Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Correction, 44051-44052 [2021-17060]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices Dated: July 28, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–17058 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032396; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University has corrected a Notice of Intent to Repatriate published in the Federal Register on July 30, 2007. This notice corrects the number 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at the address in this notice by September 10, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Capone, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, email pcapone@ fas.harvard.edu. SUMMARY: 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:05 Aug 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 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. This notice corrects the number of unassociated funerary objects published in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate in the Federal Register (72 FR 41522–41524, July 30, 2007). [The cultural affiliation determinations made in this Notice of Intent to Repatriate were subsequently corrected in the Federal Register (73 FR 58619–58620, October 7, 2008, and 77 FR 46114, August 2, 2012)]. Further consultation and inventory review with the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin, yielded additional evidence of cultural affiliation for several unassociated funerary objects. A detailed re-inventory of cultural items from New Jersey held by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology revealed additional unassociated funerary objects, produced more specific site information for some unassociated funerary objects, and showed that two previously reported cultural items did not meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not occurred. Correction In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 1, paragraph 2 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: The 63 cultural items are stone effigy pendants, glass and shell beads, ceramic sherds, projectile points, bone fragments, metal bells, one worked stone, one ceramic pipe, and one pipe stem fragment. 44051 corrected by substituting the following paragraph: In 1909, 22 cultural items were recovered from the A.K. Rowan Farm site and ‘‘burial place near old house’’ in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Ernest Volk and R.E. Merwin during a Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by Mr. Volk and Mr. Merwin. The 22 unassociated funerary objects are six projectile points, one stone scraper, one set of glass beads, five lots of ceramic sherds, two worked bone fragments, three metal bells, one worked stone, one stone effigy pendant depicting a face, one kaolin pipe stem fragment, and one ground stone pendant. In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, paragraph 6, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: In 1911, 10 cultural items were recovered from an ‘‘Indian Burying Ground’’ south of the Riverview Cemetery, on the south shore of the Delaware River, in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Frank Wachter. In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, paragraph 6, sentence 3 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: The 10 unassociated funerary objects are one set of glass beads, one kaolin pipe, five shell bird effigy ornaments, one shell bead, one worked wood fragment, and one lot of metal bracelet fragments. In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, paragraph 1 is corrected by deleting the following paragraph: Between 1888 and 1917, three cultural items were recovered from the Lalor Field site in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by C.C. Abbott and Ernest Volk. They were donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by Mr. Abbott at an unknown date and accessioned into the Museum’s collection in 1952. The three unassociated funerary objects are three lots of ceramic sherds. In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, paragraph 3 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, paragraph 2 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph: The cultural item most likely dates to the Middle or Late Woodland Periods (A.D. 0– 1500), as suggested by the decoration and/or fabric of the sherds. In 1895, four cultural items were recovered from the Lalor Field site in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Ernest Volk during a Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by Mr. Volk. Three of the cultural items were accessioned into the Museum’s collection in 1895 but one of the cultural items was not accessioned into the Museum’s collection until 1952, as a gift of C.C. Abbott. The four unassociated funerary objects are three lots of ceramic sherds and one ceramic pot base. In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, paragraph 3, the following paragraphs are added to the end of paragraph 3: In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, paragraph 4 is PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In 1872, six cultural items were recovered from graves in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by C.C. Abbott and F.W. Putnam. They were donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by the Peabody Museum Salem (now the Peabody Essex Museum) through Ernest Dodge in 1952. The unassociated funerary objects are one ceramic pipe stem, one ceramic pipe bowl fragment, two mortars, and two pestles. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 44052 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 152 / Wednesday, August 11, 2021 / Notices The ceramic pipe stem and ceramic pipe bowl fragment most likely date to the Late Woodland Period (A.D. 900–1500), as suggested by the decoration on the pipe bowl fragment. Consultation, oral tradition, archeological, and historical evidence indicates that the two mortars and two pestles are typically used as ‘‘paint pots’’ for applying pigment to the face of the deceased, a practice that persisted from at least the Late Woodland to the Historic Period and present day (A.D. post-900). In 1895, 15 cultural items were recovered from the Lowland site in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Ernest Volk during a Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by Mr. Volk. Five of the cultural items were accessioned into the Museum’s collection in 1895 but 10 of the cultural items were not accessioned into the Museum’s collection until 1952, as a gift of C.C. Abbott. The 15 unassociated funerary objects are nine lots of ceramic sherds, five projectile points, and one chipped stone. The cultural items most likely date to the Middle or Late Woodland Periods (A.D. 0– 1500), as suggested by the decoration and/or fabric of the ceramic sherds and the shapes of the projectile points. In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, paragraph 4, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: Museum documentation indicates that the 63 cultural items described above were recovered from burial contexts. In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, paragraph 5, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following sentence: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 63 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. 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 Patricia Capone, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, email pcapone@ fas.harvard.edu, by September 10, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:05 Aug 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin may proceed. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University is responsible for notifying the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin that this notice has been published. Dated: July 28, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–17060 Filed 8–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032397; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Museum) 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 object 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 object should submit a written request to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary object 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 object should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at the address in this notice by September 10, 2021. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Capone, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496–3702, email pcapone@ fas.harvard.edu. 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 an associated funerary object under the control of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. The human remains and associated funerary object were removed from Mercer, Burlington, and Monmouth Counties, NJ. 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 and associated funerary object. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary object was made by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. History and Description of the Remains In 1905, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Lalor Field in Mercer County, NJ, by Ernest Volk as part of a Peabody Museum expedition. Volk removed the human remains from an unknown provenience within Lalor Field. The human remains are fragmentary cranial remains of an adult of indeterminate sex and age. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Between 1910 and 1912, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location in Trenton in Mercer County, NJ, by Charles C. Abbott and his son Richard (Dick) M. Abbott. Charles C. Abbott donated the human remains to the Peabody Museum in 1912. The human remains are fragmentary postcranial remains of an adult of indeterminate sex and age. No known E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

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Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; 
Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard 
University has corrected a Notice of Intent to Repatriate published in 
the Federal Register on July 30, 2007. This notice corrects the number 
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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. 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 Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology at the address in this notice by September 
10, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Capone, Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, 
Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, 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 Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard 
University, Cambridge, MA, 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.
    This notice corrects the number of unassociated funerary objects 
published in a Notice of Intent to Repatriate in the Federal Register 
(72 FR 41522-41524, July 30, 2007). [The cultural affiliation 
determinations made in this Notice of Intent to Repatriate were 
subsequently corrected in the Federal Register (73 FR 58619-58620, 
October 7, 2008, and 77 FR 46114, August 2, 2012)]. Further 
consultation and inventory review with the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, 
Wisconsin, yielded additional evidence of cultural affiliation for 
several unassociated funerary objects. A detailed re-inventory of 
cultural items from New Jersey held by the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology revealed additional unassociated funerary 
objects, produced more specific site information for some unassociated 
funerary objects, and showed that two previously reported cultural 
items did not meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects. 
Transfer of control of the items in this correction notice has not 
occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 1, 
paragraph 2 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    The 63 cultural items are stone effigy pendants, glass and shell 
beads, ceramic sherds, projectile points, bone fragments, metal 
bells, one worked stone, one ceramic pipe, and one pipe stem 
fragment.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, 
paragraph 2 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    In 1895, four cultural items were recovered from the Lalor Field 
site in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Ernest Volk during a Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by Mr. Volk. 
Three of the cultural items were accessioned into the Museum's 
collection in 1895 but one of the cultural items was not accessioned 
into the Museum's collection until 1952, as a gift of C.C. Abbott. 
The four unassociated funerary objects are three lots of ceramic 
sherds and one ceramic pot base.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, 
paragraph 4 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    In 1909, 22 cultural items were recovered from the A.K. Rowan 
Farm site and ``burial place near old house'' in Trenton, Mercer 
County, NJ, by Ernest Volk and R.E. Merwin during a Peabody Museum 
of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by Mr. Volk and Mr. 
Merwin. The 22 unassociated funerary objects are six projectile 
points, one stone scraper, one set of glass beads, five lots of 
ceramic sherds, two worked bone fragments, three metal bells, one 
worked stone, one stone effigy pendant depicting a face, one kaolin 
pipe stem fragment, and one ground stone pendant.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, 
paragraph 6, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    In 1911, 10 cultural items were recovered from an ``Indian 
Burying Ground'' south of the Riverview Cemetery, on the south shore 
of the Delaware River, in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Frank 
Wachter.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 2, 
paragraph 6, sentence 3 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    The 10 unassociated funerary objects are one set of glass beads, 
one kaolin pipe, five shell bird effigy ornaments, one shell bead, 
one worked wood fragment, and one lot of metal bracelet fragments.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, 
paragraph 1 is corrected by deleting the following paragraph:

    Between 1888 and 1917, three cultural items were recovered from 
the Lalor Field site in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by C.C. Abbott 
and Ernest Volk. They were donated to the Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology by Mr. Abbott at an unknown date and 
accessioned into the Museum's collection in 1952. The three 
unassociated funerary objects are three lots of ceramic sherds.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, 
paragraph 3 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    The cultural item most likely dates to the Middle or Late 
Woodland Periods (A.D. 0-1500), as suggested by the decoration and/
or fabric of the sherds.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, 
paragraph 3, the following paragraphs are added to the end of paragraph 
3:

    In 1872, six cultural items were recovered from graves in 
Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by C.C. Abbott and F.W. Putnam. They 
were donated to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology by 
the Peabody Museum Salem (now the Peabody Essex Museum) through 
Ernest Dodge in 1952. The unassociated funerary objects are one 
ceramic pipe stem, one ceramic pipe bowl fragment, two mortars, and 
two pestles.

[[Page 44052]]

    The ceramic pipe stem and ceramic pipe bowl fragment most likely 
date to the Late Woodland Period (A.D. 900-1500), as suggested by 
the decoration on the pipe bowl fragment. Consultation, oral 
tradition, archeological, and historical evidence indicates that the 
two mortars and two pestles are typically used as ``paint pots'' for 
applying pigment to the face of the deceased, a practice that 
persisted from at least the Late Woodland to the Historic Period and 
present day (A.D. post-900).
    In 1895, 15 cultural items were recovered from the Lowland site 
in Trenton, Mercer County, NJ, by Ernest Volk during a Peabody 
Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology expedition led by Mr. Volk. Five 
of the cultural items were accessioned into the Museum's collection 
in 1895 but 10 of the cultural items were not accessioned into the 
Museum's collection until 1952, as a gift of C.C. Abbott. The 15 
unassociated funerary objects are nine lots of ceramic sherds, five 
projectile points, and one chipped stone.
    The cultural items most likely date to the Middle or Late 
Woodland Periods (A.D. 0-1500), as suggested by the decoration and/
or fabric of the ceramic sherds and the shapes of the projectile 
points.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, 
paragraph 4, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Museum documentation indicates that the 63 cultural items 
described above were recovered from burial contexts.

    In the Federal Register (72 FR 41523, July 30, 2007), column 3, 
paragraph 5, sentence 1 is corrected by substituting the following 
sentence:

    Officials of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, 
Harvard University have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 63 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.

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 Patricia Capone, Peabody Museum of 
Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, 
Cambridge, MA 02138, telephone (617) 496-3702, email 
[email protected], by September 10, 2021. After that date, if no 
additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the 
unassociated funerary objects to the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, 
Wisconsin may proceed.
    The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University 
is responsible for notifying the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware 
Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin that 
this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 28, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-17060 Filed 8-10-21; 8:45 am]
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