Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, FL, 78355-78357 [2020-26758]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices funerary objects under the control of the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, Andover, MA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from four sites in FL. 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 individuals and associated funerary objects published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (84 FR 38045–38047, August 5, 2019). During preparation for repatriation, one additional set of human remains and additional associated funerary objects from Macey Mound, FL, were identified. These human remains and associated funerary objects were removed by Fred Alanson Luce and his son Stanley Eldridge Luce around 1940. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (84 FR 38045, August 5, 2019), column 3, paragraph 4, sentence 1, under the heading ‘‘History and Description of the Remains,’’ is corrected by substituting the following sentence: In January 1920, human remains representing, at minimum, ten individuals were removed by Fred Alanson Luce and his son Stanley Eldridge Luce from the Macey Mound (8OR10313) in Orange County, FL. In the Federal Register (84 FR 38045, August 5, 2019), column 3, paragraph 4, sentence 6 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: sentence 1, under the heading ‘‘Determinations Made by the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology,’’ is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 13 individuals of Native American ancestry. In the Federal Register (84 FR 38046, August 5, 2019), column 3, paragraph 2, sentence 2 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 1,737 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 Ryan Wheeler, Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, 180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810, telephone (978) 749–4490, email rwheeler@andover.edu, by January 4, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); and The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes identified in the August 5, 2019 notice that this notice has been published. Examination by physical anthropologists Michael Gibbon and Harley Erickson, and Peabody staff members found that the human remains represent two adults of indeterminate sex; four adult males; one adult, possibly female; two juveniles of indeterminate sex; and one cremated individual. Dated: November 24, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. In the Federal Register (84 FR 38045, August 5, 2019), column 3, paragraph 4, sentence 8 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR The 1,727 associated funerary objects are one charcoal sample; one whelk shell columella; one shell bead; one stone plummet; nine quartz pebbles; three chert bifaces; one sand sample; and 1,710 pottery sherds. In the Federal Register (84 FR 38046, August 5, 2019), column 3, paragraph 2, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2020–26759 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031208; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, FL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78355 The Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast, has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written request to the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast, at the address in this notice by January 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: Dr. John Calabrese, Navy Region Southeast, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Building 135N, Jacksonville, FL 32212, telephone (904) 542–6985, email john.calabrese@ navy.mil. 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 United States Navy, Navy Region Southeast, Jacksonville, FL. The human remains were removed from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Camden County, GA. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUMMARY: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Poarch E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 78356 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices Band of Creeks (previously listed as Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains Between 1979 and 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 individuals were removed from the following seven sites in Camden County, GA: Kings Bay Site (9CM171); Kings Bay Site (9CM171B); Kings Bay Site, Poisonberry Area (9CM171A); Devils Walking Stick, South Bunker Area (9CM177B); Kings Bay Planation Site, Area 1 (9CM172); Kings Bay Planation Site, South Trunk Line Area (9CM172); and Kings Bay Site, Wharf Area (9CM171J). All archeological materials from these investigations, including the human remains, were initially curated at the University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, in Gainesville, FL. In May 2000, they were transferred to the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections in St. Louis, MO. In September 2002, the human remains were transferred to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, and the other materials were sent to the University of Georgia, Athens Laboratory of Archaeology for permanent curation. In March 2017, the human remains were transferred to Navy Region Southeast in Jacksonville, FL. Kings Bay Site (9CM171) In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, were recovered under the direction of the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida through a contract with the United States Navy. The human remains belong to an adult of undetermined sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were removed from trenched spoil. Late Archaic (3,000 to 1,000 B.C.) St. Simons fiber-tempered ceramics and Swift Creek Complicated Stamp pottery (A.D. 300 to 900) were recovered from the site. Kings Bay Site (9CM171B) Between November 1979 and February 1980, human remains VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 representing, at minimum, one individual, were excavated under the direction of the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida through a contract with the United States Navy. The human remains belong to a female. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were removed from an articulated burial. A single radiocarbon assay from the surrounding soil dates between A.D. 625 and 1020, and the fragmentary ceramic assemblage from the surrounding soil indicates a generalized St. Johns period component. Kings Bay Site, Poisonberry Area (9CM171A) In 1981, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, were excavated under the direction of the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida through a contract with the United States Navy. The human remains comprise two tooth fragments (an incisor crown and a molar crown). No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were found in a shell midden with a predominantly Swift Creek (Late Woodland, A.D. 300 to 900) component. Devils Walking Stick, South Bunker Area (9CM177B) In 1981, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, were excavated under the direction of the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida through a contract with the United States Navy. The human remains comprise a single tooth crown. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were recovered from a midden deposit. While the excavation records are too imprecise to place the human remains in a specific prehistoric component, the site itself dates to the Savannah (A.D. 900–1550) and Protohistoric (A.D. 1550+) Periods. Kings Bay Planation Site, Area 1 (9CM172) In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were recovered by a professional archeologist under contract to the United States Navy. The human remains belong to two adults and one adolescent. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were removed from the ground surface of a highly disturbed former shell midden during archeological monitoring for a building foundation and a utility trench. The midden contained a combination of PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Woodland (Deptford and Swift Creek, 800 B.C.–A.D. 900) and Mississippian (Savannah and Irene/San Marcos, A.D. 900–1540) components. Kings Bay Planation Site, South Trunk Line Area (9CM172) In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were recovered by a professional archeologist under contract to the United States Navy. The human remains belong to two adult males. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were removed from measured test unit excavations undertaken after suspected human remains were inadvertently discovered during a waterline trench excavation. While no cultural components were directly associated with the human remains, the site itself produced both Woodland (Weeden Island Deptford, Weeden Island and Swift Creek, 800 B.C.–A.D. 900) and Mississippian (Savannah, A.D. 900 to 1350) components. Kings Bay Site, Wharf Area (9CM171J) In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were excavated by a professional archeologist under contract to the United States Navy, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The incomplete skeletal remains belong to an adult of undetermined sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were recovered from a shell midden during the expansion of the wharf. When found, the human remains were in a flexed position, and in conjunction with a single diagnostic ceramic fragment from the larger Weeden Island Period (A.D. 300 to 900). Determinations Made by the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast Officials of the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on their recovery from prehistoric archeological sites. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 10 individuals of Native American ancestry. • 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 any present-day Indian Tribe. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 234 / Friday, December 4, 2020 / Notices • At the time of the early colonial period, the area encompassing Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay was occupied by the Timucua, a Muskogean (or, alternatively, a Siouan or Arawakanspeaking) group (Milanich 2004). After 1595, with the expansion of the Spanish mission system in La Florida, the Timucua became actively subject to the Spanish Crown. By the early 18th century a combination of disease, forced relocation by the Spanish, and enslavement had reduced the Timucua population to a few hundred. The reduction of Timucua numbers between the 16th and 18th centuries allowed for the expansion of other Muskogean peoples into the region. The terms of the Treaty of Augusta, signed in 1763 (a corollary to the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven Years War), ceded the Georgia coast, including what is currently St. Marys, GA, from the Creek Indians to the British Crown. Subsequently, the Treaty of 1790 and the Treaty of Colerain (1796) ceded additional lands by the Creek in Georgia and elsewhere to the United States. Consequently, the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of Creek peoples, including the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed as Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. John Calabrese, United States Navy, Navy Region Southeast, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32212, telephone (904) 542–6985, email john.calabrese@ navy.mil, by January 4, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Dec 03, 2020 Jkt 253001 Dated: November 24, 2020. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2020–26758 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–PPMWSTGE00.PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000] Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: As authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, the National Park Service announces that the Secretary of the Interior has established, in the State of Missouri, Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park, as a unit of the National Park System. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tokey Boswell, Midwest Regional Office, at (402) 661–1534. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 101 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 incorporated by reference Section 7134 of S.1460 Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. This act includes specific provisions relating to establishment of Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park as a unit of the National Park System. To establish the historical park, the Secretary must determine that sufficient land has been acquired to constitute a manageable park unit; and enter into a written agreement providing that land owned by the State, the City of Ste. Genevieve, or other entity within the Historic District shall be managed consistent with the purposes of the establishing legislation. The Federal Government now owns, in fee simple title, two historic buildings and their associated property. The first property was donated by the State of Missouri on March 14, 2019. On January 30, 2020, the Society of Colonial Dames in America, Missouri Chapter donated the Jean Baptiste-Valle home to add to the site. In July of 2020, the State of Missouri signed transfer agreements for multiple parcels of land and two buildings within the boundary of the park that total an additional 10.54 acres. The National Park Service is currently performing the due diligence to acquire these properties. There are also four other individual properties totaling approximately 1.09 acres with signed letters of intent to sell or donate. In total, these parcels constitute sufficient lands to constitute a manageable unit of the National Park System. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78357 The Secretary, through the National Park Service, has also entered into written agreements on August 31, 2018, with the City of Ste. Genevieve, the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Ste. Genevieve County, the Foundation for the Restoration of Ste. Genevieve, the Society of Colonial Dames in America, Missouri Chapter, and Chaumette, Inc., providing that land and properties owned by those entities shall be managed consistent with the purposes of the establishing legislation. On August 26, 2020, the National Park Service entered into a second agreement with the City of Ste. Genevieve to operate out of the City’s existing welcome center. On October 30, 2020, the Secretary of the Interior signed a Decision Memorandum determining that sufficient lands and agreements have been acquired to constitute a manageable park unit. With the signing of this Decision Memorandum by the Secretary, the site to be known as the ‘‘Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park’’ was established as a unit of the National Park System, effective October 30, 2020, and is subject to all laws, regulations, and policies pertaining to such units. Margaret Everson, Counselor to the Secretary, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director, National Park Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26694 Filed 12–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031201; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of California Berkeley 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Department of the Navy, Navy 
Region Southeast, Jacksonville, FL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast, has 
completed an inventory of human remains, 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 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 should submit a written 
request to the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains 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 should submit a written 
request with information in support of the request to the Department of 
the Navy, Navy Region Southeast, at the address in this notice by 
January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Dr. John Calabrese, Navy Region Southeast, Naval Air Station 
Jacksonville, Building 135N, Jacksonville, FL 32212, telephone (904) 
542-6985, 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 United States Navy, Navy Region Southeast, 
Jacksonville, FL. The human remains were removed from Naval Submarine 
Base Kings Bay, Camden County, GA.
    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. 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 
Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band 
of Cherokee Indians; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Poarch

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Band of Creeks (previously listed as Poarch Band of Creek Indians of 
Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as Seminole 
Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa 
Reservations)); The Chickasaw Nation; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The 
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter referred to 
as ``The Consulted Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    Between 1979 and 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, 10 
individuals were removed from the following seven sites in Camden 
County, GA: Kings Bay Site (9CM171); Kings Bay Site (9CM171B); Kings 
Bay Site, Poisonberry Area (9CM171A); Devils Walking Stick, South 
Bunker Area (9CM177B); Kings Bay Planation Site, Area 1 (9CM172); Kings 
Bay Planation Site, South Trunk Line Area (9CM172); and Kings Bay Site, 
Wharf Area (9CM171J). All archeological materials from these 
investigations, including the human remains, were initially curated at 
the University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, in 
Gainesville, FL. In May 2000, they were transferred to the United 
States Army Corps of Engineers, Mandatory Center of Expertise for the 
Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections in St. Louis, MO. 
In September 2002, the human remains were transferred to Naval 
Submarine Base Kings Bay, and the other materials were sent to the 
University of Georgia, Athens Laboratory of Archaeology for permanent 
curation. In March 2017, the human remains were transferred to Navy 
Region Southeast in Jacksonville, FL.

Kings Bay Site (9CM171)

    In 1979, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, 
were recovered under the direction of the Department of Anthropology, 
University of Florida through a contract with the United States Navy. 
The human remains belong to an adult of undetermined sex. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. 
The human remains were removed from trenched spoil. Late Archaic (3,000 
to 1,000 B.C.) St. Simons fiber-tempered ceramics and Swift Creek 
Complicated Stamp pottery (A.D. 300 to 900) were recovered from the 
site.

Kings Bay Site (9CM171B)

    Between November 1979 and February 1980, human remains 
representing, at minimum, one individual, were excavated under the 
direction of the Department of Anthropology, University of Florida 
through a contract with the United States Navy. The human remains 
belong to a female. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present. The human remains were removed from an 
articulated burial. A single radiocarbon assay from the surrounding 
soil dates between A.D. 625 and 1020, and the fragmentary ceramic 
assemblage from the surrounding soil indicates a generalized St. Johns 
period component.

Kings Bay Site, Poisonberry Area (9CM171A)

    In 1981, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, 
were excavated under the direction of the Department of Anthropology, 
University of Florida through a contract with the United States Navy. 
The human remains comprise two tooth fragments (an incisor crown and a 
molar crown). No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present. The human remains were found in a shell 
midden with a predominantly Swift Creek (Late Woodland, A.D. 300 to 
900) component.

Devils Walking Stick, South Bunker Area (9CM177B)

    In 1981, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, 
were excavated under the direction of the Department of Anthropology, 
University of Florida through a contract with the United States Navy. 
The human remains comprise a single tooth crown. No known individual 
was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human 
remains were recovered from a midden deposit. While the excavation 
records are too imprecise to place the human remains in a specific 
prehistoric component, the site itself dates to the Savannah (A.D. 900-
1550) and Protohistoric (A.D. 1550+) Periods.

Kings Bay Planation Site, Area 1 (9CM172)

    In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were recovered by a professional archeologist under contract to the 
United States Navy. The human remains belong to two adults and one 
adolescent. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present. The human remains were removed from the 
ground surface of a highly disturbed former shell midden during 
archeological monitoring for a building foundation and a utility 
trench. The midden contained a combination of Woodland (Deptford and 
Swift Creek, 800 B.C.-A.D. 900) and Mississippian (Savannah and Irene/
San Marcos, A.D. 900-1540) components.

Kings Bay Planation Site, South Trunk Line Area (9CM172)

    In 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals 
were recovered by a professional archeologist under contract to the 
United States Navy. The human remains belong to two adult males. No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present. The human remains were removed from measured test unit 
excavations undertaken after suspected human remains were inadvertently 
discovered during a waterline trench excavation. While no cultural 
components were directly associated with the human remains, the site 
itself produced both Woodland (Weeden Island Deptford, Weeden Island 
and Swift Creek, 800 B.C.-A.D. 900) and Mississippian (Savannah, A.D. 
900 to 1350) components.

Kings Bay Site, Wharf Area (9CM171J)

    In 1986, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were excavated by a professional archeologist under contract to the 
United States Navy, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The incomplete 
skeletal remains belong to an adult of undetermined sex. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. 
The human remains were recovered from a shell midden during the 
expansion of the wharf. When found, the human remains were in a flexed 
position, and in conjunction with a single diagnostic ceramic fragment 
from the larger Weeden Island Period (A.D. 300 to 900).

Determinations Made by the Department of the Navy, Navy Region 
Southeast

    Officials of the Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on their recovery from 
prehistoric archeological sites.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 10 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     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 any present-day Indian Tribe.

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     At the time of the early colonial period, the area 
encompassing Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay was occupied by the 
Timucua, a Muskogean (or, alternatively, a Siouan or Arawakan-speaking) 
group (Milanich 2004). After 1595, with the expansion of the Spanish 
mission system in La Florida, the Timucua became actively subject to 
the Spanish Crown. By the early 18th century a combination of disease, 
forced relocation by the Spanish, and enslavement had reduced the 
Timucua population to a few hundred. The reduction of Timucua numbers 
between the 16th and 18th centuries allowed for the expansion of other 
Muskogean peoples into the region. The terms of the Treaty of Augusta, 
signed in 1763 (a corollary to the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven 
Years War), ceded the Georgia coast, including what is currently St. 
Marys, GA, from the Creek Indians to the British Crown. Subsequently, 
the Treaty of 1790 and the Treaty of Colerain (1796) ceded additional 
lands by the Creek in Georgia and elsewhere to the United States. 
Consequently, the land from which the Native American human remains 
were removed is the aboriginal land of Creek peoples, including the 
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks (previously listed 
as Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama); Seminole Tribe of Florida 
(previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, 
Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)); The Chickasaw Nation; The 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and the 
Thlopthlocco Tribal Town (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains 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 should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to Dr. John Calabrese, United States Navy, 
Navy Region Southeast, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 
32212, telephone (904) 542-6985, email [email protected], by 
January 4, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may 
proceed.
    The Department of the Navy, Navy Region Southeast is responsible 
for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: November 24, 2020.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2020-26758 Filed 12-3-20; 8:45 am]
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