Notice of Inventory Completion: Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 8798-8799 [2021-02608]

Download as PDF 8798 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices 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 Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Crow Tribe of Montana. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date in the 19th century, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from ‘‘Old Crow Agency’’ in Big Horn County, Montana. Circa 1885, the human remains, consisting of a skull, were donated to the Mu¨tter Museum by George McClellan, M.D. (1849–1913), founder of the Pennsylvania School of Anatomy and Surgery. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Tribal affiliation has been determined by the geographic location where the human remains were collected. Determinations Made by the Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Officials of the Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 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. • 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 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Lowell Flanders, Collections Manager, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, telephone (215) 560–8004, email lflanders@collegeofphysicians.org, by March 11, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: January 21, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–02607 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031413; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has completed an inventory of human remain, 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 Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 address in this notice by March 11, 2021. Lowell Flanders, Collections Manager, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, telephone (215) 560–8004, email lflanders@collegeofphysicians.org. ADDRESSES: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. The human remains were removed from Rock Island Arsenal, located on Arsenal Island (originally known as Rock Island) in Rock Island County, Illinois. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Spirit Lake Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date in the 19th century, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Rock Island Arsenal, located on Arsenal Island (originally known as Rock Island) in Rock Island County, Illinois. The human remains were donated to the Mu¨tter Museum sometime in the 19th century. The donor is unknown. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Tribal affiliation was determined from writing on the squamous portion of the temporal bone stating ‘‘Sioux Indian prisoner . . . Died at Rock Island.’’ Rock Island Arsenal was originally established as a government site in 1816, with the building of Fort Armstrong. From approximately 1863 to1865, it was a prison for Confederate prisoners of war. How this individual came to be present at the Arsenal is unclear. Determinations Made by the Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Officials of the Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 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. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and The Tribes. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Lowell Flanders, Collections Manager, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, telephone (215) 560–8004, email lflanders@collegeofphysicians.org, by March 11, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Mu¨tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: January 21, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–02608 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031412; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Boston University, Boston, MA National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Boston University 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 funerary objects should submit a written request to Boston University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Boston University at the address in this notice by March 11, 2021. SUMMARY: Kathryn M. Mellouk, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, Boston University, One Silber Way, 9th floor, Boston, MA 02215, telephone (617) 358–4730, email kateski@bu.edu. 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 Boston University, Boston, MA. The human remains and associated funerary ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8799 objects were removed from the St. Johns River, which runs from Duval County down to Brevard County, 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Boston University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)). An invitation to consult was extended to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. History and Description of the Remains Sometime prior to 1936, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the St. Johns River, which runs from Duval County down to Brevard County, FL. The human remains (inventory numbers 2067, 2068, and 129) were collected or acquired by Charles Herbert Mitchell. In 1936, Mr. Mitchell’s family donated a portion of his collection to Boston University. In December 2018, a longterm volunteer curator of the University’s archeology program collections and two undergraduate students found the human remains and wrote a description of them. A year later, when one of the students heard that the program was reviewing all its collections, the student recovered the description and sent it to university faculty on January 27, 2020. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a lot of ceramic sherds (inventory numbers 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2030). Determinations Made by Boston University Officials of Boston University 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, based on biological evidence. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described in this notice is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 9, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02608]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0031413; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: M[uuml]tter Museum of the College 
of Physicians of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of 
Philadelphia has completed an inventory of human remain, 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 M[uuml]tter Museum of the 
College of Physicians of Philadelphia. 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 
address in this notice by March 11, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Lowell Flanders, Collections Manager, College of Physicians 
of Philadelphia, 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, telephone 
(215) 560-8004, 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 M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of 
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. The human remains were removed from 
Rock Island Arsenal, located on Arsenal Island (originally known as 
Rock Island) in Rock Island County, Illinois.
    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 
M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cheyenne 
River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Crow 
Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow 
Tribe of Montana; Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota; Lower 
Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota; Lower 
Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota; Oglala Sioux Tribe 
(previously listed as Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, 
South Dakota); Prairie Island Indian Community in the State of 
Minnesota; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South 
Dakota; Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota; Spirit Lake 
Tribe, North Dakota; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; 
Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota; and the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South 
Dakota (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

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History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date in the 19th century, human remains representing, 
at minimum, one individual were removed from Rock Island Arsenal, 
located on Arsenal Island (originally known as Rock Island) in Rock 
Island County, Illinois. The human remains were donated to the 
M[uuml]tter Museum sometime in the 19th century. The donor is unknown. 
No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    Tribal affiliation was determined from writing on the squamous 
portion of the temporal bone stating ``Sioux Indian prisoner . . . Died 
at Rock Island.'' Rock Island Arsenal was originally established as a 
government site in 1816, with the building of Fort Armstrong. From 
approximately 1863 to1865, it was a prison for Confederate prisoners of 
war. How this individual came to be present at the Arsenal is unclear.

Determinations Made by the M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of 
Physicians of Philadelphia

    Officials of the M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of 
Philadelphia 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.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native 
Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Lowell 
Flanders, Collections Manager, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 
19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, telephone (215) 560-8004, 
email [email protected], by March 11, 2021. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The M[uuml]tter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia 
is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: January 21, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-02608 Filed 2-8-21; 8:45 am]
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