Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, 40362 [E8-15907]

Download as PDF 40362 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 135 / Monday, July 14, 2008 / Notices Dated: June 30, 2008. Rick Vander Voet, Jarbidge Field Office Manager, Idaho Bureau of Land Management. [FR Doc. E8–15999 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–952–08–1420–BJ, 14X1109] Filing of Plats of Survey; Nevada Bureau of Land Management. Notice. AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public and interested State and local government officials of the filing of Plats of Survey in Nevada. DATES: Effective Dates: Filing is effective at 10 a.m. on the dates indicated below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David D. Morlan, Chief, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Blvd., P.O. Box 12000, Reno, NV 89520, 775–861–6541. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1.The Plat of Survey of the following described lands was officially filed at the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on April 23, 2008: The plat, in two sheets, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, the subdivision of section 21 and certain metes-andbounds surveys in section 21, Township 19 South, Range 60 East, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, under Group No. 839, was accepted April 22, 2008. This survey was executed to meet certain administrative needs of the Bureau of Land Management. 2. The Supplemental Plats of Survey of the following described lands were officially filed at the Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada, on June 11, 2008. The supplemental plat, showing amended lottings in sec. 4, T. 13 N., R. 32 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, was accepted June 9, 2008. The supplemental plat, in four sheets, showing amended lottings in sec. 5, T. 13 N., R. 32 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, was accepted June 9, 2008. The supplemental plat, in two sheets, showing amended lottings in sec. 8, T. 13 N., R. 32 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, was accepted June 9, 2008. The supplemental plat, in two sheets, showing amended lottings in sec. 9, T. 13 N., R. 32 E., Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada, was accepted June 9, 2008. These supplemental plats were prepared to meet certain administrative VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 Jul 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 needs of the Kennecott Rawhide Mining Company and the Bureau of Land Management. 3. The above-listed surveys are now the basic record for describing the lands for all authorized purposes. These surveys have been placed in the open files in the BLM Nevada State Office and are available to the public as a matter of information. Copies of the surveys and related field notes may be furnished to the public upon payment of the appropriate fees. Dated: July 1, 2008. David D. Morlan, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Nevada. [FR Doc. E8–15912 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 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 American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, that meets the definition of ‘‘object 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 cultural item is a wooden feast dish carved in the shape of a beaver. The dish is approximately 115 centimeters long, 35.5 centimeters wide, and 22 centimeters tall. The sides of the dish are decorated with carved formline designs; small faces are carved into the top of the beaver’s head and tail and into each of the beaver’s ears. The dish is painted in red and black and the upper rim is decorated with rows of inlaid shell. The rear portion of the dish was damaged and subsequently repaired. At an unknown date, the beaver dish was acquired by Lieutenant George Thornton Emmons. In 1888, the American Museum of Natural History PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 purchased the beaver dish from Lieutenant Emmons and accessioned it into its collection that same year. The cultural affiliation of this item is Hutsnuwu Tlingit as indicated by museum records and by representatives of Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, and Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes during consultation. Museum records and consultation with representatives of Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, and Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes indicate that the beaver dish was damaged during the U.S. Navy’s shelling of Angoon in 1882. Consultation evidence also indicates that the dish was one of only a few items to have survived this incident. This cultural item was claimed on behalf of the Deisheetaan Clan of Angoon for which it continues to have historical, traditional, and cultural importance. Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), the 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 American Museum of Natural History 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 Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with this object should contact Nell Murphy, Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 769–5837, before August 13, 2008. Repatriation of the object of cultural patrimony to Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying the Angoon Community Association, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes, Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, and Sealaska Heritage Foundation. Dated: June 17, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–15907 Filed 7–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: American Museum 
of Natural History, New York, NY

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 American Museum 
of Natural History, New York, NY, that meets the definition of ``object 
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 cultural item is a wooden feast dish carved in the shape of a 
beaver. The dish is approximately 115 centimeters long, 35.5 
centimeters wide, and 22 centimeters tall. The sides of the dish are 
decorated with carved formline designs; small faces are carved into the 
top of the beaver's head and tail and into each of the beaver's ears. 
The dish is painted in red and black and the upper rim is decorated 
with rows of inlaid shell. The rear portion of the dish was damaged and 
subsequently repaired.
    At an unknown date, the beaver dish was acquired by Lieutenant 
George Thornton Emmons. In 1888, the American Museum of Natural History 
purchased the beaver dish from Lieutenant Emmons and accessioned it 
into its collection that same year.
    The cultural affiliation of this item is Hutsnuwu Tlingit as 
indicated by museum records and by representatives of Kootznoowoo, 
Incorporated, and Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes 
during consultation. Museum records and consultation with 
representatives of Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, and Central Council of 
the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes indicate that the beaver dish was 
damaged during the U.S. Navy's shelling of Angoon in 1882. Consultation 
evidence also indicates that the dish was one of only a few items to 
have survived this incident. This cultural item was claimed on behalf 
of the Deisheetaan Clan of Angoon for which it continues to have 
historical, traditional, and cultural importance.
    Officials of the American Museum of Natural History have determined 
that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), the 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 American Museum of 
Natural History 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 
Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with this object should contact Nell Murphy, 
Director of Cultural Resources, American Museum of Natural History, 
Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, telephone (212) 
769-5837, before August 13, 2008. Repatriation of the object of 
cultural patrimony to Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian 
Tribes may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The American Museum of Natural History is responsible for notifying 
the Angoon Community Association, Central Council of the Tlingit & 
Haida Indian Tribes, Kootznoowoo, Incorporated, and Sealaska Heritage 
Foundation.

    Dated: June 17, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-15907 Filed 7-11-08; 8:45 am]
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