Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, NM, 41378-41379 [E8-16486]

Download as PDF dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 41378 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices members of the present–day Navajo tribe. Further, representatives of the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah, identified the 20 cultural items as objects of cultural patrimony having on– going historical, traditional, and cultural importance central to the Navajo people that could not be alienated by any individual. The written request for repatriation submitted by the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah, further articulated the particular ceremonial significance of the cultural items and of Navajo traditional laws regarding the possession of jish. Based on anthropological information, court case documentation, museum records, consultation evidence, and expert opinion, there is a cultural affiliation between the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah and the 20 sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony. Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the 20 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 20 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. Lastly, 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 Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah. 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 August 18, 2008. Repatriation of the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony to the Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 (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. E8–16484 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, that meet 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 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 11 cultural items covered in this notice are 4 hoof rattles, 1 pouch, and 6 leather hide rattles. 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 Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, identified the cultural items as specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Mescalero Apache religious leaders for the practice of a traditional Native American religion by their present–day adherents. Oral tradition evidence presented by the representatives of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, the written repatriation request and related correspondence received by the Intermountain Region further articulated the significance of the 11 cultural items to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. Based on anthropological information, court case documentation, oral tradition, museum records, consultation evidence, and expert opinion, there is a cultural affiliation between the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, and the 11 sacred objects. Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the 11 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 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be reasonably traced between the sacred objects and the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects should E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 139 / Friday, July 18, 2008 / Notices 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 objects to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, 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 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. E8–16486 Filed 7–17–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES3 National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, WA and Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:36 Jul 17, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 Thomas Burke Memorial Washington State Museum (Burke Museum), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and in the control of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, WA. The human remains and associated funerary objects were removed from four prehistoric archeological sites within the boundaries of San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan County, WA. 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 superintendent, San Juan Island National Historical Park. A detailed assessment of the human remains and associated funerary objects was made by Burke Museum and San Juan Island National Historical Park professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Samish Indian Tribe, Washington; and Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington. In 1946 and 1947, human remains representing a minimum of four individuals were removed from the Cattle Point Site (45–SJ–01) on San Juan Island in San Juan County, WA, during legally authorized excavations by University of Washington archeologist Arden King. Cattle Point is within the American Camp portion of San Juan Island National Historical Park on the southern part of San Juan Island. The human remains and associated funerary objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National Park Service. No known individuals were identified. The two associated funerary objects are mammal bone fragments. In 1950, human remains representing a minimum of two individuals were removed from the Guss Island Site (45– SJ–21) in San Juan County, WA, during legally authorized excavations as a part of University of Washington Field Project led by Adan Treganza. The human remains were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National Park Service. No known individuals were identified. No associated funerary objects are present. In 1983, human remains representing a minimum of one individual were removed from the Guss Island Site (45– PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41379 SJ–21) in San Juan County, WA, during legally authorized excavations by University of Washington Professor Julie Stein. The human remains and associated funerary objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National Park Service. Guss Island is a small island in Garrison Bay and is within the English Camp portion of San Juan Island National Historical Park on the northwestern part of San Juan Island. No known individual was identified. The nine associated funerary objects are one deer vertebra fragment, one deer tibia, one bird coracoid bone, one bird humerus, two fish bones, and three pieces of fire modified rock. In 1950, human remains representing a minimum of seven individuals were removed from the English Camp Site (45–SJ–24) in San Juan County, WA, during a University of Washington summer field school directed by Professor Adan Treganza of San Francisco State University. The human remains and associated funerary objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National Park Service. No known individuals were identified. The 33 associated funerary objects are 1 broken chipped stone projectile point and 32 non-human bone fragments. In 1970, 1971, and 1972, human remains representing a minimum of eight individuals were removed from the English Camp Site in San Juan County, WA, during University of Idaho field schools directed by Dr. Roderick Sprague. The human remains and associated funerary objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National Park Service. No known individuals were identified. The 61 associated funerary objects are 1 splinter awl made from deer bone, 1 tip of an antler tine, 1 square nail fragment, 1 wood fragment, 1 Horse Clam shell fragment, 6 basalt flakes, and 50 non-human skeletal fragments and non-human teeth. In 1984, 1988, and 1990, human remains representing a minimum of five individuals were removed from the English Camp Site in San Juan County, WA, during legally authorized excavations by Professor Julie Stein of the University of Washington. The human remains and associated funerary objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and accessioned by the National Park Service. No known individuals were identified. The 27 associated funerary objects are nonhuman bone fragments. In 1951, human remains representing a minimum of seven individuals were removed from the North Garrison Bay E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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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

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 U.S. Department 
of the Interior, National Park Service, Intermountain Region, Santa Fe, 
NM, that meet 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 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 11 
cultural items covered in this notice are 4 hoof rattles, 1 pouch, and 
6 leather hide rattles.
    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 Mescalero Apache Tribe of 
the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, identified the cultural items as 
specific ceremonial objects needed by traditional Mescalero Apache 
religious leaders for the practice of a traditional Native American 
religion by their present-day adherents. Oral tradition evidence 
presented by the representatives of the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, the written repatriation request and 
related correspondence received by the Intermountain Region further 
articulated the significance of the 11 cultural items to the Mescalero 
Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico. Based on 
anthropological information, court case documentation, oral tradition, 
museum records, consultation evidence, and expert opinion, there is a 
cultural affiliation between the Mescalero Apache Tribe of the 
Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico, and the 11 sacred objects.
    Officials of the Intermountain Region have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(C), the 11 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 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity that can be 
reasonably traced between the sacred objects and the Mescalero Apache 
Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the sacred objects should

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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 objects to the 
Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, 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 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. E8-16486 Filed 7-17-08; 8:45 am]
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