Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 61838-61839 [05-21329]

Download as PDF 61838 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico support cultural affiliation. Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the cultural item described above is reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and is believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from a specific burial site of an Native American individual. Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest have also 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 unassociated funerary object and the Hopi Tribe, Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary object should contact Dr. Frank E. Wozniak, NAGPRA Coordinator, Southwestern Region, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd., SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102, telephone (505) 842–3238, before November 25, 2005. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary object to the Hopi Tribe, Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Gila National Forest is responsible for notifying the Hopi Tribe, Arizona; Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: September 12, 2005. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–21331 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 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 cultural items in the possession of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, that meet the definition of ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ 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 five cultural items are one drum, one drumstick, one Coho or shinny stick, one trinket basket, and one wallet basket. Three of the cultural items are part of the Dr. J.L. Hill collection. Horner Collection, Oregon State University professional staff consulted with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Karuk Tribe of California; Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington; and Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington. The Museum of Oregon Country, Oregon Agricultural College acquired the collection from Dr. Hill’s son and daughter in 1925. The Museum of Oregon Country was renamed the John B. Horner Museum of the Oregon Country in 1936, and became commonly known as the Horner Museum. The Oregon Agricultural College was renamed the Oregon State College in 1937, and became Oregon State University in 1962. In 1981, Dr. Hill’s heirs, Emily Hill Ward and her son, Fred Ward signed a gift agreement transferring ownership of Dr. Hill’s entire collection to the museum. The Horner Museum closed in 1995. Currently, cultural items from the Horner Museum are referred to as the Horner Collection, which is owned by, and in the possession of, Oregon State University. At an unknown date, one drum and drumstick were removed from the Siletz Reservation, OR, by Mr. C.S. Davis. In 1921, Dr. J.L. Hill’s heirs loaned the drum and drumstick to the Museum of Oregon Country. It is believed that Mr. Davis had given the cultural items to Dr. Hill specifically to donate to the Museum of Oregon Country. In the 1981 gift agreement, Dr. Hill’s heirs transferred ownership of Dr. Hill’s entire collection, including the drum PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and drumstick, to the Horner Collection, Oregon State University. The museum records for the drum and drumstick state that they were originally made by Moses Lane of the Siletz Reservation, OR. A cultural representative of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon has said that the drum and drumstick would have been used to enhance the spiritual development of the owner. Traditionally, the drum and drumstick would have been uniquely and solely connected to the owner and would have been buried with the owner. Furthermore, according to museum records, a note attached to the drum reads, ‘‘You will notice that the framework is hand made and cut out with crude tools. The cover is tanned horsehide. These drums are used at tribal ceremonies, dances, games etc. and are generally buried with the remains of the owner.’’ The Horner Collection, Oregon State University has no evidence the drum and drumstick were ever buried with Moses Lane or any other individual. However, museum records state that Dr. Hill was known to have collected human remains and cultural items from burials and mounds. Based on consultation and museum records, the Horner Collection, Oregon State University finds that the intent was to maintain the spiritual connection between owner and object through the burial of the cultural items with their owner and has therefore identified the cultural items as unassociated funerary objects. At an unknown date, one shinny or Coho stick was removed from an unknown location by Dr. Hill. In 1921, Dr. Hill’s heirs loaned the cultural item to the museum. In the 1981 gift agreement, Dr. Hill’s heirs, transferred ownership of Dr. Hill’s entire collection, including the shinny or Coho stick, to the Horner Collection, Oregon State University. According to museum records the shinny or Coho stick was created by Andrew Smith of the Siletz Reservation, OR. A cultural representative of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon has said that the shinny or Coho stick would have been used to enhance the spiritual development of the owner. Therefore, a shinny or Coho stick would have been uniquely and solely connected to the owner, and traditionally such items were buried with the owner. The Horner Collection, Oregon State University has no evidence that the shinny or Coho stick was ever buried with Andrew Smith or any other individual. However, E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices museum records state that Dr. Hill was known to have collected human remains and cultural items from burials and mounds. Based on consultation and museum records, the Horner Collection, Oregon State University finds that the intent was to maintain the spiritual connection between owner and object through the burial of this cultural item with its owner and has therefore identified the cultural item as an unassociated funerary object. At an unknown date, one trinket basket and one wallet basket were removed from an unknown location by Mr. W.C. Dyer. In 1934, Mrs. S.C. Dyer, the wife of Mr. Dyer, donated the trinket basket and wallet basket to the museum. The Horner Collection, Oregon State University has no evidence the trinket and wallet baskts were ever buried with any individual. However, museum records state that Mr. Dyer was known to have collected human remains and cultural items from burials and mounds. Based on consultation and museum records, the Horner Collection, Oregon State University has identified the cultural items as unassociated funerary objects. According to museum records, both the trinket and wallet baskets are Clatsop in origin. Any direct Clatsop descendant who meets the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon enrollment criteria is eligible for membership in the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon. The Clatsop are ancestors of the present-day Chinook Tribe. The Chinook Tribe has cultural and political ties to the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon. The Chinook Tribe is a confederated member of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon. Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the five cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of the evidence, to have been removed from specific burial sites of Native American individuals. Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University 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 five unassociated funerary objects and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Sabah Randhawa, Executive Vice President and Provost, President’s Office, Oregon State University, 600 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737–8260, before November 25, 2005. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. Horner Collection, Oregon State University is responsible for notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Karuk Tribe of California; Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington; and Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published. Dated:September 28, 2005 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. 05–21329 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 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. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the possession of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. The human remains were removed from Curry and Lincoln Counties, OR. 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. A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by Horner Collection, Oregon State University professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon and the Coquille Tribe of Oregon. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61839 The Museum of Oregon Country, Oregon Agricultural College was renamed the John B. Horner Museum of the Oregon Country in 1936, and became commonly known as the Horner Museum. The Oregon Agricultural College was renamed the Oregon State College in 1937, and became Oregon State University in 1962. The Horner Museum closed in 1995. Currently, cultural items from the Horner Museum are referred to as the Horner Collection, which is owned by, and in the possession of, Oregon State University. At an unknown time, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from an unknown site near Yachats in Lincoln County, OR. In 1968, the human remains were donated by Mrs. P. Mitchell to the John B. Horner Museum of the Oregon Country. Mrs. Mitchell told museum staff that the human remains were found near Yachats. It is unknown if the human remains were removed by Mrs. Mitchell. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. The human remains have been identified as Native American dating to precontact times based on typical tooth wear. Historical documents, ethnographic sources, and oral history indicate that many of the tribes that are members of the present-day Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon have occupied these areas since precontact times, including the Alsea/Siuslaw tribe. The Alsea/Siuslaw tribe represents the Alsea, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw, Yachats, and Yaquina Native American groups. The Alsea/Siuslaw tribe was a signatory to the Oregon Coast Treaty of 1855. In 1857, the Alsea/Siuslaw were located on the Siuslaw River, Lane County, OR, and their traditional territory extended south to Heceta Head, Lane County, OR (Harris 1858). Yachats is near the border of Lane and Lincoln Counties, OR. The Alsea/Siuslaw tribe’s traditional territopry includes both counties. The Alsea/Siuslaw tribe is one of the member tribes of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon and by 1875, the Alsea/Siuslaw tribe was residing on the Siletz Reservation. Therefore, the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon have a connection to the area nearYachats that includes both Lane and Lincoln Counties, OR. The Alsea/Siuslaw tribe is a distinct and separate tribe, and distinguished from the Alcea band of Tillamooks, which brought a land claim to the Indian Claims Commission in 1955. At an unknown date, human remains representing a minimum of 16 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Horner Collection, 
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

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 cultural items in the possession of the Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, that meet the 
definition of ``unassociated funerary objects'' 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 five cultural items are one drum, one drumstick, one Coho or 
shinny stick, one trinket basket, and one wallet basket. Three of the 
cultural items are part of the Dr. J.L. Hill collection.
    Horner Collection, Oregon State University professional staff 
consulted with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand 
Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz 
Reservation, Oregon; Karuk Tribe of California; Quinault Tribe of the 
Quinault Reservation, Washington; and Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the 
Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington.
    The Museum of Oregon Country, Oregon Agricultural College acquired 
the collection from Dr. Hill's son and daughter in 1925. The Museum of 
Oregon Country was renamed the John B. Horner Museum of the Oregon 
Country in 1936, and became commonly known as the Horner Museum. The 
Oregon Agricultural College was renamed the Oregon State College in 
1937, and became Oregon State University in 1962. In 1981, Dr. Hill's 
heirs, Emily Hill Ward and her son, Fred Ward signed a gift agreement 
transferring ownership of Dr. Hill's entire collection to the museum. 
The Horner Museum closed in 1995. Currently, cultural items from the 
Horner Museum are referred to as the Horner Collection, which is owned 
by, and in the possession of, Oregon State University.
    At an unknown date, one drum and drumstick were removed from the 
Siletz Reservation, OR, by Mr. C.S. Davis. In 1921, Dr. J.L. Hill's 
heirs loaned the drum and drumstick to the Museum of Oregon Country. It 
is believed that Mr. Davis had given the cultural items to Dr. Hill 
specifically to donate to the Museum of Oregon Country. In the 1981 
gift agreement, Dr. Hill's heirs transferred ownership of Dr. Hill's 
entire collection, including the drum and drumstick, to the Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University.
    The museum records for the drum and drumstick state that they were 
originally made by Moses Lane of the Siletz Reservation, OR. A cultural 
representative of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, 
Oregon has said that the drum and drumstick would have been used to 
enhance the spiritual development of the owner. Traditionally, the drum 
and drumstick would have been uniquely and solely connected to the 
owner and would have been buried with the owner. Furthermore, according 
to museum records, a note attached to the drum reads, ``You will notice 
that the framework is hand made and cut out with crude tools. The cover 
is tanned horsehide. These drums are used at tribal ceremonies, dances, 
games etc. and are generally buried with the remains of the owner.''
    The Horner Collection, Oregon State University has no evidence the 
drum and drumstick were ever buried with Moses Lane or any other 
individual. However, museum records state that Dr. Hill was known to 
have collected human remains and cultural items from burials and 
mounds. Based on consultation and museum records, the Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University finds that the intent was to 
maintain the spiritual connection between owner and object through the 
burial of the cultural items with their owner and has therefore 
identified the cultural items as unassociated funerary objects.
    At an unknown date, one shinny or Coho stick was removed from an 
unknown location by Dr. Hill. In 1921, Dr. Hill's heirs loaned the 
cultural item to the museum. In the 1981 gift agreement, Dr. Hill's 
heirs, transferred ownership of Dr. Hill's entire collection, including 
the shinny or Coho stick, to the Horner Collection, Oregon State 
University.
    According to museum records the shinny or Coho stick was created by 
Andrew Smith of the Siletz Reservation, OR. A cultural representative 
of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon has said 
that the shinny or Coho stick would have been used to enhance the 
spiritual development of the owner. Therefore, a shinny or Coho stick 
would have been uniquely and solely connected to the owner, and 
traditionally such items were buried with the owner. The Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University has no evidence that the shinny or 
Coho stick was ever buried with Andrew Smith or any other individual. 
However,

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museum records state that Dr. Hill was known to have collected human 
remains and cultural items from burials and mounds. Based on 
consultation and museum records, the Horner Collection, Oregon State 
University finds that the intent was to maintain the spiritual 
connection between owner and object through the burial of this cultural 
item with its owner and has therefore identified the cultural item as 
an unassociated funerary object.
    At an unknown date, one trinket basket and one wallet basket were 
removed from an unknown location by Mr. W.C. Dyer. In 1934, Mrs. S.C. 
Dyer, the wife of Mr. Dyer, donated the trinket basket and wallet 
basket to the museum. The Horner Collection, Oregon State University 
has no evidence the trinket and wallet baskts were ever buried with any 
individual. However, museum records state that Mr. Dyer was known to 
have collected human remains and cultural items from burials and 
mounds. Based on consultation and museum records, the Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University has identified the cultural items 
as unassociated funerary objects.
    According to museum records, both the trinket and wallet baskets 
are Clatsop in origin. Any direct Clatsop descendant who meets the 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon enrollment 
criteria is eligible for membership in the Confederated Tribes of the 
Siletz Reservation, Oregon. The Clatsop are ancestors of the present-
day Chinook Tribe. The Chinook Tribe has cultural and political ties to 
the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon. The Chinook 
Tribe is a confederated member of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz 
Reservation, Oregon.
    Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the five cultural 
items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with 
or near individual human remains at the time of death or later as part 
of the death rite or ceremony and are believed, by a preponderance of 
the evidence, to have been removed from specific burial sites of Native 
American individuals. Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State 
University 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 five unassociated funerary objects and the 
Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact Sabah Randhawa, Executive Vice President and Provost, 
President's Office, Oregon State University, 600 Kerr Administration 
Building, Corvallis, OR 97331, telephone (541) 737-8260, before 
November 25, 2005. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to 
the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon may proceed 
after that date if no additional claimants come forward.
    Horner Collection, Oregon State University is responsible for 
notifying the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Karuk 
Tribe of California; Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, 
Washington; and Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian 
Reservation, Washington that this notice has been published.
    Dated:September 28, 2005
    Sherry Hutt,
    Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. 05-21329 Filed 10-25-05; 8:45 am]
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