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Notice of Inventory Completion: Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH

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AGENCY:

National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Cincinnati Museum Center 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 Cincinnati Museum Center. 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 Cincinnati Museum Center at the address in this notice by July 18, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

Robert Genheimer, Cincinnati Museum Center, 250 West Court Street, Suite 300E, Cincinnati, OH 45202, telephone (513) 846-4898, email Rgenheimer@cincymuseum.org.

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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 Cincinnati Museum Center. The human remains were removed from an unknown location in Boone County, KY.

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 Cincinnati Museum Center professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

History and description of the remains

At some point prior to 1996, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from an unknown location in Boone County, KY. The human remains were deposited at Cincinnati Museum Center by an unknown donor. Cincinnati Museum Center has no other information regarding the excavation of these human remains. The human remains are from an adult male of unknown age, and include one complete left humerus, one lumbar vertebrae, one partial left innominate, one left proximal femur, and one right proximal femur. No known individuals were identified. There are no funerary objects present.

Determinations made by the Cincinnati Museum Center

Officials of the Cincinnati Museum Center have determined that:

  • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice are Native American based on provenance information.
  • Pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001(9), the human remains described in this notice represent the physical remains of one individual of probable 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.
  • 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 Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.
  • Pursuant to 43 CFR 10.11(c)(1), the disposition of the human remains may be to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma.

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 Robert Genheimer, Cincinnati Museum Center, 250 West Court Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202, telephone (513) 455-7161, email Rgenheimer@cincymuseum.org by July 18, 2018. After that date, if no additional requestors have come forward, transfer of control of the human remains to the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma may proceed.

The Cincinnati Museum Center is responsible for notifying the Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma; Cherokee Nation; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians; Eastern Shawnee Start Printed Page 28262Tribe of Oklahoma; Miami Tribe of Oklahoma; Shawnee Tribe; and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma that this notice has been published.

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Dated: May 9, 2018.

Melanie O'Brien,

Manager, National NAGPRA Program.

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[FR Doc. 2018-13031 Filed 6-15-18; 8:45 am]

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