Notice of Inventory Completion: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS, 52176-52177 [2021-20264]

Download as PDF 52176 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 179 / Monday, September 20, 2021 / Notices Nominations should be sent to: Joshua T. Ream, Ph.D., (Xı´xch’i Toowo´o), Subsistence Program Manager, National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, 240 W 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501, or email at joshua_ ream@nps.gov, or via telephone at (907) 644–3596. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua T. Ream, Ph.D., (Xı´xch’i Toowo´o), via telephone at (907) 644– 3596. ADDRESSES: The NPS SRC program is authorized under section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3118). The SRCs hold meetings to develop NPS subsistence program recommendations and advise on related regulatory proposals and resource management issues. Each SRC is composed of nine members: (a) Three members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior; (b) three members appointed by the Governor of the State of Alaska; and (c) three members appointed by a Regional Advisory Council (RAC), established pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 3115, which has jurisdiction within the area in which the park is located. Each of the three members appointed by the RAC must be a member of either the RAC or a local advisory committee within the region who also engages in subsistence uses within the park or national monument. We are now seeking nominations for those members of each of the SRCs listed above. These members are to be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Members will be appointed for a term of three years. Members of the SRC serve without compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the SRC, and as approved by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO), members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed such expenses under Section 5703 of Title 5 of the United States Code. SRC meetings will take place at such times as designated by the DFO. Members are expected to make every effort to attend all meetings. Members may not appoint deputies or alternates. We are seeking nominations for members to represent subsistence users on each of the five SRCs listed above. All those interested in serving as members, including current members whose terms are expiring, must follow the same nomination process. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Sep 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Nominations should be typed and should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the SRC, and to permit the Department to contact a potential member. Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. Alma Ripps, Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2021–20278 Filed 9–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032606; 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 (MDAH) 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 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 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History at the address in this notice by October 20, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meg Cook, Director of Archaeology SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 and associated funerary objects under the control of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from six sites in Tunica County, Mississippi. 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 human remains was made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History professional staff in consultation with representatives of the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal 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 Beginning in 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, 11 individuals were removed from the following sites in Tunica County, MS: Beaver Dam (22TU513), Canon (22TU523), Clay Ball (22TU600), Martin #2 (22TU534), Parker-McClintock (22TU594), and Sledge (22TU510). The human remains belong to individuals of unidentified sex and age. No known individuals were identified. Associated funerary objects were removed from the Canon, Parker-McClintock, and Sledge sites. The 15 associated funerary objects are three lots of ceramic sherds, one lot of ceramic vessels, one lot of charcoal, one lot of clay beads, one lot of daub, E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 179 / Monday, September 20, 2021 / Notices two lots of faunal bones, one lot of fired clay, two lots of lithic debitage, one lot metal, one lot pit fill, and one lot of unworked stone. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has determined that the human remains of these individuals are Native American through the circumstances of acquisition, as well as through the observance of biological markers consistent with this ancestry. The circumstances of acquisition, including excavation notes and associated funerary objects, show that these human remains are affiliated with Mississippian cultures that are indigenous to these areas of Mississippi. Present day Indian Tribes associated with these cultures include The Tribes. Determinations Made by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History 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 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 October 20, 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History is responsible for 16:49 Sep 17, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: September 7, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–20264 Filed 9–17–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NRNHL–32470; PPWOCRADP2, PCU00RP14.R50000] National Historic Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board Meeting National Park Service. Meeting notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act that a meeting of the National Historic Landmarks Committee (Committee) of the National Park System Advisory Board (Board) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually at the date and time noted above and instructions and access information will be provided online at https://www.nps.gov/subjects/national historiclandmarks/nhl-committeemeetings.htm. Please check the program website at https://www.nps.gov/ subjects/nationalhistoriclandmarks/ index.htm for the most current meeting information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Lisa Davidson, Acting Program Manager, National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 7228, Washington, DC 20240, or email Lisa_Davidson@ nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting of the Committee is to evaluate nominations of historic properties in order to advise the Board of the qualifications of each property being proposed for National Historic Landmark designation, and to make recommendations regarding the possible designation of those properties as National Historic Landmarks to the Board at a future meeting. The Committee also makes recommendations to the Board regarding amendments to existing designations and proposals for withdrawal of designation. The members of the Committee are: SUMMARY: 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 11 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 15 associated funerary 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 and The Tribes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Mr. Joseph Emert, Chair PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52177 Dr. David G. Anderson Dr. Ethan Carr Dr. Julio Cesar Capo´ Dr. Cynthia G. Falk Dr. Richard Longstreth Dr. Alexandra M. Lord Mr. John L. Nau III Dr. Vergil E. Noble Dr. Toni M. Prawl Mr. Adam Smith Dr. Sharita Jacobs Thompson Dr. Carroll Van West Dr. Richard Guy Wilson The meeting will be open to the public. Pursuant to 36 CFR part 65, any member of the public may file, for consideration by the Committee, written comments concerning the National Historic Landmark nominations, amendments to existing designations, or proposals for withdrawal of designation. Comments should be submitted to Sherry A. Frear, Chief, National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks Program, National Park Service, 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 7228, Washington, DC 20240, or email nhl_info@nps.gov no later than October 20, 2021. All comments received will be provided to the Committee and the Board. Purpose of the Meeting: The Board and its Committee may consider the following nominations: California POND FARM POTTERY, Sonoma County, CA Colorado WINKS PANORAMA, Gilpin County, CO Connecticut BARNUM INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY, Bridgeport, CT Idaho STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND GROUND ALERT FACILITY, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Elmore County, ID Indiana MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL AND SHERIFF’S RESIDENCE, Crawfordsville, IN Iowa POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY JAIL AND SHERIFF’S RESIDENCE, Council Bluffs, IA Texas RIO VISTA BRACERO RECEPTION CENTER, Socorro, TX West Virginia JEFFERSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, Charlestown, WV E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 179 (Monday, September 20, 2021)]
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National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032606; 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 (MDAH) 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 Mississippi Department 
of Archives and History. 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 
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 Mississippi Department of Archives and 
History at the address in this notice by October 20, 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 and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History, Jackson, MS. The human remains and 
associated funerary objects were removed from six sites in Tunica 
County, Mississippi.
    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 human remains was made by the Mississippi 
Department of Archives and History professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas 
[previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-
Quassarte Tribal 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

    Beginning in 1971, human remains representing, at minimum, 11 
individuals were removed from the following sites in Tunica County, MS: 
Beaver Dam (22TU513), Canon (22TU523), Clay Ball (22TU600), Martin #2 
(22TU534), Parker-McClintock (22TU594), and Sledge (22TU510). The human 
remains belong to individuals of unidentified sex and age. No known 
individuals were identified. Associated funerary objects were removed 
from the Canon, Parker-McClintock, and Sledge sites. The 15 associated 
funerary objects are three lots of ceramic sherds, one lot of ceramic 
vessels, one lot of charcoal, one lot of clay beads, one lot of daub,

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two lots of faunal bones, one lot of fired clay, two lots of lithic 
debitage, one lot metal, one lot pit fill, and one lot of unworked 
stone.
    The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has determined 
that the human remains of these individuals are Native American through 
the circumstances of acquisition, as well as through the observance of 
biological markers consistent with this ancestry. The circumstances of 
acquisition, including excavation notes and associated funerary 
objects, show that these human remains are affiliated with 
Mississippian cultures that are indigenous to these areas of 
Mississippi. Present day Indian Tribes associated with these cultures 
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 11 individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 15 associated 
funerary 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 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 and associated 
funerary objects 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 October 20, 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 Mississippi Department of Archives and History is responsible 
for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 7, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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