Notice of Inventory Completion: Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex, (Formerly Baylor University's Strecker Museum; Formerly Baylor University Museum), Waco, TX, 46012-46015 [2021-17562]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 46012 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / Notices tooth; one adult, 24–40 years old, possible male; one adult, 25–55 years old, possible male with osteoarthritis, fused vertebrae, and dental abscesses; one adult, 25–60 years old, possible male with a possible infection; one adult, 30+ years old; one adult, 35+ years old, possible male with a possible infection; one adult with a possible infection; six adults; and four cremated adults. The site has been dated to the Late Middle Woodland/Early Late Woodland Period (300 B.C.–A.D. 1000) based on diagnostic artifacts. No known individuals were identified. The 28 associated funerary objects present are one lot of copper pan pipe with botanical insert, quadrilobate ceramic vessel, and soil sample; 11 lots of earthenware sherds; one lot of earthenware sherds and charcoal fragments; one lot faunal bone fragments; one lot earthenware sherds; one lot soil sample with rocks and faunal bone fragments; one lot soil sample with pebbles, charcoal, and botanical inclusions; one lot sidenotched projectile point; one lot soil sample with stones and botanical inclusions; one lot soil sample with stones; one lot soil sample; one lot charcoal, sand, and pebbles; one lot charcoal and botanical inclusions; one lot soil sample with charcoal, pebbles, and cremated faunal bone fragments; one lot charcoal and lithic flake; one lot soil sample with charcoal; one lot charcoal fleck fragments with sand; and one lot soil sample with charcoal and lithic inclusions. In October and November of 1956, human remains representing, at minimum, six individuals were removed from the Palmiteer Mound site (20NE101) in Newaygo County, MI. Two amateur collectors excavated Mound 3, which is part of a larger mound group, located near the Muskegon River. The oblong burial pit within the mound was noted to contain a bundle burial, a Busycon sp. conch shell, 200 copper beads, and an antler bone tool. Only the human remains were donated to the UMMAA soon after they were excavated. At a later date, the UMMAA received two copper beads from a different collector that were also recorded as being from the site. The human remains are one infant 18 months to 2 years old; one child 4–6 years old; one juvenile; one adolescent 12–15 years old; one adult 35+ years old, sex indeterminate with a possible underlying infection; and one adult, sex indeterminate. The site has been dated to the Middle Woodland Period (300 B.C.–A.D. 500) based on the burial treatment and diagnostic artifacts. No VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Aug 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects present are one lot of copper beads; one lot unworked faunal bone fragment; and one lot unworked faunal bone fragments. On an unknown date in 1847, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the St. Helen’s Lake site in Roscommon County, MI. The human remains and earthenware sherd were removed from a mound, and donated to UMMAA by a person associated with the Michigan Geological Survey from the Department of Conservation. It is unclear how the site was excavated and if the human remains are associated with the sherd. The human remains are one adult 30– 50 years, sex indeterminate. No known individual was identified. The site is dated to the Early Late Woodland based on the earthenware sherd. The one associated funerary object is one lot earthenware sherd. Determinations Made by the University of Michigan Officials of the University of Michigan have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on cranial morphology, dental traits, accession documentation, and archeological context. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 50 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 108 objects 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), a relationship of shared group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land from which the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains and PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 associated funerary objects may be to The 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Ben Secunda, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of Michigan, Office of Research, 4080 Fleming Building, 503 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109–1340, telephone (734) 647–9085, email bsecunda@ umich.edu, by September 16, 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 Michigan is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–17561 Filed 8–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032426; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, (Formerly Baylor University’s Strecker Museum; Formerly Baylor University Museum), Waco, TX National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex (formerly Baylor University’s Strecker Museum; formerly Baylor University Museum), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / Notices 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex at the address in this notice by September 16, 2021. ADDRESSES: Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798–7154, telephone (254) 710– 4835, email anita_benedict@baylor.edu. 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Bell, Falls, Harris, Hill, and McLennan Counties, TX. 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco, & Tawakonie), Oklahoma, hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes.’’ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains Sometime prior to January 9, 1990, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Lake Belton Site, Bell County, TX. Remains belonging to one individual of indeterminate age and sex (AR 16317–AR 16361) were collected on an unknown date by an unknown VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Aug 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 person and were given to Tommy Thompson. On January 8, 1990, human remains belonging to two individuals of indeterminate age and sex (AR 16362– AR 16364 and AR 16374–AR 16387) were collected by Mr. Thompson. On January 8, 1990, Mr. Thompson donated the human remains of the three individuals, together with their associated funerary objects, to the Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 30 associated funerary objects are two projectile points (AR 16365, AR 16389); 15 animal remains (AR 16366–AR 16373, AR 16402– 16408); one knife (AR 16388); four scrapers (AR 16390–AR 16393); four cores (AR 16394–AR 16397); and four rocks (AR 16398–AR 16401). In June 1953, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from a shelter along the Leon River near Bland, Bell County, TX, by James Geiselbrecht, an individual named Jones, and others, who later donated them to the Museum. The human remains belong to a female aged 27–30 years (AR 3443) and an individual of undetermined age and sex (AR 20916). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On July 22, 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Lake Belton area, near the Leon River, Bell County, TX. The human remains and funerary object were collected by Carol A. Dorough. Ms. Dorough donated the human remains to the Museum on July 24, 1984. The human remains (AR 20800) belong to an adult male. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is one lot of stone tools, shells, and an animal tooth (AR 20901). On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site near Satin, Falls County, TX. The human remains were collected and donated to the Museum by J.M. Henshaw. The human remains (AR 4021–A–T) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site near La Porte, Harris County, TX, by an unknown individual. Subsequently, the remains were given to the YMCA in Waco, TX, by Mrs. Gillespie. In 1903, the human remains were donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 20802) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46013 No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On August 7, 1983, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a location near Aquilla, Hill County, TX, by Theodore A. Urbanovsky. On August 11, 1983, the human remains were donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 12877) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. (The accession record also includes a donation of bison bones (P 4718) and some charcoal (disposition unknown) from the same locality. These donated items had been found together with a flint dart point, which was not part of the donation.) Sometime prior to 1906, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 220 N 6th St./6th St. and Columbus Ave. in Waco, McLennan County, TX. The human remains and an associated funerary object were collected and donated by John K. Strecker. The human remains (AR 4012) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is a projectile point (AR 4040). In the fall of 1941, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the Asa Warner Site #2 (41ML46) in McLennan County, TX. In September of 1941, human remains belonging to a male aged 35–40 years (AR 15403) were removed by Frank H. Watt, Clyde Webb, Sam Horne, and J.E. Hawkins. On October 19, 1941, human remains belonging to a young adult male (AR 20808) were removed by Otis Marrs, an individual named Richardson, and Frank H. Watt. On October 13, 1941, a fragmentary shell pendant (AR 20793) was collected by Marrs, Richardson, and Watt. Sometime between September of 1941 and December of 1942, a shell pendant made from a large seashell (AR 20794) was collected by an unknown person. In June of 1995, the University of Texas at Austin Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) donated the above-described items to the Museum. (Missing are remains belonging to one individual (AR 15404) collected by the TARL Field School in June of 1973 and donated to the Museum.) No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are two shell pendants (AR 20793 and AR 20794). During the summer of 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Braswell Property, Lorena, McLennan E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 46014 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / Notices County, TX, by Robert Braswell and the Director of the Museum, Calvin B. Smith. The human remains (AR 20804) belong to an adult of indeterminate sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On February 28, 1936, human remains representing, at minimum, 11 individuals were removed from the Brazos Mass Burial Site in Waco, McLennan County, TX. Dr. William P. Meroney, who was notified of the burial on February 27, 1936, collected the remains, together with Frank H. Watt and the Central Texas Archaeology Society (CTAS). On October 20, 1938, remains belonging to seven of the 11 individuals were loaned to the Museum by CTAS (AR 12771–A–GG, AR 2980– A–B, AR 3341–A–B, AR 3342–A–B, AR 4016–A–B, AR 4019–A–B, AR 4023–A– B). In 1980, Frank Watt transferred his entire collection, including the remains of two individuals, from the Brazos Mass Burial Site, to Baylor University, and named Dr. John Fox as the administrator for the collection. In 1985 and 1991, Dr. Fox donated the remains of two of the two individuals he received from Watt to the Museum (AR 12772, AR 15405). On an unknown date, an unknown person donated the remains of two additional individuals to the Museum (AR 2991, AR 12777). The human remains belong to one male aged 65 years (AR 12771–A–GG); one individual of undetermined sex aged four years (AR 12772); one male aged 60 years (AR 15405–A–C); one male aged 20 years (AR 2980–A–B); one female aged 18 years (AR 3341–A–B); one male aged 65 years (AR 3342–A–B); one female aged 25 years (AR 4016–A–B); one male aged 50 years (AR 4019–A–B); one female aged 16 years (AR 4023–A– B); one child aged seven years (AR 2991); and one individual of undetermined sex and age (AR 12777). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In April of 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site near Cow Bayou, 10 miles southwest of Waco, in McLennan County, TX, by Bill Taylor. The human remains were donated to the Museum on January 3, 1974. The human remains (AR 12763–A–P) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On September 14, 1930, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a gravel pit 14 miles east of Waco on the Brazos River, in McLennan County, TX, by Frank Bryce, J.M. Henshaw, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Aug 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 Kenneth H. Aynesworth. At an unknown date, the remains were donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 5599–A–B) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In August of 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an Indian burial ground located along the Middle Bosque River near Crawford, in McLennan County, TX. The human remains were collected by Brent A. Brown and Jim Shumard. They were donated to the Museum on November 11, 1969. The human remains (AR 12768–A–EE) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On May 8, 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from the North Bosque River area, near China Spring, in McLennan County, TX. The human remains, along with associated funerary objects, were collected and donated to the Museum by Horace Huskerson. The human remains belong to one adult of indeterminate sex (AR 12762) and one child of indeterminate sex (AR 20902). No known individuals were identified. The six associated funerary objects are one animal femur (AR 20903), four rusted iron bracelets (AR 20904–AR 20907), and one bracelet of blue clay and white shell (AR 20908). In August of 1963, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from Lake Waco in Waco, McLennan County, TX. The human remains were collected by the Director of the Museum, Bryce C. Brown. Both individuals (AR 12765, AR 12766–A–V) are of indeterminate age and sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Sometime prior to May of 1937, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site near Waco, in McLennan County, TX, by an unknown person. According to Museum donation records, sand on the human remains was thought to be from the Brazos River, near Waco. The human remains were donated to the Museum by E.M. Thorpe in May of 1937. The human remains (AR 2978–A–WW) belong to a male aged 55–60 years. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. During the summer of 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site south of Lorena, in McLennan County, TX. The human PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remains, along with associated funerary objects, were collected by the Director of the Museum, Calvin B. Smith. The human remains (AR 20812) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is one lot of animal remains (AR 20795). Sometime prior to May 19, 1937, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from a farm located east of Waco, in McLennan County, TX, by Treneo Ruiz. The human remains were purchased by the Museum on May 19, 1937. Both individuals (AR 12760–A–S, AR 20811) are of indeterminate age and sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On April 11, 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site near Highway 6 and Tehuacana Creek, in McLennan County, TX, by Frank L. Haedage and donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 12764–A–K) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On December 30, 1989, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from a previously disturbed burial on Trading House Creek Reservoir, in McLennan County, TX. The human remains were collected by the Director of the Museum, Calvin B. Smith. The human remains (AR 20803) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the White Rock Gravel Pit in Waco, McLennan County, TX, by the Lattimores and donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 4017) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex Officials of Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 38 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 41 objects described in this notice are reasonably believed to have been E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / Notices 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 based on geographic evidence. 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 Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798–7154, telephone (254) 710– 4835, email anita_benedict@baylor.edu, by September 16, 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. Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–17562 Filed 8–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032429; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC and University of Montana, Missoula, MT National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), assisted by the University of Montana, 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Aug 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice who wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the BIA through the University of Montana. 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 who wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the BIA through the University of Montana at the address in this notice by September 16, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kelly Dixon, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243–2693, email kelly.dixon@ mso.umt.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 under the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC and in the physical custody of the University of Montana, Missoula, MT. The human remains were removed from the Crow Reservation, Big Horn County, MT. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made on behalf of the BIA by the University of Montana professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Crow Tribe of Montana. History and Description of the Remains Around 1946, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from a ‘‘battlefield in Crow Country’’ in Big Horn County, MT, by Albert H. Sletton, PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46015 who donated them to the University of Montana. The human remains belong to four adult males. Two individuals are represented by mandibles (UMACF #I6916 and #I16918), a third individual is represented by a skull (cranium and mandible; UMACF #I6919), and a fourth individual is represented by a partial cranium showing sharp force perimortem trauma (UMACF #I6916). No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The area of Big Horn County and the Crow Reservation includes several battlefields—including the Battle of the Little Big Horn and Rosebud Battlefield—where human remains exist. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and University of Montana Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the University of Montana 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(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Crow Tribe of Montana. Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe not identified in this notice who wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Dr. Kelly Dixon, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243–2693, email kelly.dixon@ mso.umt.edu, by September 16, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Crow Tribe of Montana may proceed. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, assisted by the University of Montana, is responsible for notifying the Crow Tribe of Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–17565 Filed 8–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032426; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Baylor University's Mayborn 
Museum Complex, (Formerly Baylor University's Strecker Museum; Formerly 
Baylor University Museum), Waco, TX

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex (formerly Baylor 
University's Strecker Museum; formerly Baylor University Museum), in 
consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations, 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 Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex. If no 
additional requestors come forward, transfer of

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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 Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex at 
the address in this notice by September 16, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University's Mayborn Museum 
Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798-7154, telephone (254) 
710-4835, 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 Baylor University's 
Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Bell, Falls, Harris, Hill, and 
McLennan Counties, TX.
    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 Baylor 
University's Mayborn Museum Complex professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, 
Oklahoma; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of 
Oklahoma; and the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco, 
& Tawakonie), Oklahoma, hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes.''

History and Description of the Remains

    Sometime prior to January 9, 1990, human remains representing, at 
minimum, three individuals were removed from the Lake Belton Site, Bell 
County, TX. Remains belonging to one individual of indeterminate age 
and sex (AR 16317-AR 16361) were collected on an unknown date by an 
unknown person and were given to Tommy Thompson. On January 8, 1990, 
human remains belonging to two individuals of indeterminate age and sex 
(AR 16362-AR 16364 and AR 16374-AR 16387) were collected by Mr. 
Thompson. On January 8, 1990, Mr. Thompson donated the human remains of 
the three individuals, together with their associated funerary objects, 
to the Museum. No known individuals were identified. The 30 associated 
funerary objects are two projectile points (AR 16365, AR 16389); 15 
animal remains (AR 16366-AR 16373, AR 16402-16408); one knife (AR 
16388); four scrapers (AR 16390-AR 16393); four cores (AR 16394-AR 
16397); and four rocks (AR 16398-AR 16401).
    In June 1953, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from a shelter along the Leon River near 
Bland, Bell County, TX, by James Geiselbrecht, an individual named 
Jones, and others, who later donated them to the Museum. The human 
remains belong to a female aged 27-30 years (AR 3443) and an individual 
of undetermined age and sex (AR 20916). No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    On July 22, 1984, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Lake Belton area, near the Leon River, 
Bell County, TX. The human remains and funerary object were collected 
by Carol A. Dorough. Ms. Dorough donated the human remains to the 
Museum on July 24, 1984. The human remains (AR 20800) belong to an 
adult male. No known individual was identified. The one associated 
funerary object is one lot of stone tools, shells, and an animal tooth 
(AR 20901).
    On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unidentified site near Satin, Falls 
County, TX. The human remains were collected and donated to the Museum 
by J.M. Henshaw. The human remains (AR 4021-A-T) belong to an 
individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unidentified site near La Porte, Harris 
County, TX, by an unknown individual. Subsequently, the remains were 
given to the YMCA in Waco, TX, by Mrs. Gillespie. In 1903, the human 
remains were donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 20802) belong 
to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    On August 7, 1983, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a location near Aquilla, Hill County, TX, 
by Theodore A. Urbanovsky. On August 11, 1983, the human remains were 
donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 12877) belong to an 
individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present. (The accession 
record also includes a donation of bison bones (P 4718) and some 
charcoal (disposition unknown) from the same locality. These donated 
items had been found together with a flint dart point, which was not 
part of the donation.)
    Sometime prior to 1906, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from 220 N 6th St./6th St. and Columbus Ave. in 
Waco, McLennan County, TX. The human remains and an associated funerary 
object were collected and donated by John K. Strecker. The human 
remains (AR 4012) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. 
No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object 
is a projectile point (AR 4040).
    In the fall of 1941, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from the Asa Warner Site #2 (41ML46) in 
McLennan County, TX. In September of 1941, human remains belonging to a 
male aged 35-40 years (AR 15403) were removed by Frank H. Watt, Clyde 
Webb, Sam Horne, and J.E. Hawkins. On October 19, 1941, human remains 
belonging to a young adult male (AR 20808) were removed by Otis Marrs, 
an individual named Richardson, and Frank H. Watt. On October 13, 1941, 
a fragmentary shell pendant (AR 20793) was collected by Marrs, 
Richardson, and Watt. Sometime between September of 1941 and December 
of 1942, a shell pendant made from a large seashell (AR 20794) was 
collected by an unknown person. In June of 1995, the University of 
Texas at Austin Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) donated 
the above-described items to the Museum. (Missing are remains belonging 
to one individual (AR 15404) collected by the TARL Field School in June 
of 1973 and donated to the Museum.) No known individuals were 
identified. The two associated funerary objects are two shell pendants 
(AR 20793 and AR 20794).
    During the summer of 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual were removed from the Braswell Property, Lorena, 
McLennan

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County, TX, by Robert Braswell and the Director of the Museum, Calvin 
B. Smith. The human remains (AR 20804) belong to an adult of 
indeterminate sex. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    On February 28, 1936, human remains representing, at minimum, 11 
individuals were removed from the Brazos Mass Burial Site in Waco, 
McLennan County, TX. Dr. William P. Meroney, who was notified of the 
burial on February 27, 1936, collected the remains, together with Frank 
H. Watt and the Central Texas Archaeology Society (CTAS). On October 
20, 1938, remains belonging to seven of the 11 individuals were loaned 
to the Museum by CTAS (AR 12771-A-GG, AR 2980-A-B, AR 3341-A-B, AR 
3342-A-B, AR 4016-A-B, AR 4019-A-B, AR 4023-A-B). In 1980, Frank Watt 
transferred his entire collection, including the remains of two 
individuals, from the Brazos Mass Burial Site, to Baylor University, 
and named Dr. John Fox as the administrator for the collection. In 1985 
and 1991, Dr. Fox donated the remains of two of the two individuals he 
received from Watt to the Museum (AR 12772, AR 15405). On an unknown 
date, an unknown person donated the remains of two additional 
individuals to the Museum (AR 2991, AR 12777). The human remains belong 
to one male aged 65 years (AR 12771-A-GG); one individual of 
undetermined sex aged four years (AR 12772); one male aged 60 years (AR 
15405-A-C); one male aged 20 years (AR 2980-A-B); one female aged 18 
years (AR 3341-A-B); one male aged 65 years (AR 3342-A-B); one female 
aged 25 years (AR 4016-A-B); one male aged 50 years (AR 4019-A-B); one 
female aged 16 years (AR 4023-A-B); one child aged seven years (AR 
2991); and one individual of undetermined sex and age (AR 12777). No 
known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    In April of 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unidentified site near Cow Bayou, 10 
miles southwest of Waco, in McLennan County, TX, by Bill Taylor. The 
human remains were donated to the Museum on January 3, 1974. The human 
remains (AR 12763-A-P) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and 
sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    On September 14, 1930, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a gravel pit 14 miles east of Waco on the 
Brazos River, in McLennan County, TX, by Frank Bryce, J.M. Henshaw, and 
Kenneth H. Aynesworth. At an unknown date, the remains were donated to 
the Museum. The human remains (AR 5599-A-B) belong to an individual of 
indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    In August of 1967, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an Indian burial ground located along the 
Middle Bosque River near Crawford, in McLennan County, TX. The human 
remains were collected by Brent A. Brown and Jim Shumard. They were 
donated to the Museum on November 11, 1969. The human remains (AR 
12768-A-EE) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and sex. No 
known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    On May 8, 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from the North Bosque River area, near China 
Spring, in McLennan County, TX. The human remains, along with 
associated funerary objects, were collected and donated to the Museum 
by Horace Huskerson. The human remains belong to one adult of 
indeterminate sex (AR 12762) and one child of indeterminate sex (AR 
20902). No known individuals were identified. The six associated 
funerary objects are one animal femur (AR 20903), four rusted iron 
bracelets (AR 20904-AR 20907), and one bracelet of blue clay and white 
shell (AR 20908).
    In August of 1963, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from Lake Waco in Waco, McLennan County, TX. 
The human remains were collected by the Director of the Museum, Bryce 
C. Brown. Both individuals (AR 12765, AR 12766-A-V) are of 
indeterminate age and sex. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    Sometime prior to May of 1937, human remains representing, at 
minimum, one individual were removed from an unidentified site near 
Waco, in McLennan County, TX, by an unknown person. According to Museum 
donation records, sand on the human remains was thought to be from the 
Brazos River, near Waco. The human remains were donated to the Museum 
by E.M. Thorpe in May of 1937. The human remains (AR 2978-A-WW) belong 
to a male aged 55-60 years. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    During the summer of 1987, human remains representing, at minimum, 
one individual were removed from an unidentified site south of Lorena, 
in McLennan County, TX. The human remains, along with associated 
funerary objects, were collected by the Director of the Museum, Calvin 
B. Smith. The human remains (AR 20812) belong to an individual of 
indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was identified. The one 
associated funerary object is one lot of animal remains (AR 20795).
    Sometime prior to May 19, 1937, human remains representing, at 
minimum, two individuals were removed from a farm located east of Waco, 
in McLennan County, TX, by Treneo Ruiz. The human remains were 
purchased by the Museum on May 19, 1937. Both individuals (AR 12760-A-
S, AR 20811) are of indeterminate age and sex. No known individuals 
were identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    On April 11, 1974, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from an unidentified site near Highway 6 and 
Tehuacana Creek, in McLennan County, TX, by Frank L. Haedage and 
donated to the Museum. The human remains (AR 12764-A-K) belong to an 
individual of indeterminate age and sex. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    On December 30, 1989, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a previously disturbed burial on Trading 
House Creek Reservoir, in McLennan County, TX. The human remains were 
collected by the Director of the Museum, Calvin B. Smith. The human 
remains (AR 20803) belong to an individual of indeterminate age and 
sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects 
are present.
    On an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the White Rock Gravel Pit in Waco, 
McLennan County, TX, by the Lattimores and donated to the Museum. The 
human remains (AR 4017) belong to an individual of indeterminate age 
and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.

Determinations Made by Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex

    Officials of Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 38 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 41 objects described 
in this notice are reasonably believed to have been

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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 
based on geographic evidence.

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 Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University's 
Mayborn Museum Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798-7154, 
telephone (254) 710-4835, email [email protected], by September 
16, 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.
    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum Complex is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 4, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-17562 Filed 8-16-21; 8:45 am]
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