Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK, 7406-7407 [2021-01902]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 17 / Thursday, January 28, 2021 / Notices A preliminary inventory was completed by Dr. Johnson in 2013. Bioarcheologist Dr. Jess Beck conducted a detailed analysis of the human remains for Vassar College in 2020 and identified the minimum number of individuals. The individuals include eight adults and three subadults of unknown sex. No individuals have been identified. Although Unangan Aleut burials are often associated with a small number of utilitarian objects such as wedges and knives, as the human remains came from eroded contexts, no associated funerary objects have been identified. Radiocarbon dates from charcoal samples found at XSI–007 indicate that the site was occupied shortly before 2000 years ago. The Chernabura Island human remains are more likely than not Native American, and they are most closely affiliated with the modern Aleut people. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region Officials of the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 11 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 Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove; Native Village of Belkofski; Native Village of Unga; Pauloff Harbor Village; and the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point (previously listed as Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village) Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Indian Tribes’’). Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to 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, 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 Indian Tribes may proceed. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 The U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region is responsible for notifying The Consulted Entities and The Indian Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: January 14, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–01902 Filed 1–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031388; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Geneva Historical Society 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 Geneva Historical Society. 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 Geneva Historical Society at the address in this notice by March 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Kerry Lippincott, Geneva Historical Society, 543 South Main Street, Geneva, NY 14456, telephone (315) 789–5151, email director@ genevahistoricalsociety.com. 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 Geneva Historical Society, Geneva, NY. The human remains were removed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7407 from the Reed Farm, Ontario 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. 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 Geneva Historical Society professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Seneca Nation of Indians (previously listed as Seneca Nation of New York). History and Description of the Remains In the spring of 1969, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Reed Farm in Ontario County, NY. Two boys, James and Thomas Reed, discovered the human remains in a sand mound eight miles south of Geneva, NY, along Seneca Lake. They found the remains of one individual, possibly female, buried in a seated position with crossed arms and crossed legs, and facing east. In May 1969, the Reed family placed the human remains on loan with the Geneva Historical Society, and since 1995, the human remains have been under the Society’s control. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. A written description of the burial at the time of discovery stated that no artifacts were discovered with the human remains. In 1995, Peter Jemison, NAGPRA coordinator for the Seneca Nation of Indians, opined that the human remains were of pre-historic date, as a Haudenosaunee burial would have included a beaded necklace. Along the eastern shore of Seneca Lake seasonal settlements established for fishing marked the periphery of Seneca Nation territory. A few miles to the west of these settlements, archeological evidence exists for the associated Seneca towns. Based on the totality of the information, the Geneva Historical Society has determined that the human remains listed in this notice are ancestral to the Seneca people. Determinations Made by the Geneva Historical Society Officials of the Geneva Historical Society have determined that: • 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. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Interior, Fish 
and Wildlife Service, Alaska Region, Anchorage, AK

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 
[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 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 non-federally 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.

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    A preliminary inventory was completed by Dr. Johnson in 2013. 
Bioarcheologist Dr. Jess Beck conducted a detailed analysis of the 
human remains for Vassar College in 2020 and identified the minimum 
number of individuals. The individuals include eight adults and three 
subadults of unknown sex. No individuals have been identified. Although 
Unangan Aleut burials are often associated with a small number of 
utilitarian objects such as wedges and knives, as the human remains 
came from eroded contexts, no associated funerary objects have been 
identified.
    Radiocarbon dates from charcoal samples found at XSI-007 indicate 
that the site was occupied shortly before 2000 years ago. The 
Chernabura Island human remains are more likely than not Native 
American, and they are most closely affiliated with the modern Aleut 
people.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Alaska Region

    Officials of the U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Alaska Region have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 11 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 Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove; Native 
Village of Belkofski; Native Village of Unga; Pauloff Harbor Village; 
and the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point (previously listed as 
Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village) Qawalangin Tribe of 
Unalaska (hereafter referred to as ``The Indian Tribes'').

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to 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 [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 Indian Tribes may proceed.
    The U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska 
Region is responsible for notifying The Consulted Entities and The 
Indian Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: January 14, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-01902 Filed 1-27-21; 8:45 am]
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