Notice of Inventory Completion: Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex, (Formerly Baylor University's Strecker Museum; Formerly Baylor University Museum), Waco, TX, 46703-46704 [2020-16780]

Download as PDF 46703 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 149 / Monday, August 3, 2020 / Notices Number of respondents Activity Number of responses Completion time per response Total annual burden hours * 3–2416 (Sea Otter) ........................................ 3–2406 (Beach Found) .................................. 60 200 1,500 200 15 minutes ...................................................... 15 minutes ...................................................... 375 50 Totals: ...................................................... 370 2,030 ......................................................................... 508 * Rounded. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: July 29, 2020. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2020–16821 Filed 7–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030578; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, (Formerly Baylor University’s Strecker Museum; Formerly Baylor University Museum), Waco, TX National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex (formerly Baylor University’s Strecker Museum; formerly Baylor University Museum) 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 no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Jul 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex at the address in this notice by September 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798–7154, telephone (254) 710– 4835, email anita_benedict@baylor.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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Madison Parish, LA. 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 and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. DATES: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). An invitation to consult was extended to the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as Poarch Band of PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Creek Indians of Alabama); Quapaw Nation (previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Chickasaw Nation; The Osage Nation (previously listed as Osage Tribe); The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains Sometime prior to 1909, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Mound, Madison Parish, LA. Mound was named for an American Indian mound that stood at the original town site. In 1909, the presumed collector, a J.M. Carter, donated this collection to Baylor University. J.M. Carter might be James Michelle Carter (1849–1928), whose father was a Baylor University Trustee after the Civil War. In 2003, the human remains and associated funerary objects were located in a cigar box that lay under a whale skull exhibit. The human remains were labeled with the numbers 4047 and 4359 through 4389. Catalog number 4047 corresponds to an entry in the Strecker Catalog Book No. 3, which reads ‘‘4047 . . .. Bones & Other Materials from Mound, Louisiana J.M. Carter.’’ The numbers 4359 through 4389 do not relate to any currently known catalog. As number 4047 had been reused, new catalog numbers were assigned to the human remains and associated funerary objects. The human remains (AR 20806) include a phalange, limb bone, talus, calcaneus fragment, and two mandible fragments with teeth. No known individual was identified. The two associated funerary objects (AR 20849) are one lot of animal bones and one pottery sherd. Determinations Made by Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex Officials of Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex have determined that: E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1 46704 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 149 / Monday, August 3, 2020 / Notices • 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 one individual 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 other authoritative government sources, the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798–7154, telephone (254) 710– 4835, email anita_benedict@baylor.edu, by September 2, 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. The Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 6, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–16780 Filed 7–31–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:39 Jul 31, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030585; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: California State University, Sacramento, 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 California State University, Sacramento. 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 California State University, Sacramento at the address in this notice by September 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: Dr. Dianne Hyson, Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819, telephone (916) 278–6504, email dhyson@csus.edu. 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 California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 History and Description of the Cultural Item(s) Sometime during the 1920s and 1930s, 42 unassociated funerary objects were removed from a burial on private property, CA–SAC–157 (Wamser Mound), located on the south bank of the American River, near River Bend Park of Rancho Cordova, in northcentral Sacramento County, CA. The unassociated funerary objects were in the possession of Anthony Zallio, a private collector, who posthumously donated his collection in 1951 to the Department of Anthropology at Sacramento State College, CA (now California State University, Sacramento). The 42 unassociated funerary objects are one broken bone tube, one small foot of a harpoon, one reworked obsidian biface, and 39 shell ornaments of various styles. (California State University, Sacramento does not have control of the associated human remains, and does not know their whereabouts.) Archeological data from the site indicates occupation occurred during the Middle and Late Horizons and terminated sometime during the historic period. Geographical data from ethnohistoric and ethnographic sources indicate that the site was most likely occupied by Nisenan-speaking groups at the beginning of the historic period. Ethnographic data and expert testimony from Indian Tribes support the high level of interaction between groups in the lower Sacramento Valley and Delta regions that crosscut linguistic boundaries. In summary, the ethnographic, historical, and geographical evidence indicate that the funerary objects listed above are most closely affiliated with contemporary descendants of the Nisenan with more distant ties to neighboring groups, such as the Miwok. Determinations Made by the California State University, Sacramento Officials of the California State University, Sacramento have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 42 cultural items described above 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0030578; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Baylor University's Mayborn 
Museum Complex, (Formerly Baylor University's Strecker Museum; Formerly 
Baylor University Museum), Waco, TX

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex (formerly 
Baylor University's Strecker Museum; formerly Baylor University Museum) 
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 no cultural 
affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects 
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 and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary 
objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex at the 
address in this notice by September 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University's Mayborn Museum 
Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798-7154, telephone (254) 
710-4835, 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 Baylor University's 
Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Madison Parish, LA.
    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 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 Baylor 
University's Mayborn Museum Complex professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; The Choctaw 
Nation of Oklahoma; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (hereafter referred 
to as ``The Consulted Tribes'').
    An invitation to consult was extended to the Alabama-Quassarte 
Tribal Town; Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation; Chitimacha 
Tribe of Louisiana; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; 
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously 
listed as Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Quapaw Nation 
(previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians); Seminole Tribe of 
Florida (previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big 
Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Chickasaw 
Nation; The Osage Nation (previously listed as Osage Tribe); The 
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; Tunica-Biloxi 
Indian Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in 
Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ``The Invited Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime prior to 1909, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from Mound, Madison Parish, LA. Mound was named 
for an American Indian mound that stood at the original town site. In 
1909, the presumed collector, a J.M. Carter, donated this collection to 
Baylor University. J.M. Carter might be James Michelle Carter (1849-
1928), whose father was a Baylor University Trustee after the Civil 
War.
    In 2003, the human remains and associated funerary objects were 
located in a cigar box that lay under a whale skull exhibit. The human 
remains were labeled with the numbers 4047 and 4359 through 4389. 
Catalog number 4047 corresponds to an entry in the Strecker Catalog 
Book No. 3, which reads ``4047 . . .. Bones & Other Materials from 
Mound, Louisiana J.M. Carter.'' The numbers 4359 through 4389 do not 
relate to any currently known catalog. As number 4047 had been reused, 
new catalog numbers were assigned to the human remains and associated 
funerary objects. The human remains (AR 20806) include a phalange, limb 
bone, talus, calcaneus fragment, and two mandible fragments with teeth. 
No known individual was identified. The two associated funerary objects 
(AR 20849) are one lot of animal bones and one pottery sherd.

Determinations Made by Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex

    Officials of Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex have 
determined that:

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     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 one individual 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 other authoritative government sources, the 
land from which the Native American human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Jena Band 
of Choctaw Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; The Choctaw 
Nation of Oklahoma; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation (hereafter referred 
to as ``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 Anita L. 
Benedict, Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex, One Bear Place 
#97154, Waco, TX 76798-7154, telephone (254) 710-4835, email 
[email protected], by September 2, 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.
    The Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex is responsible for 
notifying The Consulted Tribes and The Invited Tribes that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: July 6, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.

[FR Doc. 2020-16780 Filed 7-31-20; 8:45 am]
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