Notice of Inventory Completion Amendment: The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY, 54530-54531 [2022-19162]

Download as PDF 54530 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Notices University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Amendment This notice amends the determinations in a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register (86 FR 38759–38760, July 22, 2021). Following further consultation, the human remains of one individual— catalog number 97–606–40—obtained by Dr. Zina Pitcher from Fort Gibson in Muskogee County, Oklahoma, should be removed from the earlier notice. No other amendments are necessary. Repatriation of the human remains in the original Notice of Inventory Completion has not occurred. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES Determinations (as Amended) Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has determined that: • The human remains represent the physical remains of nine individuals of Native American ancestry. • There is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the human remains and associated funerary objects and the Delaware Nation, Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians; and the Stockbridge Munsee Community, Wisconsin. Requests for Repatriation Written requests for repatriation of the human remains in this notice must be sent to the Responsible Official identified in ADDRESSES. Requests for repatriation may be submitted by: 1. Any one or more of the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations identified in this notice. 2. Any lineal descendant, Indian Tribe, or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice who shows, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the requestor is a lineal descendant or a culturally affiliated Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization. Repatriation of the human remains in this notice to a requestor may occur on or after October 6, 2022. If competing requests for repatriation are received, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology must determine the most appropriate requestor prior to repatriation. Requests for joint repatriation of the human remains are considered a single request and not competing requests. The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is responsible for sending a copy of this notice to the Indian Tribes and Native VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 Hawaiian organizations identified in this notice. Authority: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003, and the implementing regulations, 43 CFR 10.9, § 10.10, § 10.13, and § 10.14. Dated: August 29, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2022–19167 Filed 9–2–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034443; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion Amendment: The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, KY National Park Service, Interior. Notice; amendment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Filson Historical Society has amended a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register on March 1, 2019. This notice amends the number of associated funerary objects and the cultural affiliation of human remains and associated funerary objects in a collection removed from Fort Clark in Mercer County, ND. DATES: Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice may occur on or after October 6, 2022. ADDRESSES: Kelly Hyberger, Filson Historical Society, 1310 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208, telephone (502) 635–5083, email khyberger@ filsonhistorical.org. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA. The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the Filson Historical Society. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Additional information on the amendments and determinations in this notice, including the results of consultation, can be found in the inventory or related records held by the Filson Historical Society. SUMMARY: Amendment This notice amends the determinations published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Register (84 FR 7112, March 1, 2019). Repatriation of the items in the original Notice of Inventory Completion has not occurred. This notice corrects the site location of the human remains and associated funerary objects, the number of associated funerary objects, and the cultural affiliation of the human remains and associated funerary objects as a result of additional documentation being found in our files. The corrected History and Description of the Remains should read: In 1912, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the vicinity of Fort Clark in Mercer County, ND, by Bernhardt George Letzring. According to a handwritten note from Letzring dated April 5, 1935, he removed the remains of this individual and the associated funerary objects from graves located about ‘‘40 feet northwest of the old Ruins of oven at Fort Clark on the bank of the Missouri River in Mercer County, North Dakota.’’ At that time, Letzring identified these human remains as those of Sacajawea. Sometime prior to 1935, Letzring gave the human remains and associated funerary objects to Lewis A. Walter of Louisville, KY. In 1935, Walter loaned these items to the Filson Historical Society, and in 1951, the estate of Lewis A. Walter gifted them to the museum. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest any validity to the claim that these are the human remains of Sacajawea. No known individual was identified. The 40 associated funerary objects are three elk tooth beads, four decorated glass trade beads, 22 solid color glass trade beads, two glass trade bead fragments, one bone gorget, one clay pipe fragment, one metal pipe bowl, one stone pipe bowl, one cowrie shell necklace, one cowrie shell bracelet, one rattlesnake tail, one cluster of cotton pods, and one bundle of natural fiber rope. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from a burial ground located just outside the boundaries of Fort Clark and near a well-documented Mandan and Arikara village and burial ground. First the Mandan and later the Arikara occupied this village from the 1790s until 1862. Existing trade networks with the Mandan prompted colonial fur traders to establish Fort Clark in 1831, approximately 900 feet from the village. Following construction of the Fort, a complex trade economy continued to develop between the Fort’s occupants and the neighboring Mandan and Arikara. Both the presence of European trade beads among the associated funerary objects and the geographic location of the grave suggest that the E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 171 / Tuesday, September 6, 2022 / Notices human remains of the individual described in this notice are culturally affiliated to the Mandan and Arikara. Dated: August 29, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. Determinations (as Amended) [FR Doc. 2022–19162 Filed 9–2–22; 8:45 am] Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, the Filson Historical Society has determined that: • The human remains described in this amended notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • The 40 objects described in this amended 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. • There is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the human remains and associated funerary objects described in this notice and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES Requests for Repatriation Written requests for repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice must be sent to the Responsible Official identified in ADDRESSES. Requests for repatriation may be submitted by: 1. Any one or more of the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations identified in this notice. 2. Any lineal descendant, Indian Tribe, or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice who shows, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the requestor is a lineal descendant or a culturally affiliated Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice to a requestor may occur on or after October 6, 2022. If competing requests for repatriation are received, the Filson Historical Society must determine the most appropriate requestor prior to repatriation. Requests for joint repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects are considered a single request and not competing requests. The Filson Historical Society is responsible for sending a copy of this notice to the Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations identified in this notice. Authority: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 25 U.S.C. 3003, and the implementing regulations, 43 CFR 10.9, § 10.10, § 10.13, and § 10.14. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:04 Sep 02, 2022 Jkt 256001 BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034452; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Intent To Repatriate Cultural Items: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Field Museum of Natural History, 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. 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 Field Museum of Natural History. 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 Field Museum of Natural History at the address in this notice by October 6, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605–2496, telephone (312) 665–7317, email hrobbins@fieldmuseum.org. 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 Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, that meet the definition of sacred 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54531 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 1901, nine cultural items were removed from Table Mountain in Fresno County, CA. The items were collected by Dr. John Hudson on behalf of the Field Museum during a two-year expedition among the Native populations of California and accessioned by the Museum in 1901. The nine sacred objects are one medicine pot, one batch of tobacco emetic, two oak mortars, one batch of limestone emetic, one bunch of chamomile leaves, one basket, one wild cucumber seed necklace, and one wooden pipe. The academic literature, Field Museum records, and consultation evidence support the finding that the requested items are Yokuts in origin and that there is a clear link between the Table Mountain Rancheria and the Yokuts people who lived at Table Mountain at the time of collection. Consultation evidence and academic literature indicate the importance of these items in traditional ceremonial practices. Determinations Made by the Field Museum of Natural History Officials of the Field Museum of Natural History have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(C), the nine cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present-day adherents. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the nine sacred objects described above and the Table Mountain Rancheria (previously listed as Table Mountain Rancheria of California). 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 Helen Robbins, Repatriation Director, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605–2496, telephone (312) 665–7317, email hrobbins@fieldmuseum.org, by October 6, 2022. After that date, if no E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0034443; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion Amendment: The Filson Historical 
Society, Louisville, KY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; amendment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the Filson Historical Society has amended a 
Notice of Inventory Completion published in the Federal Register on 
March 1, 2019. This notice amends the number of associated funerary 
objects and the cultural affiliation of human remains and associated 
funerary objects in a collection removed from Fort Clark in Mercer 
County, ND.

DATES: Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects in this notice may occur on or after October 6, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Kelly Hyberger, Filson Historical Society, 1310 South Third 
Street, Louisville, KY 40208, telephone (502) 635-5083, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published as part of the 
National Park Service's administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA. 
The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the 
Filson Historical Society. The National Park Service is not responsible 
for the determinations in this notice. Additional information on the 
amendments and determinations in this notice, including the results of 
consultation, can be found in the inventory or related records held by 
the Filson Historical Society.

Amendment

    This notice amends the determinations published in a Notice of 
Inventory Completion in the Federal Register (84 FR 7112, March 1, 
2019). Repatriation of the items in the original Notice of Inventory 
Completion has not occurred. This notice corrects the site location of 
the human remains and associated funerary objects, the number of 
associated funerary objects, and the cultural affiliation of the human 
remains and associated funerary objects as a result of additional 
documentation being found in our files. The corrected History and 
Description of the Remains should read:
    In 1912, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual 
were removed from the vicinity of Fort Clark in Mercer County, ND, by 
Bernhardt George Letzring. According to a hand-written note from 
Letzring dated April 5, 1935, he removed the remains of this individual 
and the associated funerary objects from graves located about ``40 feet 
northwest of the old Ruins of oven at Fort Clark on the bank of the 
Missouri River in Mercer County, North Dakota.'' At that time, Letzring 
identified these human remains as those of Sacajawea. Sometime prior to 
1935, Letzring gave the human remains and associated funerary objects 
to Lewis A. Walter of Louisville, KY. In 1935, Walter loaned these 
items to the Filson Historical Society, and in 1951, the estate of 
Lewis A. Walter gifted them to the museum. There is no evidence 
whatsoever to suggest any validity to the claim that these are the 
human remains of Sacajawea. No known individual was identified. The 40 
associated funerary objects are three elk tooth beads, four decorated 
glass trade beads, 22 solid color glass trade beads, two glass trade 
bead fragments, one bone gorget, one clay pipe fragment, one metal pipe 
bowl, one stone pipe bowl, one cowrie shell necklace, one cowrie shell 
bracelet, one rattlesnake tail, one cluster of cotton pods, and one 
bundle of natural fiber rope.
    The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from 
a burial ground located just outside the boundaries of Fort Clark and 
near a well-documented Mandan and Arikara village and burial ground. 
First the Mandan and later the Arikara occupied this village from the 
1790s until 1862. Existing trade networks with the Mandan prompted 
colonial fur traders to establish Fort Clark in 1831, approximately 900 
feet from the village. Following construction of the Fort, a complex 
trade economy continued to develop between the Fort's occupants and the 
neighboring Mandan and Arikara. Both the presence of European trade 
beads among the associated funerary objects and the geographic location 
of the grave suggest that the

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human remains of the individual described in this notice are culturally 
affiliated to the Mandan and Arikara.

Determinations (as Amended)

    Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after 
consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian 
organizations, the Filson Historical Society has determined that:
     The human remains described in this amended notice 
represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American 
ancestry.
     The 40 objects described in this amended 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.
     There is a relationship of shared group identity that can 
be reasonably traced between the human remains and associated funerary 
objects described in this notice and the Three Affiliated Tribes of the 
Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota.

Requests for Repatriation

    Written requests for repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects in this notice must be sent to the 
Responsible Official identified in ADDRESSES. Requests for repatriation 
may be submitted by:
    1. Any one or more of the Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations identified in this notice.
    2. Any lineal descendant, Indian Tribe, or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice who shows, by a 
preponderance of the evidence, that the requestor is a lineal 
descendant or a culturally affiliated Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization.
    Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects 
in this notice to a requestor may occur on or after October 6, 2022. If 
competing requests for repatriation are received, the Filson Historical 
Society must determine the most appropriate requestor prior to 
repatriation. Requests for joint repatriation of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects are considered a single request and not 
competing requests. The Filson Historical Society is responsible for 
sending a copy of this notice to the Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian 
organizations identified in this notice.
    Authority: Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 
25 U.S.C. 3003, and the implementing regulations, 43 CFR 10.9, Sec.  
10.10, Sec.  10.13, and Sec.  10.14.

    Dated: August 29, 2022.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2022-19162 Filed 9-2-22; 8:45 am]
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