Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC, 56441-56442 [2022-19827]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Notices ACTION: Notice. In accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations in this notice. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Tupelo in Lee County, MS. DATES: Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice may occur on or after October 14, 2022. ADDRESSES: Dr. Candace Sall, Director; Museum of Anthropology, University of Missouri, 101 Museum Support Center, Columbia, MO 65211, telephone (573) 882–3764, email nagpra@missouri.edu. 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 University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Additional information on the determinations in this notice, including the results of consultation, can be found in the inventory or related records held by the University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology. SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Description In 1960 and 1961, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from the surface of a washed-out burial labeled Site 2, Chickasaw Old Village, near Highway 78 North in Lee County, MS, by William Philyaw. The individual is of unknown age and sex and is from the ‘‘washed out area’’ of the site at that time. The human remains and associated funerary objects remained in Philyaw’s custody until his son, William Philyaw Jr., donated the collection to the Museum of Anthropology in 2018. No known individual was identified. The 207 associated funerary objects are one iron gun part, one iron fragment, two copper gun parts, two copper fragments, two copper tinklers, two miscellaneous metal fragments, three metal musket balls, one copper ‘‘S’’ hook, 26 brass buttons, six gun flints, three glass bottle fragments, seven small blue beads, one large blue bead, 18 small black beads, 16 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 small white beads, 64 iron fragments, one gun barrel, five copper fragments, one gun flint, eight glass fragments, 13 pottery fragments, three soapstone pipe fragments, six projectile points, nine hafted bifaces, four drills, one hammerstone, and one nutting stone. Cultural Affiliation The human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice are connected to one or more identifiable earlier groups, tribes, peoples, or cultures. There is a relationship of shared group identity between the identifiable earlier groups, tribes, peoples, or cultures and one or more Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. The following types of information were used to reasonably trace the relationship: archeological information, biological information, and geographical information. Determinations Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, the University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology has determined that: • The human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of Native American ancestry. • The 207 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. • 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 Chickasaw Nation. 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 14, 2022. If competing PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56441 requests for repatriation are received, the University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology 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 University of Missouri, Museum of Anthropology 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, and § 10.14. Dated: September 1, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2022–19830 Filed 9–13–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034495; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Art Theft Program, Washington, DC National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 FBI. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects 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 and associated funerary SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 56442 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2022 / Notices objects should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the FBI at the address in this notice by October 14, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931–3670, email artifacts@ic.fbi.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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, DC. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from Mauckport Ferry Mound in Harrison County, IN, and Crib Mound in Spencer County, IN. 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 FBI professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; and the Shawnee Tribe (hereafter referred to as ‘‘The Consulted Tribes’’). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES History and Description of the Remains At an unknown date believed to be in the mid-1960s, human remains representing, at minimum, 39 individuals were removed from Mauckport Ferry Mound in Harrison County, IN, and Crib Mound in Spencer County, IN. No known individuals were identified. The 110 associated funerary objects are six projectile points, 23 pieces of worked stone, 26 pottery sherds, five shell fragments, four pieces of clay, and 46 faunal remains. The Mauckport Ferry Mound site is a Late Archaic site dating from 4,000 to 1,000 B.C., and the Crib Mound site is a Middle-to-Late Archaic site. Both sites were heavily looted during the 1950s and 1960s. Following their removal, the human remains were transported to a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:31 Sep 13, 2022 Jkt 256001 private residence where they remained part of a larger collection. In April of 2014, these human remains were seized by the FBI as part of a criminal investigation. Based upon both physical evidence obtained through criminal investigation and osteological analysis, and information obtained through consultation, a relationship of shared group identity can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana. Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined that: • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 39 individuals of Native American/ Southwest ancestry. • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A) the 110 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 the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana. 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 the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20535, telephone (954) 931–3670, email artifacts@ic.fbi.gov, by October 14, 2022. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana may proceed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 1, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2022–19827 Filed 9–13–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034494; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Museum of Cultural and Natural History at Central Michigan University 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 Museum of Cultural and Natural 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 Museum of Cultural and Natural History at the address in this notice by October 14, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jay C. Martin, Director, Museum of Cultural and Natural History, Central Michigan University, 103 Rowe Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859, telephone (989) 774–3829, email marti6jc@cmich.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0034495; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
Art Theft Program, Washington, DC

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 FBI. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects 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 and associated 
funerary

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objects should submit a written request with information in support of 
the request to the FBI at the address in this notice by October 14, 
2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI 
Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton 
IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20535, telephone (954) 931-3670, 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 Federal Bureau of 
Investigation, Washington, DC. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Mauckport Ferry Mound in Harrison 
County, IN, and Crib Mound in Spencer County, IN.
    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 FBI 
professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Miami 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and 
Indiana; and the Shawnee Tribe (hereafter referred to as ``The 
Consulted Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date believed to be in the mid-1960s, human remains 
representing, at minimum, 39 individuals were removed from Mauckport 
Ferry Mound in Harrison County, IN, and Crib Mound in Spencer County, 
IN. No known individuals were identified. The 110 associated funerary 
objects are six projectile points, 23 pieces of worked stone, 26 
pottery sherds, five shell fragments, four pieces of clay, and 46 
faunal remains.
    The Mauckport Ferry Mound site is a Late Archaic site dating from 
4,000 to 1,000 B.C., and the Crib Mound site is a Middle-to-Late 
Archaic site. Both sites were heavily looted during the 1950s and 
1960s. Following their removal, the human remains were transported to a 
private residence where they remained part of a larger collection. In 
April of 2014, these human remains were seized by the FBI as part of a 
criminal investigation. Based upon both physical evidence obtained 
through criminal investigation and osteological analysis, and 
information obtained through consultation, a relationship of shared 
group identity can be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and 
Indiana.

Determinations Made by the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of 39 individuals of 
Native American/Southwest ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A) the 110 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 the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, 
Michigan and Indiana.

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 the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI 
Headquarters, Attn: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Randolph J. Deaton 
IV, Art Theft Program, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 
20535, telephone (954) 931-3670, email [email protected], by October 
14, 2022. After that date, if no additional requestors have come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated 
funerary objects to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan 
and Indiana may proceed.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is responsible for notifying 
The Consulted Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: September 1, 2022.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2022-19827 Filed 9-13-22; 8:45 am]
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