[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 72706]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28916]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-14366; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Michigan State Police, Houghton 
Lake Post, Houghton Lake, MI

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake 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 
these human remains should submit a written request to the Michigan 
State Police, Houghton Lake 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 at the address in this notice by January 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: D/Sgt Katherine Trietch, 9011 W Lake City Road, Houghton 
Lake, MI 48629, telephone (989) 422-6923, email trietchk@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 the Michigan State Police, Houghton Lake Post, Houghton 
Lake, MI. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in 
Saginaw 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

    At an unknown date prior to June 2001, human remains representing, 
at minimum, three individuals were removed from an unknown location in 
Saginaw County, MI. The remains were collected during road construction 
in Saginaw County by a private citizen and stored in a garage. The 
private citizen's daughter reported that her father collected the 
remains when she was a little girl. No known individuals were 
identified. No associated funerary objects were present. The Michigan 
State University Anthropology Lab determined through investigative, 
forensic means that the remains are ``Pre-modern Native American,'' and 
represent one adult and at least two juveniles. 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

    Officials of the Michigan State Police have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of three individuals 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 D/Sgt 
Katherine Trietch; 9011 W Lake City Road, Houghton Lake, MI 48629, 
telephone (989) 422-6923, email trietchk@michigan.gov, by January 2, 
2014. 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: October 28, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-28916 Filed 12-2-13; 8:45 am]
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