[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59954-59955]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23814]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-13951; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Mount 
Pleasant Post, Mount Pleasant, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Michigan State Police, Mount Pleasant Post, has completed 
an inventory of human remains, in consultation with the appropriate 
Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that 
there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-
day Indian tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. 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 the human remains should submit a written request to the Michigan 
State Police, Mount Pleasant Post. If no additional requestors come 
forward, transfer of control of the human remains 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 should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to the 
Michigan State Police, Mount Pleasant Post, at the address in this 
notice by October 30, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Detective Sergeant Gary Green; Michigan State Police, Mount 
Pleasant Post, 3580 S. Isabella Road, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858; 
telephone (989) 773-5951; email GreenG1@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

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of human remains under the control of the Michigan State Police; Mount 
Pleasant, MI. The human remains were removed from Montcalm 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). 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 Michigan 
State Police professional staff in consultation with representatives of 
the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.

History and Description of the Remains

    On April 4, 1999, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the northwest corner of Section 14, near 
Kohler Road and M-46 Highway, in Montcalm County, MI. The remains were 
located during an excavation at a located on private property. The 
remains were buried approximately four feet under the surface of the 
ground. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary 
objects are present.
    The Michigan State University Anthropology Lab determined that the 
remains are those of a ``Pre-modern Native American'' male between the 
age of 30 and 50 years old. The location the remains were found is near 
the current location of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. 
Based on geographic location and consultation, the remains are most 
likely the remains of a member of that tribe.

Determinations Made by the Michigan State Police, Mount Pleasant Post

    Officials of the Michigan State Police, Mount Pleasant Post have 
determined that:
     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), there is a relationship of 
shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the Native 
American human remains and Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.

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 should submit a 
written request with information in support of the request to Detective 
Sergeant Gary Green; Michigan State Police, Mount Pleasant Post, 3580 
S. Isabella Road, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858; telephone (989) 773-5951; 
email GreenG1@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 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan may 
proceed.
    The Michigan State Police is responsible for notifying the Saginaw 
Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 28, 2013.
Melanie O'Brien,
Acting Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-23814 Filed 9-27-13; 8:45 am]
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