Notice of Inventory Completion: American University, Department of Anthropology, Washington, DC, 57851-57852 [2021-22742]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Notices Osage Nation has been determined based on geographical, historical, oral traditional, and archeological information. ACTION: The Department of Anthropology, American University has completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and 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 Department of Anthropology at American University. 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 address in this notice by November 18, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Rachel Watkins, Department of Anthropology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016, telephone (202) 531–5974, email watkins@ american.edu. Due to covid restrictions on university mail, requests should be sent to the email included in this notice. 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 American University, Department of Anthropology, Washington, DC. The human remains were removed from Bison, Perkins County, SD. 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. SUMMARY: Determinations Made by CulverStockton College Officials of Culver-Stockton College have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 10 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the three 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 Osage Nation [previously listed as Osage 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 C. Patrick Hotle, CulverStockton College, No. 1 College Hill, Canton, MO 63435, telephone (573) 288–6394, email photle@culver.edu, by November 18, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to The Osage Nation [previously listed as Osage Tribe] may proceed. Culver-Stockton College is responsible for notifying The Osage Nation [previously listed as Osage Tribe] that this notice has been published. Dated: October 6, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–22740 Filed 10–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Notice. [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032769; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Consultation Notice of Inventory Completion: American University, Department of Anthropology, Washington, DC AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 An assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of Anthropology, American University professional staff in consultation with PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57851 representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. History and Description of the Remains In 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals, were removed from Site 39SL4 (known as the Sully site) in Bison, Perkins County, SD. The circumstances under which these human remains came to be in the possession of the Department of Anthropology at American University is unknown, but they may have been excavated by archeologist Charles McNutt (1928–2017). As a doctoral student, McNutt worked for a period on the Missouri River Basin Project that involved excavation of the Sully Site. The human remains belong to eight individuals of unknown sex and age. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The Sully site is considered to have been the largest earthlodge village in the Middle Missouri subarea. It was occupied from about A.D. 1550 to 1725 and is identified as the likely location of an Arikara village. Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, American University Officials in the Department of Anthropology, American University, have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of eight 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 Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. 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 Rachel Watkins, Department of Anthropology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 telephone (202) 531–5974, email watkins@american.edu by November 18, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota may proceed. E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 57852 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / Notices The Department of Anthropology, American University is responsible for notifying the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota, that this notice has been published. Dated: October 6, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–22742 Filed 10–18–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0032770; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX (formerly Baylor University’s Strecker Museum; formerly Baylor University Museum) National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex (formerly Baylor University’s Strecker Museum; formerly Baylor University Museum) 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex. 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex at the address in this notice by November 18, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita L. Benedict, Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, One Bear Place #97154, Waco, TX 76798–7154, telephone (254) 710–4835, email anita_ benedict@baylor.edu. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Oct 18, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, Waco, TX. The human remains are reasonably believed to have been removed from or near Fort Cobb, Caddo County, OK. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex professional staff in consultation with representatives of the AbsenteeShawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Comanche Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma; The Osage Nation [previously listed as Osage Tribe]; Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Wichita and Affiliated Tribes (Wichita, Keechi, Waco, & Tawakonie), Oklahoma; and the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo [previously listed as Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas]. In addition, an invitation to consult was extended to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas [previously listed as Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas]; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation; Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma [previously listed as Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma]; Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Kialegee Tribal Town; Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Kickapoo Tribe of Indians of the Kickapoo Reservation in Kansas; Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming [previously listed as Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Wyoming]; Northern Cheyenne Tribe of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Montana; Poarch Band of Creek Indians [previously known as the Poarch Band of Creeks and as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama]; Quapaw Nation [previously listed as The Quapaw Tribe of Indians]; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Seminole Tribe of Florida [previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood, & Tampa Reservations)]; Shawnee Tribe; The Chickasaw Nation; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; TunicaBiloxi Indian Tribe; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; and the Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona, but they did not participate. The Tribes identified in this section are hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted and Notified Indian Tribes.’’ History and Description of the Remains On October 23–24, 1862, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from or near Fort Cobb, Caddo County, OK. Sometime after 1927, the left hand of the individual was donated to the Texas Collection at Baylor University by Mr. Clint Padgitt. In 1989, the human remains were transferred from the Texas Collection to the Strecker Museum. No associated funerary objects are present. The individual (AR 20799) was purported to have been killed by Chief Placido of the Tonkawa, during what is known as the Tonkawa Massacre. Stories and newspaper accounts about the hand relate that Chief Placido of the Tonkawa killed Chief Black Foot (or Black Hawk) of the Comanche in a knife fight, during which Chief Placido was also wounded and later died of his wounds. After the fight, Chief Placido proceeded to cut off Chief Black Foot’s (or Black Hawk’s) left hand and sent it to his friend Captain Ross in Texas. The Padgitt family acquired the hand when Mr. Clint Padgitt’s father, Mr. Tom Padgitt, married Captain Ross’ daughter. On June 15, 2018, the Comanche Nation informed Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex that after extensive research, ‘‘Chief Black Foot’’ is not known to the Comanche Nation. In December of 2020, the name Chief Black Hawk came to light. On February 9, 2021, the Comanche Nation informed Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex that after extensive research, E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0032769; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: American University, Department 
of Anthropology, Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Anthropology, American University has 
completed an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the 
appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and 
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 Department of Anthropology at American 
University. 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 
address in this notice by November 18, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Rachel Watkins, Department of Anthropology, 
American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20016, telephone (202) 531-5974, email [email protected]. Due to 
covid restrictions on university mail, requests should be sent to the 
email included in this notice.

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 American University, Department of Anthropology, 
Washington, DC. The human remains were removed from Bison, Perkins 
County, SD.
    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

    An assessment of the human remains was made by the Department of 
Anthropology, American University professional staff in consultation 
with representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.

History and Description of the Remains

    In 1958, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals, 
were removed from Site 39SL4 (known as the Sully site) in Bison, 
Perkins County, SD. The circumstances under which these human remains 
came to be in the possession of the Department of Anthropology at 
American University is unknown, but they may have been excavated by 
archeologist Charles McNutt (1928-2017). As a doctoral student, McNutt 
worked for a period on the Missouri River Basin Project that involved 
excavation of the Sully Site. The human remains belong to eight 
individuals of unknown sex and age. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The Sully site is considered to have been the largest earthlodge 
village in the Middle Missouri subarea. It was occupied from about A.D. 
1550 to 1725 and is identified as the likely location of an Arikara 
village.

Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, American 
University

    Officials in the Department of Anthropology, American University, 
have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of eight 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 Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort 
Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.

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 Rachel 
Watkins, Department of Anthropology, American University, 4400 
Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016 telephone (202) 531-5974, 
email [email protected] by November 18, 2021. After that date, if no 
additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota may proceed.

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    The Department of Anthropology, American University is responsible 
for notifying the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold 
Reservation, North Dakota, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: October 6, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-22742 Filed 10-18-21; 8:45 am]
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