Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, 30476-30477 [2021-11944]

Download as PDF 30476 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices and Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the one object described in this notice is 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 object 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 object should submit a written request with information in support of the request to 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, by July 8, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object to The Tribes may proceed. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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. 2021–11943 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032044; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: 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, in consultation with SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects 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 items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items At an unknown date, 12 cultural items were removed from a ‘‘sarcophagus 4 ft. below the surface’’ at an unidentified location near Trenton in Mercer County, NJ, by Charles C. Abbott (b. 1843–d. 1919). These 12 cultural items were donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia most likely between 1876 and 1894. In 1876, Abbott removed a further 10 cultural PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 items from a grave at an unknown location near Trenton. Subsequently, these 10 cultural items were transferred to Samuel S. Haldeman. In September 1877, Haldeman’s collection, including the 10 cultural objects, was donated to the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. In 1936/1937, collections from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia were loaned to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, including the above enumerated 22 cultural items, and in 1997, these 22 cultural items were gifted to the Museum. The 22 unassociated funerary objects are two pottery sherds (record numbers 97–563–337 and 97–563– 6473A), 10 animal and fish bones (record number 97–563–6473B), and 10 marginella shell beads (record number 97–563–1141). Based on archeological, consultation, historical, linguistic, oral traditional, and geographic information, the cultural items date to the Woodland Period, and they were most likely connected to the Delaware (Lenape). Today, the Delaware (Lenape) are represented by three Indian Tribes—the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). Determinations Made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 22 cultural items described above 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated 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 claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Christopher Woods, Williams Director, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104–6324, telephone (215) 898–4050, email director@pennmuseum.org, by July 8, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 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. 2021–11944 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032043; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: The University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The University of California, Berkeley 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 the University of California, Berkeley. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native 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 the University of California, Berkeley at the address in this notice by July 8, 2021. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dr. Thomas Torma; University of California, Berkeley; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (510) 672–5388, email t.torma@ berkeley.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of California, Berkeley 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 In 1904, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from Major Woodward’s Farm and Squire Willey’s Farm in Mercer County, NJ. They were collected by Ernest Volk as part of his annual excavations in the area. Although in most years during his 22-year-long study, Volk’s work was done under the supervision of Frederick Ward Putnam at Harvard University, for some unknown reason, all the materials Volk collected in 1904 were sent to the University of California. The human remains belong to four individuals of unknown age and sex. No known individuals were identified. The 713 associated funerary objects are one axe; one set of faunal remains; 87 pieces of flake and cobble; 109 pieces of flake and gravel; 190 pieces of flake and comb fragment; six pieces of flake and scraper; 44 pieces of flake and stone; 100 pieces of flake, hammerstone, and gravel; five flakes; one graver; two knives; 27 pieces of pebble, stone tools, and flake; one pestle; 27 points and flakes; 11 PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30477 potsherds; one pottery fragment; two projectile points; five scrapers; seven spear points; 84 pieces of stone tools and flakes; and two stones. The preponderance of the evidence shows that these human remains and associated funerary objects are of Native American origin and date sometime between the middle woodland period and the early historic era. Mercer County, NJ, is the aboriginal territory of the Lenape, or Delaware people. Moreover, archeological, historic, linguistic, oral traditional, and other lines of evidence support a cultural affiliation of these human remains and objects with the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Determinations Made by the University of California, Berkeley Officials of the University of California, Berkeley have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of four individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 713 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 Dr. Thomas Torma; University of California, Berkeley; Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (510) 672– 5388, email t.torma@berkeley.edu, 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 University of California, Berkeley is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: University of 
Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or 
Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items 
listed in this notice meet the definition of unassociated funerary 
objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request to the 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. If 
no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the 
cultural items 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 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim 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 [email protected].

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 cultural items under the 
control of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA, that meet the definition of 
unassociated funerary objects 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 items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    At an unknown date, 12 cultural items were removed from a 
``sarcophagus 4 ft. below the surface'' at an unidentified location 
near Trenton in Mercer County, NJ, by Charles C. Abbott (b. 1843-d. 
1919). These 12 cultural items were donated to the Academy of Natural 
Sciences of Philadelphia most likely between 1876 and 1894. In 1876, 
Abbott removed a further 10 cultural items from a grave at an unknown 
location near Trenton. Subsequently, these 10 cultural items were 
transferred to Samuel S. Haldeman. In September 1877, Haldeman's 
collection, including the 10 cultural objects, was donated to the 
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
    In 1936/1937, collections from the Academy of Natural Sciences of 
Philadelphia were loaned to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology, including the above enumerated 22 
cultural items, and in 1997, these 22 cultural items were gifted to the 
Museum. The 22 unassociated funerary objects are two pottery sherds 
(record numbers 97-563-337 and 97-563-6473A), 10 animal and fish bones 
(record number 97-563-6473B), and 10 marginella shell beads (record 
number 97-563-1141).
    Based on archeological, consultation, historical, linguistic, oral 
traditional, and geographic information, the cultural items date to the 
Woodland Period, and they were most likely connected to the Delaware 
(Lenape). Today, the Delaware (Lenape) are represented by three Indian 
Tribes--the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and 
the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as 
``The Tribes'').

Determinations Made by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of 
Archaeology and Anthropology

    Officials of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology 
and Anthropology have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 22 cultural items 
described above 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 and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
unassociated 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 claim 
these cultural items should submit a written request with information 
in support of the claim to Dr. Christopher Woods, Williams Director, 
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and

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Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324, telephone 
(215) 898-4050, email [email protected], by July 8, 2021. After 
that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of 
control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed.
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and 
Anthropology is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: May 25, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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