Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 31530 [05-10807]

Download as PDF 31530 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 104 / Wednesday, June 1, 2005 / Notices Dated: May 20, 2005 Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 05–10813 Filed 5–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent to repatriate a cultural item in the possession of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA that meets the definition of ‘‘objects of cultural patrimony’’ under 25 U.S.C. 3001. 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 cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. The one cultural item is a Tlingit Chilkat tunic with a Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan bear crest. In 1977, the cultural item was donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley by the daughter of the original purchaser, who had acquired the tunic from the widow of a Tlingit Kaagwaantaan Clan leader during the 1930s. The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley consulted with Sealaska Corporation, acting on behalf of the Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan. Museum records contain a photograph circa 1900 showing the Kaagwaantaan Clan leader wearing the Chilkat tunic with bear crest. Written records obtained at the time of the donation indicate that the Chilkat tunic was worn at a potlatch given by Chief Shakes in Wrangel, AK in 1879. Museum records also indicate that the widow knew that the tunic should not be sold. Sealaska Corporation provided further evidence that the Chilkat tunic with bear crest was the property of the Kaagwaantaan Clan, could not have been conveyed by VerDate jul<14>2003 16:22 May 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 any individual tribal member, and should be returned as an object of cultural patrimony. The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley agrees with the evidence and therefore will repatriate the Chilkat tunic with bear crest to the Sealaska Corporation, acting on behalf of the Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan. Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), the one cultural item described above has ongoing historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the object of cultural patrimony and the Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan, represented by the Sealaska Corporation. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the object of cultural patrimony should contact C. Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 642–6096, before July 1, 2005. Repatriation of the object of cultural patrimony to the Sealaska Corporation, acting on behalf of the Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley is responsible for notifying Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan); Klukwan, Inc.; and Sealaska Corporation that this notice has been published. Dated: May 20, 2005. Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assisstant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 05–10807 Filed 5–31–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion for Native American Human Remains and Associated Funerary Objects in the Control of the California State Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), Sacramento, CA, and in the Possession of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA; Correction National Park Service, Interior. Notice; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: 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 and associated funerary objects in the possession of the Department of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, and in the control of the California State Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), Sacramento, CA. These human remains and cultural items were removed from Marin County, CA. 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 within this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains and associated funerary objects. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations within this notice. This notice corrects the name of the culturally affiliated federally recognized Indian tribe listed in the original notice of inventory completion. This notice also corrects the name of the site from which the human remains and cultural items were removed. In the Federal Register of November 5, 2001, page 55956, paragraphs 3, 5, 6, and 7 are corrected by substituting ‘‘Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California’’ for ‘‘Indians of the Graton Rancheria of California.’’ In the Federal Register of November 5, 2001, page 55956, paragraph 4 is corrected by substituting ‘‘CA-MRN– 192’’ for ‘‘CA-MRN-***.’’ Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects should contact Tina Biorn, California State Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 942874 (M.S. 27) Sacramento, CA 94274–0001 telephone (916) 653–0013, E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves 
Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3005, of the intent 
to repatriate a cultural item in the possession of the Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA that meets the definition of ``objects of cultural 
patrimony'' under 25 U.S.C. 3001.
    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 cultural 
items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the 
determinations in this notice.
    The one cultural item is a Tlingit Chilkat tunic with a 
Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan bear crest. In 1977, the cultural item was 
donated to the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the 
University of California, Berkeley by the daughter of the original 
purchaser, who had acquired the tunic from the widow of a Tlingit 
Kaagwaantaan Clan leader during the 1930s.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of 
California, Berkeley consulted with Sealaska Corporation, acting on 
behalf of the Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan. Museum records contain a 
photograph circa 1900 showing the Kaagwaantaan Clan leader wearing the 
Chilkat tunic with bear crest. Written records obtained at the time of 
the donation indicate that the Chilkat tunic was worn at a potlatch 
given by Chief Shakes in Wrangel, AK in 1879. Museum records also 
indicate that the widow knew that the tunic should not be sold. 
Sealaska Corporation provided further evidence that the Chilkat tunic 
with bear crest was the property of the Kaagwaantaan Clan, could not 
have been conveyed by any individual tribal member, and should be 
returned as an object of cultural patrimony. The Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley agrees 
with the evidence and therefore will repatriate the Chilkat tunic with 
bear crest to the Sealaska Corporation, acting on behalf of the 
Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan.
    Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the 
University of California, Berkeley have determined that, pursuant to 25 
U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), the one cultural item described above has ongoing 
historical, traditional, or cultural importance central to the Native 
American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an 
individual. Officials of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at 
the University of California, Berkeley also have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group 
identity that can be reasonably traced between the object of cultural 
patrimony and the Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan, represented by the 
Sealaska Corporation.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the object of cultural patrimony should 
contact C. Richard Hitchcock, NAGPRA Coordinator, Phoebe A. Hearst 
Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, 
Berkeley, CA 94720, telephone (510) 642-6096, before July 1, 2005. 
Repatriation of the object of cultural patrimony to the Sealaska 
Corporation, acting on behalf of the Kaagwaantaan Clan of Klukwan, may 
proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of 
California, Berkeley is responsible for notifying Chilkat Indian 
Village (Klukwan); Klukwan, Inc.; and Sealaska Corporation that this 
notice has been published.

    Dated: May 20, 2005.
Paul Hoffman,
Deputy Assisstant Secretary, Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 05-10807 Filed 5-31-05; 8:45 am]
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