Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS, 47513-47514 [2021-18271]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES recorded. No known individuals were identified. The 136 associated funerary objects are counted and described according to individual catalog entries as follows: 59 entries described as ‘‘Beads’’; 25 entries described as ‘‘Bead’’; 33 entries described as ‘‘Ornament’’; one entry described as ‘‘Ornament Fragment’’; one entry described as ‘‘Dentalia’’; one entry described as ‘‘Arrowhead Fragment’’; two entries described as ‘‘Flake’’; one entry described as ‘‘Sinker (Fishing)’’; one entry described as ‘‘Worked Stone’’; one entry described as ‘‘Flakes’’; two entries described as ‘‘Bone (tools)’’; one entry described as ‘‘Potsherd’’; one entry described as ‘‘Ceramic Fragment’’; one entry described as ‘‘Knife’’; one entry described as ‘‘Hook and Eye’’; one entry described as ‘‘Rod’’; one entry described as ‘‘Metal Fragments’’; one entry described as ‘‘Cloth Fragments’’; one entry described as ‘‘Tooth (elk)’’; and one entry described as ‘‘Bone and beads.’’ Based on the condition of the human remains, the concentration of European-American manufactured goods, and the location of the human remains, these human remains likely belong to the victims of the Indian Island Massacre, which took place on February 26, 1860. Most of the sites around Humboldt Bay date to the creation of the Bay approximately 5000–7000 years ago. Based on archeological and Wiyot oral traditional evidence, Wiyot have occupied this area since before the creation of Humboldt Bay. Wiyot culture is represented by the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, the Blue Lake Rancheria, and the Wiyot Tribe. Determinations Made by the University of California, Berkeley and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District Officials of the University of California, Berkeley and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of at least 20 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 136 objects described in this notice 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. • 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 and the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Blue Lake Rancheria, California; and the Wiyot Tribe, California [previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe]. 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 Dr. Thomas Torma, NAGPRA Liaison, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 119 California Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720–1500, telephone (512) 672–5388, email t.torma@berkeley.edu and/or Kathleen Ungvarsky M.A., RPA, San Francisco District Archaeologist, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, Suite 4–201, San Francisco, CA 94103, telephone (415) 503–6842, email kathleen.ungvarsky@usace.army.mil, by September 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Blue Lake Rancheria, California; and the Wiyot Tribe, California [previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe] may proceed. The University of California, Berkeley and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, San Francisco District is responsible for notifying the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Blue Lake Rancheria, California; and Wiyot Tribe, California [previously listed as Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe] that this notice has been published. Dated: August 11, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–18266 Filed 8–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032455; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has completed an inventory of human remains, in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47513 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History at the address in this notice by September 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Museum Division, 222 North Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone (601) 576–6927, email mcook@mdah.ms.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS. The human remains were removed from the Coastal Pine Meadow region of Mississippi, in Hancock County, MS. 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 human remains was made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History professional staff in consultation with representatives from the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 47514 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / Notices Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Quapaw Nation [previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians]; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and The Osage Nation [previously listed as Osage Tribe] (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains On June 11, 2020, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual was removed from Hancock County, MS. The individual was discovered during maintenance dredging of the navigation channel at the mouth of Bayou Cadet, which flows into the Bay of Saint Louis. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversaw the dredging, retained control of the human remains until May of 2021, when it transferred them to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has determined that the remains of this individual are Native American through the geographical and archeological circumstances of their discovery, as well as through the observance of biological markers that are consistent with Native American ancestry. According to the geographical and archeological evidence, the individual was removed within 500 feet of the Lakeshore Midden Site (22HA502), which dates within the Woodland Period (A.D. 1000). Evaluation of the skeletal elements by the Mississippi State Medical Examiner’s office concluded that they bore biological markers consistent with Native American ancestry. The presentday Indian Tribes affiliated with the earlier group connected to these human remains include The Tribes. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Determinations Made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and The Tribes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Museum Division, 222 North Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone (601) 576–6927, email mcook@mdah.ms.gov, by September 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 11, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–18271 Filed 8–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032471; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The University of Michigan 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 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 the University of Michigan. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 the University of Michigan at the address in this notice by September 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ben Secunda, NAGPRA Project Manager, University of Michigan, Office of Research, 4080 Fleming Building, 503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109–1340, telephone (734) 647–9085, email bsecunda@umich.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 the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from the Riverside Cemetery site (20ME1), Menominee County, MI. 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 the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA) professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana; Match-ebe-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin; Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minnesota (Mille Lacs Band); Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, Michigan [previously listed as Huron Potawatomi, Inc.]; and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River Reservation, Wisconsin; Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana [previously listed as Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana]; E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032455; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of 
Archives and History, Jackson, MS

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 
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 
Mississippi Department of Archives and History at the address in this 
notice by September 24, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology 
Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Museum 
Division, 222 North Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205, telephone 
(601) 576-6927, 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 
Jackson, MS. The human remains were removed from the Coastal Pine 
Meadow region of Mississippi, in Hancock County, MS.
    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 human remains was made by the Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History professional staff in consultation 
with representatives from the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 
[previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal

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Town; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; 
Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Mississippi Band 
of Choctaw Indians; Quapaw Nation [previously listed as The Quapaw 
Tribe of Indians]; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of 
Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; and The Osage Nation [previously 
listed as Osage Tribe] (hereafter referred to as ``The Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    On June 11, 2020, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual was removed from Hancock County, MS. The individual was 
discovered during maintenance dredging of the navigation channel at the 
mouth of Bayou Cadet, which flows into the Bay of Saint Louis. The U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, which oversaw the dredging, retained control 
of the human remains until May of 2021, when it transferred them to the 
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. No known individual was 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has determined 
that the remains of this individual are Native American through the 
geographical and archeological circumstances of their discovery, as 
well as through the observance of biological markers that are 
consistent with Native American ancestry. According to the geographical 
and archeological evidence, the individual was removed within 500 feet 
of the Lakeshore Midden Site (22HA502), which dates within the Woodland 
Period (A.D. 1000). Evaluation of the skeletal elements by the 
Mississippi State Medical Examiner's office concluded that they bore 
biological markers consistent with Native American ancestry. The 
present-day Indian Tribes affiliated with the earlier group connected 
to these human remains include The Tribes.

Determinations Made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and 
History

    Officials of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and The 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 Meg Cook, 
Director of Archaeology Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives 
and History, Museum Division, 222 North Street, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, 
MS 39205, telephone (601) 576-6927, email [email protected], by 
September 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have 
come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes 
may proceed.
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is responsible 
for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 11, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-18271 Filed 8-24-21; 8:45 am]
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