Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park-City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI, 7404-7406 [2021-01900]

Download as PDF 7404 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031386; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park—City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park— City of St. Ignace, Michigan 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 Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park— City of St. Ignace. 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 Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park— City of St. Ignace at the address in this notice by March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Shirley Sorrels, Director, Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park, c/o Bernstein & Associates, 1041 N Lafayette Street, Denver, CO 80218, telephone (303) 894– 0648, email jan@nagpra.info. 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 the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park—City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI. The human remains and associated funerary objects SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 were removed from the Marquette Mission Site (20MK82 and 20MK82–99), Mackinac County, MI. 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 the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park—City of St. Ignace professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). An invitation to consult was extended to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and two non-federally recognized Indian groups, the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited Tribes and Groups’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1987–1988, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual (excavator’s catalog number 3.2) were removed from the Marquette Mission Site (20MK82–99) in St. Ignace, Mackinac County, MI. The human remains were discovered during the installation of a wastewater treatment system beneath the roadway. Onsite cultural resource monitoring of subsurface construction activities was provided. During the excavation, the partial human remains of a single individual representing an adult female were found in a round-bottomed pit feature identified as Area 3. According to the project report, the partial skeletal remains reflected by the collection of materials from Area 3 strongly suggests that the remainder of the burial was intact in the Area 3 zone. No known individual was identified. The 14 associated funerary objects are the faunal remains of one Acipense Fulvescenes (lake sturgeon), two Alces alces (moose), three Canis species (large dog/wolf), one Canis cf. familiaris (domestic dog), four Castor canadensis (American beaver), two unidentified mammals, and one Osteichthyes species (bony fish). On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Marquette Mission Site (20MK82) in St. Ignace, Mackinac County, MI. The human remains (2019.01.079a; 2019.01.099a; 2019.01.100a) were found during documentation of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture collection. On August 13, 2020, the human remains were identified as belonging to a child of less than 14 years of age and of an E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices indeterminate sex. No known individual was identified. The 33 associated funerary objects are two ceramic vessel fragments (2019.01.079g), two clay pipe stem fragments (2019.01.079b), one medicine bottle (2019.01.079d), three glass fragments (2019.01.079c), one lot of marbles (2019.01.079f), one lot of metal fragments (2019.01.079e), one nail (2019.01.099b), one fragment of an unknown material stamped ‘‘ED FRUIT JA’’ (2019.01.079i), and 21 porcelain fragments (2019.01.079h; 2019.01.099c; 2019.01.100b). The Marquette Mission Site (20MK82) and (20MK82–99) is located within Marquette Mission Park. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture manages the Park, and both the Park and the Museum are under the auspices of the City of St. Ignace. Based on the archeological context, the human remains from 20MK82 date to the 17th or 18th century, when Native Americans representing many different cultures, including, but not limited to, the Anishinaabek [Ojibwa/Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Odawa (Ottawa)] and Wendat (Huron) lived in proximity to or visited the Marquette Mission Site. Based on the archeological context, the human remains from 20MK82–99 may pre-date contact with European material culture, at a time when many different cultures inhabited and visited the area. Determinations Made by the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park, City of St. Ignace Officials of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park— City of St. Ignace have determined that: • 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 two individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 47 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 the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota. • 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 the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7405 Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation. • 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; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 7406 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘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 Shirley Sorrels, Director, Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park, c/o Bernstein & Associates, 1041 N Lafayette Street, Denver, CO 80218, telephone (303) 894– 0648, email jan@nagpra.info, by March 1, 2021. 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. If joined to a request from one or more of The Tribes, the non-federally recognized Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, may also receive transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park—City of St. Ignace is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes, The Invited Tribes VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 and Groups, and The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: January 14, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–01900 Filed 1–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031387; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK (Alaska Region USFWS), 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 Alaska Region USFWS. 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 Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations 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 Alaska Region USFWS at the address in this notice by March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Jeremy M. Karchut, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, 1011 East Tudor Road, MS–235, Anchorage, AK 99503, telephone (907) 786–3399, email Jeremy_Karchut@ fws.gov. 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: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of human remains under the control of the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Chernabura Island, Aleutians East Borough, AK. 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 Vassar College, Department of Anthropology staff and the Alaska Region USFWS professional staff in consultation with the Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove; Native Village of Belkofski; Native Village of Unga; Pauloff Harbor Village; Pribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul & St. George Islands; Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point (previously listed as Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village) Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska; and the Aleut Corporation, a nonfederally acknowledged Indian group (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Entities’’). History and Description of the Remains Between 1986 and 1994, human remains representing, at minimum, 11 individuals were removed from site XSI–007 (as recorded in the Alaska Heritage Resource Survey database) on Chernabura Island, Aleutians East Borough, AK, by Dr. Lucy Johnson, a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at Vassar College. Dr. Johnson was investigating an archeological site she named ‘‘Periwinkle Mound,’’ located on Chernabura Island. As the land in question is part of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, this investigation was conducted under several Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) permits issued by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Dr. Johnson observed numerous human remains eroding from the site and collected the remains from the surface. During her investigations, Dr. Johnson collected more than 200 human bones and teeth. Dr. Johnson recovered most of the human remains in 1986 and 1988, near the shore. They have been in the physical custody of Vassar College since Dr. Johnson completed her fieldwork at the site in 1994. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0031386; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Ojibwa Culture and 
Marquette Mission Park--City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park--City 
of St. Ignace, Michigan 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 Museum of 
Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park--City of St. Ignace. 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 Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission 
Park--City of St. Ignace at the address in this notice by March 1, 
2021.

ADDRESSES: Shirley Sorrels, Director, Museum of Ojibwa Culture and 
Marquette Mission Park, c/o Bernstein & Associates, 1041 N Lafayette 
Street, Denver, CO 80218, telephone (303) 894-0648, 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 the Museum of Ojibwa 
Culture and Marquette Mission Park--City of St. Ignace, St. Ignace, MI. 
The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the 
Marquette Mission Site (20MK82 and 20MK82-99), Mackinac County, MI.
    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 the Museum 
of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park--City of St. Ignace 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Bay 
Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Forest County Potawatomi Community, 
Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of 
Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-
e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Peoria 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation 
(previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); 
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; and the Wyandotte Nation 
(hereafter referred to as ``The Consulted Tribes'').
    An invitation to consult was extended to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe 
of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Chippewa Cree 
Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed as 
Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe 
of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Grand Traverse Band of 
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, 
Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional 
Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation 
in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of 
Wisconsin; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Shell 
Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois 
Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech 
Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band 
of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, 
Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 
Michigan and Indiana; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians 
of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Sokaogon 
Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of 
Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and two non-federally recognized 
Indian groups, the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, and 
the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Invited Tribes and Groups'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1987-1988, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual (excavator's catalog number 3.2) were removed from the 
Marquette Mission Site (20MK82-99) in St. Ignace, Mackinac County, MI. 
The human remains were discovered during the installation of a 
wastewater treatment system beneath the roadway. Onsite cultural 
resource monitoring of subsurface construction activities was provided. 
During the excavation, the partial human remains of a single individual 
representing an adult female were found in a round-bottomed pit feature 
identified as Area 3. According to the project report, the partial 
skeletal remains reflected by the collection of materials from Area 3 
strongly suggests that the remainder of the burial was intact in the 
Area 3 zone. No known individual was identified. The 14 associated 
funerary objects are the faunal remains of one Acipense Fulvescenes 
(lake sturgeon), two Alces alces (moose), three Canis species (large 
dog/wolf), one Canis cf. familiaris (domestic dog), four Castor 
canadensis (American beaver), two unidentified mammals, and one 
Osteichthyes species (bony fish).
    On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Marquette Mission Site (20MK82) in St. 
Ignace, Mackinac County, MI. The human remains (2019.01.079a; 
2019.01.099a; 2019.01.100a) were found during documentation of the 
Museum of Ojibwa Culture collection. On August 13, 2020, the human 
remains were identified as belonging to a child of less than 14 years 
of age and of an

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indeterminate sex. No known individual was identified. The 33 
associated funerary objects are two ceramic vessel fragments 
(2019.01.079g), two clay pipe stem fragments (2019.01.079b), one 
medicine bottle (2019.01.079d), three glass fragments (2019.01.079c), 
one lot of marbles (2019.01.079f), one lot of metal fragments 
(2019.01.079e), one nail (2019.01.099b), one fragment of an unknown 
material stamped ``ED FRUIT JA'' (2019.01.079i), and 21 porcelain 
fragments (2019.01.079h; 2019.01.099c; 2019.01.100b).
    The Marquette Mission Site (20MK82) and (20MK82-99) is located 
within Marquette Mission Park. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture manages the 
Park, and both the Park and the Museum are under the auspices of the 
City of St. Ignace. Based on the archeological context, the human 
remains from 20MK82 date to the 17th or 18th century, when Native 
Americans representing many different cultures, including, but not 
limited to, the Anishinaabek [Ojibwa/Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Odawa 
(Ottawa)] and Wendat (Huron) lived in proximity to or visited the 
Marquette Mission Site. Based on the archeological context, the human 
remains from 20MK82-99 may pre-date contact with European material 
culture, at a time when many different cultures inhabited and visited 
the area.

Determinations Made by the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette 
Mission Park, City of St. Ignace

    Officials of the Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission 
Park--City of St. Ignace have determined that:
     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 two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 47 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 the Bad River Band of the Lake 
Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, 
Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians 
of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-
Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); Grand Traverse 
Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian 
Community, Michigan; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux 
Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River 
Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa 
Indians of Montana; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component 
reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand 
Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); 
Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa 
Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; 
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. 
Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; and the Turtle Mountain Band of 
Chippewa Indians of North Dakota.
     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 the 
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the 
Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, 
Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians 
of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-
Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe 
of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay 
Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little 
River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa 
Indians of Montana; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of 
Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota 
(Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac 
Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth 
Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously 
listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 
Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed 
as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa 
Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault 
Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon 
Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of 
Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation.
     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; Bad River Band of the Lake 
Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, 
Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians 
of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-
Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana); Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe 
of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay 
Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of the

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Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake 
Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa 
Indians, Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; 
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-
she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component 
reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand 
Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); 
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed 
as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and 
Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as Prairie 
Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie 
Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa 
Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of 
Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter 
referred to as ``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 Shirley 
Sorrels, Director, Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park, 
c/o Bernstein & Associates, 1041 N Lafayette Street, Denver, CO 80218, 
telephone (303) 894-0648, email [email protected], by March 1, 2021. 
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. If joined to a request from one or 
more of The Tribes, the non-federally recognized Burt Lake Band of 
Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, may also receive transfer of control of 
the human remains and associated funerary objects.
    The Museum of Ojibwa Culture and Marquette Mission Park--City of 
St. Ignace is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes, The 
Invited Tribes and Groups, and The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: January 14, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-01900 Filed 1-27-21; 8:45 am]
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