Notice of Inventory Completion: Bruce Museum Inc., Greenwich, CT, 48556-48557 [2020-17490]

Download as PDF 48556 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / Notices CO 80205, telephone (303) 370–6056, email Stephen.Nash@dmns.org, by September 10, 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 Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest are responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 7, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–17486 Filed 8–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Consultation National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030600; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Bruce Museum Inc., Greenwich, CT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Bruce 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 Bruce 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 Bruce Museum at the address in this notice by September 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Kirsten J. Reinhardt, NAGPRA Coordinator, Bruce Museum Inc., 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, telephone (914) 671–9321, email kreinhardt@brucemuseum.org. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 10, 2020 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 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT. The human remains were removed from the Shorakapock Site in Inwood Hill Park, New York County, NY. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 250001 A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Bruce Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains Around 1930, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Shorakapock Site in Inwood Hill Park, New York County, NY. The human remains are believed to have been removed by Charles L. Howes, whose brother was Bruce Museum curator Paul G. Howes. A Bruce Museum accession card referencing a donation by Charles Howes to the museum in 1930 states, ‘‘Colonial relics, bullets, buttons, etc. from a dump at Inwood Hill Park, NY. Near Indian shell heap.’’ Human remains consisting of a cranial vault (I.01535.01) belong to a female 20–30 years old. These human remains were varnished and stabilized with copper wire in the Bruce Museum laboratory by curator Paul G. Howes. Human remains consisting of two mandible fragments with dentition, three maxillary fragments with dentition (one of them a shovel-shaped incisor), five loose teeth, one loose root, and six small cranium fragments (I.01535.02) belong to an adult male of unknown age. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were determined to be Native American by Connecticut State Archaeologist, Nicholas Bellantoni, who with Ed Sarabia, Tlingit, Indian Affairs Coordinator, Connecticut Commission on Indian PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affairs; performed a skeletal and dentition analysis on October 25, 1995. Although the exact date or pre-contact period associated with this site is unknown, as no reliable temporal indictors were recovered or recorded, the Shorakapock site is well documented in the New York archeological and historical literature. Records from 17th and 18th century documents indicate at least five settlements may been located within or near the Inwood Hill Park vicinity. According to The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the site was inhabited by the Lenape tribe through the seventeenth century and was farmed by European settlers during the 17th and 18th centuries. In the 1930s, Works Progress Administration workers built or paved many of the roads at the site, often following earlier circulation patterns, and in 1954, a boulder and plaque were placed on the former location of a historic tulip tree under which Peter Minuit reportedly purchased Manhattan from the Lenape. Geographical, oral traditional, and historical information support a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced between the present-day Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe of Indians, and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, and the pre-contact Eastern Lenni Lenape who inhabited Manhattan Island, New York County, New York, including the Shorakapock site in Inwood Hill Park, at the northernmost tip of the island. Determinations Made by the Bruce Museum Inc. Officials of the Bruce Museum Inc. 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 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 Kirsten J. Reinhardt, NAGPRA Coordinator, Bruce Museum Inc., 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, telephone (914) 671–9321, email kreinhardt@ brucemuseum.org, by September 10, 2020. After that date, if no additional E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 155 / Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / Notices requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Bruce Museum Inc. is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 7, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–17490 Filed 8–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0030270; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Consultation Notice of Inventory Completion: Sandusky Library, Sandusky, OH National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Sandusky Library 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 the Sandusky Library. 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 the Sandusky Library at the address in this notice by September 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Jeremy Angstadt, Sandusky Library, 114 West Adams Street, Sandusky, OH 44870; telephone (419) 625–3834, email jangstadt@ sanduskylib.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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Aug 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 of human remains and associated funerary objects under the control of the Sandusky Library, Sandusky, OH. The human remains and associated funerary associated objects were removed from Mills Creek, Erie County, OH. 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Sandusky Library professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). The following Indian Tribes were also invited to consult but did not participate: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Seneca-Cayuga Nation (previously listed as Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma); and Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York) (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains Between 1860 and 1870, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the bank of Mills Creek in Erie County, OH, by Henry and William Graefe. The human remains remained part of the Graefes’ personal collection until 1978, when their descendants, Alice and Henry Graefe, donated their personal collection to the Sandusky Library. No known individuals were identified. The 11 associated funerary objects are five shells, four pottery fragments, and two clay beads. Determinations Made by the Sandusky Library Officials of the Sandusky Library have determined that: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48557 • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on information provided by the donors to the Sandusky Library. • 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 11 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 final judgments of the Indian Claims Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; and the Wyandotte Nation. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; and Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘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 E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Bruce Museum Inc., Greenwich, CT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bruce 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 Bruce 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 Bruce 
Museum at the address in this notice by September 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Kirsten J. Reinhardt, NAGPRA Coordinator, Bruce Museum Inc., 
1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830, telephone (914) 671-9321, 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 Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT. The human remains were 
removed from the Shorakapock Site in Inwood Hill Park, New York County, 
NY.
    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 Bruce 
Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    Around 1930, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from the Shorakapock Site in Inwood Hill Park, 
New York County, NY. The human remains are believed to have been 
removed by Charles L. Howes, whose brother was Bruce Museum curator 
Paul G. Howes. A Bruce Museum accession card referencing a donation by 
Charles Howes to the museum in 1930 states, ``Colonial relics, bullets, 
buttons, etc. from a dump at Inwood Hill Park, NY. Near Indian shell 
heap.'' Human remains consisting of a cranial vault (I.01535.01) belong 
to a female 20-30 years old. These human remains were varnished and 
stabilized with copper wire in the Bruce Museum laboratory by curator 
Paul G. Howes. Human remains consisting of two mandible fragments with 
dentition, three maxillary fragments with dentition (one of them a 
shovel-shaped incisor), five loose teeth, one loose root, and six small 
cranium fragments (I.01535.02) belong to an adult male of unknown age. 
No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present. The human remains were determined to be Native American by 
Connecticut State Archaeologist, Nicholas Bellantoni, who with Ed 
Sarabia, Tlingit, Indian Affairs Coordinator, Connecticut Commission on 
Indian Affairs; performed a skeletal and dentition analysis on October 
25, 1995.
    Although the exact date or pre-contact period associated with this 
site is unknown, as no reliable temporal indictors were recovered or 
recorded, the Shorakapock site is well documented in the New York 
archeological and historical literature. Records from 17th and 18th 
century documents indicate at least five settlements may been located 
within or near the Inwood Hill Park vicinity. According to The Cultural 
Landscape Foundation, the site was inhabited by the Lenape tribe 
through the seventeenth century and was farmed by European settlers 
during the 17th and 18th centuries. In the 1930s, Works Progress 
Administration workers built or paved many of the roads at the site, 
often following earlier circulation patterns, and in 1954, a boulder 
and plaque were placed on the former location of a historic tulip tree 
under which Peter Minuit reportedly purchased Manhattan from the 
Lenape. Geographical, oral traditional, and historical information 
support a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably 
traced between the present-day Delaware Nation, Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, and the pre-contact 
Eastern Lenni Lenape who inhabited Manhattan Island, New York County, 
New York, including the Shorakapock site in Inwood Hill Park, at the 
northernmost tip of the island.

Determinations Made by the Bruce Museum Inc.

    Officials of the Bruce Museum Inc. 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 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 Kirsten J. 
Reinhardt, NAGPRA Coordinator, Bruce Museum Inc., 1 Museum Drive, 
Greenwich, CT 06830, telephone (914) 671-9321, email 
[email protected], by September 10, 2020. After that date, if 
no additional

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requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 
to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Bruce Museum Inc. is responsible for notifying The Tribes that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 7, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2020-17490 Filed 8-10-20; 8:45 am]
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