Notice of Inventory Completion: Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA, 47807-47808 [2020-17173]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 152 / Thursday, August 6, 2020 / Notices consultation with representatives of The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains Sometime prior to 1926, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Bonita in Morehouse Parish, LA. The human remains were donated to the Hastings Museum by Bonita resident Thomas Harp, and cataloged between 1926 and 1931 (01504). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Hasting Museum records state that these human remains were excavated from the upper layer of soil and attributes them to the Choctaw. The occipital exhibits cranial remodeling, which is known to have been practiced by the Choctaw. Sometime prior to 1926, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a burial mound at or near Bonita, LA. According to Hasting Museum records, during the course of road construction, the human remains were discovered 10 feet below the base of the mound. (The records also state that pottery associated with the human remains was removed, but it was not given to the Hastings Museum and its whereabouts are unknown.) The human remains were donated to the Hastings Museum by Bonita resident Thomas Harp, and cataloged between 1926 and 1931 (02136). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Early records identify this individual as Choctaw. The human remains exhibit extensive asymmetrical cranial remodeling, which is known to have been practiced by the Choctaw (the type of remodeling cannot be determined due to post-mortem damage). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Hastings Museum Officials of the Hastings Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two 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 Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Aug 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 a written request with information in support of the request to Teresa Kreutzer-Hodson, Hastings Museum, 1330 North Burlington Avenue, Hastings, NE 68901, telephone (402) 461–2399, email tkreutzerhodson@ hastingsmuseum.org, by September 8, 2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Hastings Museum is responsible for notifying The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: June 25, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–17175 Filed 8–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030518; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Virginia Living 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 Virginia Living 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 Virginia Living Museum at the address in this notice by September 8, 2020. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47807 Emily Hoffman, Collections Manager, Virginia Living Museum, 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23701, telephone (757) 595–1900 Ext. 238, email emily.hoffman@ thevlm.org. ADDRESSES: 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 Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA. The human remains were removed from Harmon’s Cave in Saltville, Smyth County, VA, and from the Great South Channel, off the coast of Virginia. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Virginia Living Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Catawba Indian Nation (aka Catawba Tribe of South Carolina); Chickahominy Indian Tribe—Eastern Division; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Monacan Indian Nation; Nansemond Indian Nation (previously listed as Nansemond Indian Tribe); Pamunkey Indian Tribe; Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.; The Muscogee (Creek Nation); and the Upper Mattaponi Tribe (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Harmon’s Cave, which is located behind the Madame Russel House in Saltville, Smyth County, VA. Saltville is a small town that lies mostly in Smyth County in southwestern Virginia, between the Holston River and the Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. The human remains were collected by a member of the public in 1959, and they were donated to the Virginia Living Museum in 1967. The human remains include the top portion of a skull measuring approximately 160mm x 130mm (front to back) and belonging to an individual of unknown age and sex, and the partial forehead, brow ridges, E:\FR\FM\06AUN1.SGM 06AUN1 47808 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 152 / Thursday, August 6, 2020 / Notices and part of nasal cavity of a skull measuring approximately 100mm x 97mm and possibly belonging to a juvenile of unknown sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. We do not have any historical records for these human remains beyond our initial donation form. When these human remains were donated, they were reported to be Native American. On June 6, 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Great South Channel, off the coast of Virginia. The human remains were collected by a member of the public in 1994, and they were donated to the Virginia Living Museum shortly thereafter. The human remains include the partial back and top of a skull measuring approximately 155mm (front to back) x 125mm (side to side) and belonging to an individual of unknown age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. We do not have any historical records for these human remains beyond our initial donation form. When these human remains were donated, they were reported to be Native American. Determinations Made by the Virginia Living Museum Officials of the Virginia Living Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three 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 Tribes. 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 request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Emily Hoffman, Collections Manager, Virginia Living Museum, 524 J Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23701, telephone (757) 595–1900 Ext. 238, email emily.hoffman@thevlm.org, by September 8, 2020. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Virginia Living Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Aug 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: June 25, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–17173 Filed 8–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–DTS#–30656 ;PPWOCRADI0, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Park Service is soliciting electronic comments on the significance of properties nominated before July 18, 2020, for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. SUMMARY: Comments should be submitted electronically by August 21, 2020. DATES: Comments are encouraged to be submitted electronically to National_Register_Submissions@ nps.gov with the subject line ‘‘Public Comment on <property or proposed district name, (County) State>.’’ If you have no access to email you may send them via U.S. Postal Service and all other carriers to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, MS 7228, Washington, DC 20240. ADDRESSES: The properties listed in this notice are being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register of Historic Places. Nominations for their consideration were received by the National Park Service before July 18, 2020. Pursuant to Section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60, comments are being accepted concerning the significance of the nominated properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Nominations submitted by State or Tribal Historic Preservation Officers: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Fairfield County The Lodges Historic District, 68 and 70 South Main St., Norwalk, SG100005501 INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 CONNECTICUT Sfmt 4703 Allen County St. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church and Rectory, 209 Mulberry St. and 206 Summit St., Monroeville, SG100005514 Benton County Oxford Community Mausoleum, (Early Community Mausoleum Movement in Indiana MPS), 3268 West IN 352, Oxford vicinity, MP100005507 Clark County M. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 152 (Thursday, August 6, 2020)]
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National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Virginia Living Museum, Newport 
News, VA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Virginia Living 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 Virginia Living 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 
Virginia Living Museum at the address in this notice by September 8, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: Emily Hoffman, Collections Manager, Virginia Living Museum, 
524 J Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23701, telephone (757) 595-
1900 Ext. 238, 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 Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA. The human 
remains were removed from Harmon's Cave in Saltville, Smyth County, VA, 
and from the Great South Channel, off the coast of Virginia.
    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 Virginia 
Living Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives 
of the Catawba Indian Nation (aka Catawba Tribe of South Carolina); 
Chickahominy Indian Tribe--Eastern Division; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern 
Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Monacan Indian Nation; Nansemond Indian 
Nation (previously listed as Nansemond Indian Tribe); Pamunkey Indian 
Tribe; Rappahannock Tribe, Inc.; The Muscogee (Creek Nation); and the 
Upper Mattaponi Tribe (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1959, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were removed from Harmon's Cave, which is located behind the Madame 
Russel House in Saltville, Smyth County, VA. Saltville is a small town 
that lies mostly in Smyth County in southwestern Virginia, between the 
Holston River and the Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. The human 
remains were collected by a member of the public in 1959, and they were 
donated to the Virginia Living Museum in 1967. The human remains 
include the top portion of a skull measuring approximately 160mm x 
130mm (front to back) and belonging to an individual of unknown age and 
sex, and the partial forehead, brow ridges,

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and part of nasal cavity of a skull measuring approximately 100mm x 
97mm and possibly belonging to a juvenile of unknown sex. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    We do not have any historical records for these human remains 
beyond our initial donation form. When these human remains were 
donated, they were reported to be Native American.
    On June 6, 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Great South Channel, off the coast of 
Virginia. The human remains were collected by a member of the public in 
1994, and they were donated to the Virginia Living Museum shortly 
thereafter. The human remains include the partial back and top of a 
skull measuring approximately 155mm (front to back) x 125mm (side to 
side) and belonging to an individual of unknown age and sex. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    We do not have any historical records for these human remains 
beyond our initial donation form. When these human remains were 
donated, they were reported to be Native American.

Determinations Made by the Virginia Living Museum

    Officials of the Virginia Living Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of three 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 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 should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Emily 
Hoffman, Collections Manager, Virginia Living Museum, 524 J Clyde 
Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23701, telephone (757) 595-1900 Ext. 
238, email [email protected], by September 8, 2020. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Virginia Living Museum is responsible for notifying The Tribes 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 25, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2020-17173 Filed 8-5-20; 8:45 am]
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