[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 72 (Monday, April 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22288-22289]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-08777]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[NPS-WASO-NAGPRA-12666; PPWOCRADN0-PCU00RP14.R50000]


Notice of Inventory Completion: The Florida Department of State, 
Division of Historical Resources, Tallahassee, FL

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical 
Resources, has completed an inventory of human remains, in 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 these human remains should submit a written 
request to The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical 
Resources. 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 Florida 
Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, at the address 
in this notice by May 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Daniel M. Seinfeld, Florida Department of State, Division of 
Historical Resources, 1001 de Soto Park Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32301, 
telephone (850) 245-6301, email daniel.seinfeld@dos.myflorida.com.

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 Florida Department of State, Division of Historical 
Resources. The human remains were removed from Duval County, FL.
    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 Florida 
Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, professional 
staff in consultation with representatives of the Miccosukee Tribe of 
Indians and the Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the 
Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & 
Tampa Reservations)). The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma was contacted and 
invited to consult, but did not participate.

History and Description of the remains

    In the 1960s, human remains representing, at minimum, one 
individual were removed from the Mayport Mounds, site 8DU96, in Duval 
County, FL. In January of 2012, the individual who collected the 
remains transferred them to an archaeologist working for the Florida 
Public Archaeology Network (FPAN). Based on the description, the human 
remains were likely collected from the Mayport Mounds, site 8DU96. The 
Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, assumed 
jurisdiction over the remains, based on responsibilities outlined in 
Florida Statute 872.05. No known individuals were identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present. The human remains were 
determined to be those of at least one prehistoric Native American 
individual, based on osteological analysis, dental wear, and 
archeological context.
    A treaty signed with ``Florida Tribes'' on September 18, 1823, at 
Moultrie Creek, FL, included land cessions in present-day Duval County, 
FL. These

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``Florida Tribes'' are represented by two present-day tribes: the 
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the Seminole Tribe of Florida 
(previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, Big 
Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)).

Determinations Made by the Florida Department of State, Division of 
Historical Resources

    Officials at the Florida Department of State, Division of 
Historical Resources, have determined that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described 
in this notice are Native American based on osteological analysis and 
archaeological context.
     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 remains and any present-day Indian tribe.
     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 Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the 
Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of 
Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa 
Reservations)).
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remains may be to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the 
Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of 
Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa 
Reservations)).

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 Daniel M. Seinfeld, Florida Department of 
State, Division of Historical Resources, 1001 de Soto Park Drive, 
Tallahassee, FL 32301, telephone (850) 245-6301, email 
daniel.seinfeld@dos.myflorida.com, by May 15, 2013. After that date, if 
no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the 
human remains to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the Seminole Tribe 
of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of Florida (Dania, 
Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa Reservations)) may proceed.
    The Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources, 
is responsible for notifying the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and the 
Seminole Tribe of Florida (previously listed as the Seminole Tribe of 
Florida (Dania, Big Cypress, Brighton, Hollywood & Tampa 
Reservations)).

    Dated: March 26, 2013.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2013-08777 Filed 4-12-13; 8:45 am]
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