Notice of Inventory Completion: The Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC, 45922 [2020-16497]

Download as PDF 45922 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 147 / Thursday, July 30, 2020 / Notices Additional Requestors and Disposition Representatives of any Federally recognized Indian Tribe 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. Thomas O. Maher, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11C, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458, email tomaher@tva.gov, by August 31, 2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Chickasaw Nation may proceed. The Tennessee Valley Authority is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: June 18, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–16498 Filed 7–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Consultation [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030483; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Charleston Museum 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 Charleston Museum. 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 request with information in support of the request to The Charleston Museum at the address in this notice by August 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Martha Zierden (Curator of Historical Archaeology), Jennifer McCormick (Chief of Collections), The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403, telephone (843) 722–2996 Ext. 225 or Ext. 244, email mzierden@charlestonmuseum.org or jmccormick@charlestonmuseum.org. 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 Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC. The human remains were removed from Patterson Farm, near Duck River, Humphreys 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by The Charleston Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of The Chickasaw Nation. History and Description of the Remains In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual (ANP–46) were removed from Patterson Farm in Humphreys County, TN. On or about May of 1933, Dr. Woldemar H. Ritter collected cultural materials and four fragments of human remains from the surface and plowed fields of Patterson Farm in Humphreys County, TN. The human remains, along with other cultural materials, were donated to The Charleston Museum by the widow of W.H. Ritter on May 23, 1941. Mrs. Ritter resided in East Hartford, CT, at that time. No other information on the site, or the collecting method, is available. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. (Mrs. Ritter donated 35 objects collected from the Patterson Farm property, which The Charleston Museum has determined are not associated funerary objects. They include marine snails, sandstone pebbles, chert flakes and scrapers, and Adena-type knife or spear point, a Palmer-type point, triangular points. Decorated potsherds from the PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Woodland period belong to the Decatur and Harmon’s Creek cultures.) Determinations Made by The Charleston Museum Officials of The Charleston Museum have determined that: • 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(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and The Chickasaw Nation. 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 Martha Zierden (Curator of Historical Archaeology) and Jennifer McCormick (Chief of Collections), The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403, telephone (843) 722–2996 Ext. 225 or Ext. 244, email mzierden@ charlestonmuseum.org or jmccormick@ charlestonmuseum.org, by August 31, 2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Chickasaw Nation may proceed. The Charleston Museum is responsible for notifying The Chickasaw Nation that this notice has been published. Dated: June 18, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–16497 Filed 7–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030485; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Michigan State 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 present-day Indian SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYN1.SGM 30JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0030483; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The Charleston Museum, 
Charleston, SC

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Charleston Museum 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 Charleston Museum. 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 
Charleston Museum at the address in this notice by August 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Martha Zierden (Curator of Historical Archaeology), Jennifer 
McCormick (Chief of Collections), The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting 
Street, Charleston, SC 29403, telephone (843) 722-2996 Ext. 225 or Ext. 
244, email [email protected] or 
[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 Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC. The human remains 
were removed from Patterson Farm, near Duck River, Humphreys 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. 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 
Charleston Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of The Chickasaw Nation.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1933, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
(ANP-46) were removed from Patterson Farm in Humphreys County, TN. On 
or about May of 1933, Dr. Woldemar H. Ritter collected cultural 
materials and four fragments of human remains from the surface and 
plowed fields of Patterson Farm in Humphreys County, TN. The human 
remains, along with other cultural materials, were donated to The 
Charleston Museum by the widow of W.H. Ritter on May 23, 1941. Mrs. 
Ritter resided in East Hartford, CT, at that time. No other information 
on the site, or the collecting method, is available. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. 
(Mrs. Ritter donated 35 objects collected from the Patterson Farm 
property, which The Charleston Museum has determined are not associated 
funerary objects. They include marine snails, sandstone pebbles, chert 
flakes and scrapers, and Adena-type knife or spear point, a Palmer-type 
point, triangular points. Decorated potsherds from the Woodland period 
belong to the Decatur and Harmon's Creek cultures.)

Determinations Made by The Charleston Museum

    Officials of The Charleston Museum have determined that:
     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(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and The Chickasaw Nation.

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 Martha 
Zierden (Curator of Historical Archaeology) and Jennifer McCormick 
(Chief of Collections), The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, 
Charleston, SC 29403, telephone (843) 722-2996 Ext. 225 or Ext. 244, 
email [email protected] or [email protected], 
by August 31, 2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Chickasaw 
Nation may proceed.
    The Charleston Museum is responsible for notifying The Chickasaw 
Nation that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 18, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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