Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Riverside (Formerly Known as the Riverside Metropolitan Museum), Riverside, CA, 17194-17195 [2021-06658]

Download as PDF 17194 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices control of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, TN. The associated funerary objects were removed from archeological site 1JA305 in Jackson County, AL. 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 associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Consultation A detailed assessment of the associated funerary objects was made by TVA professional staff in consultation with representatives of the AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Cherokee Nation; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Poarch Band of Creeks [previously listed as Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama]; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Associated Funerary Objects Human remains and associated funerary objects from site 1JA305 were listed in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register on May 3, 2019 (84 FR 19111– 19113, May 3, 2019). Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i) and (c)(4), all the cultural items listed in that notice were transferred to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Recently, during a curation improvement project, additional associated funerary objects from this site were discovered at the Alabama Museum of Natural History. In 1973, excavations took place at the Widows Creek site, 1JA305, in Jackson County, AL, as part of the expansion of TVA’s Widows Creek power plant. TVA purchased the land encompassing this site on September 12, 1943. Multiple calibrated radiocarbon dates from this site indicated Early Woodland (600–100 B.C.) and Late Woodland (A.D. 500– 1100) occupations. The recently identified associated funerary objects VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Mar 31, 2021 Jkt 253001 discussed in this notice include one lot of whole and fragmented snail shell from burial 2. Dated: March 16, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. Determinations Made by the Tennessee Valley Authority [FR Doc. 2021–06660 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] Officials of the Tennessee Valley Authority have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 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 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 associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. • The Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma have declined to accept transfer of control of these cultural items. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(4), the Tennessee Valley Authority has agreed to transfer control of the associated funerary objects to the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; and The Muscogee (Creek) 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 the associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Thomas O. Maher, Tennessee Valley Authority, 400 West Summit Hill Drive, WT11C, Knoxville, TN 37902–1401, telephone (865) 632–7458, email tomaher@tva.gov, by May 3, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the associated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The Tennessee Valley Authority is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031612; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Riverside (Formerly Known as the Riverside Metropolitan Museum), Riverside, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Museum of Riverside 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 Museum of Riverside. 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 Museum of Riverside at the address in this notice by May 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D., Museum Director, Museum of Riverside, 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, telephone (951) 826–5792, email rpeterson@riversideca.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 of human remains under the control of the Museum of Riverside, Riverside, CA. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in Southern California. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 61 / Thursday, April 1, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Museum of Riverside professional staff with assistance from Karimah Richardson, Autry Museum of the American West and Rebekah Loveless, Loveless Linton, Inc., in consultation with representatives of the Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee on behalf of the Campo Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California (Barona Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona Reservation, California; Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California); Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel, California [previously listed as Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation]; Inaja Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, California [previously listed as Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Augustine Reservation]; Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, California; Cahuilla Band of Indians [previously listed as Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California]; La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California [previously listed as La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation]; Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, California [previously listed as Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians of the Los Coyotes Reservation]; Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California [previously listed as Morongo Band of Cahuilla VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Mar 31, 2021 Jkt 253001 Mission Indians of the Morongo Reservation]; Pala Band of Mission Indians [previously listed as Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California]; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California [previously listed as Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California]; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of Rincon Reservation, California; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, California [previously listed as San Manual Band of Serrano Mission Indians of the San Manual Reservation]; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, California [previously listed as Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation]; and the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians, California [previously listed as TorresMartinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California] were invited to consult but did not participate. Hereafter, all Indian Tribes listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains Prior to 1925, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals (Accession RMM A3–74 and RMM A9–26) were removed from unknown locations likely in Southern California. The collector (1844–1911) was a founding donor of the Museum of Riverside. In 1900, the collector moved to Southern California, and in 1901, he began collecting Indian baskets, artifacts, and human remains. In 1925, the human remains were donated by the collector’s family to the Museum. The human remains include one skull and mandible (A3–74) and one piece of bone embedded in asphaltum with 86 beige colored shell beads (A9–26). Structural analysis of the skull and mandible concluded that the human remains were likely female and of Native American ancestry. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Available information suggests these human remains were removed from Southern California based on collection practices and donor records. With no additional information available, this geographic information likely traces a relationship of shared group identity between the human remains and The Tribes. Determinations Made by the Museum of Riverside Officials of the Museum of Riverside have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17195 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and The Tribes. Additional Requestors and Disposition 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 Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D., Museum Director, Museum of Riverside, 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, telephone (951) 826–5792, email rpeterson@riversideca.gov, by May 3, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Museum of Riverside is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: March 16, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–06658 Filed 3–31–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031611; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The American Museum of Natural History has corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal Register on September 8, 2020. This notice corrects the minimum number of individuals. 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 the American Museum of Natural History. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01APN1.SGM 01APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 61 (Thursday, April 1, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0031612; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Riverside (Formerly 
Known as the Riverside Metropolitan Museum), Riverside, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Museum of Riverside 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 Museum of Riverside. 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 
Museum of Riverside at the address in this notice by May 3, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D., Museum Director, Museum of 
Riverside, 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, telephone 
(951) 826-5792, 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 Museum of Riverside, Riverside, CA. The human 
remains were removed from an unknown location in Southern California.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative

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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 Museum 
of Riverside professional staff with assistance from Karimah 
Richardson, Autry Museum of the American West and Rebekah Loveless, 
Loveless Linton, Inc., in consultation with representatives of the 
Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee on behalf of the Campo Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Campo Indian Reservation, California; 
Capitan Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of California (Barona 
Group of Capitan Grande Band of Mission Indians of the Barona 
Reservation, California; Viejas (Baron Long) Group of Capitan Grande 
Band of Mission Indians of the Viejas Reservation, California); 
Ewiiaapaayp Band of Kumeyaay Indians, California; Iipay Nation of Santa 
Ysabel, California [previously listed as Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno 
Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation]; Inaja Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the Inaja and Cosmit Reservation, 
California; Jamul Indian Village of California; La Posta Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of the La Posta Indian Reservation, 
California; Manzanita Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Manzanita 
Reservation, California; Mesa Grande Band of Diegueno Mission Indians 
of the Mesa Grande Reservation, California; San Pasqual Band of 
Diegueno Mission Indians of California; and the Sycuan Band of the 
Kumeyaay Nation.
    The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente 
Indian Reservation, California; Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians, 
California [previously listed as Augustine Band of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of the Augustine Reservation]; Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, 
California; Cahuilla Band of Indians [previously listed as Cahuilla 
Band of Mission Indians of the Cahuilla Reservation, California]; La 
Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California [previously listed as La 
Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation]; Los 
Coyotes Band of Cahuilla and Cupeno Indians, California [previously 
listed as Los Coyotes Band of Cahuilla & Cupeno Indians of the Los 
Coyotes Reservation]; Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California 
[previously listed as Morongo Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of the 
Morongo Reservation]; Pala Band of Mission Indians [previously listed 
as Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, 
California]; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga 
Reservation, California; Ramona Band of Cahuilla, California 
[previously listed as Ramona Band or Village of Cahuilla Mission 
Indians of California]; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of 
Rincon Reservation, California; San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, 
California [previously listed as San Manual Band of Serrano Mission 
Indians of the San Manual Reservation]; Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla 
Indians, California [previously listed as Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla 
Mission Indians of the Santa Rosa Reservation]; and the Torres Martinez 
Desert Cahuilla Indians, California [previously listed as Torres-
Martinez Band of Cahuilla Mission Indians of California] were invited 
to consult but did not participate. Hereafter, all Indian Tribes listed 
in this section are referred to as ``The Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    Prior to 1925, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals (Accession RMM A3-74 and RMM A9-26) were removed from 
unknown locations likely in Southern California. The collector (1844-
1911) was a founding donor of the Museum of Riverside. In 1900, the 
collector moved to Southern California, and in 1901, he began 
collecting Indian baskets, artifacts, and human remains. In 1925, the 
human remains were donated by the collector's family to the Museum. The 
human remains include one skull and mandible (A3-74) and one piece of 
bone embedded in asphaltum with 86 beige colored shell beads (A9-26). 
Structural analysis of the skull and mandible concluded that the human 
remains were likely female and of Native American ancestry. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    Available information suggests these human remains were removed 
from Southern California based on collection practices and donor 
records. With no additional information available, this geographic 
information likely traces a relationship of shared group identity 
between the human remains and The Tribes.

Determinations Made by the Museum of Riverside

    Officials of the Museum of Riverside have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and The Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    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 Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D., Museum Director, 
Museum of Riverside, 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, 
telephone (951) 826-5792, email [email protected], by May 3, 
2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Museum of Riverside is responsible for notifying The Tribes 
that this notice has been published.

    Dated: March 16, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-06658 Filed 3-31-21; 8:45 am]
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