Notice of Inventory Completion: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 19899-19900 [2021-07700]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES removed from unknown location(s) in Colorado. 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. 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 Colorado Bureau of Investigation professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming; Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes, Oklahoma (previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma); Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota; Crow Tribe of Montana; Eastern Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming (previously listed as Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming); Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kewa Pueblo, New Mexico (previously listed as Pueblo of Santo Domingo); Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Oglala Sioux Tribe (previously listed as Oglala Sioux Tribe of the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota); Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (previously listed as Pueblo of San Juan); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes (previously listed as Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North & South Dakota; The Osage Nation (previously listed as Osage Tribe); Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah); Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco & Tawakonie), Oklahoma; Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (previously listed as Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas); and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Invited and Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains More than 20 years ago, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from unknown location(s) in Colorado. The human remains consist of a cranium, partial mandible, and partial left fibula. Based on analysis by Diane France of the Human Identification Laboratory of Colorado, the human remains are Native American. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Officials of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals of Native American ancestry. • 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 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 were removed is the aboriginal land of The Invited and Consulted Tribes. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders indicate that the land from which the Native American human PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19899 remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Invited and Consulted Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Invited and Consulted 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 Greg Hake, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, 6000 W 54th Avenue, Arvada, CO 80002, telephone (303) 463–7050, email greg.hake@ state.co.us, by May 17, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Invited and Consulted Tribes may proceed. The Southern Ute Tribe and Ute Mountain Ute Tribe have agreed to accept disposition. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying The Invited and Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: April 6, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–07699 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031686; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Temple 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 Temple University. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0031686; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Temple University, Philadelphia, 
PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Temple 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 Temple University. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects to the

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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 [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 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 
Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Tribes'').

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 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.

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 [email protected], 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]
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