[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 152 (Monday, August 8, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48178-48179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-19989]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service

[2253-665]


Notice of Inventory Completion: Longyear Museum of Anthropology, 
Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Longyear Museum of Anthropology has completed an inventory 
of a human remain, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, 
and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the 
human remain and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any 
Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the 
human remain may contact the museum. Disposition of the human remain to 
the Indian tribes stated below may occur if no additional requestors 
come forward.

DATES: Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes it has a 
cultural affiliation with the human remain should contact the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology at the address below by September 7, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Dr. Jordan Kerber, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, 
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University, 13 Oak 
Dr., Hamilton, NY 13346, telephone (315) 228-7559.

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 a human remain in the 
possession of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University, 
Hamilton, NY. The human remain was removed from an unknown location in 
Arkansas.
    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 remain was made by the Longyear 
Museum of Anthropology professional staff in consultation with 
representatives of the Osage Nation, Oklahoma, and the Quapaw Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma.

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History and Description of the Remains

    At an unknown date, a human remain--a single human distal phalanx 
or thumb tip--representing a minimum of one individual was removed from 
an unknown location in Arkansas. The bone is perforated at the proximal 
end and was acquired by the Longyear Museum of Anthropology between 
1948 and 1979, and accessioned as part of the Howe Collection (Catalog 
number A234). The bone was subsequently assigned Index number 326 in 
the Colgate Collection database. No known individual was identified. No 
associated funerary objects are present.
    The presence of other Native American artifacts in the Howe 
Collection at the Longyear Museum of Anthropology provides a reasonable 
basis for determining that the human remain belongs to a Native 
American individual.

Determinations Made by the Longyear Museum of Anthropology

    Officials of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology have determined 
that:
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(2), a relationship of shared 
group identity cannot be reasonably traced between the Native American 
human remain and any present-day Indian tribe.
     According to final judgments of the Indian Claims 
Commission, the land from which the Native American human remain was 
removed is the aboriginal land of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Osage 
Nation, Oklahoma; Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; and United 
Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
     Other credible lines of evidence indicate that the land 
from which the Native American human remain was removed is the 
aboriginal land of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Osage Nation, 
Oklahoma; Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma; United Keetoowah Band of 
Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma; and Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of 
Louisiana.
     Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remain described 
in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of 
Native American ancestry.
     Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the 
human remain is to the Osage Nation, Oklahoma, and the Quapaw Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma.

Additional Requestors and Disposition

    Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be 
culturally affiliated with the human remain or any other Indian tribe 
that believes it satisfies the criteria in 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1) should 
contact Dr. Jordan Kerber, Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Department 
of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University, 13 Oak Dr., 
Hamilton, NY 13346, telephone (315) 228-7559, before September 7, 2011. 
Disposition of the human remain to the Osage Nation, Oklahoma, and the 
Quapaw Tribe of Indians, Oklahoma, may proceed after that date if no 
additional requestors come forward.
    The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying 
the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Osage Nation, Oklahoma; Quapaw Tribe of 
Indians, Oklahoma; United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in 
Oklahoma; and Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe of Louisiana that this notice 
has been published.

    Dated: August 2, 2011.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 2011-19989 Filed 8-5-11; 8:45 am]
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