[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27995-27996]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11230]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12785; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains 
and Associated Funerary Objects From Lake Texoma, OK, in the Possession 
of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, Tulsa, 
OK; Correction

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, has 
corrected an inventory of human remains and associated funerary 
objects, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the Federal 
Register on September 24, 1997. This notice corrects the number of 
associated funerary objects from site 34JN30, Lake Texoma, Johnston 
County, OK. 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 U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers, Tulsa District. 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa 
District, at the address in this notice by June 12, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Ms. Michelle Horn, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1645 S. 
101st E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74128, telephone (918) 669-7642.

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 correction of an inventory of human remains and 
associated funerary objects under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Tulsa District, OK. The human remains and associated 
funerary objects were removed from Lake Texoma, Johnston County, OK.

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    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.
    This notice corrects the number of associated funerary objects from 
site 34JN30, published in a Notice of Inventory Completion in the 
Federal Register (62 FR 49993, September 24, 1997). Transfer of control 
of the items in this correction notice has not occurred.

Correction

    In the Federal Register (62 FR 49993, September 24, 1997), 
paragraph three is corrected by substituting the following paragraph:

    In 1971, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals 
were removed from site 34JN30, Lake Texoma, in Johnston County, OK. 
The human remains were excavated by the Oklahoma Archaeological 
Society and were originally curated at the Oklahoma Museum of 
Natural History (OMNH). After transfer to the U. S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, Tulsa District, in 1995, the human remains were 
inventoried for NAGPRA. At that time, no associated objects were 
located. In 2003, the collection was re-inventoried at LopezGarcia 
Group, Dallas, TX, and then transferred to OMNH, under the control 
of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District. In addition to 
human remains, associated funerary objects were located during the 
2003 inventory. No known individuals were identified. The 228 
associated funerary objects are 7 metal tools, 5 metal buttons, 15 
metal fragments, 14 red glass beads, 16 glass bottle fragments, 29 
historic ceramic sherds, 1 prehistoric ceramic sherd, 128 unmodified 
faunal bone fragments, 1 modified deer rib, 3 bone buttons, 4 
chipped stone flakes, 2 wooden buttons, 1 historic clay pipe bowl 
fragment, 1 bark sample, and 1 unmodified mussel shell fragment.

    In the Federal Register (62 FR 49992, September 24, 1997) paragraph 
seven, sentence two is corrected by substituting the following 
paragraph:

    Officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, 
have also determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(A), the 
239 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 the death rite or ceremony.

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 Ms. Michelle Horn, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, 1645 S. 101st E. Ave, Tulsa, OK 74128, telephone (918) 669-
7642, by June 12, 2013. After that date, if no additional requestors 
have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and 
associated funerary objects to the Chickasaw Nation may proceed.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District is responsible for 
notifying the Chickasaw Nation that this notice has been published.

    Dated: April 8, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-11230 Filed 5-10-13; 8:45 am]
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