation, Oklahoma and the Delaware Tribe of Indians. Determinations Made by Indiana University Officials of Indiana University have determined that: E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 43874 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 725 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 91 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), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Quapaw Nation (previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians); and the Shawnee Tribe (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, Indiana University, Student Building 318, 701 E Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone (509) 731–5372, email thomajay@indiana.edu, by August 19, 2020. 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. Indiana University is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: June 4, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–15581 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030423; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN; Correction AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 ACTION: Notice; correction. The University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology (UTK), has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects. 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 UTK. 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 UTK at the address in this notice by August 19, 2020. ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert Hinde, University of Tennessee, Office of the Provost, 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996–0152, telephone (865) 974–2445, email rhinde@utk.edu and vpaa@utk.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 correction of an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Bedford County, Lincoln County, and Stewart County, TN. 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. This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (83 FR 65722–65724, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 December 21, 2018). Additional associated funerary objects were discovered after publication of the notice. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (83 FR 65723, December 21, 2018), column 1, 9th sentence from the top, is corrected to read as follows: The 4,809 associated funerary objects include: 2,120 chert waste flakes, 27 bifacially worked tools or tool fragments, one core fragment, two gravers, one projectile point base, one piece of ochre, 130 pieces of burned clay, one ceramic sherd, 2,000 faunal bones, teeth and claws (of which 53 show evidence of polishing), 523 fragments of gastropod and mussel shell, two pieces of charcoal, and one bag of sediment. In the Federal Register (83 FR 65723, December 21, 2018), column 1, 1st full paragraph, sentence 5 is corrected to read as follows: The 98 associated funerary objects include: two pieces of charcoal, three ceramic sherds, two chert waste flakes, and 91 small fragments of faunal bone. In the Federal Register (83 FR 65724, December 21, 2018), column 1, paragraph 1, sentence 3, under the heading ‘‘Determinations Made by the University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology,’’ is corrected to read as follows: Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 6,329 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. 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Robert Hinde, University of Tennessee, Office of the Provost, 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996–0152, telephone (865) 974–2445, email rhinde@utk.edu and vpaa@utk.edu, by August 19, 2020. 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; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed. The University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology is E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana University, Bloomington, 
IN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Indiana University 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 
Indiana 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 Indiana University at the address in this 
notice by August 19, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, Indiana University, 
Student Building 318, 701 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, 
telephone (509) 731-5372, 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 Indiana 
University, Bloomington, IN. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from Angel Mounds, Vanderburgh County, IN.
    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.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Indiana 
University professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Chippewa Cree 
Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed as 
Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe 
of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Kaw 
Nation, Oklahoma; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians 
of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 
Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); 
Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; 
White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan 
(previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; 
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi 
Indians, Michigan and

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Indiana; Ponca Tribe of Nebraska; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation 
(previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); 
Quapaw Nation (previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians); Red 
Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma; 
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Seneca-Cayuga Nation 
(previously listed as Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma); Shawnee Tribe; 
The Osage Nation (previously listed as Osage Tribe); and the Wyandotte 
Nation.
    The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians 
of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, 
Michigan; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; 
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of 
Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little 
River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of 
Odawa Indians, Michigan; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six 
component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; 
Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth 
Band); Omaha Tribe of Nebraska; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Red Cliff 
Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sac & Fox Nation 
of Missouri in Kansas and Nebraska; Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi 
in Iowa; Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Seneca 
Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York); 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Tonawanda Band of 
Seneca (previously listed as Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New 
York); and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota 
were invited to consult but did not participate.
    Hereafter listed as ``The Consulted and Invited Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1939 and 2012, human remains representing, at minimum, 725 
individuals were removed from Angel Mounds in Vanderburgh County, IN. 
These human remains are represented both by individual burials and 
single elements. No known individuals were identified. The 91 
associated funerary objects are one lot of projectile points, one lot 
of chert flakes, one lot of chert blanks, one lot of abraiding stones, 
one lot of cannel coal fragments, one lot of anvils, one lot of pecking 
stones, one lot of celts, one lot of galena fragments, one lot of 
sandstone fragments, one lot of limestone fragments, one lot of fire 
cracked rocks, one lot of stones, one lot of granite fragments, one lot 
of slate fragments, one lot of concretions, one lot of fossilized 
stones, one lot of hammerstones, one lot of ceramic vessels, one lot of 
ceramic sherds, one lot of ceramic pipes, one lot of ceramic discs, one 
lot of ceramic beads, one lot of china fragments, one lot of daub 
fragments, one lot of clay balls, one lot of ceramic objects, one lot 
of ceramic earplugs, one lot of clay fragments, one lot of effigy 
heads, one lot of perforated discs, one lot of ceramic pellets, one lot 
of ceramic trowels, one lot of burned clay fragments, one lot of 
polished bone fragments, one lot of bone pins, one lot of fishhooks, 
one lot of turtle shell fragments, one lot of charred wood, one lot of 
faunal bones, one lot of bone awls, one lot of wolf incisors, one lot 
of animal tooth fragments, one lot of antlers, one lot of shell 
fragments, one lot of shell earpins, one lot of charcoal fragments, one 
lot of wood fragments, one lot of charred nuts, one lot of burned corn, 
one lot of vegetable materials, one lot of charred seeds, one lot of 
corn kernels, one lot of bean seeds, one lot of black organic 
materials, one lot of bark fragments, one lot of soil samples, one lot 
of metal fragments, one lot of copper fragments, one lot of tinklers, 
one lot of felt with brass tinklers, one lot of fabric with brass 
tinklers, one lot of beaded fabric fragments, one lot of black glass 
beads, one lot of blue glass beads, one lot of brass bells, one lot of 
brass bracelets, one lot of brass crosses, one lot of copper hair 
beads, one lot of brass spiral rings, one lot of brass strips, one lot 
of brass tacks, one lot of brass triangles, one lot of cord, one lot of 
felt fragments, one lot of glass bottle fragments, one lot of iron 
fragments, one lot of lead fragments, one lot of silver buckles, one 
lot of silver rings, one lot of silver triangles, one lot of steel 
scissors, one lot of tin triangles, one lot of vermillion, one lot of 
white glass garment beads, one lot of white glass necklace beads, one 
lot of wooden combs, one lot of fabric fragments, one lot of white 
buttons, one lot of brown buttons, and one lot of black rings.
    Angel Mounds is a Mississippian mound complex on the Ohio River in 
southern Indiana. Three mortuary distinctions are identified, based on 
mortuary practice, site location, superposition, and associated objects 
or furnishings. Interments span nearly 1000 years. The first mortuary 
distinction has been culturally affiliated with the Quapaw Nation 
(previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians). Folklore and oral 
traditions indicate that the Quapaw originated in the Lower Ohio River 
Valley, and eventually moved downstream to reside on both sides of the 
Mississippi River. Numerous historical accounts discuss the Quapaw as 
having territory and villages established along the Ohio River. The 
Quapaw language is considered a Dhegian language, which is a group of 
Sioux languages. The tribes speaking Dhegian languages are historically 
known to have had aboriginal territory in the Ohio River Valley. 
Artifacts are consistent with several aspects of later Quapaw material 
culture.
    The second mortuary distinction is characterized by stone-lined 
interments constructed with sandstone slabs, slate, and cannel coal. In 
some instances, these burials are intrusive. Cultural continuity 
between Late Mississippian period individuals and modern-day Shawnee 
Tribes is demonstrated by archeological, historical, geographical, and 
linguistic evidence. Historical accounts and oral traditions place the 
Shawnee in southern Indiana and along the Ohio River during the late 
Mississippian period, elsewhere known as the Fort Ancient period. As 
early as the 1820s, historical and ethnographic documents attributed 
stone-box grave internments in the Cumberland and Ohio River valleys to 
the Shawnee.
    The third mortuary distinction is represented at Angel Mounds by a 
single burial, likely 1750-1825 A.D. During this time period, southern 
Indiana is known to have been occupied by the people of the Miami, 
Peoria, and the Delaware Tribes before their removal to Oklahoma in the 
mid-18th century. Based on geographical, historical, and oral 
traditional information, a relationship of shared group identity can be 
reasonably traced between the Historic Period Native American group to 
which these human remains belong and the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, 
Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, Delaware Nation, Oklahoma and the 
Delaware Tribe of Indians.

Determinations Made by Indiana University

    Officials of Indiana University have determined that:

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     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 725 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 91 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), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects and the 
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, 
Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Quapaw 
Nation (previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians); and the 
Shawnee Tribe (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

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 and associated 
funerary objects should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to Dr. Jayne-Leigh Thomas, NAGPRA Director, 
Indiana University, Student Building 318, 701 E Kirkwood Avenue, 
Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone (509) 731-5372, email 
[email protected], by August 19, 2020. 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.
    Indiana University is responsible for notifying The Consulted and 
Invited Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 4, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2020-15581 Filed 7-17-20; 8:45 am]
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