[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 167 (Tuesday, August 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52058-52059]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20953]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-10981; 2200-1100-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Longyear Museum of Anthropology, 
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Longyear Museum of Anthropology has completed an inventory 
of human remains in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, 
and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the 
remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian 
tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human 
remains may contact the museum. Disposition of the human remains to the 
Indian tribe stated below may occur if no additional requestors come 
forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remains should contact the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology at the address below by September 27, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Jordan Kerber, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, 
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University, 13 Oak 
Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346, telephone (315) 228-7559.

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 in the 
possession of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University, 
Hamilton, NY. The human remains were removed from an unknown location 
in Marion County, OH.
    This notice is published as part of the National Park Service's 
administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3) and 
43 CFR 10.11(d). 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 the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan. Letters were sent to the following tribes, inviting them to 
consult: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Bad River Band 
of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians of the Bad River 
Reservation, Wisconsin; Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's 
Reservation, Montana; Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; Eastern 
Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Courte 
Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Lac du 
Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Lac du Flambeau 
Reservation of Wisconsin; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Minnesota Chippewa 
Tribe, Minnesota (Six component reservations: Bois Forte Band (Nett 
Lake); Fond du Lac Band; Grand Portage Band; Leech Lake Band; Mille 
Lacs Band; White Earth Band); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Peoria Tribe of 
Indians of Oklahoma; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and 
Indiana; Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; 
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, Minnesota; Saginaw Chippewa Indian 
Tribe of Michigan; St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin; Sault Ste. 
Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan;

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Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; Sokaogon 
Chippewa Community, Wisconsin; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians 
of North Dakota; and the Wyandotte Nation, Oklahoma.

History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, human remains representing, at minimum, two 
individuals were removed from an unknown location described as ``Mound 
Builder grave, Mound B'' in Marion County, OH. The human remains were 
acquired by the Longyear Museum of Anthropology between 1948 and 1979, 
and accessioned as part of the Howe Collection (catalog number A372). 
The human remains were subsequently assigned index number 464 in the 
Colgate Collection database. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Longyear Museum of Anthropology

    Officials of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology have determined 
that:
     Based on the presence of Native American artifacts in the 
Howe Collection, the description of the site from which the human 
remains were recovered, and the records in the Longyear Museum of 
Anthropology, the human remains are Native American.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     The 1795 Treaty of Greenville (7 Stat. 49, December 2, 
1795), indicates that the land from which the Native American human 
remains were removed is the aboriginal land of the Absentee-Shawnee 
Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; 
Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa 
Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the Wyandotte Nation, 
Oklahoma. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, 
have at least two signatories on the 1795 Treaty of Greenville (La 
Malice and Keenoshameek), which ceded land to the United States 
Government, including land that is now Marion County, OH.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of two individuals of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains is to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remains or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Dr. Jordan Kerber, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Department 
of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University, 13 Oak Dr., 
Hamilton, NY 13346, telephone (315) 228-7559, before September 27, 
2012. Disposition of the human remains to the Little Traverse Bay Bands 
of Odawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that date if no 
additional requestors come forward.
    The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying 
the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Delaware Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Little Traverse 
Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Shawnee Tribe, Oklahoma; and the 
Wyandotte Nation, Oklahoma, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: July 31, 2012.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
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