[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59966-59967]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov ]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23812]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13861; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Jackson 
Post, Jackson, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Michigan State Police, Jackson Post (MSP 13) has completed 
an inventory of human remains, following the initiation of consultation 
with the appropriate Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, 
and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the 
human remains and any present-day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian 
organizations. Representatives of any Indian tribe or Native Hawaiian 
organization not identified in this notice that wish to request 
transfer of control of the human remains should submit a written 
request to the MSP 13. If no additional requestors come forward, 
transfer of control of the human remains to the Indian tribes or Native 
Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed.

DATES: 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 with information in support of the request to the MSP 13 at the 
address in this notice by October 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Sergeant Greg Jones, Michigan State Police, 3401 Cooper St., 
Jackson, MI 49201, telephone (517) 780-4580, email 
jonesg6@michigan.gov.

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 MSP 13. The human remains were removed from Waterloo 
Township, Jackson County, MI.
    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 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 Michigan 
State University Anthropology Department on behalf of the Michigan 
State Police. The following tribes were notified, but did not 
participate in consultation: Bay Mills Indian Community, Michigan; 
Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Oklahoma; Forest County Potawatomi 
Community, Wisconsin; Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa 
Indians, Michigan; Hannahville Indian Community, Michigan; Keweenaw Bay 
Indian Community, Michigan; Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior 
Chippewa Indians of Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, 
Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Match-e-
be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan; Nottawaseppi 
Huron Band of Potawatomi, Michigan (previously listed as the Huron 
Potawatomi, Inc.); Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Prairie Band Potawatomi 
Nation (previously listed as the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation, 
Kansas); Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan and Indiana; 
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan; and the Sault Ste. Marie 
Tribe of

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Chippewa Indians, Michigan (hereafter referred to as ``The Notified 
Tribes'').

History and Description of the Remains

    On November 19, 1972, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from a private residence in Waterloo Township, 
Jackson County, MI, following their discovery by the homeowner while 
digging a septic hole. The homeowner contacted the Michigan State 
Police Jackson Post (complaint 41-5894-72) who took possession of the 
human remains and transferred them to the Michigan State University, 
Anthropology Department, for analysis. The Michigan State University 
determined that the human remains belonged to one adult Native 
American. The human remains were returned to the Michigan State Police 
Jackson Post in July 2013. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.

Determinations Made by the Michigan State Police

    Officials of Michigan State Police have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on forensic inspection of the 
remains by the Michigan State University Anthropology Department.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission or the Court of Federal Claims, the land from which the 
Native American human remains were removed is the aboriginal land of 
The Notified Tribes.
     Treaties, Acts of Congress, or Executive Orders, indicate 
that the land from which the Native American human remains were removed 
is the aboriginal land of The Notified Tribes.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(2)(i), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to The Notified Tribes.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    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 with information 
in support of the request to Sergeant Greg Jones, Michigan State 
Police, Jackson Post, 3401 Cooper Street, Jackson, MI 49203, telephone 
(517) 780-4580, email jonesg6@michigan.gov, by October 30, 2013. After 
that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of 
control of the human remains to The Notified Tribes may proceed.
    The Michigan State Police is responsible for notifying The Notified 
Tribes that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 19, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-23812 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]
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