Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 50988-50989 [E8-20098]

Download as PDF 50988 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices cultural importance central to the Native American group or culture itself, rather than property owned by an individual. Lastly, officials of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (2), there is a relationship of shared group identity which can be reasonably traced between the sacred objects/objects 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 the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony should contact Dr. Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Curator of Anthropology, NAGPRA Officer, Department of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205, telephone (303) 370–6378, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the sacred objects/objects of cultural patrimony to the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes on behalf of the Gaanaxteidi Clan, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is responsible for notifying the Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20108 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI 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 Logan Museum of Anthropology (Logan Museum), Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 agency that has control of the cultural items. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. In 1955, the Logan Museum of Anthropology acquired a large collection from the estate of Albert Green Heath. Heath lived in Chicago and had a second home in Harbor Springs, Emmet County, MI, near the Odawa community of Cross Village. Heath was acquainted with many Odawa tribal members and collected many Odawa objects in the early 20th century, including six found with human burials. The six cultural items are one catlinite (red pipestone) pipe bowl (catalogue number 7759), three silver armbands (30678.1, 30678.2, 30678.3), one silver cross pendant (30685.1), and one brass or bronze crucifix pendant (30688). In 1956, the pipe bowl (7759) was sold by the Logan Museum to Herbert S. Zim and Sonia Bleeker Zim. In 1971, the pipe bowl was donated back to the Logan Museum by Sonia Bleeker Zim. The pipe bowl is L-shaped, 5 cm high by 6.9 cm long, and is made of red pipestone presumed to be catlinite. The bowl is flared, and the stem end features two grooves. Both the bowl and the stem end are heat-discolored on the interior and exterior, and the bowl interior contains charred residue. Heath’s collection records indicate this object was a ‘‘grave find’’ from Emmet County and that its tribal affiliation is Ottawa (Odawa). The silver armbands (30678.1, 30678.2, and 30678.3) are three of four objects Heath described as ‘‘early English trader’s bracelets.’’ The fourth in this set was sold to the New York State Museum in 1956. Heath’s records indicate these armbands are ‘‘grave finds’’ from Emmet County and are Ottawa (Odawa). Two of the armbands (30678.1 and 30678.2) are 4.7 cm wide, have fluted edges, and were cut from one original piece, as shown by partial coat-of-arms engravings that form a single complete engraving when the two armbands are placed side by side. The third armband (30678.3) is 2.7 cm wide and has fluted edges. It also has a stamped touchmark, ‘‘JS,’’ which indicates manufacture in the late 18th century by Jonas Schindler or his widow, of Quebec, Canada. The silver cross pendant (30685.1) is also a ‘‘grave find’’ from Emmet County, and is identified as Ottawa (Odawa) by Heath. The single-bar cross measures 6.8 cm long by 4.2 cm wide. Each side contains eleven small circular stamps, but there is no identifying touchmark. This general type of cross was commonly traded in the Great Lakes PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 area in the 18th century. Heath’s records indicate he purchased the cross from Louise Assineway. Census records show that two Odawa individuals named Louise (or Louisa) Assineway (or Assinaway) lived in the Cross Village area in the early 20th century. The crucifix pendant (30688) is probably made of brass, but possibly is bronze. It measures 7.0 cm long by 4.2 cm wide and features the Christ figure riveted onto a cross with fleur-de-lis style ends, a suspension loop, and small ‘‘INRI’’ plaque. Heath’s records indicate this crucifix is a ‘‘grave find,’’ and it is also identified as Ottawa (Odawa). The record also indicated that the crucifix is from Cross Village, MI, and was purchased from Cynthia Shomin. Census records show that Cynthia Shomin was an Odawa tribal member who lived in the Cross Village area in the early 20th century. Geographic, historic, and archeological evidence indicates that Odawa Indians occupied the area of Cross Village and Emmet County, MI, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Metal and catlinite objects such as those listed above are commonly noted funerary objects in Odawa burials of that period. The human remains from the specific burial sites are not in the possession of the Logan Museum. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan still resides in that area, and consultation with tribal representatives supports the identification of the cultural items as Odawa funerary objects. Officials of the Logan Museum of Anthropology have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the six 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 the Logan Museum of Anthropology 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 Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact William Green, Director, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363–2119, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 169 / Friday, August 29, 2008 / Notices funerary objects to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. The Logan Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Burt Lake Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, a non-federally recognized Indian group; and Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians, a non-federally recognized Indian group, that this notice has been published. Dated: August 14, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20098 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: New York State Museum, Albany, NY 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 New York State Museum, Albany, NY, 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 two cultural items are one small copper kettle and one silver wristband. The silver wristband bears the maker’s mark ‘‘IS.’’ In 1956, the New York State Museum purchased the kettle and wristband from the Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit College, WI. The cultural items were part of a larger collection made by Albert Green Heath who acquired the kettle and wristband from an individual named Lowell Lamkin between 1910 and 1916. The Heath collection records indicate the kettle and wristband were found in VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:32 Aug 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 a grave or graves in ‘‘Emmet County, Michigan.’’ The New York State Museum is not in possession of the human remains associated with the items. Therefore, based on museum records, the kettle and wristband are reasonably believed to be unassociated funerary objects. The style of the kettle and wristband date to the post-Contact period and are typical of metal trade items from the mid to late 18th century. Heath collection records identify the tribal identification of the items as Ottawa. Historical and traditional evidence indicates Ottawa people occupied Emmet County throughout the 18th century. The Ottawa people are also called Odawa. Descendants of the Odawa in Emmet County are members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan, and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan. Officials of the New York State Museum have determined that, pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the two 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 the New York State Museum 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 Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan, and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan. Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should contact Lisa Anderson, NAGPRA Coordinator, New York State Museum, 3122 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230, telephone (518) 486–2020, before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated funerary objects to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan, may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come forward. New York State Museum is responsible for notifying the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan, and Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan that this notice has been published. Dated: August 4, 2008. Sherry Hutt, Manager, National NAGPRA Program. [FR Doc. E8–20103 Filed 8–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–50–S PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50989 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: 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: 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 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, San Juan Island National Historical Park, Friday Harbor, WA, 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 superintendent, San Juan Island National Historical Park. In 1946 and 1947, human remains and associated funerary objects were recovered during legally authorized excavations by University of Washington archeologist Arden King at the Cattle Point Site (45–SJ–01) on San Juan Island. Cattle Point is within the American Camp portion of San Juan Island National Historical Park on the southern part of San Juan Island. The funerary objects were transferred to the Burke Museum and later accessioned by the National Park Service. The whereabouts of the human remains is not known. The 249 unassociated funerary objects are 103 basalt flakes, 60 non-human mammalian bone fragments, 61 shell fragments, 2 bags of fish bones, 11 charcoal samples, 1 rock, 2 sediment samples, 1 piece of obsidian, 1 fire cracked cobble, 1 quartz flake, 1 piece of schist, 2 pieces of slate, 1 pebble, 1 sea urchin spine, and 1 sea lion humerus. In 1970 and 1972, authorized excavations of a shell midden took place at the English Camp Site (45–SJ–24) on San Juan Island and within the English Camp portion of San Juan Island National Historical Park during a University of Idaho field school directed by Dr. Roderick Sprague. Four objects were recovered in 1970 from the same stratum in which a burial E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

National Park Service


Notice of Intent to Repatriate Cultural Items: Logan Museum of 
Anthropology, Beloit College, Beloit, WI

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 Logan Museum of 
Anthropology (Logan Museum), Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 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.
    In 1955, the Logan Museum of Anthropology acquired a large 
collection from the estate of Albert Green Heath. Heath lived in 
Chicago and had a second home in Harbor Springs, Emmet County, MI, near 
the Odawa community of Cross Village. Heath was acquainted with many 
Odawa tribal members and collected many Odawa objects in the early 20th 
century, including six found with human burials. The six cultural items 
are one catlinite (red pipestone) pipe bowl (catalogue number 7759), 
three silver armbands (30678.1, 30678.2, 30678.3), one silver cross 
pendant (30685.1), and one brass or bronze crucifix pendant (30688).
    In 1956, the pipe bowl (7759) was sold by the Logan Museum to 
Herbert S. Zim and Sonia Bleeker Zim. In 1971, the pipe bowl was 
donated back to the Logan Museum by Sonia Bleeker Zim. The pipe bowl is 
L-shaped, 5 cm high by 6.9 cm long, and is made of red pipestone 
presumed to be catlinite. The bowl is flared, and the stem end features 
two grooves. Both the bowl and the stem end are heat-discolored on the 
interior and exterior, and the bowl interior contains charred residue. 
Heath's collection records indicate this object was a ``grave find'' 
from Emmet County and that its tribal affiliation is Ottawa (Odawa).
    The silver armbands (30678.1, 30678.2, and 30678.3) are three of 
four objects Heath described as ``early English trader's bracelets.'' 
The fourth in this set was sold to the New York State Museum in 1956. 
Heath's records indicate these armbands are ``grave finds'' from Emmet 
County and are Ottawa (Odawa). Two of the armbands (30678.1 and 
30678.2) are 4.7 cm wide, have fluted edges, and were cut from one 
original piece, as shown by partial coat-of-arms engravings that form a 
single complete engraving when the two armbands are placed side by 
side. The third armband (30678.3) is 2.7 cm wide and has fluted edges. 
It also has a stamped touchmark, ``JS,'' which indicates manufacture in 
the late 18th century by Jonas Schindler or his widow, of Quebec, 
Canada.
    The silver cross pendant (30685.1) is also a ``grave find'' from 
Emmet County, and is identified as Ottawa (Odawa) by Heath. The single-
bar cross measures 6.8 cm long by 4.2 cm wide. Each side contains 
eleven small circular stamps, but there is no identifying touchmark. 
This general type of cross was commonly traded in the Great Lakes area 
in the 18th century. Heath's records indicate he purchased the cross 
from Louise Assineway. Census records show that two Odawa individuals 
named Louise (or Louisa) Assineway (or Assinaway) lived in the Cross 
Village area in the early 20th century.
    The crucifix pendant (30688) is probably made of brass, but 
possibly is bronze. It measures 7.0 cm long by 4.2 cm wide and features 
the Christ figure riveted onto a cross with fleur-de-lis style ends, a 
suspension loop, and small ``INRI'' plaque. Heath's records indicate 
this crucifix is a ``grave find,'' and it is also identified as Ottawa 
(Odawa). The record also indicated that the crucifix is from Cross 
Village, MI, and was purchased from Cynthia Shomin. Census records show 
that Cynthia Shomin was an Odawa tribal member who lived in the Cross 
Village area in the early 20th century.
    Geographic, historic, and archeological evidence indicates that 
Odawa Indians occupied the area of Cross Village and Emmet County, MI, 
in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Metal and catlinite objects 
such as those listed above are commonly noted funerary objects in Odawa 
burials of that period. The human remains from the specific burial 
sites are not in the possession of the Logan Museum. The Little 
Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan still resides in that 
area, and consultation with tribal representatives supports the 
identification of the cultural items as Odawa funerary objects.
    Officials of the Logan Museum of Anthropology have determined that, 
pursuant to 25 U.S.C. 3001 (3)(B), the six 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 the Logan Museum of Anthropology 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 Little Traverse Bay 
Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan.
    Representatives of any other Indian tribe that believes itself to 
be culturally affiliated with the unassociated funerary objects should 
contact William Green, Director, Logan Museum of Anthropology, Beloit 
College, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511, telephone (608) 363-2119, 
before September 29, 2008. Repatriation of the unassociated

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funerary objects to the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, 
Michigan may proceed after that date if no additional claimants come 
forward.
    The Logan Museum of Anthropology is responsible for notifying the 
Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Michigan; Little 
River Band of Ottawa Indians, Michigan; Little Traverse Bay Bands of 
Odawa Indians, Michigan; Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma; Burt Lake Band of 
Ottawa & Chippewa Indians, a non-federally recognized Indian group; and 
Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians, a non-federally recognized Indian 
group, that this notice has been published.

    Dated: August 14, 2008.
Sherry Hutt,
Manager, National NAGPRA Program.
[FR Doc. E8-20098 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]
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