Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN, 21343-21344 [2021-08395]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices also unclear how and when the object left the possession of the Quinney Family. The object of cultural patrimony is one set of three silver ring brooches. Research by the Yager Museum staff, as well as information provided by the Stockbridge-Munsee Community, Wisconsin in consultation with the Museum, has demonstrated that this object meets the definition of object of cultural patrimony. The brooches were likely badges of office, utilized by Quinney in his role as intercultural broker and diplomat, acting on behalf of the Stockbridge-Munsee across lines of political and cultural difference. Quinney’s brooches are a material signifier of Stockbridge-Munsee sovereignty and their struggle to maintain such sovereignty in the face of attempts at dissolution. Determinations Made by the Hartwick College, Yager Museum of Art & Culture Officials of the Hartwick College, Yager Museum of Art & Culture have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(D), the one cultural item described above has ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the object of cultural patrimony and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Quentin Lewis, Yager Museum of Art & Culture, Hartwick College, 1 Hartwick Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820, telephone (607) 431–4481, email lewisq@hartwick.edu, by May 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the object of cultural patrimony to the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin may proceed. Hartwick College, Yager Museum of Art & Culture is responsible for notifying the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin that this notice has been published. Dated: April 8, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–08402 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031804; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 any 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation at the address in this notice by May 24, 2021. ADDRESSES: Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931–3670, email artifacts@ic.fbi.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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN. The human remains were removed from various locations throughout New Mexico and Arizona. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21343 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 FBI professional staff in consultation with representatives of Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; and the Salt River PimaMaricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains At various unknown dates, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals were removed from undisclosed locations throughout New Mexico and Arizona. The human remains were transported to Indiana, where they remained as part of a private collection of Native American antiquities and cultural heritage. In April 2014, the human remains were seized by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation. Although these human remains were heavily co-mingled at the time of recovery, a preponderance of evidence supports the findings that these human remains are Native American from the Southwest region of New Mexico and/ or Arizona. Careful consideration of the evidence included: Cultural, geographical, biological, archeological, anthropological, and expert opinion from the region. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects were present. The known region and non-invasive/ non-destructive skeletal analysis, indicate that the individuals are affiliated with Native American people from the Southwest. The particular composition of the soil matrix present on the human remains, in addition to other evidence, indicates that the individuals were taken from various undisclosed locations in the Southwest. Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of six E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 21344 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 76 / Thursday, April 22, 2021 / Notices individuals of Native American/ Southwest 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 the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931–3670, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov, by May 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: April 16, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–08395 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031805; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural item listed in this notice meets the definition of a sacred object. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request to the FBI. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural item 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:20 Apr 21, 2021 Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931–3670, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate a cultural item under the control of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC, that meets the definition of a sacred object under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 cultural item. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. ADDRESSES: History and Description of the Cultural Items BILLING CODE 4312–52–P ACTION: Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to the FBI at the address in this notice by May 24, 2021. Jkt 253001 At an unknown date, one sacred object was acquired and transported to the East Coast, where it remained part of a private collection of Native American antiquities, art, and cultural heritage. In the spring of 2018, this item was seized by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation. The one item is a gahan mask culturally affiliated with the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, based on consultation with an official representative of the Tribe. Initial expertise concerning this item was also provided by staff at museums and universities in the Southwest region. Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the one cultural item described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred object and the PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim this cultural item should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931–3670, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov, by May 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred object to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico may proceed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: April 16, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–08396 Filed 4–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0031684; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The California State University, Sacramento has completed an inventory of human remains and an associated funerary object 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 object 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 this associated funerary object should submit a written request to the California State University, Sacramento. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0031804; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Indianapolis Field Office, Indianapolis, IN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 any 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 Federal 
Bureau of Investigation. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the 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 
Federal Bureau of Investigation at the address in this notice by May 
24, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: 
Supervisory Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, Art Theft Program, 935 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931-3670, 
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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Indianapolis Field 
Office, Indianapolis, IN. The human remains were removed from various 
locations throughout New Mexico and Arizona.
    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 FBI 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of Fort Sill 
Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian 
Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona (hereafter referred to 
as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At various unknown dates, human remains representing, at minimum, 
six individuals were removed from undisclosed locations throughout New 
Mexico and Arizona. The human remains were transported to Indiana, 
where they remained as part of a private collection of Native American 
antiquities and cultural heritage. In April 2014, the human remains 
were seized by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation.
    Although these human remains were heavily co-mingled at the time of 
recovery, a preponderance of evidence supports the findings that these 
human remains are Native American from the Southwest region of New 
Mexico and/or Arizona. Careful consideration of the evidence included: 
Cultural, geographical, biological, archeological, anthropological, and 
expert opinion from the region. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects were present.
    The known region and non-invasive/non-destructive skeletal 
analysis, indicate that the individuals are affiliated with Native 
American people from the Southwest. The particular composition of the 
soil matrix present on the human remains, in addition to other 
evidence, indicates that the individuals were taken from various 
undisclosed locations in the Southwest.

Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of six

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individuals of Native American/Southwest 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 the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory 
Special Agent Timothy Carpenter, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931-3670, email 
[email protected], by May 24, 2021. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying 
The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 16, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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