Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 30471-30472 [2021-11946]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt RiverPima Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona) and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. The Four Southern Tribes of Arizona divide their ancestral lands such that each Tribe oversees those portions closest to their reservation. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Determinations Made by the Arizona Museum of Natural History ACTION: Additional Requestors and Disposition jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Melanie Deer, Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201, telephone (480) 644–4381, email melanie.deer@mesaaz.gov, 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 Arizona Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. [FR Doc. 2021–11947 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:36 Jun 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032042; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: The University of California, Berkeley, 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 and objects of cultural patrimony, respectively. 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 California, Berkeley. 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 California, Berkeley at the address in this notice by July 8, 2021. SUMMARY: Officials of the Arizona Museum of Natural History have determined that: • 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), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Ak-Chin Indian Community [previously listed as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona]; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). Dated: May 25, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. National Park Service Dr. Thomas Torma; The University of California, Berkeley; 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. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the control of the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and objects of cultural patrimony, respectively, 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30471 Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. History and Description of the Cultural Items In 1940 or 1941, one lot of beans was removed from Santa Clara Pueblo in Rio Arriba County, NM. At that time, George F. Carter collected the beans from representatives of the ‘‘East Delaware Indians of Okla.’’, a term used for the modern Delaware Tribe of Indians. The exact breed of bean is unknown. The one object of cultural patrimony is one vial of beans. In c. 1900, one hank of wampum was removed from an unknown location in Nebraska. It was collected by Frank B. Hutchens ‘‘from Indians who were being relocated by the government.’’ The items were made of shell, and the place of manufacture was recorded as New Jersey. The one object of cultural patrimony is a hank of wampum consisting of 27 strands of cylindrical shell beads. In 1904, 1,895 funerary objects were removed from the vicinity of Abbott Farm in Mercer County, NJ. These items were collected by Ernest Volk as part of his annual excavations in the area and sent to the University of California. The items collected were from funerary sites south of Trenton that stretch along Crosswicks Creek, from the Delaware River to Yardville, NJ. The 1,895 unassociated funerary objects are: 842 items described as ‘‘lithics and pottery’’; three sets of faunal remains; 62 items described as ‘‘hammerstones and flakes’’; 511 lithics; 21 items described as ‘‘lithics and mica’’; 27 items described as ‘‘lithics, pottery, and bone’’; 115 items described as ‘‘lithics, pottery, and charcoal’’; 93 items described as ‘‘lithics, pottery, antler, and pipe’’; 220 items described as ‘‘lithics, pottery, bone, charcoal and botanical remains’’; and one piece of pottery. 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(3)(B), the 1,895 cultural items collected from New Jersey and 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(3)(D), the two cultural items collected from E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 30472 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 8, 2021 / Notices New Mexico and Nebraska and described above have 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 unassociated funerary objects and objects of cultural patrimony and the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ‘‘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. Thomas Torma, The University of California, Berkeley, 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 claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects and objects of cultural patrimony to The Tribes may proceed. The University of California, Berkeley 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. 2021–11946 Filed 6–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032049; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana (ISMHS) has completed an inventory of human remains, 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 any present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 should submit a written request to the ISMHS. 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: 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 ISMHS at the address in this notice by July 8, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Greenan, Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46214, telephone (317) 473–0836, email mgreenan@ indianamuseum.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 under the control of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation, State of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN. The human remains were removed from Ferdinand State Forest, Dubois County, IN. 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 ISMHS professional staff in consultation with representatives of the AbsenteeShawnee 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; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; 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; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma; and the Wyandotte Nation (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes.)’’ History and Description of the Remains On March 30, 2009, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were recovered in association with looting activity at Ferdinand State Park in Dubois County, IN. Conservation officers were contacted, and the Indiana Department of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA) assigned accidental discovery number 2009019 to the looting area and associated materials. An archeologist from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, was then contacted to assess the looting. Based on the archeologist’s assessment, no other information could be determined, and it appeared that the looters quickly deposited/discarded the material as they were retreating. In July 2013, the human remains were transferred to the ISMHS. E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1

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National Park Service

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The University of 
California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The University of California, Berkeley, 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 and objects of cultural 
patrimony, respectively. 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 California, Berkeley. 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 California, 
Berkeley at the address in this notice by July 8, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Thomas Torma; The University of 
California, Berkeley; 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, 
telephone: (510) 672-5388, email: [email protected],edu.

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 California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, that 
meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects and objects of 
cultural patrimony, respectively, 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

    In 1940 or 1941, one lot of beans was removed from Santa Clara 
Pueblo in Rio Arriba County, NM. At that time, George F. Carter 
collected the beans from representatives of the ``East Delaware Indians 
of Okla.'', a term used for the modern Delaware Tribe of Indians. The 
exact breed of bean is unknown. The one object of cultural patrimony is 
one vial of beans.
    In c. 1900, one hank of wampum was removed from an unknown location 
in Nebraska. It was collected by Frank B. Hutchens ``from Indians who 
were being relocated by the government.'' The items were made of shell, 
and the place of manufacture was recorded as New Jersey. The one object 
of cultural patrimony is a hank of wampum consisting of 27 strands of 
cylindrical shell beads.
    In 1904, 1,895 funerary objects were removed from the vicinity of 
Abbott Farm in Mercer County, NJ. These items were collected by Ernest 
Volk as part of his annual excavations in the area and sent to the 
University of California. The items collected were from funerary sites 
south of Trenton that stretch along Crosswicks Creek, from the Delaware 
River to Yardville, NJ. The 1,895 unassociated funerary objects are: 
842 items described as ``lithics and pottery''; three sets of faunal 
remains; 62 items described as ``hammerstones and flakes''; 511 
lithics; 21 items described as ``lithics and mica''; 27 items described 
as ``lithics, pottery, and bone''; 115 items described as ``lithics, 
pottery, and charcoal''; 93 items described as ``lithics, pottery, 
antler, and pipe''; 220 items described as ``lithics, pottery, bone, 
charcoal and botanical remains''; and one piece of pottery.

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(3)(B), the 1,895 cultural items 
collected from New Jersey and 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(3)(D), the two cultural items 
collected from

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New Mexico and Nebraska and described above have 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 
unassociated funerary objects and objects of cultural patrimony and the 
Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the 
Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (hereafter referred to as ``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. Thomas Torma, The University of 
California, Berkeley, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1500, 
telephone (510) 672-5388, email [email protected],edu, by July 8, 2021. 
After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer 
of control of the unassociated funerary objects and objects of cultural 
patrimony to The Tribes may proceed.
    The University of California, Berkeley 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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