Notice of Inventory Completion: Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area, Toledo, OH, 30473-30475 [2021-11942]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES The human remains consist of two teeth—a lower left molar and right first molar. The roots were gone taphonomically. The wear patterns indicate that teeth belong to an adult. Determinations of sex, pathology or other traits were not possible. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At the ISMHS, staff from the University of Indianapolis assessed the human remains and determined that they could be Native American. Taking into account the archeological history of the area, the ISMHS has determined that the human remains are more likely than not Native American. Determinations Made by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana Officials of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on analysis of the teeth and the archeological history of the find locality. • 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and any present-day Indian Tribe. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana (previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana); Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas); Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to 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 Michele Greenan, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Corporation, 650 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204, telephone (317) 473–0836, email mgreenan@ indianamuseum.org, by July 8, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: May 25, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–11941 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30473 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032048; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area, Toledo, OH National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area (Metroparks Toledo) 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 no cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 Metroparks Toledo. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: 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 Metroparks Toledo at the address in this notice by July 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Fausnaugh, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, 5100 West Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43615, telephone (419) 407–9700, email joe.fausnaugh@ metroparkstoledo.com. SUMMARY: 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 the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area, Toledo, OH. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Fore Site (33LU0133) in the City of Maumee, Lucas County, OH. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 30474 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices 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 and 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 human remains was made for Metroparks Toledo by The Mannik Smith Group, Inc. professional staff in consultation with representatives of the AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-benash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Mille Lacs Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan [previously listed as Huron Potawaomi, Inc.]; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe, Tonawanda Band of Seneca [previously listed as Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York]; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains Between May 18 and June 19, 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Fore Site (33LU0133) in Lucas County, OH. The Fore Site was excavated by archeologists from Heidelberg College in 1986 and 1987. During the 1987 field season, a burial feature was excavated. The burial contained one individual. Based on artifacts contained in the feature, the burial was dated to the Younge Phase of the Late Woodland period (ca. 1050–800 B.P.), part of the Western Basin Tradition culture as described by archeologists. No radiometric dating of any materials from the feature was undertaken. In addition to the burial, the human remains of one individual were recovered from another stratum. No known individuals were identified. The 2,828 associated funerary objects include: One fossilized crinoid bead, 594 pieces of lithic debitage, cores, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 tools made of Dundee/Stoney Creek, Ten Mile Creek, Bayport, Cedarville/ Guelph, Delaware, Upper Mercer, Upper Mercer Nellie Variety, Greywacke, Onondaga, Quartzite, Local Devonian Limestone, Flint Ridge, and Pipe Creek cherts, one ground stone tool made of igneous rock, three projectile points made of Flint Ridge and Bayport cherts, four fire-cracked rocks made of igneous rock and limestone, 62 unmodified natural rocks, 408 fired and unfired clay sherds, four pottery temper fragments, 1,408 faunal remains representing deer, cow, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, turtle, unidentified rodents, unidentified birds, unidentified reptiles, and shell fragments, two burned nut fragments, 276 charcoal fragments, one bag of soil with numerous small charcoal fragments, five slag pieces, one nail fragment, three unidentified ferrous metal fragments, 53 brick fragments, and two whiteware sherds. Following the excavations, all the materials removed from the Fore Site were taken to the Heidelberg College Archaeology Laboratory in Tiffin, Ohio. A report of investigations for the 1987 field season at the Fore Site was completed by Dr. G. Michael Pratt in the spring of 1988. The Fore Site collection remained at Heidelberg College (now Heidelberg University) until the summer of 2017, when the university eliminated its anthropology program. At that time, all archeological collections from Metroparks Toledo-owned property were returned to Metroparks Toledo. Metroparks Toledo then negotiated an agreement with the Ohio History Connection (OHC) in Columbus to have the OHC permanently store Metroparks Toledo’s archeological collections in its archeological curation facility (which meets the Secretary of the Interior’s standards [36 CFR 79] for such facilities). Determinations Made by the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area Officials of the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on archeological context, biological evidence, museum, and lab records. • 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(3)(A), the 2,828 objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Native American human remains and 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 Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana [previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana]; Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan [previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.]; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation [previously listed as Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas]; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects may be to 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Joseph Fausnaugh, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, 5100 West Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 42615, telephone (419) 407–9700, email joe.fausnaugh@metroparkstoledo.com, by July 8, 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. The Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: May 25, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–11942 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032045; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 object should submit a written request to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object 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 object should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the address in this notice by July 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Christopher Woods, Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104– 6324, telephone (215) 898–4050, email director@pennmuseum.org. 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 object under the control of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA. The human remains and associated funerary object were removed from Lalor and Wright Fields site (28ME10), 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 object. 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 University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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’’). PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30475 History and Description of the Remains In November 1890, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals (record numbers 8286 and 8292) were removed from ‘‘ash pits’’ near Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Ernest Volk (b. 1845–d. 1919), according to the Museum’s records. At the time, Volk was an archeologist working under the aegis of the Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Based on what is known about Volk’s fieldwork activities (as gleaned from his notes of November 1890 and other, published information), these human remains most likely were removed from Lalor and Wrights Field site (28ME10). According to Volk’s records, he dug two trenches at Lalor Field during November 3–8, 1890. In one, he found features that he labeled ‘‘Potholes.’’ Volk described the presence of bone, ash or charcoal (or both), lithics, pottery, and faunal remains. Based on this description, the Museum’s records, and consultation information, the above listed human remains most likely were removed from these ‘‘Potholes’’ or from other features located during the Lalor Field excavations. That same month, these human remains were gifted to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology by Carl Edelheim and Clarence S. Bement, both of whom were associated with the University of Pennsylvania and its museum. How the human remains came to be in the possession of Edelheim and Bement is unclear. The human remains—cranial elements—belong to two adults of undetermined sex. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is an unidentified animal bone (record number 8290). The archeological evidence from Lalor Field indicates this site dates to the Middle and Late Woodland Period. These human remains were determined to be Native American based on their archeological context and collection history. Archeological, consultation, historical, and linguistic information, and oral tradition support a cultural affiliation of this Woodland site with the Delaware (Lenape). Today, the Lenape are represented by three Indian Tribes—the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Determinations Made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Metropolitan Park District of the 
Toledo Area, Toledo, OH

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area (Metroparks 
Toledo) 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 no 
cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary 
objects and any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations. 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 Metroparks Toledo. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian Tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: 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 Metroparks Toledo at the address in this notice by July 
8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Fausnaugh, Metroparks of the 
Toledo Area, 5100 West Central Avenue, Toledo, OH 43615, telephone 
(419) 407-9700, 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 the Metropolitan Park 
District of the Toledo Area, Toledo, OH. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from the Fore Site (33LU0133) 
in the City of Maumee, Lucas County, OH.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25

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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 
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 for Metroparks 
Toledo by The Mannik Smith Group, Inc. professional staff in 
consultation with representatives of the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Delaware 
Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse 
Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of 
Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands 
of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of 
Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota 
Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Mille Lacs Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of 
the Potawatomi, Michigan [previously listed as Huron Potawaomi, Inc.]; 
Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; Saginaw 
Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe, Tonawanda Band of Seneca [previously 
listed as Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York]; and the 
Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ``The Consulted Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    Between May 18 and June 19, 1987, human remains representing, at 
minimum, two individuals were removed from the Fore Site (33LU0133) in 
Lucas County, OH. The Fore Site was excavated by archeologists from 
Heidelberg College in 1986 and 1987. During the 1987 field season, a 
burial feature was excavated. The burial contained one individual. 
Based on artifacts contained in the feature, the burial was dated to 
the Younge Phase of the Late Woodland period (ca. 1050-800 B.P.), part 
of the Western Basin Tradition culture as described by archeologists. 
No radiometric dating of any materials from the feature was undertaken. 
In addition to the burial, the human remains of one individual were 
recovered from another stratum. No known individuals were identified. 
The 2,828 associated funerary objects include: One fossilized crinoid 
bead, 594 pieces of lithic debitage, cores, and tools made of Dundee/
Stoney Creek, Ten Mile Creek, Bayport, Cedarville/Guelph, Delaware, 
Upper Mercer, Upper Mercer Nellie Variety, Greywacke, Onondaga, 
Quartzite, Local Devonian Limestone, Flint Ridge, and Pipe Creek 
cherts, one ground stone tool made of igneous rock, three projectile 
points made of Flint Ridge and Bayport cherts, four fire-cracked rocks 
made of igneous rock and limestone, 62 unmodified natural rocks, 408 
fired and unfired clay sherds, four pottery temper fragments, 1,408 
faunal remains representing deer, cow, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, 
turtle, unidentified rodents, unidentified birds, unidentified 
reptiles, and shell fragments, two burned nut fragments, 276 charcoal 
fragments, one bag of soil with numerous small charcoal fragments, five 
slag pieces, one nail fragment, three unidentified ferrous metal 
fragments, 53 brick fragments, and two whiteware sherds.
    Following the excavations, all the materials removed from the Fore 
Site were taken to the Heidelberg College Archaeology Laboratory in 
Tiffin, Ohio. A report of investigations for the 1987 field season at 
the Fore Site was completed by Dr. G. Michael Pratt in the spring of 
1988. The Fore Site collection remained at Heidelberg College (now 
Heidelberg University) until the summer of 2017, when the university 
eliminated its anthropology program. At that time, all archeological 
collections from Metroparks Toledo-owned property were returned to 
Metroparks Toledo. Metroparks Toledo then negotiated an agreement with 
the Ohio History Connection (OHC) in Columbus to have the OHC 
permanently store Metroparks Toledo's archeological collections in its 
archeological curation facility (which meets the Secretary of the 
Interior's standards [36 CFR 79] for such facilities).

Determinations Made by the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo 
Area

    Officials of the Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on archeological context, 
biological evidence, museum, and lab records.
     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(3)(A), the 2,828 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 Native American 
human remains and 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 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of the 
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band of the 
Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, 
Wisconsin; Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; Chippewa Cree Indians 
of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana [previously listed as Chippewa-
Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana]; Citizen 
Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County 
Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; 
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of 
Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; 
Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac 
Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Match-
e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Miami Tribe 
of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Six component 
reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand 
Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille Lacs Band; White Earth Band); 
Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan [previously listed 
as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.]; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and 
Indiana; Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation [previously listed as Prairie 
Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas]; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 
Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan;

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Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe; 
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of 
Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota; 
and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains and associated funerary objects may be to 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Joseph 
Fausnaugh, Metroparks of the Toledo Area, 5100 West Central Avenue, 
Toledo, OH 42615, telephone (419) 407-9700, email 
[email protected], by July 8, 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.
    The Metropolitan Park District of the Toledo Area is responsible 
for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: May 25, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-11942 Filed 6-7-21; 8:45 am]
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