Notice of Inventory Completion: Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, AL, 46007-46008 [2021-17563]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / Notices 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 Agdaagux Tribe of King Cove; Native Village of Akutan; Native Village of Atka; Native Village of Belkofski; Native Village of Unga; Pauloff Harbor Village; Pribilof Islands Aleut Communities of St. Paul & St. George Islands (Sain George Island and Saint Paul Island); Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point [previously listed as Qagan Tayagungin Tribe of Sand Point Village]; and the Qawalangin Tribe of Unalaska (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to Derrick Cartwright, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110, telephone (619) 260–7632, email dcartwright@sandiego.edu, by September 16, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The University of San Diego is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–17564 Filed 8–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032427; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Consultation Notice of Inventory Completion: Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, AL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDoT) 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Aug 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Alabama Department of Transportation. 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 Alabama Department of Transportation at the address in this notice by September 16, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William B. Turner, Alabama Department of Transportation, 1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36110, telephone (334) 242–6144, email turnerw@dot.state.al.us. 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 Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, AL. The human remains were removed from the Mount Hope Site (1La601), Lawrence County, AL. 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by the University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). [During a 6 February 2020 conference call that included representatives from The Tribes and ALDoT, it was agreed that Chickasaw Nation would take the lead and that ALDoT could proceed PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46007 with a Notice of Inventory Completion for the human remains from 1La601]. History and Description of the Remains During Phase III Data Recovery fieldwork in the Winter of 1994–1995, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Mount Hope Site (1La601) in Lawrence County, AL. Given difficult field conditions and the fragmentary nature of the human remains, accurate identification of the remains occurred only during subsequent laboratory work conducted at the University of Alabama Laboratory of Human Osteology. Based on the size and general features of the cranial fragments, the remains were determined to belong to a single adult who had been cremated. Given the fragmentary nature of the human remains and lack of identifying landmarks, specific age, sex, pathology, or trauma could not be determined. A total of 83 fragments was identified, 23 cranial and 60 post cranial. Recognizable cranial fragments include two frontal, two parietal, two mandible, and six temporal fragments. Limited evidence suggests that the post cranial fragments could be from upper limb bones. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Determinations Made by the Alabama Department of Transportation Officials of the Alabama Department of Transportation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American, based on their cremated state and their recovery from a Pre-European Contact archeological site containing Paleoindian, Early Archaic, Middle Archaic, Late Archaic, and Woodland components. Given the depth of recovery, the human remains are to be associated with the most intensive period of site usage, which has been radiocarbon dated to around 7240 years B.P. • 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), 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 Tribes. • Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate that the land E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 46008 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / Notices from which the Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of The Tribes. • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains 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 should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Alabama Department of Transportation, 1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36110, telephone (334) 242–6144, email turnerw@dot.state.al.us, by September 16, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Alabama Department of Transportation 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. 2021–17563 Filed 8–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032431; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College 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 Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Aug 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, at the address in this notice by September 16, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicolette B. Meister, Director, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363–2305, email meistern@ beloit.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 under the control of the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI. The human remains were removed from San Nicolas Island, Ventura County, CA. 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 Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Pala Band of Mission Indians [previously listed as Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California]; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation, California; Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of Rincon Reservation, California; Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Mission Indians of the Santa Ynez Reservation, California; Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California; and the following non-federally recognized Indian groups the Gabrielino/Tongva Nation; Gabrieleno/Tongva San Gabriel Band of Mission Indians; and the Traditional Council of Pimu/Ti′at Society. The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California [previously listed as La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Indians of the La Jolla Reservation] was invited but did not participate. Hereafter, all the Indian Tribes and groups listed in this section are referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Invited Tribes and Groups.’’ History and Description of the Remains Sometime between 1875 and 1889, human remains representing, at minimum, five individuals were removed from San Nicolas Island, Ventura County, CA. The human remains were removed by amateur archeologist Reverend Stephen Bowers, who sold them to the Logan Museum on an unknown date. Reverend Bowers made multiple collecting trips to San Nicolas between 1875 and 1889. He removed thousands of cultural items, which were later sold to museums and collectors. Between 1880 and 1881, Reverend Bowers owned two newspapers in Wisconsin, one in Clinton and the other in Beloit. These newspapers provide the context for his sale of cultural items to the Logan Museum. The human remains belong to two adults of unknown sex, one adult male, one child six years old, and one individual of unknown age and sex. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains are Native American based on archeological, biological, and geographical evidence. Archeological evidence suggests that before their removal in the early 19th century by the padres of the California mission system, people had occupied San Nicolas Island for a least 10,000 years. Determinations Made by the Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology Officials of the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of five individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, California [previously listed as La Jolla Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the La Jolla Reservation]; Pala Band of Mission Indians [previously listed as Pala Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pala Reservation, California]; Pauma Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pauma & Yuima Reservation, California; Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032427; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Alabama Department of 
Transportation, Montgomery, AL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDoT) 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 Alabama 
Department of Transportation. 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 Alabama 
Department of Transportation at the address in this notice by September 
16, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William B. Turner, Alabama Department 
of Transportation, 1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36110, 
telephone (334) 242-6144, 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 Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, 
AL. The human remains were removed from the Mount Hope Site (1La601), 
Lawrence County, AL.
    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 
University of Alabama and the Alabama Department of Transportation 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee 
Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; The Chickasaw Nation; and the 
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma (hereafter 
referred to as ``The Tribes''). [During a 6 February 2020 conference 
call that included representatives from The Tribes and ALDoT, it was 
agreed that Chickasaw Nation would take the lead and that ALDoT could 
proceed with a Notice of Inventory Completion for the human remains 
from 1La601].

History and Description of the Remains

    During Phase III Data Recovery fieldwork in the Winter of 1994-
1995, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were 
removed from the Mount Hope Site (1La601) in Lawrence County, AL. Given 
difficult field conditions and the fragmentary nature of the human 
remains, accurate identification of the remains occurred only during 
subsequent laboratory work conducted at the University of Alabama 
Laboratory of Human Osteology. Based on the size and general features 
of the cranial fragments, the remains were determined to belong to a 
single adult who had been cremated. Given the fragmentary nature of the 
human remains and lack of identifying landmarks, specific age, sex, 
pathology, or trauma could not be determined. A total of 83 fragments 
was identified, 23 cranial and 60 post cranial. Recognizable cranial 
fragments include two frontal, two parietal, two mandible, and six 
temporal fragments. Limited evidence suggests that the post cranial 
fragments could be from upper limb bones. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Alabama Department of Transportation

    Officials of the Alabama Department of Transportation have 
determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American, based on their cremated state and 
their recovery from a Pre-European Contact archeological site 
containing Paleoindian, Early Archaic, Middle Archaic, Late Archaic, 
and Woodland components. Given the depth of recovery, the human remains 
are to be associated with the most intensive period of site usage, 
which has been radiocarbon dated to around 7240 years B.P.
     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), 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 Tribes.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land

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from which the Native American human remains were removed is the 
aboriginal land of The Tribes.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains 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 should submit a written request with information 
in support of the request to the Alabama Department of Transportation, 
1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36110, telephone (334) 242-
6144, email [email protected], by September 16, 2021. After that 
date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed.
    The Alabama Department of Transportation is responsible for 
notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 4, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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