Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL, 35528-35529 [2021-14309]

Download as PDF 35528 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, Kansas]. • 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 Consulted and Notified Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to The Consulted and Notified 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 Judith Stoddart, Associate Provost for University Collections and Arts Initiatives, Michigan State University, 466 W Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824–1044, telephone (517) 432–2524, email stoddart@ msu.edu, by August 5, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Consulted and Notified Tribes may proceed. Michigan State University is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Notified Tribes and Groups that this notice has been published. Dated: June 28, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–14310 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Consultation National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032218; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Ohio History Connection has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Ohio History jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 02, 2021 Connection. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Ohio History Connection at the address in this notice by August 5, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nekole Alligood, NAGPRA Specialist, Ohio History Connection, 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211, telephone (405) 933–7643, email nalligood@ohiohistory.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 Ohio History Connection, Columbus, OH. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in Northern Montana. 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. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Jkt 253001 A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Ohio History Connection professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. History and Description of the Remains On or before January 14, 1921, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location in Northern Montana by Dr. L.D. Frescoln of Philadelphia. On January 20, 1921, Dr. Frescoln donated the human remains to the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society (now known as the Ohio History Connection). The human remains belong to an individual of unknown age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Museum documentation and correspondence from Dr. Frescoln to PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Professor Mills, Curator of the Museum of Archaeology at the Ohio Archaeological and Historical Society at the time, identify the human remains as those of an individual from the ‘‘Piegan Tribe of Blackfeet, obtained from a tree burial in Northern Montana.’’ Determinations Made by the Ohio History Connection Officials of the Ohio History Connection 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 Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. 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 Nekole Alligood, NAGPRA Specialist, Ohio History Connection, 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43211, telephone (405) 933–7643, email nalligood@ohiohistory.org, by August 5, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana may proceed. The Ohio History Connection is responsible for notifying the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: June 28, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–14311 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032216; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Illinois State Museum has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 Illinois State Museum. 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 Illinois State Museum at the address in this notice by August 5, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Brooke M. Morgan, Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum, 1011 East Ash Street, Springfield, IL 62703, telephone (217) 785–8930, email brooke.morgan@illinois.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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Illinois State Museum, Springfield, IL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Zimmerman archeological site in LaSalle County, IL. 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. History and Description of the Remains In 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from the Zimmerman site (11LS13) in LaSalle County, IL, during archeological excavation by Dr. Margaret K. Brown on behalf of the LaSalle County Historical Society, Utica, IL. All five individuals were found in a single burial pit identified as Feature 13. One individual was buried in an extended position and the others were buried in a bundle. The extended burial (Burial 23) was that of an infant. The bundle contained the remains of an adult male 25–35 years old (Burial 24), two infants both around two years of age (Burials 25A and 25B), and the partial skeleton of an adult female (Burial 26). Based on skeletal traits and archeological context, these five individuals have been determined to be Native American. The human remains were housed at the LaSalle County Historical Society following Dr. Brown’s excavations. As early as the 1990s, they were thought to be lost; in 2010, the collection was rediscovered. In 2011, the human remains and associated funerary objects were transferred to the Illinois State Museum. No known individuals were identified. The eight associated funerary objects are seven blue glass beads and one cut deer mandible that were found in association with Burials 25A and/or 25B. The Zimmerman site, also known as the Grand Village of the Kaskaskia and Grand Village of the Illinois State Historic Site, is a multicomponent preand post-contact village site located on the north bank of the Illinois River opposite Starved Rock State Park. French Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette and explorer Louis Jolliet encountered the Grand Village on their 1673 voyage up the Illinois River and documented it in their journals. The Grand Village of the Kaskaskia served as a large permanent summer residence for the Kaskaskia, Peoria, Cahokia, and other members of the Illinois Confederation during the 17th century. European trade goods indicate the individuals from Feature 13 represent post-contact burials of the Illinois Confederation. The Illinois Confederation’s present-day descendants are members of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. Consultation Determinations Made by the Illinois State Museum A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Illinois State Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. Officials of the Illinois State Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of five VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35529 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the eight 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 Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma. 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. Brooke M. Morgan, Curator of Anthropology, Illinois State Museum, 1011 East Ash St., Springfield, IL 62703, telephone (217) 785–8930, email brooke.morgan@illinois.gov, by August 5, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma may proceed. The Illinois State Museum is responsible for notifying the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: June 28, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–14309 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032222; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Spurlock Museum, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032216; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Illinois State Museum, 
Springfield, IL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Illinois State Museum has completed an inventory of human 
remains and associated funerary objects,

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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 Illinois State Museum. 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 Illinois State Museum at the address in 
this notice by August 5, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Brooke M. Morgan, Curator of 
Anthropology, Illinois State Museum, 1011 East Ash Street, Springfield, 
IL 62703, telephone (217) 785-8930, 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 Illinois State 
Museum, Springfield, IL. The human remains and associated funerary 
objects were removed from the Zimmerman archeological site in LaSalle 
County, IL.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National 
Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice.

Consultation

    A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Illinois 
State Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1970, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals 
were removed from the Zimmerman site (11LS13) in LaSalle County, IL, 
during archeological excavation by Dr. Margaret K. Brown on behalf of 
the LaSalle County Historical Society, Utica, IL. All five individuals 
were found in a single burial pit identified as Feature 13. One 
individual was buried in an extended position and the others were 
buried in a bundle. The extended burial (Burial 23) was that of an 
infant. The bundle contained the remains of an adult male 25-35 years 
old (Burial 24), two infants both around two years of age (Burials 25A 
and 25B), and the partial skeleton of an adult female (Burial 26). 
Based on skeletal traits and archeological context, these five 
individuals have been determined to be Native American. The human 
remains were housed at the LaSalle County Historical Society following 
Dr. Brown's excavations. As early as the 1990s, they were thought to be 
lost; in 2010, the collection was rediscovered. In 2011, the human 
remains and associated funerary objects were transferred to the 
Illinois State Museum. No known individuals were identified. The eight 
associated funerary objects are seven blue glass beads and one cut deer 
mandible that were found in association with Burials 25A and/or 25B.
    The Zimmerman site, also known as the Grand Village of the 
Kaskaskia and Grand Village of the Illinois State Historic Site, is a 
multicomponent pre- and post-contact village site located on the north 
bank of the Illinois River opposite Starved Rock State Park. French 
Jesuit missionary Jacques Marquette and explorer Louis Jolliet 
encountered the Grand Village on their 1673 voyage up the Illinois 
River and documented it in their journals. The Grand Village of the 
Kaskaskia served as a large permanent summer residence for the 
Kaskaskia, Peoria, Cahokia, and other members of the Illinois 
Confederation during the 17th century. European trade goods indicate 
the individuals from Feature 13 represent post-contact burials of the 
Illinois Confederation. The Illinois Confederation's present-day 
descendants are members of the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

Determinations Made by the Illinois State Museum

    Officials of the Illinois State Museum have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the eight 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 Peoria 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma.

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. Brooke M. Morgan, Curator of 
Anthropology, Illinois State Museum, 1011 East Ash St., Springfield, IL 
62703, telephone (217) 785-8930, email [email protected], by 
August 5, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma may 
proceed.
    The Illinois State Museum is responsible for notifying the Peoria 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

    Dated: June 28, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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