Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS, 19900-19901 [2021-07698]

Download as PDF 19900 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices 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 Temple University at the address in this notice by May 17, 2021. ADDRESSES: Leslie Reeder-Myers, Temple University, 1115 Polett Walk, Gladfelter Hall Room 204, Philadelphia, PA 19122, telephone (215) 204–1418, email leslie.reeder-myers@temple.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 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Abbott Farm National Historical Landmark, Mercer County, NJ. 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 the Temple University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the StockbridgeMunsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains Between 1963 and 1964, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals were removed from present-day Abbott Farm National Historical District (AFNHD) in Mercer County, NJ, by avocational archeologist Andrew Stanzeski. Stanzeski’s excavations were part of a larger project led by Janet Pollack near the Watson House, which was located on Rowan Farm, now part of the AFNHD. Stanzeski gave these burials and associated funerary objects to the Temple Anthropology Laboratory and Museum at an unknown date. Eight sets VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 of human remains were recovered from five separate burials. The human remains belong to three adult males, two adult females, one child less than 39 months of age, and one child approximately 5 years of age, and one individual of unknown age and sex. No known individuals were identified. The nine associated funerary objects are: Two lots of faunal remains, one lot of worked stone flakes, two lots of incised coarse earthenware, three worked stones (two black, one red), and one individual incised earthenware sherd. The AFNHD is located on the Delaware River flood basin and terrace along Watson’s Creek, about 3 miles south of Trenton, in Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ. The site was periodically occupied from the Archaic period to the present, but the assemblage of human skeletal remains at Temple University dates to the Late Woodland period (A.D. 900–1600). According to the original excavation notes, the remains of the eight individuals started to appear around 38–46 centimeters below the surface, beneath the second humus layer. Based on geographic, ethnographic, and historic information, the AFNHD lies within the territory of the Delaware Tribes. The archeological evidence provided by the site is consistent with the use of the area by the Delaware Tribes and demonstrates cultural continuity throughout the Woodland period. In addition, linguistic, folkloric, and oral traditional information show a relationship of shared group identity between the Delaware Tribes and the earlier Woodland Period group, as well as established kinship ties between the members of the Delaware Tribes and the 17th/18th century Delaware residents of the Abbott Farm vicinity. Determinations Made by Temple University Officials of Temple University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of eight individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the nine 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), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects and The Tribes. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Leslie Reeder-Myers, Temple University, 1115 Polett Walk, Gladfelter Hall Room 204, Philadelphia, PA 19122, telephone (215) 204–1418, email leslie.reeder-myers@temple.edu, by May 17, 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. Temple University is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: April 6, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–07700 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031674; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History at the address in this notice by May 17, 2021. Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Museum Division, 222 North Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone (601) 576–6927, email mcook@mdah.ms.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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS. The human remains were removed from the Delta region of Mississippi along the Mississippi River, and from Northeast Mississippi in the Tombigbee Hills region, including DeSoto, Lee, and Tunica counties. 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. ADDRESSES: Consultation jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES A detailed assessment of human remains was made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History professional staff in consultation with representatives from the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Quapaw Nation [previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians]; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and The Osage Nation [previously listed as Osage Tribe] (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, nine individuals were removed from the following sites in Lee County, MS: 22Le3, Thompson Place (22Le6), Martin Place (22Le7), 22Le10, 22Le11, 22Le13, 22Le18, 22Le21, and Meadowbrook (22LE912). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the following sites in Tunica County, MS, and subsequently transferred from the CH Nash Museum at Chucalissa: Commerce (22TU504) and West/Hood Mounds (22TU520). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has determined that the remains of each of these individuals are Native American through the circumstances of acquisition, as well as through the observance of biological markers consistent with this ancestry. The circumstances of acquisition, including other material culture from these collections, show that these human remains are affiliated with indigenous people in these areas of Mississippi. Individuals from DeSoto and Tunica counties are representative of the Woodland and Mississippian periods. Individuals from Lee County are representative of Proto-Historic period sites. Present day Indian Tribes affiliated with these cultures include The Tribes. History and Description of the Remains Determinations Made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 16 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. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from the following sites in DeSoto County, MS, and subsequently transferred from the CH Nash Museum at Chucalissa: ‘‘22DE526 or 527’’ and ‘‘From box 22DS501, 22DS513, 22DS512.’’ No 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 Meg Cook, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19901 Director of Archaeology Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Museum Division, 222 North Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone (601) 576–6927, email mcook@mdah.ms.gov, by May 17, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: April 6, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–07698 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Interchangeable Virtual Instruments Foundation, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on April 2, 2021, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Interchangeable Virtual Instruments Foundation, Inc. (‘‘IVI Foundation’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, TSEP—Technical Software Engineering Plazotta, Wolnzach, GERMANY, has been added as a party to this venture. Also, Konrad Technologies GmbH, Rodolfzell, GERMANY, has withdrawn as a party to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and IVI Foundation intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On May 29, 2001, IVI Foundation filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on July 30, 2001 (66 FR 39336). The last notification was filed with the Department on December 30, 2019. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0031674; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of 
Archives and History, Jackson, MS

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 
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

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human remains should submit a written request with information in 
support of the request to the Mississippi Department of Archives and 
History at the address in this notice by May 17, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology Collections, Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History, Museum Division, 222 North Street, 
P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone (601) 576-6927, 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 
Jackson, MS. The human remains were removed from the Delta region of 
Mississippi along the Mississippi River, and from Northeast Mississippi 
in the Tombigbee Hills region, including DeSoto, Lee, and Tunica 
counties.
    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 human remains was made by the Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History professional staff in consultation 
with representatives from the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 
[previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of 
Cherokee Indians; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mississippi Band of Choctaw 
Indians; Quapaw Nation [previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of 
Indians]; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The 
Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and The Osage Nation [previously listed as 
Osage Tribe] (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, four 
individuals were removed from the following sites in DeSoto County, MS, 
and subsequently transferred from the CH Nash Museum at Chucalissa: 
``22DE526 or 527'' and ``From box 22DS501, 22DS513, 22DS512.'' No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, nine 
individuals were removed from the following sites in Lee County, MS: 
22Le3, Thompson Place (22Le6), Martin Place (22Le7), 22Le10, 22Le11, 
22Le13, 22Le18, 22Le21, and Meadowbrook (22LE912). No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from the following sites in Tunica County, MS, 
and subsequently transferred from the CH Nash Museum at Chucalissa: 
Commerce (22TU504) and West/Hood Mounds (22TU520). No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has determined 
that the remains of each of these individuals are Native American 
through the circumstances of acquisition, as well as through the 
observance of biological markers consistent with this ancestry. The 
circumstances of acquisition, including other material culture from 
these collections, show that these human remains are affiliated with 
indigenous people in these areas of Mississippi. Individuals from 
DeSoto and Tunica counties are representative of the Woodland and 
Mississippian periods. Individuals from Lee County are representative 
of Proto-Historic period sites. Present day Indian Tribes affiliated 
with these cultures include The Tribes.

Determinations Made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and 
History

    Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 16 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

    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 Meg Cook, 
Director of Archaeology Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives 
and History, Museum Division, 222 North Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, 
MS 39205, telephone (601) 576-6927, email [email protected], by May 17, 
2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is responsible 
for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 6, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-07698 Filed 4-14-21; 8:45 am]
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