FR Doc 05-6462
[Federal Register: April 1, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 62)]
[Notices]               
[Page 16838-16839]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

 
Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects in the Possession of the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natchez Trace 
Parkway, Tupelo, MS; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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    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 in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, 
National Park Service, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS. The human 
remains and cultural items were removed from archeological sites near 
Tupelo, 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 
superintendent of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
    This notice corrects the number and types of associated funerary 
objects that were recovered from three of the five archeological sites 
reported in a notice of inventory completion published in the Federal 
Register on January 8, 2002, as well as the total number of associated 
funerary objects for the five sites. A review of Natchez Trace Parkway 
collections resulted in the identification of 27 additional associated 
funerary objects from the Alton's Chickasaw Village site, 1 incorrectly 
identified associated funerary object from the Ackia Village site, and 
614 additional associated funerary objects from the Bynum Mounds site, 
all culturally affiliated with the same tribe as described in the 
original notice.
    In the Federal Register of January 8, 2002, FR Doc. 02-385, 
pages 909 to 910, paragraph numbers 4, 5, 6, 8, and 12 are corrected by 
substituting the following paragraphs:
    Paragraph 4 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    The 50 human remains and 5,894 associated funerary objects 
described below were recovered from 5 different sites.
    Paragraph 5 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1939, human remains representing 13 individuals were recovered 
from Alton's Chickasaw Village during a legally authorized National 
Park Service excavation to gather information on historic Chickasaw 
sites. No known individuals were identified. The 2,201 associated 
funerary objects are 2,132 glass beads and 1 bag of beads, 55 kettle 
fragments, 2 brass buckles, 2 ear plugs, 2 boxes of wood, 2 boxes of 
cloth fragments, 1 animal bone fragment, 1 bell, 1 iron hoe, 1 metal 
spring, and 1 box of cane fragments.
    Paragraph 6 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1940, human remains representing 26 individuals were recovered 
from the Ackia Village site during a legally authorized National Park 
Service excavation to gather information on historic Chickasaw sites. 
No known individuals were identified. The 88 associated funerary 
objects are 28 musket balls, 16 metal spring fragments and 1 whole 
metal spring, 12 buttons, 7 pieces of worked bone, 5 gunflints, 4 flake 
tools, 2 projectile points, 2 knife fragments, 2 bracelets, 1 glass 
bead, 1 shell bead, 1 brass bell, 1 nail, 1 box of metal fragments, 1 
stone biface, 1 scraper, 1 cup, and 1 tobacco pipe.
    Paragraph 8 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1947 and 1948, human remains representing seven individuals were 
recovered from the Bynum Mounds site during a legally authorized 
project. No known individuals were identified. The 2,628 associated 
funerary objects are 2,522 glass beads, 27 metal fragments, 9 silver 
spoons, 9 flintlock fragments, 4 cloth fragments and 2 boxes of cloth 
fragments, 5 metal files, 4 metal knives, 5 wire fragments, 4 copper 
earrings, 4 ornaments, 4 bells, 3 metal cups, 2 shell gorgets, 2 musket 
balls, 2 rivets, 2 blades, 2 utensils, 1 tobacco pipe, 1 gunflint, 1 
whetstone, 1 silver brooch, 1 silver crown, 1 metal spike, 1 metal 
spring, 1 button, 1 snuffbox, 1 powder flask, 1 ground stone, 1 
polishing stone, 1 basket fragment, 1 worked antler, 1 metal screw, and 
1 bag of unidentified objects.
    Paragraph 12 is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    Based on the above-mentioned information, the superintendent 
of Natchez Trace Parkway has determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 
(d)(1), the human remains listed above represent the physical remains 
of 50 individuals of Native American ancestry. The superintendent of 
Natchez Trace Parkway also has determined that, pursuant to 43 CFR 10.2 
(d)(2), the 5,894 objects listed above are reasonably believed to have 
been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death 
or later as part of a death rite or ceremony. Lastly, the

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superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway has determined that, pursuant 
to 43 CFR 10.2 (e), there is a relationship of shared group identity 
that can be reasonably traced between the Native American human remains 
and associated funerary objects recovered from Ackia Village, Alton's 
Chickasaw Village, Beldin's Ridge, the historic component of the Bynum 
Mounds site, and the Futorian Furniture Company site, and the Chickasaw 
Nation, Oklahoma.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the associated funerary objects should 
contact Wendell Simpson, Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680 
Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804, telephone (662) 680-4005, 
before May 2, 2005. Repatriation of the associated funerary objects to 
the Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    Natchez Trace Parkway is responsible for notifying the 
Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; 
Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal 
Town, Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma; Chickasaw Nation, Oklahoma; 
Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Eastern Band 
of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of 
Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana; Kialegee Tribal 
Town, Oklahoma; Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida; Mississippi 
Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi; Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 
Oklahoma; Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama; Seminole Nation of 
Oklahoma; Seminole Tribe of Florida, Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, 
Hollywood & Tampa Reservations; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; Thlopthlocco 
Tribal Town, Oklahoma; Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana; 
and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this 
notice has been published.

Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-6462 Filed 3-31-05; 8:45 am]

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