Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, 47518-47519 [2021-18272]

Download as PDF 47518 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / Notices Additional Requestors and Disposition Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Laura Bryant, Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Road, Tulsa, OK 74127, telephone (918) 596–2747, email laura-bryant@utulsa.edu, by September 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the objects of cultural patrimony to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma may proceed. The Gilcrease Museum is responsible for notifying the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma that this notice has been published. Dated: August 11, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–18269 Filed 8–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P History and Description of the Cultural Items DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032457; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 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 unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request to The State Museum of Pennsylvania. If no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to The State Museum of Pennsylvania at khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 the address in this notice by September 24, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kurt W. Carr, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120–0024, telephone (717) 783–9926, email kcarr@pa.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 State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, that meet the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. In October of 1935, 21 cultural items were removed from the Northbrook Cemetery (36CH0061) in Chester County, PA. These items were received by The State Museum of Pennsylvania as part of the Charles and Theodore Dutt collection in 1982. The Dutt brothers collected artifacts on the surface of the ground in the Brandywine, Chester Creek, and Ridley Creek drainages. They reported finding the Northbrook Cemetery site because of a ground hog disturbance which yielded pieces of copper, a glass bead, and bone fragments. An account of the recovery is reported in C. A. Weslager, Red Men on the Brandywine, pp. 134–136 (1953). On October 19, 1935, the Dutts returned to the site with the landowner, Mr. Peterson, to further investigate the area. A burial was discovered along with additional beads, broken copper rings and nails. The skeletal remains are not present in the collections of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, and there is no information showing that they were ever removed from the burial. The 21 unassociated funerary objects are 13 white glass beads, three iron nails, one copper wire dangler wrapped around hair (no determination if animal or human), and four fragments of copper rings. Archeological and archival evidence suggest that the materials were associated with historic Delaware (Lenape) burials. Historic documents indicate that in 1731, James Logan PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 provided an area along either side of the Brandywine Creek to be retained by Indians occupying this region. The Delaware entered into numerous agreements with the Commonwealth’s colonial government and are recognized as the primary tribal group for this region. In 1978, 135 cultural items were removed from the Montgomery site (36CH0060), Chester County, PA, by Marshall Becker of West Chester University with the permission of the landowner. The Montgomery site is a Historic period site (A.D. 1700–1733). The collection was the product of a joint research project conducted by West Chester University and The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Wallace Township, Chester County, PA. Archeological and archival evidence suggest that these 135 objects are associated with the Delaware Tribes. The 135 unassociated funerary objects are 131 fragments of organic fiber, one iron nail fragment, and three unmodified quartzite lithic fragments. Oral tradition, ethnohistorical, and archeological evidence place a ‘‘Brandywine band’’ of the Lenape (Delaware) at the site ca. A.D. 1730. Settlements documented in Chester County, include Okehocking, Queonemysing, and four others whose Delaware names are not known. Colonial documents identify these settlements as being variously occupied from the 1690s to the 1730s, when William Penn was beginning to establish Pennsylvania. Determinations Made by The State Museum of Pennsylvania Officials of The State Museum of Pennsylvania have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 156 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native American individual. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the unassociated funerary objects and the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin (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 E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / Notices that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request with information in support of the claim to Dr. Kurt W. Carr, Senior Curator, Archaeology, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120–0024, telephone (717) 783–9926, email kcarr@pa.gov, by September 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed. The State Museum of Pennsylvania 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. 2021–18272 Filed 8–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032450; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Washington, DC National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. 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 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 24, 2021. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Aug 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 Blackfeet Reservation, Glacier 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 AGENCY: SUMMARY: Dr. Kelly Dixon, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243–2693, email kelly.dixon@ mso.umt.edu. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. History and Description of the Remains On or before 1985, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from Glacier County, MT. In 1985, an adult female cranium was received by the University of Montana from the Montana Division of Forensic Sciences. The cranium (UMAFC #38) was heavily weathered, suggesting it had lain on the ground surface for an extended period. The Montana Division of Forensic Sciences (MDFS) could find no additional information about the specific location of the removal of the human remains or the circumstances of MDFS’s acquisition and transfer of the human remains to the University of Montana. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Glacier County is a sparsely populated region that lies within the Blackfeet Reservation. Historic human remains found in this area most likely are culturally affiliated with the Blackfeet Tribe. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47519 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 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 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 Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana. Additional Requestors and Disposition 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 Dr. Kelly Dixon, University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812, telephone (406) 243–2693, email kelly.dixon@mso.umt.edu, by September 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation 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 Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana that this notice has been published. Dated: August 11, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–18267 Filed 8–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032453; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Gilcrease Museum, 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 and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 25, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032457; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: The State Museum 
of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 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 unassociated funerary objects. Lineal descendants or 
representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not 
identified in this notice that wish to claim these cultural items 
should submit a written request to The State Museum of Pennsylvania. If 
no additional claimants come forward, transfer of control of the 
cultural items to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or 
Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to 
claim these cultural items should submit a written request with 
information in support of the claim to The State Museum of Pennsylvania 
at the address in this notice by September 24, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kurt W. Carr, The State Museum of 
Pennsylvania, 300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024, telephone 
(717) 783-9926, email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the 
Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 
U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate cultural items under the 
control of The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, that meet 
the definition of unassociated funerary objects under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The 
determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native 
American cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice.

History and Description of the Cultural Items

    In October of 1935, 21 cultural items were removed from the 
Northbrook Cemetery (36CH0061) in Chester County, PA. These items were 
received by The State Museum of Pennsylvania as part of the Charles and 
Theodore Dutt collection in 1982. The Dutt brothers collected artifacts 
on the surface of the ground in the Brandywine, Chester Creek, and 
Ridley Creek drainages. They reported finding the Northbrook Cemetery 
site because of a ground hog disturbance which yielded pieces of 
copper, a glass bead, and bone fragments. An account of the recovery is 
reported in C. A. Weslager, Red Men on the Brandywine, pp. 134-136 
(1953). On October 19, 1935, the Dutts returned to the site with the 
landowner, Mr. Peterson, to further investigate the area. A burial was 
discovered along with additional beads, broken copper rings and nails. 
The skeletal remains are not present in the collections of The State 
Museum of Pennsylvania, and there is no information showing that they 
were ever removed from the burial. The 21 unassociated funerary objects 
are 13 white glass beads, three iron nails, one copper wire dangler 
wrapped around hair (no determination if animal or human), and four 
fragments of copper rings.
    Archeological and archival evidence suggest that the materials were 
associated with historic Delaware (Lenape) burials. Historic documents 
indicate that in 1731, James Logan provided an area along either side 
of the Brandywine Creek to be retained by Indians occupying this 
region. The Delaware entered into numerous agreements with the 
Commonwealth's colonial government and are recognized as the primary 
tribal group for this region.
    In 1978, 135 cultural items were removed from the Montgomery site 
(36CH0060), Chester County, PA, by Marshall Becker of West Chester 
University with the permission of the landowner. The Montgomery site is 
a Historic period site (A.D. 1700-1733). The collection was the product 
of a joint research project conducted by West Chester University and 
The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Wallace Township, Chester County, 
PA. Archeological and archival evidence suggest that these 135 objects 
are associated with the Delaware Tribes. The 135 unassociated funerary 
objects are 131 fragments of organic fiber, one iron nail fragment, and 
three unmodified quartzite lithic fragments. Oral tradition, 
ethnohistorical, and archeological evidence place a ``Brandywine band'' 
of the Lenape (Delaware) at the site ca. A.D. 1730.
    Settlements documented in Chester County, include Okehocking, 
Queonemysing, and four others whose Delaware names are not known. 
Colonial documents identify these settlements as being variously 
occupied from the 1690s to the 1730s, when William Penn was beginning 
to establish Pennsylvania.

Determinations Made by The State Museum of Pennsylvania

    Officials of The State Museum of Pennsylvania have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(B), the 156 cultural items 
described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or 
near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of 
the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the 
evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of a Native 
American individual.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the 
unassociated funerary objects and the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; 
Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, 
Wisconsin (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

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that wish to claim these cultural items should submit a written request 
with information in support of the claim to Dr. Kurt W. Carr, Senior 
Curator, Archaeology, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North 
Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024, telephone (717) 783-9926, email 
[email protected], by September 24, 2021. After that date, if no additional 
claimants have come forward, transfer of control of the unassociated 
funerary objects to The Tribes may proceed.
    The State Museum of Pennsylvania 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. 2021-18272 Filed 8-24-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-52-P