Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 49477-49479 [E8-19312]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary object 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 September 22, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary object 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 and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Coquille Tribe of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Hawai‘i Island Burial Council; Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington; Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai‘i Nei; Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of Washington; Karuk Tribe of California; Kauai/Niihau Island Burial Council; Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington; Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon; Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, Washington; Maui/Lanai Island Burial Council; Molokai Island Burial Council; O’ahu Burial Committee; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington; Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington; Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington; Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington; Smith River Rancheria, California; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington; Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip Reservation, Washington; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–19338 Filed 8–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 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: 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 17 cultural items are 1 club, 1 beaded bottle, 9 utility baskets, 1 gobletshaped basket, 1 small bag, 1 mounted arrow point, 1 porcupine quill headband, 1 string of beads, and 1 beaded sash. 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. Horner Collection, Oregon State University professional staff consulted with representatives of the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Pit River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias); Redding Rancheria, California; Smith River Rancheria, California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California. The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Big PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49477 Lagoon Rancheria, California; Blue Lake Rancheria, California; Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintu Indians of California; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; Elk Valley Rancheria, California; Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Hoopa Valley Tribe, California; Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma; Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; Resighini Rancheria, California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California; and Susanville Indian Rancheria, California were notified of the items in this notice, but chose not to participate in the consultation. At an unknown date, a club was taken from an unknown site by an unknown person. In 1933, the club was brought to the Horner Museum by J.G. Crawford. The club was accessioned into the Horner Museum in 1958. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have identified this item as Pit River in cultural affiliation and as an item that would typically have been buried with the owner. Horner Collection has no documentation that the item was removed from a burial site, however, the donor, Mr. J. G. Crawford, has donated other items known to have come from graves and mounds to the Horner Museum and has collected from traditional Wintu territy. Based on the history of the collector and consultation evidence, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural item to be an unassociated funerary object. At an unknown date, a beaded bottle was obtained from an unknown person at Scott Bar, Siskiyou County, CA, by J.E. Barrett. At an unknown date, three utility baskets were taken from McCloud, CA, by J.E. Barrett. At an unknown date and from an unknown location, a utility basket made by Pit River Indians was collected by J.E. Barrett. At an unknown date, two baskets were taken from an unknown area by J.E. Barrett. Museum records identify these baskets as Pit River Indian. Mrs. J. E. Barrett loaned the beaded bottle, the four utility baskets, and two Pit River Indian baskets to the museum on February 28, 1927. On November 30, 1972, Mrs. Barrett’s surviving daughter-in-law, Mrs. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 49478 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices Edmond Barrett, donated the cultural items to the Oregon State University Museum. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have identified these cultural items as Pit River in cultural affiliation and as items that would typically have been buried with the owner. Horner Collection has no documentation that the items were removed from burial sites. However, Mr. J.E Barrett has donated other items known to have come from graves and mounds to the Horner Museum and to have collected from traditional Wintu territory. Based on the history of the collector and consultation, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural items to be unassociated funerary objects. The seven unassociated funerary objects are one beaded bottle, the four utility baskets, and two Pit River Indian baskets. In January 1946, Mrs. Nora L. Bingley loaned a mounted arrow point to the Oregon State University Museum. The Horner Collection has no provenience for this item. After 25 years, the Horner Museum considered this cultural item to be abandoned and assumed control because there was no additional contact from Mrs. Bingley. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have identified this item as Pit River in cultural affiliation and as an item that would typically have been buried with the owner. Based on consultation, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural item to be an unassociated funerary object. On June 6, 1984, Mrs. Eileen Waring Dew donated two gathering baskets removed from the Pit River Drainage area in southern Oregon and northern California. The donor indicates that the baskets were from her parents’ collection and were made by Pit River Indians between 1880 and 1900. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have identified these items as Pit River in cultural affiliation, are patrimonial in design, and would have typically been buried with the owner. Based on the consultation evidence, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural items are unassociated funerary objects. On December 5, 1933, Mrs. S.C. Dyer donated a porcupine quill headband to the Oregon State University Museum. The Horner Collection has no provenience for this item. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have identified this headband as Pit River in cultural VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 affiliation and as a ceremonial item. This is an item that would typically have been buried with the owner. The donor was known to collect from graves or mounds. Based on the history of the collector and consultation evidence, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural item to be an unassociated funerary object. On June 8, 1973, the C.B Kennedy family and Ruth Kennedy, wife of Dr. N.L. Tartar, donated two baskets, a string of beads, and a sash to the Oregon State University Museum. The Horner collection does not have a provenience for these items. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have identified these items as Pit River in cultural affiliation and as items that would typically have been buried with the owner. Based on the consultation evidence, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural items are unassociated funerary objects. A small bag with unknown provenience and an unknown donor was inventoried in the Horner Collection. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have identified the bag as Pit River in cultural affiliation and as an item that typically would have been buried with the owner. The curator of the Portland Art Museum also identified the bag as Pit River in cultural affiliation. Based on consultation evidence, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural item to be an unassociated funerary object. Wintu traditional territory included what are now known as Trinity, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties; from Sacramento River to high divide between Trinity and Scott Rivers to Black Butte and Mt. Shasta, north of Black Fox Mountain. Yana traditional territory includes the upper Sacramento River Valley and foothills due east; south to Rock Creek and encompassed the upper Deer Creek drainage through the Battle, Cow, and Montgomery Creek drainages. Traditional territory for the eleven bands of Achumawi or Pit River Indians in northeastern California was roughly from Mount Shasta and Lassen Peak to the Warner Range. Descendants of the Wintu, Achumawi, and Yana are members of the Pit River Tribe, California and Redding Rancheria, California. Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 17 cultural items described above are reasonably believed to have been placed with or near PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 a specific burial site of a Native American individual. Officials of 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 unassociated funerary objects and the Pit River Tribe, California and Redding Rancheria, California. 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 September 22, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Redding Rancheria, California may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Horner Collection, Oregon State University is responsible for notifying the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Big Lagoon Rancheria, California; Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley Rancheria, California; Blue Lake Rancheria, California; Bridgeport Paiute Indian Colony of California; Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California; Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Cedarville Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintu Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank Rancheria, California; Elk Valley Rancheria, California; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; Grindstone Indian Rancheria of WintunWailaki Indians of California; Guidiville Rancheria of California; Hoopa Valley Tribe, California; Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; Kashia Band of Pomo Indians E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 163 / Thursday, August 21, 2008 / Notices of Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma; Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Pit River Tribe, California; Potter Valley Tribe, California; Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; Redding Rancheria, California; Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Resighini Rancheria, California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, California; Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California; Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Sherwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Smith River Rancheria, California; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Upper Lake Band of Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of California; Utu Utu Gwaitu Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California that this notice has been published. Dated: July 14, 2008 Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–19312 Filed 8–20–08; 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: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 Horner Collection, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, that meets the definition of ‘‘unassociated funerary objects’’ or ‘‘sacred 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Aug 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 responsible for the determinations in this notice. The 19 cultural items are 18 unassociated funerary objects and 1 sacred object. The 18 unassociated funerary objects are 3 wedges, 1 club or pestle, 7 pestles, 1 pestle fragment, 1 copper pendant, 1 ground steatite tubular pipe, 1 mano, 2 mauls, and 1 unknown lithic item. The one sacred object is a blue schist club in the shape of a paddle. 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. The Horner Collection, Oregon State University professional staff consulted with representatives of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Coquille Tribe of Oregon; Karuk Tribe of California; Smith River Rancheria, California; and Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California. The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington; Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Washington; Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington; Hawai‘i Island Burial Council; Hoh Indian Tribe of the Hoh Indian Reservation, Washington; Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai‘i Nei; Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe of Washington; Kauai/Niihau Island Burial Council; Lower Elwha Tribal Community of the Lower Elwha Reservation, Washington; Lummi Tribe of the Lummi Reservation, Washington; Makah Indian Tribe of the Makah Indian Reservation, Washington; Maui/Lanai Island Burial Council; Molokai Island Burial Council; O’ahu Burial Committee; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Quartz Valley Indian Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation, Washington; Quinault Tribe of the Quinault Reservation, Washington; Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington; Skokomish Indian Tribe of the Skokomish Reservation, Washington; Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation, Washington; and Tulalip Tribes of the Tulalip PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49479 Reservation, Washington were informed of items in this claim, but did not participate in the consultations. At an unknown date, a blue schist club in the shape of a paddle was removed from an unknown location in Illahee, Curry County, OR, by an unknown person. In 1940, the club was brought to the Horner Museum by Mrs. C.H. Pettinger. In 1965, the club was accessioned into the Horner Collection. During consultation, a representative of the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon, identified the paddle as a ceremonial paddle for stirring hot stones used to cook acorns in cooking baskets for feasts and that it is needed for ceremonies that continue to be practiced today. There are other known examples of stone paddles from this same area. Illahe is in the divide between Chasta Costa (Athabaskan) and Takelma territory along the Rogue River. The Illahe area is primarily considered to be Chasta Costa. The Chasta Costa people were brought to the Siletz reservation in 1856. The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico Part I (ed. Fredrick Webb Hodge, 1912), states that the Chasta Costa were an Athabaskan group living mostly on the north bank of the Rogue River from its junction with the Illinois River upstream nearly to the mouth of the Applegate River and that the Chasta Costa were taken to the Siletz reservation in 1856. Museum records and tribal representatives agree that this object is culturally affiliated with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon and that the paddle is a sacred item needed for use in traditional ceremonies that continue to be practiced today. At an unknown date, cultural items were removed from an unknown site near Pistol River, Curry County, OR. In 1970, Mrs. Dorothy Timeus donated the cultural items to the museum. According to Mrs. Timeus, the cultural objects were found in the sand dunes near the Pistol River. It is unknown if the cultural objects were removed by Mrs. Timeus. The Horner Collection, Oregon State University has no evidence the cultural items were ever buried with any individual. However, Mrs. Timeus is 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 these cultural items as unassociated funerary objects. The 11 unassociated funerary objects are 6 pestles, 1 pestle fragment, 1 mano, 2 mauls, and 1 unknown lithic. A letter written by Mr. Harmon Timeus, Mrs. Timeus’ son, states, ‘‘I E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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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 17 cultural items are 1 club, 1 beaded bottle, 9 utility 
baskets, 1 goblet-shaped basket, 1 small bag, 1 mounted arrow point, 1 
porcupine quill headband, 1 string of beads, and 1 beaded sash.
    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.
    Horner Collection, Oregon State University professional staff 
consulted with representatives of the Alturas Indian Rancheria, 
California; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw 
Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Pit 
River Tribe, California (includes XL Ranch, Big Bend, Likely, Lookout, 
Montgomery Creek and Roaring Creek Rancherias); Redding Rancheria, 
California; Smith River Rancheria, California; and Yurok Tribe of the 
Yurok Reservation, California. The Bear River Band of the Rohnerville 
Rancheria, California; Big Lagoon Rancheria, California; Blue Lake 
Rancheria, California; Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa 
Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California; Cedarville 
Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad 
Rancheria, California; Cortina Indian Rancheria of Wintu Indians of 
California; Fort Bidwell Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell 
Reservation of California; Elk Valley Rancheria, California; Grindstone 
Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; Hoopa Valley 
Tribe, California; Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma; Quartz Valley Indian 
Community of the Quartz Valley Reservation of California; Resighini 
Rancheria, California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley 
Reservation, California; Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of 
California; and Susanville Indian Rancheria, California were notified 
of the items in this notice, but chose not to participate in the 
consultation.
    At an unknown date, a club was taken from an unknown site by an 
unknown person. In 1933, the club was brought to the Horner Museum by 
J.G. Crawford. The club was accessioned into the Horner Museum in 1958. 
Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have 
identified this item as Pit River in cultural affiliation and as an 
item that would typically have been buried with the owner. Horner 
Collection has no documentation that the item was removed from a burial 
site, however, the donor, Mr. J. G. Crawford, has donated other items 
known to have come from graves and mounds to the Horner Museum and has 
collected from traditional Wintu territy. Based on the history of the 
collector and consultation evidence, officials of the Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural 
item to be an unassociated funerary object.
    At an unknown date, a beaded bottle was obtained from an unknown 
person at Scott Bar, Siskiyou County, CA, by J.E. Barrett. At an 
unknown date, three utility baskets were taken from McCloud, CA, by 
J.E. Barrett. At an unknown date and from an unknown location, a 
utility basket made by Pit River Indians was collected by J.E. Barrett. 
At an unknown date, two baskets were taken from an unknown area by J.E. 
Barrett. Museum records identify these baskets as Pit River Indian. 
Mrs. J. E. Barrett loaned the beaded bottle, the four utility baskets, 
and two Pit River Indian baskets to the museum on February 28, 1927. On 
November 30, 1972, Mrs. Barrett's surviving daughter-in-law, Mrs.

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Edmond Barrett, donated the cultural items to the Oregon State 
University Museum. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, 
California have identified these cultural items as Pit River in 
cultural affiliation and as items that would typically have been buried 
with the owner. Horner Collection has no documentation that the items 
were removed from burial sites. However, Mr. J.E Barrett has donated 
other items known to have come from graves and mounds to the Horner 
Museum and to have collected from traditional Wintu territory. Based on 
the history of the collector and consultation, officials of the Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural 
items to be unassociated funerary objects. The seven unassociated 
funerary objects are one beaded bottle, the four utility baskets, and 
two Pit River Indian baskets.
    In January 1946, Mrs. Nora L. Bingley loaned a mounted arrow point 
to the Oregon State University Museum. The Horner Collection has no 
provenience for this item. After 25 years, the Horner Museum considered 
this cultural item to be abandoned and assumed control because there 
was no additional contact from Mrs. Bingley. Tribal representatives of 
the Redding Rancheria, California have identified this item as Pit 
River in cultural affiliation and as an item that would typically have 
been buried with the owner. Based on consultation, officials of the 
Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the 
cultural item to be an unassociated funerary object.
    On June 6, 1984, Mrs. Eileen Waring Dew donated two gathering 
baskets removed from the Pit River Drainage area in southern Oregon and 
northern California. The donor indicates that the baskets were from her 
parents' collection and were made by Pit River Indians between 1880 and 
1900. Tribal representatives of the Redding Rancheria, California have 
identified these items as Pit River in cultural affiliation, are 
patrimonial in design, and would have typically been buried with the 
owner. Based on the consultation evidence, officials of the Horner 
Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the cultural 
items are unassociated funerary objects.
    On December 5, 1933, Mrs. S.C. Dyer donated a porcupine quill 
headband to the Oregon State University Museum. The Horner Collection 
has no provenience for this item. Tribal representatives of the Redding 
Rancheria, California have identified this headband as Pit River in 
cultural affiliation and as a ceremonial item. This is an item that 
would typically have been buried with the owner. The donor was known to 
collect from graves or mounds. Based on the history of the collector 
and consultation evidence, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon 
State University reasonably believe the cultural item to be an 
unassociated funerary object.
    On June 8, 1973, the C.B Kennedy family and Ruth Kennedy, wife of 
Dr. N.L. Tartar, donated two baskets, a string of beads, and a sash to 
the Oregon State University Museum. The Horner collection does not have 
a provenience for these items. Tribal representatives of the Redding 
Rancheria, California have identified these items as Pit River in 
cultural affiliation and as items that would typically have been buried 
with the owner. Based on the consultation evidence, officials of the 
Horner Collection, Oregon State University reasonably believe the 
cultural items are unassociated funerary objects.
    A small bag with unknown provenience and an unknown donor was 
inventoried in the Horner Collection. Tribal representatives of the 
Redding Rancheria, California have identified the bag as Pit River in 
cultural affiliation and as an item that typically would have been 
buried with the owner. The curator of the Portland Art Museum also 
identified the bag as Pit River in cultural affiliation. Based on 
consultation evidence, officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State 
University reasonably believe the cultural item to be an unassociated 
funerary object.
    Wintu traditional territory included what are now known as Trinity, 
Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties; from Sacramento River to high 
divide between Trinity and Scott Rivers to Black Butte and Mt. Shasta, 
north of Black Fox Mountain. Yana traditional territory includes the 
upper Sacramento River Valley and foothills due east; south to Rock 
Creek and encompassed the upper Deer Creek drainage through the Battle, 
Cow, and Montgomery Creek drainages. Traditional territory for the 
eleven bands of Achumawi or Pit River Indians in northeastern 
California was roughly from Mount Shasta and Lassen Peak to the Warner 
Range. Descendants of the Wintu, Achumawi, and Yana are members of the 
Pit River Tribe, California and Redding Rancheria, California.
    Officials of the Horner Collection, Oregon State University have 
determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the 17 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 a specific burial site of a 
Native American individual. Officials of 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 unassociated funerary objects and the Pit 
River Tribe, California and Redding Rancheria, California.
    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 
September 22, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects 
to the Redding Rancheria, California may proceed after that date if no 
additional claimants come forward.
    The Horner Collection, Oregon State University is responsible for 
notifying the Alturas Indian Rancheria, California; Bear River Band of 
the Rohnerville Rancheria, California; Big Lagoon Rancheria, 
California; Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians of the Big Valley 
Rancheria, California; Blue Lake Rancheria, California; Bridgeport 
Paiute Indian Colony of California; Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians 
of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California; 
Cahto Indian Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria, California; Cedarville 
Rancheria, California; Cher-Ae Heights Indian Community of the Trinidad 
Rancheria, California; Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw 
Indians of Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of 
Oregon; Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, Oregon; Cortina 
Indian Rancheria of Wintu Indians of California; Coyote Valley Band of 
Pomo Indians of California; Dry Creek Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Elem Indian Colony of Pomo Indians of the Sulphur Bank 
Rancheria, California; Elk Valley Rancheria, California; Fort Bidwell 
Indian Community of the Fort Bidwell Reservation of California; 
Grindstone Indian Rancheria of Wintun-Wailaki Indians of California; 
Guidiville Rancheria of California; Hoopa Valley Tribe, California; 
Hopland Band of Pomo Indians of the Hopland Rancheria, California; 
Kashia Band of Pomo Indians

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of Stewarts Point Rancheria, California; Klamath Indian Tribe of 
Oregon; Lytton Rancheria of California; Manchester Band of Pomo Indians 
of the Manchester-Point Arena Rancheria, California; Middletown 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma; 
Pinoleville Pomo Nation, California; Pit River Tribe, California; 
Potter Valley Tribe, California; Quartz Valley Indian Community of the 
Quartz Valley Reservation of California; Redding Rancheria, California; 
Redwood Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Resighini 
Rancheria, California; Robinson Rancheria of Pomo Indians of 
California; Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation, 
California; Rumsey Indian Rancheria of Wintun Indians of California; 
Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians of California; Sherwood Valley 
Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California; Smith River Rancheria, 
California; Susanville Indian Rancheria, California; Upper Lake Band of 
Pomo Indians of Upper Lake Rancheria of California; Utu Utu Gwaitu 
Paiute Tribe of the Benton Paiute Reservation, California; and Yurok 
Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California that this notice has been 
published.

    Dated: July 14, 2008
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-19312 Filed 8-20-08; 8:45 am]
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