Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM, 41375-41376 [E8-16470]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices Dated: July 3, 2008. Tim Smith, Bakersfield Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E8–16492 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Temporary Road/Area Closures BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P Bureau of Land Management, Bakersfield Field Office and Ridgecrest Field Office. AGENCY: National Park Service Temporary closure of roads/ areas within the Piute Fire, Kern County, California. ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain roads/areas within the Piute Fire perimeter are temporarily closed to motorized vehicles due to a wildland fire. The purpose of this closure is to provide for public and firefighter safety. This action is to decrease the number of private vehicles on the roads/areas within the fire perimeter. This closure is effective July 3, 2008 and will remain in effect until further notice. DATES: Maps showing the affected areas are available at the Bakersfield Field Office, Ridgecrest Field Office, Jawbone Canyon Visitor’s Center, as well as posted at the Piute Fire Incident Command Post. ADDRESSES: Tim Smith, Field Office Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Bakersfield Field Office, 3801 Pegasus Drive, Bakersfield, California, (661) 391–6005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This temporary closure is implemented pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1—Closures and Restriction Orders. The areas/roads affected by this closure are specifically identified as follows: Nichols Peak and Bright Star Wilderness Areas, Cortez Canyon, Dry Canyon, Jawbone Canyon and Lynch Canyon, Piute Mountain Road, Saddle Springs Road, Kelso Valley Road, Goat Ranch Road, Erskine Creek Road and Cook’s Peak Road. All areas/roads affected are posted with signs at points of public access using standard vehicle closure signs. The roads are narrow and dirt, and only support one-way traffic so coordination between the firefighting forces is crucial. This closure order is issued to provide for firefighters and public safety. Exemptions to this closure include vehicles conducting official government business and firefighting equipment. Penalties: 43 CFR 8360.0–7. Violation of any regulations in this part by a member of the public is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM 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 U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM, that meets the definition of ‘‘sacred object’’ 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 NAGPRA coordinator, Intermountain Region. In 1994, the National Park Service assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with the investigation of a Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation. The evidence included a collection of Native American objects confiscated from the East–West Trading Post in Santa Fe, NM. Preliminary subject matter expert review of the collection indicated that the object was historically significant and potentially subject to NAGPRA. The collection was accessioned in 2002 into the Southwest Regional Office collections, now called the Intermountain Region Office. The cultural item covered in this notice is a constellation set with feathers. Following adjudication of the case, a detailed assessment of the objects was made by Intermountain Region (IMR) NAGPRA program staff in close collaboration with the IMR Museum Services program staff and in consultation with representatives of potentially affiliated tribes. During consultation, representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, identified the cultural item as a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Acoma religious leaders for the practice of a traditional Native American religion by their present–day adherents. Oral PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41375 tradition evidence presented by representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, and the written repatriation request received by the Intermountain Region further articulated the ceremonial significance of the cultural item to the Pueblo of Acoma. Based on anthropological information, court case documentation, oral tradition, museum records, consultation evidence, and expert opinion, there is a cultural affiliation between the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, and the sacred object. Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the one cultural item described above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present–day adherents. Officials of the Intermountain Region 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 sacred object and the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred object should contact Dave Ruppert, NAGPRA Coordinator, NPS Intermountain Region 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, telephone (303) 969–2879, before August 18, 2008. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Intermountain Region is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 41376 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai– Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: June 24, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–16470 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 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 cultural items in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM, that meet the definition of ‘‘sacred objects’’ and ‘‘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 NAGPRA coordinator, Intermountain Region. In 1994, the National Park Service assisted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with the investigation of a Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation. The evidence included a collection of Native American objects confiscated from the East–West Trading Post in Santa Fe, NM. Preliminary subject matter expert review of the collection indicated that the objects were historically significant and potentially subject to NAGPRA. The collection was accessioned in 2002 into the Southwest Regional Office collections, now called the Intermountain Region Office. The two cultural items from the collection covered in this notice are one Kachina with feather and one Hopi Tablita with pheasant feathers. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 Following adjudication of the case, a detailed assessment of the objects was made by Intermountain Region (IMR) NAGPRA program staff in close collaboration with the IMR Museum Services program staff and in consultation with representatives of potentially affiliated tribes. Representatives of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office, acting on behalf of the Momngwit (Priests) and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, identified the cultural items as specific ceremonial objects needed by the Momngwit for the practice of a traditional Hopi religion by their present–day adherents. Further, representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona identified the two cultural items as objects of cultural patrimony having on–going historical, traditional, and cultural importance central to the Hopi Tribe that could not be alienated by any individual. Oral tradition evidence presented by representatives of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, and the written repatriation request received by the Intermountain Region further articulated the ceremonial significance of the cultural items to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. Based on anthropological information, court case documentation, oral tradition, museum records, consultation evidence, and expert opinion, there is a cultural affiliation between the Hopi Tribe of Arizona and the two sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony. Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the two cultural items described above are specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Native American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religions by their present–day adherents. Officials of the Intermountain Region also have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(D), the two cultural items described above have 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 Intermountain Region 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 sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony should contact Dave Ruppert, NAGPRA Coordinator, NPS Intermountain Region, 12795 West Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, telephone (303) 969–2879, before PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 August 18, 2008. Repatriation of the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Intermountain Region is responsible for notifying the Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai– Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been published. Dated: June 24, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–16469 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM 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 cultural items in the possession of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM, E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate a Cultural Item: U.S. Department 
of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, 
NM

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 U.S. Department 
of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, 
NM, that meets the definition of ``sacred object'' 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 
NAGPRA coordinator, Intermountain Region.
    In 1994, the National Park Service assisted the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service with the 
investigation of a Migratory Bird Treaty Act violation. The evidence 
included a collection of Native American objects confiscated from the 
East-West Trading Post in Santa Fe, NM. Preliminary subject matter 
expert review of the collection indicated that the object was 
historically significant and potentially subject to NAGPRA. The 
collection was accessioned in 2002 into the Southwest Regional Office 
collections, now called the Intermountain Region Office. The cultural 
item covered in this notice is a constellation set with feathers.
    Following adjudication of the case, a detailed assessment of the 
objects was made by Intermountain Region (IMR) NAGPRA program staff in 
close collaboration with the IMR Museum Services program staff and in 
consultation with representatives of potentially affiliated tribes. 
During consultation, representatives of the Pueblo of Acoma, New 
Mexico, identified the cultural item as a specific ceremonial object 
needed by traditional Acoma religious leaders for the practice of a 
traditional Native American religion by their present-day adherents. 
Oral tradition evidence presented by representatives of the Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico, and the written repatriation request received by the 
Intermountain Region further articulated the ceremonial significance of 
the cultural item to the Pueblo of Acoma. Based on anthropological 
information, court case documentation, oral tradition, museum records, 
consultation evidence, and expert opinion, there is a cultural 
affiliation between the Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico, and the sacred 
object.
    Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the one cultural item described 
above is a specific ceremonial object needed by traditional Native 
American religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native 
American religions by their present-day adherents. Officials of the 
Intermountain Region 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 sacred object and the Pueblo of Acoma, 
New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred object should contact Dave 
Ruppert, NAGPRA Coordinator, NPS Intermountain Region 12795 West 
Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80228, telephone (303) 969-2879, before 
August 18, 2008. Repatriation of the sacred object to the Pueblo of 
Acoma, New Mexico may proceed after that date if no additional 
claimants come forward.
    The Intermountain Region is responsible for notifying the Apache 
Tribe of Oklahoma; Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma; Hopi Tribe of 
Arizona; Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico; Mescalero Apache Tribe of 
the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico; Navajo Nation, Arizona, New 
Mexico & Utah; Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico (formerly the Pueblo of San 
Juan); Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico; Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico; 
Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico; Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico; Pueblo of 
Laguna, New Mexico; Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico; Pueblo of Picuris, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico; Pueblo of San Felipe, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of San Ildefonso, New Mexico; Pueblo of Sandia, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico; Pueblo of Santa Clara, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Santo Domingo, New Mexico; Pueblo of Taos, New 
Mexico; Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico; Pueblo of Zia, New Mexico; San 
Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona; Tonto 
Apache

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Tribe of Arizona; Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, 
Colorado, New Mexico & Utah; White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort 
Apache Reservation, Arizona; Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde 
Indian Reservation, Arizona; Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo of Texas; and Zuni 
Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: June 24, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-16470 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]
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