Notice of Inventory Completion: Fremont Indian State Park and Museum, Sevier, UT, 38120-38121 [2021-15255]

Download as PDF 38120 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 135 / Monday, July 19, 2021 / Notices Dated: July 7, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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. [FR Doc. 2021–15252 Filed 7–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032266; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Fremont Indian State Park and Museum, Sevier, UT National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Fremont Indian State Park and Museum 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 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 Fremont Indian State Park and Museum. 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 Fremont Indian State Park Museum at the address in this notice by August 18, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Taylor, Manager, Fremont Indian State Park and Museum, 3820 W Clear Creek Canyon Road, Sevier, UT 84766– 6058, telephone (435) 527–4631, email kevintaylor@utah.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Fremont Indian State Park Museum, Sevier, UT. The human remains were removed from the Five Finger Ridge Site (42SV1686) and the Icicle Bench Site (42SV1372), Sevier County, UT. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Jul 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Fremont Indian State Park Museum professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation (previously listed as Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah (Washakie)); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes (previously listed as Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; ShoshoneBannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah); and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains In 1983, human remains representing, at minimum, nine individuals were removed from the Five Finger Ridge Site (42SV1686) and the Icicle Bench Site (42SV1372) in Sevier County, UT. The remains of eight individuals were removed from the Five Finger Ridge Site and the remains of one individual were removed from the Icicle Bench Site by the Office of Public Archaeology (OPA) of Brigham Young University as part of the Interstate-70 construction project. Based on the excavated artifacts and architectural structures, both sites belong to the prehistoric Formative (Anasazi/Fremont) Period (from approximately 400 B.C.E. to 1300 C.E.). PO 00000 Frm 00134 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OPA returned the human remains to the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum in 1987. From December 2018 to December 2020, a physical anthropology/forensics analyst from the Utah State Historic Preservation Office conducted a detailed examination of the fragmentary human remains, during which over 1,000 individual bone fragments were identified. Only by plotting the findspots of the human remains and through forensic reconstruction could the number of individuals be determined. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum Officials of the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American, based on the culture represented by the excavated artifacts and architectural structures. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of nine individuals 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. • 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 Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. • 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 Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah. 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 Kevin Taylor, Manager, Fremont Indian State Park and Museum, 3820 W Clear Creek Canyon Road, Sevier, UT 84766–6058, telephone (435) 527–4631, email kevintaylor@utah.gov, by August 18, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 135 / Monday, July 19, 2021 / Notices human remains to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah may proceed. The Fremont Indian State Park and Museum is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: July 7, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–15255 Filed 7–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032261; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository 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 Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository. 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 Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository at the address in this notice by August 18, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. April Laktonen Counceller, Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, 215 Mission Road First Floor, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone (844) 425–8844, email april@alutiiqmuseum.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:23 Jul 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human remains were removed from the Aleut Village North Archeological Site (49– AFG–00004), Afognak Island, AK. 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. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Native Village of Afognak and the Native Village of Port Lions. History and Description of the Remains In June 2012, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were discovered in a sample of faunal material collected from the Aleut Village North archeological site (49–AFG–00004) on Afognak Island, AK. The site is on a Native allotment conveyed to the late Fred Pestrikoff and now owned by his heir Karen Pestrikoff. From 1997 to 2000, the Pestrikoff family allowed excavations on this land as part of the Native Village of Afognak’s Dig Afognak Program. Beginning in 1997, artifacts and samples from the project were deposited at the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository for care, as a loan from Karen Pestrikoff under museum accession number AM330. In 2012, the cranial fragment was identified by zooarcheologist Bob Kopperl, while completing an inventory of faunal materials. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Staff contacted Karen Pestrikoff regarding the human remains and she signed a transfer of control allowing the museum to separate the human remains from the collection for the purposes of repatriation. This occurred in November 2019. The Aleut Village North Archeological Site is a prehistoric and historic settlement north of Afognak Village on the southeast coast of Afognak Island. The site has a wellpreserved midden that dates to the Kachemak and Koniag traditions, as well as historic deposits of material. PO 00000 Frm 00135 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 38121 Human remains have been found at this site in the past (73 FR 79903), and have been determined to be Kodiak Alutiiq. Archeological data indicates that the ancestors of the Kodiak Alutiiq people have inhabited the Kodiak region for over 7,500 years. As the prehistoric midden deposit in which the cranial fragment was found covers this time span, the human remains are related to the contemporary Kodiak Alutiiq people. Specifically, the human remains are from an area of the Kodiak Archipelago traditionally used by members of the Native Village of Afognak and the Native Village of Port Lions. Determinations Made by the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository Officials of the Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository 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 Native Village of Afognak and the Native Village of Port Lions. 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 Dr. April Laktonen Counceller, Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository, 215 Mission Road First Floor, Kodiak, AK 99615, telephone (844) 425–8844, email april@ alutiiqmuseum.org, by August 18, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Native Village of Afognak and the Native Village of Port Lions may proceed. The Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository is responsible for notifying the Native Village of Afognak and the Native Village of Port Lions that this notice has been published. Dated: July 7, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. 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National Park Service

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Notice of Inventory Completion: Fremont Indian State Park and 
Museum, Sevier, UT

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Fremont Indian State Park and Museum 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 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 Fremont Indian State Park and 
Museum. 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 Fremont 
Indian State Park Museum at the address in this notice by August 18, 
2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin Taylor, Manager, Fremont Indian 
State Park and Museum, 3820 W Clear Creek Canyon Road, Sevier, UT 
84766-6058, telephone (435) 527-4631, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under 
the control of the Fremont Indian State Park Museum, Sevier, UT. The 
human remains were removed from the Five Finger Ridge Site (42SV1686) 
and the Icicle Bench Site (42SV1372), Sevier County, UT.
    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 the Fremont 
Indian State Park Museum professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, 
Nevada and Utah; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians 
of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona; Northwestern Band of the 
Shoshone Nation (previously listed as Northwestern Band of Shoshoni 
Nation and the Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah 
(Washakie)); Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar Band of Paiutes, Kanosh 
Band of Paiutes, Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of 
Paiutes (previously listed as Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (Cedar City 
Band of Paiutes, Kanosh Band of Paiutes, Koosharem Band of Paiutes, 
Indian Peaks Band of Paiutes, and Shivwits Band of Paiutes)); Pueblo of 
Jemez, New Mexico; San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe of Arizona; Shoshone-
Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation; Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of 
the Duck Valley Reservation, Nevada; Skull Valley Band of Goshute 
Indians of Utah; Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute 
Reservation, Colorado; Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah; Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (previously listed as Ute 
Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & 
Utah); and the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico 
(hereafter referred to as ``The Consulted Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1983, human remains representing, at minimum, nine individuals 
were removed from the Five Finger Ridge Site (42SV1686) and the Icicle 
Bench Site (42SV1372) in Sevier County, UT. The remains of eight 
individuals were removed from the Five Finger Ridge Site and the 
remains of one individual were removed from the Icicle Bench Site by 
the Office of Public Archaeology (OPA) of Brigham Young University as 
part of the Interstate-70 construction project. Based on the excavated 
artifacts and architectural structures, both sites belong to the 
prehistoric Formative (Anasazi/Fremont) Period (from approximately 400 
B.C.E. to 1300 C.E.).
    OPA returned the human remains to the Fremont Indian State Park and 
Museum in 1987. From December 2018 to December 2020, a physical 
anthropology/forensics analyst from the Utah State Historic 
Preservation Office conducted a detailed examination of the fragmentary 
human remains, during which over 1,000 individual bone fragments were 
identified. Only by plotting the findspots of the human remains and 
through forensic reconstruction could the number of individuals be 
determined. No known individuals were identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum

    Officials of the Fremont Indian State Park and Museum have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American, based on the culture represented by 
the excavated artifacts and architectural structures.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of nine individuals 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.
     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 Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah.
     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 Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah.

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 Kevin Taylor, Manager, Fremont Indian 
State Park and Museum, 3820 W Clear Creek Canyon Road, Sevier, UT 
84766-6058, telephone (435) 527-4631, email [email protected], by 
August 18, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the

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human remains to the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray 
Reservation, Utah may proceed.
    The Fremont Indian State Park and Museum is responsible for 
notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 7, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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