Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN, 57510-57512 [2022-20299]

Download as PDF lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 57510 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2022 / Notices ensure your comments are received prior to the close of the 45-day scoping period. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road by any of the following methods: • Website: https://eplanning.blm.gov/ eplanning-ui/project/57323/510. • Email: BLM_AK_AKSO_ AmblerRoad_Comments@blm.gov. • Fax: (907) 271–5479. • Mail: Ambler Road Scoping Comments, 222 West 7th Avenue, Stop #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined online at https:// eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/ project/57323/510 and at the BLM Alaska Public Room, Fairbanks District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks, Alaska 99709; and at the BLM Alaska Public Information Center, Alaska State Office, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Huber, Planning and Environmental Specialist, telephone 907–271–3137; address 222 W 7th Ave. Stop #13, Anchorage, AK 99513; email whuber@blm.gov. Contact Ms. Huber to have your name added to our mailing list. Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services for contacting Ms. Huber. Individuals outside the United States should use the relay services offered within their country to make international calls to the point-of-contact in the United States. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Proposed Ambler Mining District Industrial Access Road was originally analyzed in the March 2020 Final EIS and authorized in a Record of Decision (ROD) issued in July 2020. Litigation commenced with suits from multiple parties in August and October 2020. In February 2022, the Department of the Interior requested the U.S. District Court for Alaska grant voluntary remand, stating that additional legal analysis had revealed deficiencies in the BLM’s analysis of subsistence impacts under ANILCA Section 810 and consultation with tribes pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). The Court granted that request in May 2022, returning the matter to BLM to correct the identified deficiencies. The BLM will prepare a Supplemental EIS to help address the identified deficiencies, and to ensure compliance with applicable law, including NEPA, FLPMA, NHPA, and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Sep 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 ANILCA. The BLM’s Supplemental EIS analysis will focus on more thoroughly assessing the impacts and resources related to the identified deficiencies to facilitate integrating its NEPA analysis with its ongoing ANILCA Section 810 and NHPA Section 106 processes. BLM is providing this opportunity for scoping to help determine which additional impacts and resources should be more thoroughly assessed. If the BLM holds any public meetings, in-person or virtual, during this 45-day scoping period, specific date(s) and location(s) of meetings will be announced in advance on the project page at https://eplanning.blm.gov/ eplanning-ui/project/57323/510. The BLM is seeking public comments on issues, concerns, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be considered in the analysis. Additional opportunities for public participation, including at least a 45-day public comment period, will be provided upon publication of the Draft Supplemental EIS. The input of Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations is of critical importance to this Supplemental EIS. Therefore, the BLM will continue to consult with potentially affected Federally recognized Tribes on a government-togovernment basis, and with affected Alaska Native Corporations in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and Public Law 108–199, Div. H, sec. 161, 118 Stat. 452, as amended by Public Law 108–447, Div. H, sec. 518, 118 Stat. 3267, as well as other Department and Bureau policies. The BLM will hold individual consultation meetings upon request. The BLM will also use and coordinate the NEPA process to help fulfill its obligations under the National Historic Preservation Act, including as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). New information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed action will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources. It is important that commenters provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the Supplemental EIS. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the commenter’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. (Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6) Erika Reed, Acting Alaska State Director. [FR Doc. 2022–20251 Filed 9–19–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034565; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the University of Tennessee, Department of Anthropology (UTK), 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 Burleigh and Stutsman Counties, ND, and Buffalo, Davison, Gregory, Hanson, Hughes, Sully, and Walworth Counties, SD. DATES: Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects in this notice may occur on or after October 20, 2022. ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert Hinde, University of Tennessee, Office of the Provost, 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996–0152, telephone (865) 974–2445, email rhinde@utk.edu and vpaa@utk.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 UTK. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Additional information on the E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2022 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 determinations in this notice, including the results of consultation, can be found in the inventory or related records held by UTK. Description Around May of 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from Burleigh County, ND, during right-ofway construction by Nick Franke of the North Dakota Historical Society (NDHS). These human remains belong to a group of nine burials excavated from the Double Ditch site, 32BL8, an earth lodge village dating to the period 1490–1785 C.E. In 1977, the human remains from all nine burials were transferred to Richard Jantz at UTK. Although an undated file at UTK records the return of the human remains to NDHS, for whatever reason, the human remains of the three individuals listed in this notice were never returned. No known individuals were identified. The one associated funerary object is one lot of burial soil. Around August of 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 32SN30, the Joos site, in Stutsman County, ND, by members of the Missouri River Basin Project, under the direction of R.P. Wheeler. At an unknown date these human remains were transferred to UTK. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Between 1950 and 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, eight individuals were removed from 39BF3, the Talking Crow site, in Buffalo County, SD, by the University of Kansas (KU) and the National Park Service (NPS) as part of the Inter-Agency Archeological Salvage Program, under the direction of Carlyle Smith. This site is a multi-component earthlodge village, with levels dating to the period 600– 1865 C.E. At the close of the field seasons, the human remains, funerary objects, and cultural materials were transferred to KU. William Bass, who taught at KU from 1960 to 1971, likely brought the human remains and associated funerary objects listed in this notice to the UTK Department of Anthropology in 1971, when he began working there. No known individuals were identified. The 11 associated funerary objects are four lots of animal bone, one lot of seed pods, two lots of soil samples, one lot of animal hide, one lot of lithics, one lot of ceramics, and one lot of soil. Between 1938 and 1954, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from the Mitchell Village and Mounds site, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Sep 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 39DV2, in Davison County, SD, by E.E. Meleen and Martin Thome. This site dates to the period 900 CE–1400 C.E. Subsequently, these human remains were transferred to the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center (SARC). Later, between 1987 and 1988, these human remains were transferred to UTK. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from 39GR5, a site located near Fort Randall in Gregory County, SD, by an unknown person. Surface-collected ceramics have identified a Plains Woodland occupation of the site (500 B.C.E.–900 C.E.). At an unknown date, these human remains were transferred to UTK. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary object is one lot of ceramics. In 1944, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals were removed from 39HS1, the Bloom Village site in Hanson County, SD, by F.C. Kratz. This site is a fortified earthlodge village and mound dating to the period 885–1153 C.E. The human remains were housed at SARC until their transfer to the UTK Department of Anthropology in 1987. Although UTK subsequently returned most of the human remains to SARC, some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 individuals were removed from 39HU5, the Mush Creek site in Hughes County, SD. This site is an unfortified village that was occupied during the LeBeau phase of the Post-Contact Coalescent Variant (1650–1886 C.E.). Based on information on file at UTK, before their transfer to SARC, these human remains were part of the W.H. Over Museum collections (accession 10.71.5). In 1987, SARC transferred the human remains to UTK. Although UTK subsequently returned most of the human remains to SARC, some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two individuals were removed from 39HU26, the Spotted Bear site, in Hughes County, SD, by an unknown person. This site is an earthlodge village established between 1650 and 1700 C.E. These human remains were stored at SARC until 1987, when they were transferred to UTK. Although UTK subsequently returned most of the PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57511 human remains to SARC, some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, were removed from Fairbanks Village site, 39SL2, Sully County, SD, by an unknown person. This site is an Arikara Village that was occupied between 1550 and 1675 C.E. At an unknown date, these human remains were transferred to UTK. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Between 1954 and 1956, as well as at an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 36 individuals were removed from the Swan Creek site, 39WW7, in Walworth County, SD. Swan Creek has two separate components—a fortified village and a cemetery. The site was inhabited around 1500–1886 C.E. A note accompanying the human remains of two of the individuals indicates they were discovered by Dennis Bessinger of Pierre, SD. The human remains of a third individual were transferred to William Bass by Richard Weeks, with removal and transfer dates unknown. The human remains of the other 33 individuals were removed from the site between 1954–1956, by Wesley R. Hurt, Jr. The human remains were housed at the W.H. Over Museum in South Dakota before being transferred to SARC. Sometime in the 1980s, SARC transferred them to the UTK Department of Anthropology. UTK subsequently returned most of the human remains to SARC, and in 1986, they reportedly were reburied at site 39ST15, but some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects are one lot of ceramics and two lots of faunal remains. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual, were removed from site 39WW8 in Walworth County, SD, by an unknown person. This site dates to the period 1500–1675 C.E. These human remains were among the human remains from several burials at the site that were excavated during the River Basin Survey and sent (probably in the 1960s) by the State Historical Society of North Dakota to William Bass at KU. In 1971, when Bass left KU to begin a position in the UTK Department of Anthropology, he likely brought the human remains of the individual listed in this notice with him. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 57512 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2022 / Notices individuals were removed from site 39WW202, the Walth Bay site, in Walworth County, SD, by an unknown person. Based on archeological evidence, the site dates to the period 1500–1675 C.E. (radiocarbon dating with a 2-sigma probability range yields a date 1492 and 1653 C.E.). These human remains were housed at SARC before being transferred to UTK in 1987. Although UTK subsequently returned most of the human remains to SARC, some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. 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: anthropological, archeological, geographical, historical, and oral traditional. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Determinations Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations, UTK has determined that: • The human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of 76 individuals of Native American ancestry. • The 16 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Sep 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 20, 2022. If competing requests for repatriation are received, UTK 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. UTK 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 14, 2022. Melanie O’Brien, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 2022–20299 Filed 9–19–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0034567; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology 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 should submit a written request to Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology at the address in this notice by October 20, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicolette B. Meister, Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, 700 College Street, Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363–2305, email meistern@beloit.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 under the control of Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit, WI. The human remains were likely removed from The Dalles in Wasco County, OR, or Memaloose Island in Klickitat County, WA. 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 Beloit College, Logan Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Coeur D’Alene Tribe (previously listed as Coeur D’Alene Tribe of the Coeur D’Alene Reservation, Idaho); Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (previously listed as Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, Oregon); Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon; Nez Perce Tribe (previously listed as Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho); and one nonfederally recognized Indian group—the Wanapum Band of Priest Rapids. The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (previously listed as Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation); Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe; Kalispel Indian Community of the E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-NPS0034565; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: University of Tennessee, 
Department of Anthropology, Knoxville, TN

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and 
Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), the University of Tennessee, Department of 
Anthropology (UTK), 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 
Burleigh and Stutsman Counties, ND, and Buffalo, Davison, Gregory, 
Hanson, Hughes, Sully, and Walworth Counties, SD.

DATES: Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary 
objects in this notice may occur on or after October 20, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Robert Hinde, University of Tennessee, Office of the 
Provost, 527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0152, telephone (865) 
974-2445, email [email protected] and [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 UTK. 
The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in 
this notice. Additional information on the

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determinations in this notice, including the results of consultation, 
can be found in the inventory or related records held by UTK.

Description

    Around May of 1976, human remains representing, at minimum, three 
individuals were removed from Burleigh County, ND, during right-of-way 
construction by Nick Franke of the North Dakota Historical Society 
(NDHS). These human remains belong to a group of nine burials excavated 
from the Double Ditch site, 32BL8, an earth lodge village dating to the 
period 1490-1785 C.E. In 1977, the human remains from all nine burials 
were transferred to Richard Jantz at UTK. Although an undated file at 
UTK records the return of the human remains to NDHS, for whatever 
reason, the human remains of the three individuals listed in this 
notice were never returned. No known individuals were identified. The 
one associated funerary object is one lot of burial soil.
    Around August of 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from 32SN30, the Joos site, in Stutsman County, 
ND, by members of the Missouri River Basin Project, under the direction 
of R.P. Wheeler. At an unknown date these human remains were 
transferred to UTK. No known individual was identified. No associated 
funerary objects are present.
    Between 1950 and 1952, human remains representing, at minimum, 
eight individuals were removed from 39BF3, the Talking Crow site, in 
Buffalo County, SD, by the University of Kansas (KU) and the National 
Park Service (NPS) as part of the Inter-Agency Archeological Salvage 
Program, under the direction of Carlyle Smith. This site is a multi-
component earthlodge village, with levels dating to the period 600-1865 
C.E. At the close of the field seasons, the human remains, funerary 
objects, and cultural materials were transferred to KU. William Bass, 
who taught at KU from 1960 to 1971, likely brought the human remains 
and associated funerary objects listed in this notice to the UTK 
Department of Anthropology in 1971, when he began working there. No 
known individuals were identified. The 11 associated funerary objects 
are four lots of animal bone, one lot of seed pods, two lots of soil 
samples, one lot of animal hide, one lot of lithics, one lot of 
ceramics, and one lot of soil.
    Between 1938 and 1954, human remains representing, at minimum, 
three individuals were removed from the Mitchell Village and Mounds 
site, 39DV2, in Davison County, SD, by E.E. Meleen and Martin Thome. 
This site dates to the period 900 CE-1400 C.E. Subsequently, these 
human remains were transferred to the South Dakota State Archaeological 
Research Center (SARC). Later, between 1987 and 1988, these human 
remains were transferred to UTK. No known individuals were identified. 
No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from 39GR5, a site located near Fort Randall in 
Gregory County, SD, by an unknown person. Surface-collected ceramics 
have identified a Plains Woodland occupation of the site (500 B.C.E.-
900 C.E.). At an unknown date, these human remains were transferred to 
UTK. No known individual was identified. The one associated funerary 
object is one lot of ceramics.
    In 1944, human remains representing, at minimum, three individuals 
were removed from 39HS1, the Bloom Village site in Hanson County, SD, 
by F.C. Kratz. This site is a fortified earthlodge village and mound 
dating to the period 885-1153 C.E. The human remains were housed at 
SARC until their transfer to the UTK Department of Anthropology in 
1987. Although UTK subsequently returned most of the human remains to 
SARC, some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, 15 
individuals were removed from 39HU5, the Mush Creek site in Hughes 
County, SD. This site is an unfortified village that was occupied 
during the LeBeau phase of the Post-Contact Coalescent Variant (1650-
1886 C.E.). Based on information on file at UTK, before their transfer 
to SARC, these human remains were part of the W.H. Over Museum 
collections (accession 10.71.5). In 1987, SARC transferred the human 
remains to UTK. Although UTK subsequently returned most of the human 
remains to SARC, some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from 39HU26, the Spotted Bear site, in Hughes 
County, SD, by an unknown person. This site is an earthlodge village 
established between 1650 and 1700 C.E. These human remains were stored 
at SARC until 1987, when they were transferred to UTK. Although UTK 
subsequently returned most of the human remains to SARC, some skeletal 
elements remained at UTK. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual, were removed from Fairbanks Village site, 39SL2, Sully 
County, SD, by an unknown person. This site is an Arikara Village that 
was occupied between 1550 and 1675 C.E. At an unknown date, these human 
remains were transferred to UTK. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    Between 1954 and 1956, as well as at an unknown date, human remains 
representing, at minimum, 36 individuals were removed from the Swan 
Creek site, 39WW7, in Walworth County, SD. Swan Creek has two separate 
components--a fortified village and a cemetery. The site was inhabited 
around 1500-1886 C.E. A note accompanying the human remains of two of 
the individuals indicates they were discovered by Dennis Bessinger of 
Pierre, SD. The human remains of a third individual were transferred to 
William Bass by Richard Weeks, with removal and transfer dates unknown. 
The human remains of the other 33 individuals were removed from the 
site between 1954-1956, by Wesley R. Hurt, Jr. The human remains were 
housed at the W.H. Over Museum in South Dakota before being transferred 
to SARC. Sometime in the 1980s, SARC transferred them to the UTK 
Department of Anthropology. UTK subsequently returned most of the human 
remains to SARC, and in 1986, they reportedly were reburied at site 
39ST15, but some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known 
individuals were identified. The three associated funerary objects are 
one lot of ceramics and two lots of faunal remains.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual, were removed from site 39WW8 in Walworth County, SD, by an 
unknown person. This site dates to the period 1500-1675 C.E. These 
human remains were among the human remains from several burials at the 
site that were excavated during the River Basin Survey and sent 
(probably in the 1960s) by the State Historical Society of North Dakota 
to William Bass at KU. In 1971, when Bass left KU to begin a position 
in the UTK Department of Anthropology, he likely brought the human 
remains of the individual listed in this notice with him. No known 
individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present.
    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two

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individuals were removed from site 39WW202, the Walth Bay site, in 
Walworth County, SD, by an unknown person. Based on archeological 
evidence, the site dates to the period 1500-1675 C.E. (radiocarbon 
dating with a 2-sigma probability range yields a date 1492 and 1653 
C.E.). These human remains were housed at SARC before being transferred 
to UTK in 1987. Although UTK subsequently returned most of the human 
remains to SARC, some skeletal elements remained at UTK. No known 
individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are 
present.

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: anthropological, archeological, geographical, historical, 
and oral traditional.

Determinations

    Pursuant to NAGPRA and its implementing regulations, and after 
consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian 
organizations, UTK has determined that:
     The human remains described in this notice represent the 
physical remains of 76 individuals of Native American ancestry.
     The 16 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 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 20, 2022. 
If competing requests for repatriation are received, UTK 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. UTK 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 14, 2022.
Melanie O'Brien,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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