Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin Unified Region, Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge, Hollandale, MS, 66584-66585 [2021-25524]

Download as PDF 66584 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Notices been at Florida State University since that investigation. They belong to an individual of unknown age and sex. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 individuals were removed from the Marsh Island Site (8WA1), in Wakulla County, FL, by R.O. Brock and brought to FSU. Based on information provided by Brock in the site report, a total of seven intrusive burials were found that, together, contained at least 15 individuals. These intrusive burials were classified as belonging to either the Weeden Island or Fort Walton cultural phase. No known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects are plain ceramic sherds. In 1966, human remains representing, at minimum, four individuals were removed from the Nichols Site (8WA3) in Wakulla County, FL, by D. Phelps of Florida State University. All the burials at this site were superficial. The mound has been completely destroyed, but contextual information suggests it is a Weeden island platform mound with intrusive Fort Walton burials. No known individuals were identified. The 14 associated funerary objects are stamped and plain ceramic sherds. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Determinations Made by the Department of Anthropology, Florida State University Officials of the Department of Anthropology, Florida State University have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 20 individuals of Native American ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 17 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 Dr. Geoffrey Thomas, Florida State University, Department of Anthropology, 60 North Woodward VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306, telephone (850) 644–8156, email gpthomas@fsu.edu, by December 23, 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 Department of Anthropology, Florida State University is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 17, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–25523 Filed 11–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033016; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South AtlanticGulf & Mississippi Basin Unified Region, Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge, Hollandale, MS National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin Unified Region (FWS Southeast Region), 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a written request to the FWS Southeast Region. 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: 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 FWS Southeast Region at the address in this notice by December 23, 2021. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard S. Kanaski, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927, telephone (912) 257–5434, email, richard_kanaski@fws.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 U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, Hardeeville, SC. The human remains were removed from Washington 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 the human remains was made by the FWS Southeast Region 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; 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 In 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the Steele Bayou Site (22WS582) in Washington County, MS, during a phase I survey of the Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge. David M. Heisler, a former employee of the University of Southern Mississippi, conducted the survey under contract with the FWS Southeast Region. The collections from this survey are in physical custody of the University of Southern Mississippi. After a search of the collections in May of 2021, representatives from the University of Southern Mississippi reported that the human remains—one femur—are currently missing. No known individual E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 23, 2021 / Notices was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that this individual is Native American through the circumstance of acquisition, including material culture from the site representative of Late and Middle Woodland periods. These circumstances show that these human remains are affiliated with indigenous people in these areas of Mississippi. Present day Indian Tribes affiliated with these cultures include The Tribes. Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South AtlanticGulf & Mississippi Basin Unified Region Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin Unified Region 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. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 Richard Kanaski, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Southeast Region, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927, telephone (912) 257–5434, email, richard_kanaski@ fws.gov, by December 23, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may proceed. The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin Unified Region is responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: November 17, 2021. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2021–25524 Filed 11–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Nov 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0033013; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Florida State University, Department of Anthropology, Tallahassee, FL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Anthropology, Florida State University (FSU) 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 funerary objects should submit a written request to the Department of Anthropology at FSU. 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 Department of Anthropology at FSU at the address in this notice by December 23, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Geoffrey Thomas, Florida State University, Department of Anthropology, 60 North Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306, telephone (850) 644–8156, email gpthomas@fsu.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 Florida State University, Department of Anthropology, Tallahassee, FL. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Gadsden SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66585 County, Okaloosa County, and Walton County, FL. 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 Department of Anthropology at FSU professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians; Kialegee Tribal Town; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians; Poarch Band of Creek Indians [previously known as the Poarch Band of Creeks, and as the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama]; Seminole Tribe of Florida [previously listed as Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood, & Tampa Reservations)]; The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; The Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Thlopthlocco Tribal Town; and the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Tribes’’). History and Description of the Remains At an unknown time, human remains representing, at minimum, 16 individuals were removed from the Scotland site (8GD94), in Gadsen County, FL, by Calvin Jones. There is no information regarding how or when the human remains from this site came into the possession or control of Florida State University. The State of Florida Master Site File indicates that Calvin Jones conducted investigations at the site during a salvage operation and that the site has been linked to Weeden Island, Swift Creek, and Ft. Walton cultural phases based on unassociated sherds found there. The human remains are commingled and fragmentary. Among them are both the single designated burial (#542) of a probable male 35–50 years old and the remains of a possible female. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In the 1960s, human remains representing, at minimum, 38 individuals were removed from Fort Walton Mound (8OK6M), in Okaloosa County, FL, by Charles Fairbanks while he was associated with FSU. This site has a long history of excavation, including one carried out by C.B. Moore in 1901. Although the site is listed as E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0033016; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin 
Unified Region, Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge, Hollandale, MS

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & 
Mississippi Basin Unified Region (FWS Southeast Region), 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 and associated funerary objects should submit a 
written request to the FWS Southeast Region. 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: 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 FWS 
Southeast Region at the address in this notice by December 23, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard S. Kanaski, Regional Historic 
Preservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region, 
694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927, telephone (912) 257-5434, 
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 U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, Hardeeville, SC. The human remains 
were removed from Washington 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 the human remains was made by the FWS 
Southeast Region 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; 
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

    In 1978, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from the Steele Bayou Site (22WS582) in Washington County, 
MS, during a phase I survey of the Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge. 
David M. Heisler, a former employee of the University of Southern 
Mississippi, conducted the survey under contract with the FWS Southeast 
Region. The collections from this survey are in physical custody of the 
University of Southern Mississippi. After a search of the collections 
in May of 2021, representatives from the University of Southern 
Mississippi reported that the human remains--one femur--are currently 
missing. No known individual

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was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that this 
individual is Native American through the circumstance of acquisition, 
including material culture from the site representative of Late and 
Middle Woodland periods. These circumstances show that these human 
remains are affiliated with indigenous people in these areas of 
Mississippi. Present day Indian Tribes affiliated with these cultures 
include The Tribes.

Determinations Made by the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin Unified 
Region

    Officials of the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin Unified 
Region 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 Richard 
Kanaski, Regional Historic Preservation Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Services, Southeast Region, 694 Beech Hill Lane, Hardeeville, SC 29927, 
telephone (912) 257-5434, email, [email protected], by December 
23, 2021. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains to The Tribes may 
proceed.
    The U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, South Atlantic-Gulf & Mississippi Basin Unified Region is 
responsible for notifying The Tribes that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: November 17, 2021.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2021-25524 Filed 11-22-21; 8:45 am]
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