Notice of Inventory Completion: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 46008-46009 [2021-17567]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 17, 2021 / Notices 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; and the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California (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 Nicolette B. Meister, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363–2305, email meistern@beloit.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 Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College is responsible for notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes and Groups that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–17567 Filed 8–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032430; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and Pueblo Grande Museum, City of Phoenix, AZ National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), assisted by the Pueblo Grande Museum (PGM), in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, has determined that the cultural items listed in this notice meet the definition of sacred 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 BIA through the Pueblo Grande Museum. If khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Aug 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 46009 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 BIA through the Pueblo Grande Museum at the address in this notice by September 16, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsey Vogel-Teeter, Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, telephone (602) 534–1572, email lindsey.vogel-teeter@ phoenix.gov. 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC, and in the physical custody of the Pueblo Grande Museum, City of Phoenix, AZ, that meet the definition of sacred 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. ancestral lands of the Yavapai people. Expert opinion provided by representatives of the Ak-Chin Indian Community [previously listed as Ak Chin Indian Community of the Maricopa (Ak Chin) Indian Reservation, Arizona]; Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona, as well as ethnographic documentation, also support the use of these cultural items in ceremonies performed by traditional O’odham religious practitioners. Furthermore, the area where the items were found lies within the region recognized by government and tribal authorities as O’odham aboriginal land. History and Description of the Cultural Items At an unknown date, 16 cultural items were removed from an unidentified cave located on the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation in Maricopa County, AZ. The cultural items were removed by a private citizen and were subsequently transferred to PGM. The museum catalogued the collection in February 1960. The 16 sacred objects are 15 cane cigarettes and one corn cob. Expert opinion provided by representatives of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation supports the use of these cultural items in ceremonies performed by traditional Yavapai religious practitioners. Once placed in the cave, the cultural items were not to be disturbed. The location where the cultural items were found (i.e., within the boundaries of the Fort McDowell Indian Reservation) lies within the Additional Requestors and Disposition PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Pueblo Grande Museum Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Pueblo Grande Museum have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the 16 cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred objects and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona. 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 Lindsey Vogel-Teeter, Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034, telephone (602) 534–1572, email lindsey.vogel-teeter@ phoenix.gov, by September 16, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the sacred objects to the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona may proceed. The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs assisted by the Pueblo Grande Museum are responsible for notifying the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona that this notice has been published. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 17, 2021)]
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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

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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, 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 [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 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 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

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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; and 
the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, California (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 Nicolette 
B. Meister, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College 
Street, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363-2305, 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 Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College is responsible for 
notifying The Consulted and Invited Tribes and Groups that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: August 4, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-17567 Filed 8-16-21; 8:45 am]
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