[Federal Register, Volume 76 Issue 4 (Thursday, January 6, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 795-796]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-65]

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.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 Claiborne 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 
Superintendent, Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS.
    This notice corrects the total number and types of associated 
funerary objects for a Notice of Inventory Completion published in the 
Federal Register (67 FR 910-911, January 8, 2002). Since publication an 
additional 148 associated funerary objects have been discovered. 
Therefore, in the Federal Register, page 910, paragraph number 4 is 
corrected by substituting the following paragraph:
    In 1951 and 1963, human remains representing 124 individuals were 
recovered from the Mangum site during authorized National Park Service 
survey and excavation projects. No known individuals were identified. 
There are no funerary objects associated with the one individual 
recovered in 1951. The 123 individuals recovered in 1963 are associated 
with 182 funerary objects: 86 ceramic vessel fragments, 1 ceramic jar, 
1 tobacco pipe, 1 frog effigy, 9 projectile points, 4 shell ornaments, 
2 shells, 37 shell beads, 1 shell pendant, 1 shell dipper, 4 stone 
tools, 2 stone artifacts, 6 flakes, 2 pieces of shatter, 2 chisels, 3 
polished stones, 8 celts, 2 faunal bones, 9 cupreous metal fragments 
and 1 cupreous metal plate.
    In the Federal Register, page 910, paragraph number 6 is corrected 
by substituting the following paragraph:
    Officials of the Natchez Trace Parkway have determined, pursuant to

[[Page 796]]

25 U.S.C. 3001(9), that the human remains described above represent the 
physical remains of 124 individuals of Native American ancestry. 
Officials of the Natchez Trace Parkway also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(3)(A), the 182 cultural items described 
above 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. Lastly, officials of the Natchez Trace Parkway 
have determined that, 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 Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of Texas; Alabama-Quassarte 
Tribal Town, Oklahoma; Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of 
Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, Louisiana; Mississippi Band of 
Choctaw Indians, Mississippi; and Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of 
Louisiana.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary 
objects should contact Cameron H. Sholly, Superintendent, Natchez Trace 
Parkway, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38803, telephone (662) 
680-4005, before February 7, 2011. Repatriation of the human remains 
and associated funerary objects to the Alabama-Coushatta Tribes of 
Texas; Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town, Oklahoma; Chitimacha Tribe of 
Louisiana; Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma; Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, 
Louisiana; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Mississippi; and 
Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana, 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.

    Dated: December 28, 2010.
Sangita Chari,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-5 Filed 1-5-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4312-50-P



Back to the top